Some not-so-sweet news for chocolate Labrador retrievers. According to Live Science, a new study that appeared in the Oct. 21 edition of the journal Canine Genetics and Epidemiology found that chocolate Labs are less healthy than yellow and black Labs, and have a shorter lifespan than differently colored Lab dogs. For the study, researchers examined
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(Image Credit: Getty Images) Believe it or not, our canine companions get stressed. The circumstances and degrees of this can vary from dog to dog since no two are alike, but it’s nevertheless it’s something important of which all dog owners must be wary. Also, like humans, dogs can show their stress in different ways.
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Who doesn’t love puppies? Experts consider puppyhood, particularly the first three to four months, to be the most important period of a dog’s life. In that short window, a dog’s experiences shape their views about what’s safe and what’s scary—opinions that can be hard to change later on. That’s why training, socialization, and building good
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Basset Hounds are solid, stocky dogs. By: iStock.com/dageldog 1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Hound Height: 13–14 inches Weight: Around 70 pounds Life Expectancy: 8–13 years Hounds are often divided into 2 subgroups: scent hounds and sight hounds. Scent hounds rely primarily on their keen sense of smell to track prey, sight hounds on their eyesight. Basset Hounds are
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Peyton List is in puppy love. The Disney Channel star, known for Jessie and Bunk’d, recently adopted a pit bull/Doberman mix puppy named Bette. List, 20, adores her furry best friend, often snuggling up to the dog, even though Bette has outgrown some of her favorite sleeping positions. “You think of that mix — those dogs —
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Beagles are the 5th most popular dog breed in America and are adored for their curious, warm personalities. Beagles have nosed their way into the cultural zeitgeist, appearing as a fighter pilot named Snoopy in the Peanuts comic strips and in countless books and films (Who else bawled like a baby while reading Shiloh?). Thinking
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(Image Credit: Getty Images) If you’re a nerd like me you’ve played a lot of Dungeons & Dragons. Or maybe you’ve only played a little bit. For those that don’t know, Dungeons & Dragons is an old-school tabletop RPG that includes character sheets, die rolling, role-playing, and sometimes math. You create a character and determine their gender,
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