Popular Dog Breeds: Great Dane

 About the Great Dane: 

Each bolded word below is a reason for why the great dane is a popular dog breed and each paragraph below goes into further detail on that reason. This post also shows the history of the great dane breed.


The Great Dane is a popular dog breed because they are gentle giants, they have many different fur color varieties, and they are adorable.

“Gentle Giants”

Although great danes are giant they are very friendly. That is why they are known as a “gentle giant” dog breed.

Fur Color

Great Danes are one of the few purebred dog breeds to have a variety of different coats. Greats Danes can have many different fur coats such as black and white spots, black, and a fawn color.

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Stella Female Great Dane

They Are Adorable 

I mean just look at that face what is not adorable about it?

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Milo (Male) and Stella (Female) Great Danes

History

“Drawings of dogs who look like Great Danes have been found on Egyptian artifacts dating back to 3000 B.C. and in Babylonian temples that were built around 2000 B.C. There’s evidence that similar dogs originated in Tibet, with written reports of such dogs appearing in Chinese literature in 1121 B.C.

The breed is thought to have been taken into various parts of the world by the Assyrians, who traded their dogs to the Greeks and Romans. The Greeks and Romans then bred these dogs with other breeds. Ancestors of the English Mastiff were probably involved in the breed development, and some folks believe that the Irish Wolfhound or Irish Greyhound also may have played a role.

Great Danes originally were called Boar Hounds, because boars were what they were bred to hunt. Their ears were cropped to prevent boar tusks from tearing them. In the 16th century, the name of the breed was changed to “English Dogges.”

Late in the 1600s, however, many German nobles began keeping the largest and most handsome of their dogs in their homes, calling them Kammerhunde (Chamber Dogs). These dogs were pampered and wore gilded collars lined with velvet. Talk about a sweet life.

The name Great Dane arose in the 1700s, when a French naturalist traveled to Denmark and saw a version of the Boar Hound who was slimmer and more like a Greyhound in appearance. He called this dog Grand Danois, which eventually became Great Danish Dog, with the more massive examples of the breed called Danish Mastiffs. The name stuck, even though Denmark did not develop the breed.

Most breed historians give credit to German breeders for refining the breed to be the well-balanced, elegant dog we love today. In 1880, breeders and judges held a meeting in Berlin and agreed that since the dogs they were breeding were distinctly different from the English Mastiff, they would give it its own name — Deutsche Dogge (German Dog).

They founded the Deutscher Doggen-Klub of Germany, and many other European countries took up the name as well. The Italians and English-speaking countries didn’t accept this name, however. (Even today, the Italians call the breed Alano, meaning Mastiff; and in English-speaking countries, of course, they’re called Great Danes.)

Throughout the late 1800s, wealthy German breeders continued to refine the breed. They turned their attention to the dog’s temperament, because Great Danes had aggressive, ferocious temperaments due to the fact that they were originally bred to hunt wild boar, a particularly ferocious beast. These breeders tried to produce more gentle animals, and — luckily for us today — they succeeded.

We don’t know when the first Great Danes were brought to the U.S., or even where they came from, but the Great Dane Club of America was formed in 1889. It was the fourth breed club allowed to join the American Kennel Club.” – http://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/great-dane#/slide/1

Sources:

http://www.all-about-great-danes.com/great-dane-colors.html

http://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/great-dane#/slide/1

Popular Dog Breeds: Labradoodle

About the Labradoodle:

Each bolded word below is a reason for why the Labradoodle is a popular breed and each paragraph below goes into further detail on that reason. This post also shows the history of the Labradoodle


The Labradoodle is a popular dog breed because it is hypoallergenic, easy to train, and just adorable. A Labradoodle is a cross between a poodle and labrador retriever.

Hypoallergenic

If a member in your family has allergies a maltipoo is a dog that doesn’t shed. This designer dog breed doesn’t shed because the poodle parent is hypoallergenic. Labradoodles unlike most dogs don’t have fur. Labradoodles have hair which means that the hairs keep on growing and growing. If you go to an a allergist for hypoallergenic dog breeds they might recommend the labradoodle. Unfortunately no dog is 100% hypoallergenic because their dandruff will shed.

Easy to Train

Labradoodles are easy to train and very smart. Labradoodles get their intelligence from the poodle.

And They Are Just Adorable

History

“The Labradoodle was originally developed in Australia to be a hypoallergenic guide dog. In 1989, Wally Conron, who was in charge of the breeding program for the Royal Guide Dogs Association of Australia, conducted the first purposeful crossbreeding between a Standard Poodle and Labrador Retriever

This first cross of Conron’s produced a dog called Sultan, who not only had the hypoallergenic coat but also had the aptitude, intelligence, and personality to be an effective guide dog. Sultan went on to work with a woman in Hawaii and was a successful at his work. At that point, other breeders saw the merit of crossing these two breeds.

Like the Labrador Retriever parent, the Labradoodle quickly rose in popularity and has become one of the most sought-after “Doodle breeds.” These dogs are often produced by crossing a Labrador Retriever with a Poodle, but multigenerational breeding has begun in an attempt to produce a viable and recognizable breed.

Both the Australian Labradoodle Association and the International Australian Labradoodle Association are taking steps in this direction (there are no Labradoodle breed clubs in North America), and they hope to move this designer breed into registered breed status in the next few years. These groups have made great efforts to bring breeders together so that they’re working to achieve the same standards through multigenerational breeding.” –http://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/labradoodle
Links to learn more:

http://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/dogs-101/videos/labradoodle/http://gooddaydoodles.com/about-the-labradoodle/

http://www.petwave.com/Dogs/Breeds/Labradoodle/Temperament.aspx

 

 

Popular Dog Breeds: Maltipoo

About the Maltipoo 

Each bolded word below is a reason for why the Maltipoo is a popular breed and each paragraph below goes into further detail on that reason.


The Maltipoo is a popular dog breed because it is hypoallergenic, easy to train, and just adorable.

Hypoallergenic

If a member in your family has allergies a maltipoo is a dog that doesn’t shed. This designer dog breed doesn’t shed because both the poodle and maltese are hypoallergenic. Maltipoos unlike most dogs don’t have fur. Maltipoos have hair which means that the hairs keep on growing and growing. If you go to an a allergist for hypoallergenic dog breeds they might recommend the maltipoo. Unfortunately no dog is 100% hypoallergenic because their dandruff will shed. IMG_7143.PNG.png

Easy to Train

Maltipoo are easy to train and very smart. Maltipoos get their intelligence from the poodle.

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And Just Adorable

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Isabella Female Maltipoo

I mean just look at that face what is not adorable about it?

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Popular Dog Breeds: Pit Bulls

About the Pit Bull:

“In fact, “Pit Bull” isn’t a breed, but a term used to describe the American Pit Bull Terrier, the Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier, and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier.”

Unfortunately Pit Bulls are usually thought of as dangerous and aggressive dogs.

Any incident that a dog is involved in is never the dogs fault it is only the fault of the person who is supposed to be in charge of the dog.

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Lyla Female American Staffordshire Terrier

Why is the Pit Bull a popular dog breed?

People have created this negative stero-type of Pit Bulls and that is why Pit Bulls are commonly seen shelters.

Many people are kind and go to shelters to adopt Pit Bulls because they want to break that bad stero-type.

Did you know that Pit Bulls are actually banded from some countries?

History

“Bull and terrier breeds were created in early 19th-century England for the popular spectator sports of bull- and bear-baiting. When those sports were deemed inhumane and became illegal 1835, dog-fighting sprung up in its place — and thus was the trait for dog aggression bred into the genetic line.” – http://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/american-pit-bull-terrier#/slide/2

Links to learn more:

http://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/american-pit-bull-terrier#/slide/2

Popular Dog Breeds: Poodles

The poodle above is a mini poodle.

 About the Poodle: 🐩

Each bolded word below is a reason for why a poodle is a popular breed and each paragraph below goes into further detail on that reason. This post also shows the history of the poodle breed.


The poodle is one of the most popular dog breeds in America. Poodles are a great dog to get because of hair, size, color, smartness, athletic ability, and a interesting history.

Hypoallergenic 

If a member in your family has allergies a poodle is a dog that doesn’t shed. Poodles unlike most dogs don’t have fur. Poodles have hair which means that the hairs keep on growing and growing. If you go to an a allergist for hypoallergenic dog breeds they might recommend the poodle. Unfortunately no dog is 100% hypoallergenic because their dandruff will shed.

Comes in 3 different sizes

Many people complain about dog sizes. Some people may so “Awww, that dog is super cute, but way to large for my tiny apartment.” Well your in luck if that’s the case because poodles come in 3 different sizes. One size is a standard poodle the biggest size a poodle comes in. Then next is the miniature. Lastly the tiniest type of poodle the toy. If you live in a open space and have a backyard with space then the standard poodle is for you. If you want a lap dog that is not to big or not to small, then a miniature sized poodle is for you. If you want a tiny dog that is still, active but also a lap dog and a dog that can be in the city then the toy poodle is for you. Poodles also are called tea cup poodles when they are extremely small. The teacup poodle isn’t an official poodle size.

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Miniature Poodle
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Toy Poodle
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Standard Poodle

Poodles come in about 4 colors: tan, brown, black, white, and even gray. But they can also come in many other colors theses are just the most common. The poodle has a large variety of colors and sizes which is a good thing. The problem with tan and white is the colors are light enough that you can easily see the poodles tear marks. When you get a black poodle you might not be able to see its eyes. So I personally think black, brown or gray, would be the best choice for poodle coloring.

Intelligent 

Poodles are one of the intellect dogs. Since they are smart they can learn tricks easily. Also since they love to please people, they are good for seeing eye dogs, therapy dogs, and lastly service dogs. Disabled people would be best with a lab, German Shepard or a poodle.

Poodles are energetic dogs and have great athletic abilities. Poodles have long legs and because of that they can do more tricks.

History

Poodles were originally a hunting dog in Northern Europe. The name poodle comes from the German word which means puddle because poodles are surprisingly water retrievers. The poodle has poofs of on the ankles and lower back of the poodle, because back then and it was meant to keep the poodle warm when playing in water or hunting. Poodles have many different cut styles. The most popular is the continental clip. The poodle is known as more of a fancy dog because of its looks.

 

In conclusion poodles are really great dogs for anyone! They are meant for anyone and everyone. They are also pretty cute!

 

Links to learn more:

http://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/poodle#/slide/1

http://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/dogs-101/videos/poodle/

http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/poodle/

http://www.adoptapet.com/s/adopt-a-poodle

 

Popular Dog Breeds: Introduction

Popular Dog Breeds


There are over 300 different purebred dog breeds, such as the poodle, the french bulldog, the great dane, the pug, and many many others. But that is not even counting mixed dog breeds, such as labradoodles, golden doodlesmaltipoos, and puggles.

A majority of mixed dog breeds have part poodle, because people think that they will get a *hypoallergenic dog. For example to make a labradoodle you need poodle and labrador DNA in the dog to consider it a labradoodle. The labrador is a shedding dog while the poodle is *hypoallergenic, so when you cross them the puppies **should turn out *hypoallergenic. Many people love poodles or poodle mixes because they are usually *hypoallergenic.

If you are allergic to dogs but you want one you should consider a poodle mix, or a poodle.

We will be writing about the most popular dog breeds, and not just the purebreds, but the known mixes, and maybe even a few mutts too.

Each post will be titled for example: Popular Dog Breeds: French Bulldog

Thanks for reading this post! We hope you enjoy our popular dog breeds posts.


*Dogs that are hypoallergenic still shed dandruff.
**If the dog is mixed with many other dog breeds then it may be hard for the poodle gene to be “seen” in the dog.  Because it is cross with many many other dogs breeds the poodle gene may be lost in the dogs DNA; therefore the dog will probably not be hypoallergenic.

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Isabella the Maltipoo

Isabella is a female maltipoo. I photograph Isabella a lot because she is my best friend’s dog. Isabella is a rescue adopted from a Flordian rescue. She is going to be 1 year old today!!!

Happy Birthday!!!!!

Here are some photos I’ve taken of Isabella

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Animal Post: Chick Cruelty Is Coming to An End

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Because of serious and graphic (writing) content I suggest you not read this post unless you are 12 years or older.


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Good news for baby chicks!

Now you might want to know what the good news for baby chicks is. Well The Humane League approached United Egg Producers earlier last year with a request to work on eliminating the practice of chick culling; which is the process of killing newly hatched chicks (specifically males) for which the farming and meat industry have no use of; according to the United Egg Producers a group that represents 95% of all United States eggs says that male chicken culling will be eliminated in 2020.

There is really no explanation of why people should be allowed this in the first place. But here is why cruel people who do this think it’s ok. Which it’s obviously not. According the article the business logic (money making) behind chick culling is hard to get around. They say there’s no reason to keep the male chicks alive; they’re not useful for meat; and so on. Which I think is an extremely ridiculous and not a morally right statement. What I read about what they do to these poor chicks was horrifying. They use gassing and brutal killing machines to destroy poor baby chicks.

But thanks to “in­ovo egg sexing”; which is an amazing new technology that can determine the gender of the chicks before they can even develop inside their egg, this problem can be solved! This process enables egg producers to terminate the male eggs and potentially even use them to help make cell based vaccines or for even pet food. Obviously most humans would probably be grossed out by cooking/using fertilized eggs.

Here is a quick description of how the eggs can help create and improve vaccines. This production process begins with egg-­grown vaccine viruses per FDA regulations. Manufacturers mix the vaccine viruses with cultured mammalian cells and leave them to replicate for a few days. Then the virus­containing fluid is collected from the cells and the virus antigen is purified. The manufacturing process continues with purification and testing. Next, the manufacturers put doses into vials or syringes while waiting for FDA testing and approval to release.

Unilever, the food manufacturing giant that owns Hellman’s mayonnaise, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, and other global brands was the first major corporation to take a stance about this nonsense in 2014. They did this declaring their intention to use in­ovo egg selection to avoid chick culling in hatcheries where their hens lay eggs.

“The Humane League executive director David Coman­Hidy stated that the UEP commitment “Will virtually eliminate this practice in the American egg industry. … It is clear that chick culling will soon be a thing of the past in the United States.”

If sharing my article made you want to be a vegetarian then, good for you. After reading sad stuff like this I sometimes wish I was a vegetarian too.

Sources

These links are NOT intended for kids to click on under the aged of 12. 

Even if you are an adult I suggest that you do not watch any videos on the sites. 

The Humane League-Blog – Blog Post 

Vox.com Article

Which one to choose: Purebred or Mutts?

When it comes to choosing if you want a purebred dog or a mutt there are pros and cons on both sides.

PUREBRED

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Huntress Female Manchester Terrier

Pros:

  • You know for sure what their breed is
  • You have a better chance of determining their size
  • You can know for sure if they are hypoallergenic or not

Cons:

  • Costs more money than mutts
  • You won’t have the fun of guessing their breed
  • If you don’t get a purebred from a shelter then you won’t be saving a dog’s life

If you want to pay less for a purebred dog then you might want to check out your local shelter. Did you know that 1/3 of dogs surrendered in shelters are purebreds?

MUTTS

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Cisco Male Lab Shepard Mix

 


Pros:

  • You can have fun guessing your dogs breed
  • You have saved a dog’s life if you adopted it
  • You have a mutt, the combination of many dog breeds, that is very unique

Cons:

  • You don’t know the dogs ancestry for sure
  • You probably don’t know the size your dog will be
  • You don’t know if you may end up being allergic to them or not

Thanks for reading!

 

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