Toy dog breeds are quite a controversial subject. They have lots of benefits – they are adorable, compact, and easy to take care of. At the same time, their breeding is often very unethical and most toy breeds are incredibly sickly animals, with many having to live their lives with constant chronic diseases. What if there was a relatively healthy, old, and adequately bred toy dog breed, however? Enter the Affenpinscher!
Have you ever dreamt of having a pet bear? While owning a bear is illegal in most countries, Tibetan Mastiffs are the next best thing. Or, even better, one might say. These amazing dogs can offer everything you’d want from a dog – fun playtime, cozy snuggles, and a faithful and unyielding protector. Are they easy to take care of, however, or are there some things you should know before getting a Tibetan Mastiff?
Samoyeds are beautiful dogs with a terrifying name – but are they good pets? Well, it depends on what you’re looking for. Do you love spending time outside and play with your four-legged pal? Would you enjoy “talking” with your dog at home all day? How do you feel about brushing your dog’s hair for half an hour every day? If all this sounds interesting, then read on.
The Presa Canario is one of the most powerful and frightening dog breeds out there but does it make for a good pet? It’s easy to be tempted to get such a gorgeous and captivating dog. The Presa basically looks like an extra-large pitbull on steroids - what’s not to love about that?! Well, nothing, the Presa is a fantastic dog! However, there are some things you should consider as the breed isn’t really suitable for everyone.
Did you know that the plural of Komondor is actually “Komondorok”? And that’s not even the most bizarre thing about this breed! Komondor dogs are a breed of contradictions. They are large and powerful but also fast and agile. They have the most absurd coat in the canine world but they don’t actually shed much. They are calm and quiet at home but need lots of outdoor exercise. So, is this the right breed for you? Let’s get into some specifics below.
The Dogo Argentino is an exceptionally unique breed in some regards and quite “normal” and recognizable in others. The end result for us, the dog lovers, is a very healthy, social, and friendly breed, that’s also a true physical athlete in every sense of the word. Does the Dogo Argentino make for a good family pet, however?
Unfortunately, Himalayan cats are NOT hypoallergenic. On top of that, they have long fur and shed quite a bit, spreading those allergens everywhere. Unlike some breeds, they also don’t seem to produce a lower amount of the most common allergen, Fel d 1. However, female cats and kittens do generally produce less of that pesky allergen.
So, do fish have teeth? The answer is yes. All fish on this planet have teeth. It’s safe to say there are as many types of fish teeth as there are fish on this planet. The types of fish which eat other fish have evolved teeth to grip their prey while plant-eating fish have teeth shaped to shred sea vegetation.
As far as we know, Balinese cats could potentially be hypoallergenic. But for now, there is no real research to support this. Balinese cats are said to produce less of the most common allergen, Fel d 1. Additionally, they do lack an undercoat, which means that they shed less and spread about less allergens.
Siberian cats are known as THE hypoallergenic cat. It is a cat breed that some claim 75 percent of allergy sufferers do not react to. Scientific research has shown that even the males of this breed, who produce way more of the most common allergen than females, produce only a fraction of that pesky protein compared to regular cats.
As a family dog, the Akita will certainly be playful, affectionate, courageous, and protective; a great addition to any ‘pack’. They do, however, need to be only taken on by families that can provide firm and loving discipline. If you have young children, the Akita may not be the best breed for you as they can if mistreated become a liability. Mistreatment, it should be noted, does not have to be intentional, children, especially younger ones, can be heavy-handed and hurt an Akita, resulting in them responding in the same manner back.
So, are Basenjis good family dogs? Well, it greatly depends on how you raise it. Being hypoallergenic and shedding minimally, Basenjis are super easy- to-maintain dogs. You can expect a cleaner, fur-free home atmosphere with Basenjis. Also, they tend to exhibit a friendly behavior towards humans and dog fellows, though the same attitude does not apply to small animals!
Due to the nature of cross-breeding, and it not being completely predictable, there are no guarantees that you will end up with an allergy-friendly or hypoallergenic if you breed a Labrador with a Poodle. Some Labradoodles will be more allergy-friendly than others, and some not at all. In fact, there is not a dog or a dog breed out there that is truly hypoallergenic, but some breeds are reputably better than others. This, however, will depend on the type of your dog allergy.
So, do Dalmatians shed? Yes! The Dalmatians shed so much that hair loss has become a mark of identification for the breed. But do not consider heavy shedding of the Dalmatians as a sign of poor, thin coat. Despite shedding all-round the year, their fur maintains its high quality and density, if looked after properly.
Yes, horses do indeed sweat. Considering the amount of running they are capable of, as well as the impressive speeds they can reach and the heavy loads they can carry, they’d have a lot of trouble maintaining their body temperatures otherwise. Dogs may be quite physically active animals as well but they are usually not expected to drag around carriages that weight three times their own body weight.
Ingesting grass is ultimately a way for your cat to relieve an upset stomach. By consuming grass, they can induce vomiting allowing them to bring up hairballs and other nondigestible materials that are present within their digestive system. As well as this, there are important nutrients in grass such as folic acid and the fiber of grass can help to aid in digestion and encourage regular bowel movements.
This is not to say that the Rhodesian Ridgeback is a noisy, barks all the time, drive you mad kind of breed either. Rather, it is more likely that they will bark to alert you of something unusual or to tell you that they are bored. They are certainly not a yappy breed and because of this suitable for most living environments as they are unlikely to disturb your neighbors.
Loyal, independent, agile, tough, active, and intelligent are all words that you can expect to hear when the Thai Ridgeback is being described. They are also exceptionally good at jumping, have a strong survival instinct, and make a fabulous family dog. They are not, however, for the first time dog owner as they can be a mighty handful of a hound.
When searching for the perfect dog breed for yourself and your family, it is highly likely that you were first attracted to the Rhodesian Ridgeback for its exceptional good looks. However, looks are not the only thing you should be choosing a potential family member based on, and certainly not the most important.
This dog breed is a cross between a Pitbull and a Rhodesian Ridgeback. These mixed dogs tend to be very energetic and need lots of exercise. Being large and powerful, this mix can also look very intimidating. Most Rhodesian Ridgeback Pitbull mixes inherit the Ridgeback’s wheaten coloring and short furred coat, although different coloring can be inherited from the Pitbull too.