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Family Dogs

Family dogs are dogs that are great for kids of all ages. Find out which types of dogs will fit best in your home.

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5 Gentle Giant Family Dogs

When most people see large dogs, they get out of the way fast. Some breeds, however, are gentle enough to fit right with the family -- especially the kids.


Can a D-O-G learn to S-P-E-L-L?

Some pet owners are amazed when their dogs respond to 'W-A-L-K' the same way they respond to 'walk.' But are their pooches getting smarter or just responding to something else? See more »

Why Your Dog's Paws Smell Gloriously Like Corn Chips

Huffing your puppy's feet for an aroma reminiscent of Fritos all comes down to the existence of certain microbes. See more »

Could Rapamycin Pills Extend a Dog's Life?

You may not be able to teach an old dog new tricks, but researchers hope a pill could postpone the aging process and make man's best friend live a little longer. See more »

There's a Name for When Your Dog Zooms Around Like a Joy-crazed Maniac

Veterinarians have a name for when a dog gets the call of the wild, often after a bath, and suddenly starts tearing through the house with an untamed glint in its eye. See more »

The Weird, Painful Condition That Stops Dog Tails From Wagging

Dogs suffering from the condition known as "limber tail" experience pain as their normally waggable appendages go limp. See more »

Amazing Water Dogs to the Rescue!

Think you're an ace swimmer? These canines might be even better. See more »

10 Amazing Things Dogs Can Sense

If you live with a pooch, you know that dogs are insightful, intuitive creatures. But you may not realize just how insightful they can be. See more »

Can dogs sense storms?

Dogs may be humankind's best friend, but they're not always that reliable. Sure, they can detect hidden objects at the bottom of a lake, but they also tend to mistake their tails for prey. So can we really trust them to predict the weather? See more »

Could a wearable device help you train your dog?

Imagine your dog sending you a text alerting you that he needs to go out. Sound like science fiction? It may be closer to reality than you think. See more »

5 Dog Treat Recipes That Kids Can Make

Kids and dogs usually love each other and you can strengthen that love by having your kids make their pet some tasty treats. We've got some easy recipes. See more »