Ten Most Interesting Chow Chow Facts

The Chow Chow is a distinctive-looking companion dog originating from northern China, where it is also known as Sōng Shī Quǎn (Fluffy Lion Dog), Lang Gou (Wolf Dog) and Xiong Gou (Bear Dog). This lovely canine will charm you with its fluffy appearance like a teddy bear, its panda-like sluggishness, flattened and rounded face with the cute appeal of a puffball, cat-like personality, and its lovely snore. This is a naturally aloof, reserved and stubborn dog that is well known after its couch potato lifestyle. He makes an good family companion that is very affectionate and loyal to all members of the household. However, the Chow Chow can be also aggressively protective of its owner and property to the point he would actually attack and even bite a stranger. This is the reason it is very important to socialize your dog as soon as possible. Being primarily an indoors companion, it is perfectly clear that this is not an excessively active dog, but that doesn’t mean he is some calm cuddly pet. On the contrary, the Chow Chow can be very unpredictable and intolerant if annoyed or abused. That’s why this dog is not recommended for families with small children unless they’re raised together. On the bright side, Chow is usually friendly with cats and other dogs since its hunting instincts are not so strong. With that being said, it’s time to take a look at ten most interesting Chow Chow facts. Continue Reading →

Ten Most Interesting Siberian Husky Facts

The Siberian Husky is a Spitz type Arctic dog originating from, as its name suggests, Siberia. This is one of the most famous dog breeds in the world that will literally charm you at first sight with its gracious stance, wolf-like appearance and cute gaze. But, it is not just about the beauty of this dog. Huskies are also well-known after their incredible personality, which is highlighted by huge affection for humans, lively spirit and pack loyalty. These qualities make them excellent family companions, who like to spend as much time as possible with all the members of the household. They are particularly nice and tolerant with children. On top of that, Siberians possess great working qualities, considering how incredibly agile, strong, resourceful, and hardy they are. Proven as some of the best sledge dogs in the world, they are often used for dog sled racing, mushing and carting. However, Huskies are very independent and stubborn dogs with a strong prey drive. They demand a lot of hard work and discipline in order to be properly trained and socialized. That is why they’re not recommended for the inexperienced dog owners. With that being said, let’s jump onto the list of ten most interesting Siberian Husky facts. Continue Reading →

Ten Most Interesting Portuguese Podengo Facts

The Portuguese Podengo is the National breed of Portugal. This is a primitive type Sighhound best known for its excellent hunting skills. There are three varieties of PodengosPodengo Pequeno (small), Podengo Medio (medium) and Podengo Grande (large). They do not only differentiate by their size, but temperament and working habits to some degree. In general, these are all pack-hunting dogs, but can as well hunt singly. In their native country, Podengos are primarily used to hunt rabbits. They are generally good family companions, but only if they undergo early socialization. Early socialization is particularly important for a Podengo Grande. Luckily, Portuguese Podengos are relatively easy to socialize and train, but only in the hands of a dominant and experienced owner. When working with these dogs, one has to be firm and confident, but calm and careful. Positive reinforcement techniques are recommended in this case. Now, let’s take a look at ten most interesting Portuguese Podengo facts. Continue Reading →

The Real Story Of The Most Loyal Dog Hachikō

I am sure many of you, dear readers have heard at least something about this incredible story. Well, how couldn’t you, this is probably one of the most famous and touching real dog stories ever. It tells us about the life and loyalty of one special dog, the man’s best friend in any sense. So, who is actually this loyal dog? Hachikō was an Akita Inu, born on November 10, 1923, on a farm near Ōdate, the city in Akita prefecture, Japan. Just a few months later, in the first quarter of 1924 actually, he was brought to Tokyo by Hidesaburō Ueno, a professor of arable land readjustment at the University of Tokyo. This marked the beginning of a true friendship that will later inspire millions of people across the whole world. This touching tale is the best proof that dogs are the only animals who love men more than themselves. Continue Reading →

Ten Most Amazing Alaskan Malamute Facts

The Alaskan Malamute is the one of the most famous primitive dogs. This is a favorite dog breed in North America, and for the good reason! The Malamute is a dog of great strength, very similar to Arctic wolf, which is actually his ancestor. This is a dog of many virtues, an ideal companion for every experienced owner. He is tough and has an excellent sense of smell and direction, which is why he is often used in all sorts of polar expeditions and competitions. So, here are ten most interesting Alaskan Malamute facts. Continue Reading →