Dog Discoveries

Dog Word of the Day: What is an Alpha Dog?

Dog Word of the Day Alpha Dog

  What is an alpha dog? Since alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet, the term “alpha dog” has come to denote a dog that within a “pack” is considered the first, the highest member in rank. Use of the term dates back to when wolves were studied and it was determined that … Read more

Discovering Dog Breeds With Curly Tails

Discovering Dog Breeds With Curly Tails

  With over 300 breeds of dogs populating the world, it’s not surprising seeing dogs with different tail sets, and dog breeds with curly tails deserve a place of honor. These kinks in a dog’s tail are quite fascinating to discover, considering that curly tails are only limited to a few dogs breeds. What causes those … Read more

What’s Up With Male Dogs Peeing Like Females?

What's Up With Male Dogs Peeing Like Females?

  Help, my dog pees like a female dog, what is wrong with him? This is often a question owners of male dogs squatting down to pee ask around. As seen in a past article, there are several dog peeing positions dogs assume and each dog may have his or her own personal preference. However, there … Read more

An Insight into Dog Appetite and Satiety

An Insight into Dog Appetite and Satiety

  Dogs, just like people, go through moments during the day during which they feel hungry and then feel full, but exactly what mechanisms in dogs are responsible for triggering such sense of appetite or sense of satiety? Your dog seems always on top of making sure to let you know when meal time is around … Read more

Surprise, Your Dog Has New Year Resolutions Too!

  With the year coming to an end, you might have special plans in mind for next year, but what about your dog? Chances are high your dog has New Year’s resolutions too! Of course, Rover won’r compile a New Year’s resolution to-do-list like many people do, and obviously he can’t express them in words, … Read more

Nine Fascinating Facts About Dog Saliva

  You likely don’t pay much attention to your dog’s saliva until you watch some droplets fall down, and then, before you know it, a little puddle of saliva has formed as your dog watches you eat a juicy steak. Dog saliva after all is meant to stay inside, nicely tucked inside your dog’s mouth, … Read more

How to Prevent Dog Collar Strangulation

  We often assume collars are safe and rely on them to carry our dog’s identification tags, but dog collar strangulation is sadly a possibility and there are more and more stories about this type of accident occurring. The collar may get caught in some branches or one dog may get stuck into another dog’s … Read more

Dog Word of the Day: What is a Dudley Nose?

  When it comes to dog noses, they can be colored in many different ways, the most common being black, but once in a blue moon you may stumble on what is called a Dudley nose. What exactly is a Dudley nose? The American Kennel Club glossary informs us that a Dudley nose in dogs … Read more

What’s the Main Difference Between Papillon and Phalene?

  Almost everybody is familiar with the papillon dog breed, a small dog breed known for its flashy looking fringed ears that somewhat resemble butterflies, but not many people are familiar with the phalene variety, a variation of this breed that is gradually undergoing a resurgence in popularity. Interestingly, the American Kennel Club accepts both … Read more

I am Your Dog’s Gracilis Muscle

  You might have never heard about a dog’s gracilis muscle, but this muscle is one that certain dog owners may never forget about once their dog develops problems with it. Just as in humans, a dog’s body is made of several muscles which allow force and motion. It is thanks to your dog’s muscles … Read more

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