Small But Mighty Dachshund Has A Passion For Big Sticks

Bosco the Dachshund’s motto is “bark softly and carry a big stick!” The London-based pooch has a passion for sticks, but not just any stick will do. Bosco prefers massive branches and chunks of wood several times his own size. Most folks he encounters on his daily walks find his habit amusing, but there are times when it gets him into trouble. According to his mom, Ana-Luccia Iannucci Rodriguez, Bosco often blocks the path of other park-goers with his massive … Read more

Looking For An Apartment Dog? These 8 Breeds Love The City

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The bustling streets, glistening lights, being able to get your favorite take-out at two in the morning—there’s something about the city that has your heart. There’s a lot to love, but tiny apartments pose specific challenges for pup parents. Finding a place that accepts pets is your first hurdle, and then there’s everything that comes with having a dog in a small space. You need to think about how your dog is going to exercise, where they’ll go to the … Read more

Coyote Attacks Are On The Rise In The U.S. Here’s How To Keep Your Dog Safe

The number of coyote attacks across the country is steadily increasing. Once known for living exclusively in remote areas of brush and mountains, these canids are now wandering suburban and even metropolitan areas. They’re braver and hungrier than in the past, and it’s causing problems for pet owners. Attacks on humans are rare, but many dogs have already been seriously injured and killed. A coyote attack can happen in seconds, and these clever, elusive animals are known to scale backyard … Read more

Study Finds Small Dogs “Lie About Their Size” By Aiming Higher When They Pee

Dogs use urine to mark their turf and send messages to other pups in the area. In order to achieve this scent-based communication, male dogs often lift their legs to mark vertical objects like trees, poles and mailboxes. These urinary “messages” can tell other dogs a lot about those who left them behind, including gender, sexual status, health, and social status. However, not everything dogs learn from these scent marks is necessarily accurate. New research from Cornell University found that smaller … Read more

Small Dog Owners Report Striking Similarities In Their Dogs’ Behavior

The Canine Behavioral Assessment and Research Questionnaire (C-BARQ) is an online survey that asks owners to rate their dogs on nearly three dozen problem behaviors. The questionnaire also records the breed, size, and weight of each participating pooch. A study based on 8,301 C-BARQ profiles of dogs representing 49 breeds found that the owners of smaller dogs reported more behavioral issues than those with larger breeds. The study took into account various combinations of height, weight, and head shape, and found that … Read more

Cross-Country Flight Gives 160 High-Risk Dogs New Hope For The Future

With 160 dogs in the cargo hold, a small plane made the long trip from Arizona to Delaware. The dogs were anxious and nervous after a long flight, but they’re now on their way to better lives thanks to Brandywine Valley SPCA and Wings of Rescue. Wings of Rescue is an all-volunteer organization that is dedicated to moving homeless animals out of overcrowded shelters and into areas where they have better chances of being adopted. This is the second time … Read more

The 10 Best Small Dogs For Kids

Are you thinking about getting a dog for your family, but you’re worried about getting one that won’t tolerate your children? While larger dogs are less fragile and less likely to be accidentally injured, there are some small breeds that do well with children. Keeping in mind that dogs don’t come with guarantees and any dog needs training, here are 10 small dog breeds that do well with kids. #1 – Beagle The Beagle is a friendly, happy dog with … Read more