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Curly Haired Dog Breeds

Here you will find a list of curly coated dog breeds. Back to Dog Breeds . ...

Mounting (Humping) Behaviour In Dogs

We have probably all experienced that graceful moment when a dog spontaneously decides to mount another dog, or hump someone's leg in public. Why do dogs do that, and how can this behaviour be stopped? Why do dogs mount and hump? A lot of people think...

Bad Breath In Dogs

When your dog has a really bad breath, it's usually a result of too much build-up of odour-producing bacteria in your dog's mouth, lungs or gut. That means your dog needs better dental care, or there are problems with its gastrointestinal tract, liver...

How To Stop A Dog From Chewing

Dogs, especially puppies, explore the world with their mouth. Chewing is totally natural behaviour, which also has a calming effect. When your dog, however, starts chewing on dangerous, expensive and other inappropriate items, it becomes a real problem...

How To Stop A Dog From Pulling On Leash

Pulling on leash is one of the most common behaviour issues in dogs. Leash training isn't that difficult yet many dog owners find it to be a very frustrating experience. Why do dogs pull and what can be done to fix the problem? Why do dogs pull? Pulling...

Signs Of Happiness In Dogs

Signs of happiness in dogs are very similar to signs of affection. When your dog is happy, it will most probably show the following behaviour. • Playfulness: bouncing, jumping, circling or running back and forth. 1 • Being friendly to the touch. •...

Never-Before-Seen Photos From "Underwater...

Seth Casteel's book "Underwater Dogs" has finally been released! We send our congratulations to Seth and are excited to have the permission to feature some of the never-before-seen photos on MySmelly.com! More photos can be found on Seth's website...

How To Stop Your Dog From Jumping On People

Why do dogs jump on people? In most cases, it's an expression of their excitement and a way to greet you. It can also be a way to draw your attention or assert dominance over you or your guests. The latter is rare but can nonetheless happen. Excessive...

Signs Of Aggression In Dogs

Whenever you communicate with a dog, it's important to spot signs of aggression as early as possible and act according to the situation. This should help avoid unexpected injury and trauma. It is a mistake to think that if a dog has not bitten anyone...

Signs Of Submission In Dogs

The following list is supposed to give you an idea about the most common signs of submission in dogs. A submissive dog will usually exhibit some of these signs. Extremely submissive and usually fearful dog will often show most of them. Submissive dogs...

Short Legged Dog Breeds

Here you will find a list of dog breeds with short legs. Back to Dog Breeds . ...

Quiet Dog Breeds

Here you will find a list of dog breeds that are generally known to be more quiet than most other breeds. Please note that a dog's temperament can differ from individual to individual, so getting a dog of one of these breeds doesn't guarantee a quiet...

Fastest Dog Breeds

While most dogs can outrun a human, there are certain breeds that were developed specifically for speed qualities and are, therefore, the fastest runners among all dog breeds. Please note that speed qualities within the same breed can differ from individual...

Saarloos Wolfdog

The history of the breed began in the early 1920s. Leendert Saarloos, a Dutch breeder, crossed a male German Shepherd with a female MacKenzie Valley Wolf that was kept in captivity. The aim was to produce dogs that would be highly resistant to diseases...

Dog Breeds That Look Like Wolves

Here you will find a list of popular dog breeds that have an appearance very similar to that of a wolf. These dogs, with the exception of the Saarloos Wolfhound, do not have recent wild blood in their heritage. Back to Dog Breeds . ...

Dog Breeds That Get Along With Cats

Most dogs get on well with cats as long as they have been raised with them from an early age. Here you will find a list of dog breeds that are known to be particularly friendly with cats. However, please remember that getting one of these breeds doesn...

Japanese Dog Breeds

Here you will find a list of dog breeds native to Japan. Back to Dog Breeds . ...

Tosa Inu

The Tosa Inu, also known as the Tosa Ken, Japanese Mastiff, and Japanese fighting dog, is one of the native Japanese dog breeds named after the area it originated from - the old Tosa province, now known as the Kochi prefecture. The Tosa Inu was bred...

Shikoku Inu

The Shikoku Inu, also known as the Kochi Ken, is one of the native Japanese breeds. It was bred for hunting deer and boar. Physical characteristics The Sikuko Inu has a typical Spitz type appearance: a wedge-shape head, a square body, a thick neck,...

Kishu Inu

The Kishu Inu, also known as the Kishu Ken, is one of the oldest dog breeds native to Japan. Like most other Japanese dog breeds, it was named after a region it originated from - Kishu, south of Osaka. The dog was originally used as a boar and deer hunter...
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