The Royal Dog Lover

Anyone else with her collection of dogs might be considered a “collector” today because at various times, and often at the same time, Queen Victoria kept an assortment of Skye Terriers, Dachshunds, Pugs, King Charles Spaniels, Scotch Terriers, Pomeranians, Greyhounds, Deerhounds, and Collies (the last of which, according to the Royal website, the Queen owned […]

The Blooded Hound

It’s been described as a nose with a dog attached, the only breed whose work is admissible in most courts of law, and it’s no secret that we’re big fans of the Bloodhound. A Bloodhound was an integral part of the Kickstarter campaign video we launched to get this website built, but our fondness for the […]

Google: Dog Company

Every minute, two million searches are performed on Google. That’s 120 million searches every hour. Not bad for a company that many people thought was an April Fool’s Day prank when it launched on April 1 back in 2004. For all its criticisms (misuse and manipulation of search results, use of others’ intellectual property, concern […]

Leaving Money to the Dog

Over a quarter of Americans include animals in their wills, the average bequest being roughly $25,000. Everyone remembers the fuss “Trouble” caused when her mistress, billionaire real estate and hotel tycoon, Leona Helmsley, bequeathed $12 million to the twelve year old Maltese. In 2008, a judge determined that the sum what was necessary to care […]

My Name is Max Swanson

Watch the video below to “get in the mood:” You just saw the American actress, Gloria Swanson, perform what was perhaps the best known scene from her best known role:  Norma Desmond in the 1950 movie, “Sunset Boulevard.” Her line, “I’m ready for my close up, Mr. Demille,” became the year’s most quoted line. In […]

Rottweil Metzgerhunds

Among the oldest of herding breeds is the Rottweiler (yes, you read that correctly), a breed with an ancestry that most likely dates back to ancient Rome. This is a unique breed in that it’s been described by various sources as having been of the Molosser/Mastiff type, but other experts dispute this and don’t believe […]

German Roughhaired Pointer and the German Roughhaired Pointer – Differences?

Traditionally, French hound breeds with wiry-coats have been known as “griffons,” but the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) recognizes three lines of the griffon type, the griffon vendéens, wirehaired pointers, and the smousje, and not all of them are French. The Dutch Smoushond is, of course, Dutch, while the Spinone Italiano is also known as the Italian Griffon. Another griffon-type breed is […]

The Basenji’s OTHER Nickname

Though the better known nickname for this breed is the “barkless dog,” the high grass of the Congo plains necessitated the Basenji’s habit of leaping up to see above the tall grass blades leading to his African nickname, “the jumping up and down” dog. “Milo” by Ed van der hoek –edart