Tag: dog breeds

German Wirehaired Pointer

By BarkUpToday The German Wirehaired Pointer, also known as the Deutscher Drahthaariger Vorstehhund, originated from Germany. This dog breed was bred from the Griffon, Stichelhaar, German Shorthair, and the Pudelpointer dog breeds. Brief History British sportsman bred dogs for hunting birds in different kinds of terrain. They wanted a breed that could work on both water…

A Dog’s Fear Responses To Sound! Sound Sensitivity in Dogs

Sound Sensitivity in Dogs Claudia Bensimoun Image Credit: Animal Wellness A new study has gained insight into how domestic dogs react to noises. “Our results suggest that the characteristics of dogs, their early environment, and exposure to specific noises are involved in the development of fear responses to noises,” says Dr. Rachel Casey, who led…

Dogs Understand a Left-Sided Wag from a Right!Have You Noticed That Your Dog’s Tail Sometimes Wags More To One Side Than The Other? It Might Mean Something!

Have you noticed that your dog’s tail sometimes wags more to one side than the other? It might mean something!   Image Credit: Claudia Bensimoun   Although many of us may think that our dog’s wagging tail merely reflects his happiness, there is far more to the wagging than initially thought. Recent studies demonstrate that…

Can Dogs Learn from Eavesdropping? Dogs Can Eavesdrop From People’s Reactions in Third Party Interactions.

Dogs Can Eavesdrop From People’s Reactions in Third Party Interactions Image Credit: Claudia Bensimoun Have you wondered how our reactions towards other people may affect the way our dogs react to the very same people? Can our body language affect the way our dogs behave? Past research has demonstrated that the socio-cognitive abilities of dogs…

Dogs Take on War With Rhino Poachers in Africa

More than 1000 rhinos were illegally massacred in South Africa in 2014. ‘Triple-role’ sniffer dogs that are trained as anti-poaching dogs, together with their handlers, who are often wildlife conservationists, are trying to save some of the world’s most endangered species at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. The increasing demand in Asia for rhino horn…

Dog Breeds! What’s Really in a Dog Breed?

Dog Breeds! What’s Really in a Dog Breed?     Variations among all given breeds   Image Credit: Claudia Bensimoun Does your cute and cuddly Dachshund sometimes act aggressively? According to a new and ongoing study by renowned animal behaviorist, author and founder of the C-BARQ test, Dr. James Serpell, University of Pennsylvania, Center for…

Kidney Disease in Dogs

    Image Credit: Claudia Bensimoun Kidney Disease in Dogs Your furry best friend has been diagnosed with kidney or renal failure by your veterinarian. Here’s what you need to know: What Is Kidney Disease? Kidney disease is common in senior dogs. It is a condition that needs to be treated by your veterinarian as…

Finnish Dog Breeds. Karelian Bear Dog. Karjalankarhukoira Finnish Dog Breeds.

By Claudia Bensimoun       Photo Credit: Wiki Origin: Finland Group : Northern,UKC History: The Karjalankarhukoira, otherwise known as the Karelian Bear Dog is thought to have originated from the indigenous northern European dogs around 1936. This breed was bred to hunt wildlife like bear and elk, and prefers to hunt alone,  instead of…