Dogs

Dogs are called man's best friend for a reason. Learn all about dogs, from choosing a dog to solving dog behavior problems to giving dogs first aid.

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As much as we love to spoil our furry little friends with treats from the table, dogs are not human and there are much better food options for them.

By Patty Rasmussen

Turnspit dogs were a distinct breed of working dogs in the late 15th-18th centuries. Their job was to run on a wheel designed to turn meat roasting over a fireplace spit. And they had to do it all day.

By Cristen Conger

It's never easy to lose a pet. But it's even harder when you have to make the decision when that time comes. Is there any way to make it easier?

By Laurie L. Dove

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We have less time with our Great Danes than we do with our Yorkshire terriers — but why?

By Jesslyn Shields

A first-of-its-kind study out of Japan set to find out, and the results were surprising to everybody.

By Laurie L. Dove

Brushing your dog's teeth might be a bit unpleasant for both of you, but it will keep your furry friend healthier longer.

By Jesslyn Shields

Ugliness, like beauty, may be in the eye of the beholder. A 17-year-old dog with tumors and a sweet disposition won the annual contest.

By Patty Rasmussen

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The energetic and friendly Swedish Vallhund was originally bred more than 1,000 years ago and was saved from extinction in 1942.

By Laurie L. Dove

Dogs lick humans for all types of reasons. But do they really lick us to tell us they love us?

By Sharise Cunningham

If you want to prevent a "whoopsie" litter of puppies but you're not quite ready to spay or neuter your dog, try a dog chastity belt. A no, we're not kidding.

By Allison Troutner

Wolves do it. So is howling just an inherited trait dogs have kept through the eons, or is there more to why our furry friends still vocalize in this manner?

By Stephanie Parker

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Dog owners know: Their four-legged friends are stuck to them like Velcro. But why? Are they afraid of being left behind, or is it something else?

By John Donovan

Dogs and fireworks just don't mix. And in the United States, the Fourth of July is a dog's worst nightmare.

By Christine Calder

A new era of pet foods created in the lab, sustainably and with reduced environmental impact, is coming. But will pets — and their humans — like it?

By John Donovan

The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show has been around longer than basketball. Heck even light bulbs. For the first time, it won't have any human spectators and it will be held outside.

By John Donovan

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A dog that won't come when it's called and growls at children might be smarter than a sweeter pooch, as long as it's trained by a stranger.

By Jesslyn Shields

There's no question you love your cats and dogs like family. What you don't love is their shedding.

By Sharise Cunningham

As the 197th breed to be recognized by the AKC, the Biewer terrier is popping up on the radar of dog lovers everywhere.

By Wendy Bowman

The black mouth cur may look like a basic dog, but it's actually powerful, protective and sensitive. We'll tell you everything about them, including tips on training and how big they get.

By John Donovan

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What do you get when you mix a poodle and a golden retriever? An oodleriever? Nope — you get a goldendoodle. They're great pets, but have a ton of rambunctious energy and need a lot of play time and attention.

By Wendy Bowman

If you have a tough time harnessing your dog's boundless energy, the martingale collar could be the answer. Well, on walks anyway.

By Jeremy Glass

A popular companion dog for European royalty for centuries, this elegant breed is still sought after worldwide, though somewhat difficult to find in the U.S.

By Wendy Bowman

It's not uncommon for older dogs to lose their sight or even their hearing as they age. But can they lose their ability to smell, too?

By Patty Rasmussen

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To a human it's unimaginable — sniffing another's derriere. But to our canine companions, it's totally normal. But why? Why?

By Kristen Hall-Geisler

Some of us get it, some of us don't – the scourge of so many nature lovers everywhere – but did you know that our four-legged friends are also susceptible to the three-leaved menace?

By Patty Rasmussen