Top 10 Rarest Dog Breeds in the World

Even the most dog-savvy folk come across breeds they’ve never heard of, and it’s no surprise when there are so many rare breeds out there. Have you ever seen a dog somewhere and wondered what kind it was but were afraid to ask? Here we’ve compiled a list of some of the rarest dog breeds around the world, though they are listed in no particular order. Perhaps you know them all, but maybe you’ll find one you’ve never seen before! … Read more

10 Smartest Small Dog Breeds

While judging a dog’s intelligence is difficult and each dog varies individually, there are some breeds thought to be a little easier to work with than others. Whether this is a measure of pure intelligence or simply biddability, here is a list we’ve compiled of the smartest small dog breeds. #1 – Poodle While the Standard Poodle is one of the smartest large dog breeds, the Miniature and Toy Poodle are some of the smartest small dog breeds. The Miniature … Read more

14 Dog Breeds Closely Related To Wolves (You Will Be Surprised!)

All dogs have descended from wolves or other wild canids and many still maintain their primitive looks and temperaments today. Although it’s been centuries since dogs became domesticated, recent DNA studies have brought to light which of the recognized breeds are the most closely related to wolves and their ancestors. The study included 414 dogs from 85 different breeds and the results might surprise you! You can read more about the study at National Geographic. #1 – Shih Tzu Although … Read more

Top 10 Most Low Maintenance Dog Breeds

Low maintenance dogs

If you are looking for a family dog, one of the things to take into consideration is how much work the dog needs. Busy households with not a lot of time may want to consider one of these low maintenance dogs. They don’t need the “frills and pampering” or many vet visits other breeds require. For our list, we did not take into consideration activity or “energy” level. After all, every dog should be exercised and played with to stay … Read more

12 Healthy Human Foods Dogs Can Eat

There are plenty of people foods we’d love to share with our dogs, but some are much healthier than others. In fact, some foods are even toxic to our dogs. But fear not, there are certain human snacks that can actually benefit our four-legged friends. Trust us, we know how hard it is to turn down those big, begging for scraps eyes. You can bring your dog in on the forbidden tabletop foods sometimes. Check out this list of the … Read more

The 10 Most Affectionate Dog Breeds

What could be better than dog kisses and canine cuddles? These breeds aren’t afraid to show their love for you, in fact, they insist on it! Having one of these breeds means having a personal snuggle machine in your home. If you’ve got space in your bed or on your couch for a cuddle buddy and free hands for belly rubs, consider adopting one of the dogs on this list! #10 – Brussels Griffon This charming little dog steals the … Read more

12 Things To Sneak Into Your Dog’s Food To Boost Their Health

More dog owners than ever are paying special attention to what they’re feeding their dogs and we couldn’t be happier about it. Gone are the times of cheap, corn-based kibbles as almost all owners are spending time researching and purchasing the best diets. Whether you’re feeding premium kibble or a homemade raw diet, there are still plenty of supplements you can add to your dog’s food to boost their health. Over-supplementation is something you should avoid, but if you’re looking … Read more

10 Most Hyper Dog Breeds

Some dogs are natural couch potatoes, and others require extensive exercise to stay mentally sound. Most dogs are somewhere in the middle, needing regular exercise but not being unbearable if you have to miss a walk or two. But there are others that are quite different. Those types of dogs with seemingly endless energy. These dogs are hard to keep as house pets if they don’t get the exercise they require. If that’s the type of pup you’re looking for, … Read more

12 Dog Breeds That Are Extra-Faithful

Loyalty is something that most people think of when they think of dogs and it’s a truthful generalization to make. While some are certainly more independent than others, most dogs are faithful to their families in some form or another. In fact, some are even faithful to strangers. If you’re looking for a dog that’s known for its attachment and devotion to its owners, look no further than this list! #1 – Pointer Pointers are one of the oldest hunting … Read more

13 Dog Breeds That Are Complete Goofballs

Who doesn’t love a goofy dog? The dog lovers at iHeartDogs.com sure adore a silly pup and we know all dogs are individuals, each full of their own unique personality. But, there are some breeds with a tendency to be sillier than others. Some breeds are just the class clowns of the dog world, always ready to play and making people laugh with their goofy antics. If you’re looking for a pup that’s always up to something crazy, check out … Read more

12 Brilliant Doggy Care Hacks You Can’t Live Without

There are a lot of things experienced dog owners do that new owners would never think of, even if it’s a simple task that makes everyone’s lives significantly easier. Dog ownership and care hacks come naturally to some, but others could use a little help. So here we’ve compiled a list of 12 genius hacks you can’t live without! #1 – Use A Shower Caddy For Dog Supplies Whether you want to keep grooming supplies or just basic dog care … Read more

15 Best Small Dog Breeds For Families With Children

One of the greatest joys of childhood is growing up with a dog and if you’re ready to give that dream to your kids, you might be asking yourself what breeds are the best small dogs for kids?  As a parent, safety is one of your greatest concerns and this must be taken into account when choosing what breed of dog fits with your family. Some dog breeds do not do well with children, especially very young ones. But don’t … Read more

Top 13 Dog Breeds That Shed The Most

Dogs shed. It’s just a fact of life that we’ve become accustomed to. But as many dog parents know, there are breeds that take shedding to a new extreme. When people are looking for a new companion, shedding is often a concern. Whether it’s due to allergies or extra effort, figuring out which dog breeds shed the most is an important part of your research for your next dog. Maybe canine confetti 24/7 isn’t your thing or you just want … Read more

11 Most Popular Terrier Breeds

Popular Terrier Breeds

Terrier breeds are a tenacious group of dogs. They come in all different shapes and sizes from all over the world. They are loved for their courage, energy, and heart. Even the smallest dogs are large in spirit. Terriers are often not recommended for first-time dog parents, but in the right home, they make outstanding active companions. These feisty dogs have won over the hearts of many people and continue to push their way into many more. Here are 11 … Read more

12 Things To Sneak Into Your Dog’s Food To Boost Their Health

More dog owners than ever are paying special attention to what they’re feeding their dogs and we couldn’t be happier about it. Gone are the times of cheap, corn-based kibbles as almost all owners are spending time researching and purchasing the best diets. Whether you’re feeding premium kibble or a homemade raw diet, there are still plenty of supplements you can add to your dog’s food to boost their health. Over-supplementation is something you should avoid, but if you’re looking … Read more

The 15 Dog Breeds With the Longest Lifespans

Without a doubt, the fact that we must outlive our dogs numbers among life’s greatest tragedies. Though no amount of time with our dogs feels like enough time, having them in our lives at all means a lot. So if you can help it, it makes sense you’d want a furry companion who lives as long as possible. The following dog breeds live longer than average lifespans. If you’re looking for a new best buddy, you might want to check … Read more

The 10 Dog Breeds That Shed The Least

Looking for a companion but don’t want to deal with excessive grooming? Maybe you have allergies and want a dog but not all the excess hair that goes everywhere? Truthfully, all dogs shed. But some certainly shed more than others. We’ve put together helpful list of the dog breeds that shed the least for those of you that are curious. Keep in mind that these are not hypoallergenic breeds, just breeds with minimal shedding. #1 – Bichon Frise A favorite … Read more

Help Your Pup Fight The Heat With A Healthy Homemade Ice Cream Pop

dog ice cream

Fur parents are coming up with creative ways to keep their dogs cool throughout the summer. With TikTok being one of the most popular sources of food trends and DIY tricks these days, it’s no wonder this dog-friendly TikTok recipe is making the rounds! Though many recipes are made with humans in mind, this TikTok user found a way to join their dog into the fun. By using a few tasty dog-approved items, he created a delicious and healthy ice … Read more

10 Dog Friendly Winter Getaways

Dog Winter Getawat

Wanting to get away this winter and take the four-legged family member(s) with you? These ten places are dog friendly and offer a range of locations to suit any family’s desire for the perfect Winter Wonderland getaway. #1 – Snow Mountain Ranch Located just outside Winter Park, Colorado, Snow Mountain Ranch is the perfect snow destination. The staff can recommend dog-friendly hikes in the National Forest areas surrounding the properties, and the Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center has its own dog-friendly … Read more

Science Shows Dogs Really Can Sense If A Person Is Untrustworthy

Have you ever noticed that dogs seem to have a sixth sense about certain people? They can tell right away if a person is a “dog person” and trustworthy. They also seem to be able to sniff out if someone is “bad.” Recent research shows that this ability is real. Can Dogs Judge a Person by Their Scent? Years ago I was out camping with a group of friends. My dog, a large female Black Lab Mix, became very distressed … Read more

10 Employers Who Allow Dogs At Work

Want a job where your dog can come to work with you? You may be surprised at how many large companies all across the United States welcome dogs in the workplace. #1 – Etsy According to their blog, “The dog-friendly office policy has been in place since Etsy began in 2005, and it’s one of the ways we strive to maintain a casual, creative, and inspiring work environment.” #2 – Google Google’s dog policy is very welcoming. In fact, it’s … Read more

Want To Raise Your Kids Right? Study Says, Get A Dog!

Parents are always eager to find new ways to ensure that their children become well-behaved adults. New research shows that one of the best ways to contribute to a child’s conduct and social skills is by raising them in a house with dogs!   Science Says Raising Dogs Helps Raise Good Humans The recent study was released by the University of Western Australia and the Telethon Kids Institute. It made several very exciting findings regarding children who grow up around … Read more

Rover’s 2020 Most Popular Dog Breed List Shows Love For Rescue Dogs

Rescue Dog Playing

Of course, every dog breed is amazing and lovable. There’s no doubt about that. But many dog breeds are consistently popular, and they rank high on the AKC’s popular breed list every year. These are breeds like Labrador Retrievers and German Shepherds. However, Rover, the famous dog-walking company, decided to take a different approach with their popular breed list. They looked through their database of over a million dog parents to determine what the most popular dog breeds are. As … Read more

10 Dog Sports – A Little Something For Everyone

Canine Freestyle Watching endless episodes of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ is about to pay off. Canine Freestyle is a dog and handler dance competition. Any and all moves are legal, as long as no one is in danger of injury. To learn more go to the Canine Freestyle Federation. Then get to stepping! Agility One of the most popular of canine sports, Agility is for all sizes and breeds of dog. Running up and down planks of wood, zig-zagging around … Read more

10 Dog-Themed Drinks For Holiday Parties

Going to a party hosted by a dog-lover? Take one of these dog-themed spirts with you as a way of thanking them for the invite – you will definitely be invited back next year. #1 – Mutt Lynch Winery As their name implies, this winery is all about the dogs. They have dogs on all their labels and support their local animal rescue organizations and Aopt-a-pet.com, North America’s largest pet adoption website. #2 – Ugly Dog Distillery Made in Michigan, this vodka … Read more

10 Best Breeds To Protect Your Home From Intruders

While it’s probably true that most people get a dog to be a companion, playmate, or even a performance partner, there are still people who want a dog for protection. After all, a good guard dog can be the best alarm system you will ever spend money on – and you can still cuddle it too. So if you are thinking you would like your next dog to help keep your home safe, here are 10 breeds who were bred … Read more

Study Shows That Your Dog Can Rescue You Even Without Training

There have been many stories of dogs saving their humans from danger. Some dogs have alerted people of a fire or fought off a dangerous animal. Most dog lovers would agree that it’s because our dogs love us so much. But how can they rescue us without being properly trained? Joshua Van Bourg, a graduate student at Arizona State University’s Department of Psychology, and Clive Wynne, an ASU professor of psychology and director of the Canine Science Collaboratory at ASU, … Read more

10 Dog Breeds That Will Chew Anything

While all puppies go through a chewing phase, there are some breeds that do not seem to ever grow out of this bad habit. Unfortunately, many of them end up at the emergency vet because of it. So, if your breed is one of those that is “predisposed” to getting into things, be sure your house is dog-proofed. #1 – Labrador Retriever The lab is a retrieving dog, so naturally, he likes to put things in his mouth. Add in … Read more

Just Released: The 2020 AKC Most Popular Dog Breeds

We love mutts, rescues and mixed breeds, but we love all dogs! Every year the American Kennel Club ranks the most popular dog breeds in American based on new registrations of purebred dogs the previous year. The 2020 list was just released! There are a few surprises on this year’s list, as well as some old familiar rankings that come as no surprise at all. Read on to see where your favorite breeds fall on the list, as well as … Read more

Dogs Are The Unsung Heroes Of The Special Olympics

Special Olympics has been enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities since 1968. What began as a backyard summer camp has grown into a global movement with 5.4 million athletes participating in 106,000 events in 193 countries! More than a million volunteers help ensure the games run smoothly, and not all of them are human. Many dogs accompany the athletes, families, and friends of the organization, offering services only pups can provide. “Dogs let people with disabilities become more … Read more