Category Archives for Breeds & Health

5 Best Big Dogs for Apartments (and 5 Worst Apartment Dog Breeds!)

Living in an apartment alongside large dog breeds can be pretty challenging. In addition to the physical space your pet takes up, you’ll have to figure out a way to ensure he gets to get outside and

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The 15 Smartest Large Dog Breeds

Everyone is impressed by a Border Collie sprinting perfectly through an agility course, or the well-trained Pointer sniffing his way down the security line at the airport. Certain breeds of dogs have demonstrated

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13 Best Big Dog Breeds: Top Large Dogs for Families and Kids

Last updated October 5, 2019 Few things are more iconic than the image of a family, a home and a big dog running around with the kids. In fact, according to the ASPCA, approximately 44% of homes in the

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7 Best Joint Supplements for Dogs: Care for Hip and Joint Pain

Welcome to our review of the best joint supplements for dogs, an especially important joint health aid for owners of large dog breeds. Hip and joint pain are very common ailments that afflict a significant

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10 Most Affectionate Large Dog Breeds

There is something so special about coming home and opening the door to be greeted by your big smiling dog, and his wagging tail. Dogs truly are man’s best friend, and most dog owners are looking for

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Labradoodle: Size, Temperament, and Care

Labradoodles are quickly becoming one of the most popular dog breeds in the country (along with their cousin, the Goldendoodle). Have you been thinking about adding one of these adorable fluffballs to

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6 Tips to Choosing a Rescue Dog at the Shelter

Bringing home a new dog is an incredibly exciting time. But how do you choose a rescue dog? Depending on where you live, you might not have a ton of options when you walk into the local shelter –

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10 Popular Large Short-Haired Dog Breeds

Large dogs can make amazing pets, but some of them have a ton of hair to deal with. If you’d rather spend your time playing with your dog than brushing them, you may be considering a short-haired large

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10 Big Black Dog Breeds You’ll Love

Is there anything more magnificent than a big black dog standing majestically in the yard with the sunlight glinting off their sleek coat? We don’t think so! That’s why we’ve created this list of

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Excessive Thirst in Dogs: 9 Reasons Your Dog Won’t Stop Drinking

Unlike cats, who regularly fail to drink enough water, most dogs readily drink enough water to remain healthy. However, some dogs occasionally try to drink excessive amounts of water, which can signal

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Golden Retriever Vs German Shepherd: Which Breed is Best?

While the Labrador Retriever has been the most popular dog breed in the United States for 28 years, the German Shepherd has been holding steady in 2nd place, and the Golden Retriever remains the third-most-popular

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The 15 Biggest Dogs in the World

Are you curious about what’s considered the biggest dog in the world? There are certainly many huge dog breeds in the running. Because of this, it’s difficult to really pinpoint one specific breed

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Bernedoodle: The Ultimate Fun-Loving Companion?

Are you looking for a dog who was bred specifically to be a fun-loving companion? While most purebred dogs were bred for a working purpose, Bernedoodles were bred simply to be energetic family dogs who

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Goldador: All About the Friendly Golden Retriever Lab Mix

Labrador Retrievers have been the most popular dog breed in the United States for nearly 30 years, and Golden Retrievers are consistently the third-most-popular dog breed, so it’s only natural that a

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Red Nose Pitbull: Breed Facts, History and Differences

What do you think about when you hear the name Red Nose Pitbull? Ruthless killer or friendly family dog? You may be surprised to know that Red Nose Pitbulls are actually really good with children as long

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13 Fantastic Ways Dogs Can Improve Your Health

Over the last couple of decades, researchers have accumulated a mountain of data, demonstrating what dog lovers have long known: The ways dogs can improve your physical and mental well-being are plentiful. These

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Blue Nose Pitbull: A Beautiful Dog with a Mixed Reputation

The Blue Nose Pitbull is a beautiful dog with a mixed reputation. Is the Blue Nose Pitbull a ruthless killer or a friendly family pet? Despite any fears you may have, a well-bred and well-socialized Blue

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Deworming Puppies: What to Expect After, How and When to Worm Your Puppy

Updated March 1, 2019 Most dogs probably have a few parasites floating around in their digestive tracts, but the immune systems of adult dogs are typically able to keep the invaders in check. Puppies,

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Goldendoodle: Is The Groodle a Good Fit for Your Family?

Are you thinking about getting a Goldendoodle? They can be great family dogs, but they aren’t for everybody. We want to give you as much information as possible about this increasingly popular dog breed

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11 Reasons Why Your Dog Won’t Eat (and What To Do About It)

Most dogs are total chowhounds – so it’s concerning when your dog won’t eat. Though some dogs are habitual picky eaters, unusual anorexia in dogs is a cause for concern. Your first stop if your

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