Category: dog

Because of their naturally friendly dispositions, Samoyeds…

Because of their naturally friendly dispositions, Samoyeds usually make for terrible guard dogs. They don’t attack threats; they just kind of “smile” and bark at them.

Photo :  Alexander Patrikeev / wikimedia

The anthropologist Grover Krantz donated his body to the…

The anthropologist Grover Krantz donated his body to the Smithsonian on  the condition his dogs were kept close to him. The museum honored his request.

Research has found that dogs really like the silly, high-pitched…

Research has found that dogs really like the silly, high-pitched voice their owners use to talk to them.

You’re more likely to be bitten by a Chihuahua than a pit…

You’re more likely to be bitten by a Chihuahua than a pit bull.

When foxes discovered fairy penguins on a small Australian…

When foxes discovered fairy penguins on a small Australian island, they nearly wiped the colony out. So, a chicken farmer began sending some of his dogs to protect the birds. Over the next 10 years, not a single penguin was killed by a fox.

In 2017, a dog named Odin refused to leave his flock of goats…

In 2017, a dog named Odin refused to leave his flock of goats behind during the California Tubbs Fire as his owners fled to safety. Days later, the owners came back to their property to find Odin survived and managed to keep all the goats alive.

The “Cordoba Fighting Dog” was a breed developed in Argentina…

The “Cordoba Fighting Dog” was a breed developed in Argentina for dog fighting. As breeders continuously favored the most aggressive dogs, they became difficult to breed since they preferred to fight rather than mate. This contributed to the breed’s extinction.

People have more empathy for abused puppies and dogs than they…

People have more empathy for abused puppies and dogs than they do for adult humans who have been abused, a study suggests.

Photo : U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Vanessa Valentine

A man from Mexico has been travelling all around Mexico on a…

A man from Mexico has been travelling all around Mexico on a tricycle, looking for abandoned and injured dogs to rescue and put up for adoption. He has rescued over 400 dogs in the last 5 years.

An 18-month-old German Shepherd named Luna fell off a boat in…

An 18-month-old German Shepherd named Luna fell off a boat in the Pacific Ocean, swam 2 miles to a nearby island, and survived for 5 weeks by eating mice before she was rescued by a team of Navy staffers. She was found to be slightly under-nourished, but in perfect condition otherwise.