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The remarkable radar system of dogs

We all know that dogs can hear better than us. Try sneaking up on them and you'll find how difficult it is unless they're distracted, or there is another noise in the distance. This fantastic hearing isn't merely because their ears are more sensitive. There is another mechanism that makes a dog able to not only detect sounds, but also...

How does your dog sweat?

Man it's hot. Let's take the feet for a walk! So how does your dog sweat? All that hair surely doesn't allow sweat glands to function does it? And no! They don't sweat through their tongue either. It turns out, that dogs sweat from the pads of their feet, as it is one of the only places not covered by...

The Chow Chow’s Black Tongue

So imagine showing your Chow Chow to a friend who's never seen one before. Your dog is hot and panting, and your friend recoils in surprise - "Whadya know? He's got a black tongue"! That's literally black and not just a figure of speech to indicate psychic powers. The Chow Chow is the only dog on earth that has a...

Miniature Bulldog or Mini English Bulldog?

So, just what is a Miniature Bulldog? As there is often a grey area here, it’s Important you know that there are Mini Bulldogs, and then there are Mini English Bulldogs. These types should not be confused with each other! The former being a cross/mix breed (Bulldog with Pug, Boston Terrier or/and French Bulldog) and the latter being a pure-bred...

The dangers of Inbreeding – Dalmatians and hearing loss

Inbreeding of dogs is quite a significant problem. In the quest for getting the "Perfect Dog", breeders try and wipe out variations within breeds, and this leads to a progressively smaller gene pool to choose from. What this means, is that the pups that are born are more likely to have "defective" genes that manifest themselves as congenital conditions. That...

What does a dog’s life span depend on?

We all know that our beloved dogs age faster than we do. While we live on, the world whizzes by for them at a speed several times faster that it does around us. Like the Elves in Tolkien's mythology, who saw the men (the atantari) grow old and die in dismay, we feel a pang of regret as we watch...

5 Reasons one should buy a Mini Bulldog

Purchasing a Mini Bulldog is not an easy feat for anyone’s pocket. Reputable breeders pin a price tag anywhere from $2,950 to $3,450. But before one jumps to making decisions simply based on price, here are some facts to help in making an educated and informed choice. 1) Obedience: The loyalty and obedience of the Mini bulldog is absolute and...

Here’s a Quick Way to Tell How Happy Your Dog Really Is!

Ask the average person to tell you whether a dog is happy or not, and they will advise you to look at its tail -- if the dog is happy, the tail is wagging. Yes. But this is only partly true. Some tail wags have totally different meanings. This can be especailly important in understanding canine body language. - A...

Why Do Dogs Have Wet Noses?

Any discussion of dogs' sense of smell ultimately leads to the greatest, most imponderable question about dogs ....this question has nagged kids and adults of many ages and one may even ask this question while sleepily stirring coffee in the morning and looking at Fido eat his crunchies...why do they have wet noses? Scientists have many answers for this. One...

Why do dogs and other animals eat poop?

Many animals eat poop on a regular basis. These include rabbits, rodents, gorillas, many insects such as dung beetles and flies, and yes...even dogs. (Keep that in mind the next time a dog wants to lick you!) Herbivores such as rabbits and rodents eat their own poop because their diet of plants is hard to digest efficiently, and they have...