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World’s Smartest Dogs

According to Psychologist and dog researcher: Dr. S. Coren, author of "The Intelligence of Dogs", canine intelligence can also be recoded. Working with over 200 show judges, he devised a record that shows us who the "caninesteins" of our world are...to the more ...uhm....academically-challenged pooches. Ready? Here it goes.... Ranks 1 to 10- Brightest Dogs. Understanding of New Commands: Less...

The Origin and Evolution of Dogs

Dogs (and wolves and foxes) are descended from a small, weasel-like mammal called Miacis which was a tree-dwelling creature and existed about 40 million years ago. Dogs, as we know them today, first appeared in Eurasia about 13,000 years ago, and were probably a direct descendant of a small, grey wolf (not from the type of jackal or jackal/wolf as...

What is a Teacup Puppy?

"Teacup" is a weight category which means 4-pounds or less. Teacup puppies are not common. Research has shown that Teacup births are substantially less than 1% of all dog births. Teacups, when compared to the general dog population, are very rare - and the demand far exceeds the supply. Teacup puppies have always existed and it seems like they are...

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...

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 –...

The Bully Whippet: The World’s Worst Genetic Mutation in a Dog

No, this dog does not have Arnold Schwarzenegger’s genes and no ….she hasn’t even spent a day at the gym. That’s right. She. Meet Wendy. The Whippet. Not exactly the most feminine representative of her breed, Wendy is a result of a genetic mutation. I first thought she was the best altered digital photo of the century, but (sadly?) she...

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...

Siberian Huskies as Guide Dogs!

The beauty of a Siberian Husky has captured the hearts of many dog lovers. Those light eyes, and dense coats make them winners any way you look at it. Belonging to the Spitz group, one would never think of them as guard dogs. While leaving those tasks to the Mastiffs, it is undeniable that there is a strong working backbone...