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.


And the smellier the better. But nobody seems to be able to figure out why they do it.

Slipping your dog a little human food once in a while is fine, but be aware that some human foods are toxic to Fido.

Your dog might even 'trance' — and you have no earthly idea what he's doing. We assure you, he's not the only one.

Ancient American dogs were decimated when the Europeans arrived. But these pre-Columbian dogs did leave behind a lasting legacy.

Since there seem to be no scientific studies one way or another on whether dogs know when we're photographing them, we have to rely on anecdotal evidence.

Bloodhounds, with their floppy skin and gangly ears, are the quintessential tracking dogs, and there's good reason.

Dogs are more than man's best friend. They've also helped out with the Cuban Missile Crisis, joined the Russian space program and discovered a rare archaeological find. And at least one was promoted to sergeant.

Anxiety-reducing thunder shirts can help calm frightened dogs and other pets.

A new study suggests those puppy dog eyes could be trying to tell you something.

Let sleeping dogs lie? Maybe even in the same room, says a new study.

A new study put dogs and wolves head to head in the intelligence department. Guess which species won?

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

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

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?

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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?

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.

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.

Kids and dogs go together like, well, PB and J. Add these fun games in to the mix and everybody's happy.

Choosing the perfect dog for your family isn't as simple as picking the cutest dog you can find. Here are 10 things to keep in mind.