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Your Dog’s nose indicates their mood

Did you know that apart from the tail, your dog's nose also indicates their health? Lots of people intuitively feel that if their nose is hot and dry all the time, then it indicates a problem. Though this has never been proven, I have a secret bias towards this theory myself. That apart, if your dog's nose has changed color,...

The Naked Truth About Hairless Dog Breeds!

We have probably all seen the interesting dog breeds that are labeled as the hairless breeds. Some would call them disgusting; some would call them strange, but more often than not the reactions are due to a lack of knowledge. What do we really know about the naked dog breeds? For years, scientists have believed that the hairless dog breeds...

Here’s a Quick List of the FCI Dog Breed Groups

Under which group does your dog fall? FCI means the "Fédération Cynologique Internationale" which is a dog breed standards organization. It promotes and protects purebred dogs. The list of FCI Groups for Dog Breeds: Group 1 – Pastoral Group 2 – Mastiffs & Pinschers Group 3 – Terriers Group 4 – Dachshunds Group 5 – Spitz breeds Group 6 –...

Fighting Dogs vs. Guard Dogs…

Fighting Dogs are a perplexing group of dogs to comment on. The majority of them are loving pets with adults and children. The problem is that when they go awry, they are exceptionally dangerous because when they bite, they hold on with exceptional determination and won't let go. They also have the inclination to lose their loving nature when they...

Some Awesome Facts about a Dog’s Perfect Sense of Smell, Hearing and Sight…

What does it really mean when someone says, that "the nose knows best?" Well, dogs naturally have a wonderful sense of smell. They have many more sensory 'smelling' cells than a man's 5,000,000. A Dachshund, for example has 125,000,000; a Fox Terrier has 147,000,000 and a German Shepherd (often used as a 'sniffer' dog) has 220,000,000. Truffle hounds can find...

What Everyone Ought To Know About The Dog That Cannot Bark…

There must have been times in your life when you had wished that your dog would just stop barking! Or maybe the neighbors have threatened to go to the police, if Fido carries on without a break. Well if you are one of those people, who loves dogs, but cannot stand the barking, there is hope! Have you ever heard...

Why Do Dogs’ Eyes Glow in the Dark?

You have most probably seen that your dog's eyes glow at night, like flourescent globes. Ever wonder why they do that? Well it has a rather simple scientific explanation. Dogs have a mirror-like layer of cells called the tapetum lucidum (bright carpet in Latin) at the back of their eyes. Humans do not possess these cells. The job of these...

The Truth Revealed About Your Dog’s Real Age!

You sit, looking at your dog that has been with you for a countless number of years. You wonder..."If Spot was actually a human...how old would he be? Would he still play ball, or sit under the tree in the garden like Grandpa?"...Well dogs age differently and the magical 7 years does not always apply. Euro Puppy is proud to...

World’s Smallest Dog:

World’s smallest dog..... The smallest dog in history was a tiny Yorkshire Terrier from Blackburn, England. At two years of age and fully grown this little dude was an incredible 2.5 inches (6.35 cm) tall by 3.75 inches (9.5cm) long! He weighed only 4 ounces (113grams)! He was approximately the size of a matchbox. Gotta love that face.... 

World’s Best Tracker Dog:

The best tracker was recorded in 1925, and the record is still held by the Doberman Pinscher named "Sauer", trained by Detective-Sergeant Herbert Kruger. Sauer tracked a stock thief 100 miles (161 km) across the vast Great Karroo, in South Africa by scent alone. Did you know that a man named Louis Doberman, a German tax-collector, first bred the Doberman...

World’s Ugliest Dog:

On 23 June 2007,Elwood, a two-year-old Chinese Crested and Chihuahua mix, was crowned the world's ugliest dog. Elwood, dark coloured and hairless - save for a mohawk-like puff of white fur on his head - is often referred to as Yoda or ET, for his resemblance to those famous science fiction characters. He was placed second last year. Most of...

World’s Fastest Dog:

Most domestic dogs are able to reach speeds of 19 miles per hour (30.5kms per hour), when running flat out. The greyhound, the king of canine speedsters, is capable of reaching speeds of up to 40 miles per hour (64kms per hour)! The greyhound is not only the fastest dog but second only to the Cheetah as the world's fastest...