7 Fun Facts About Redbone Coonhounds

Redbone coonhound is quite a fascinating dog breed that has been in America for quite a long period. They are well known for the beautiful mahogany-like red coating that surrounds their bodies and is majestic to the eyes. They are well-tempered and very affectionate to their owner. They’re also known for their exceptional hunting abilities. Their loyal and loving nature makes them a fantastic family dog, as well. They are the type of dogs who are comfortable and happy with some companies around them. To add more knowledge about this beautiful breed, below are seven fun facts that will get you more inter...

Temperament of a Boxer Dog

The Boxer or the German Boxer, as it is often called, is a medium-sized dog breed that is one of the most popular family pets out there. They are descendants of the old Bullenbeisser, a working hunting breed that was incredibly fast and powerful. These dogs’ main job was to catch and immobilize prey until hunters arrived. The modern-day Boxers were developed in the 19th century by a German man called Georg Alt. He was an original Boxer breeder and owner that bred his original Boxer female dog with a local dog that wasn’t pureblooded. Mr. Alt wasn’t the most responsible breeder and bred one of his Boxers...

Shih-Poo - Popular Mixed Companion

The Shih-Poo is a relatively young “designer” mixed dog breed that was developed in the United States of America. Like any other designer dog “breed”, many things are still to be fully discovered and learned. This is usually a small dog since Shih-Poos are a cross between a Shih Tzu and the Toy Poodle. How was the Shih-Poo created? Humans have crossbred different dog breeds for thousands of years and many breeds have indeed started this way. Breeds like Doberman, Black Russian Terrier, Affenpinscher, Leonberger, and many more were created by crossbreeding many breeds but creating a new breed is not that...

Germans Law Against Bad Dog Owners

German agriculture minister, Mrs. Julia Klöckner, announced that she is introducing a new, much stricter law for all dog owners in Germany. She mentioned that the new law is based upon scientific evidence that describes basic dog necessities and this is their way of trying to stop bad and irresponsible dog ownership. This is certainly a positive sign and much of Germany’s 9,3 million dogs will profit from such a law, but how practical is it? Is a policy like the one she is introducing easy to control? Let’s check the main points Mrs. Klöckner is focusing on. Minimum daily walks The new German dog law me...

War Dogs Through History

Dogs have been a “man’s best friends” for thousands of years and we have kept these animals for various reasons. When we think about dogs, we mostly think about loving companions that are a part of our families and have been for the longest time. But there is also a different story behind them. A “man’s best friend” could also be another man’s worst nightmare, especially if that man is facing a fully trained, powerful dog of war. Humans have used dogs in battles for many years and we now know that dogs have been extremely successful in those roles. Using dogs in wars dates back to ancient Greece and Rom...

Interview: Gio Giorgadze

The president of Georgia Kennel Club, Mr. Gio Giorgadze, answered our questions about Georgian cynology and the current situation in the world. Here is what Mr. Giorgadze shared with us: 1. Mr. Giorgadze, would you mind telling us how you started and gotten into cynology? I started a job at Tbilisi Zoo as the main engineer in 1990. Four Caucasian Shepherd dogs were registered on the balance of the Zoo at that time. All of the dogs were females. I was interested to breed these dogs, so I collected money to build a kennel for 17 dogs and bought them as well after one year. The progress seemed to move on w...

The Best Guide Dog Breeds

Dogs are truly amazing creatures and there are a lot of jobs they can do. People have used dogs for thousands of years for hunting and companionship and in recent years, we learned that they can do so much more than that. Dogs can sniff allergies, narcotics, and diseases. They can track and save people, hunt, protect, and guard. One other thing they are amazing at is being a guide for the visually impaired people. Many dog breeds can be trained to become guide dogs but some are more talented than others. There is a long process that helps create guide dogs and to pair a guide dog with its visually impai...

Patellar Luxation in Dogs

We all love our dogs and we don’t want them to have any problems, but the ugly truth is that some of our favorite furry friends have some health problems. One of the most common health concerns is luxating patella in dogs. What exactly is patellar luxation in dogs? The “luxation” part of the name can be best described as “out of place” or “dislocated”, and the patella is a part is actually a kneecap. The patella is located at the end of the biggest thigh bone - the femur, and just above the knee. Patellar luxation in dogs can be described as a dislocated kneecap or a kneecap that moves out of its predef...

The Famous Shih Tzu Temperament

The Shih Tzu is one of the world’s most popular companion dog breeds and is beloved all over the world for their sweet-natured and loving temperament. This is one of the oldest dog breeds out there and recent archeological discoveries determined that this breed existed 8.000 years ago! The Shih Tzu comes from Tibet where they have been specifically developed to keep company to the monks of Tibetan monasteries. These lovable little dogs were often gifted as presents to royalty and it was notoriously hard to get ahold of a Shih Tzu. You couldn’t just buy one, especially if you weren’t from Tibet, someone...

How Dogs Save People After Explosions and Earthquakes

Dogs are awesome creatures and on top of that, they help in many search and rescue operations around the world. What does it take for a dog to become a Search and Rescue dog? How do dogs find people in the rubble? What is the best breed for S&R missions? Can dogs detect explosives? These are just some of the questions we will try to answer here. Search and rescue dogs are usually classified in two different types and those types are Air-sniffing and tracking (or trailing) dogs. The main difference between these two types is their search and rescue technique. Both of these two types can be further divide...