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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Are kids with dogs more active?

Most kids seem to be more active when their families own a dog, but that's just the beginning. Dogs provide children with a variety of health benefits.


How Did 'Fido' Become the Default Name for a Dog?

Credit for the ubiquity of the name as shorthand for a generic, random dog goes to one of the most popular U.S. presidents.

Interactive Database of NYC Dog Names Provides Endless Distraction

The most popular pooch names in the Big Apple reveal more about us humans that we might care to admit.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Amazing Water Dogs to the Rescue!

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

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.

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?