Archive | DOG BREEDS

Whether you’re planning on adding a new family member to your brood or you’re just curious about dog facts, Global Animal has all the information you might need about animal breeds. Many dogs end up in shelters and euthanized because people forget to do simple research on their canine companions. From a dog’s temperament to their history, here you can learn all about your future friend. Read on to find out more about different dog breeds.–Global Animal

<p>Mutts like this Chihuahua mix are the epitome of uniqueness. Photo Credit: The Daily Puppy</p>

10 Reasons Mutts & Mixed Breeds Rock

(DOGS/DOG ADOPTION) At Global Animal we love all dogs. And sometimes you have to stick up for the underdog. Purebred dogs are in high demand, but people often don’t realize all the lovable mutts they’re passing by. The majority of homeless dogs in need of a good family are mixed breeds, and are highly deserving […]

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Long Haired Tan Chihuahua

About Dog Breeds: Chihuahua

Chihuahua The Chihuahua is the smallest dog breed. They have either a smooth, short-haired coat or are long-haired. They have two types of head shapes: deer head and apple head which, as the name implies, is more rounded. Chihuahuas can be several colors, including solid colors such as fawn, red, cream, black, brown, and white. […]

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About Dog Breeds: Pit Bull

Pit Bull The term “pit bull” is a misleading one. Many people are surprised to learn that a pit bull isn’t even a dog breed. Rather, it’s an umbrella term to refer to as many as five different dog breeds—and all mixes of these breeds. The most specific definition, and arguably the most accurate, of […]

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		Standard Poodle Dog Breed

About Dog Breeds: Standard Poodle

Standard Poodle The Standard Poodle is a medium to large sized dog. They have long straight muzzles and can have curly or straight fur. The Standard Poodle’s coat colors are usually, white, cream, black, blue, silver, gray, apricot, or brown. Typically this breed was bred to have solid color coats, but in more recent years […]

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Labrador Retriever

About Dog Breeds: Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever Labrador Retrievers are one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States. There are two types of Labrador Retrievers—English and American. The English bred Labradors are usually heavier, thicker, and stockier than the American bred Labradors. The American bred dogs look skinnier and lanky. Both versions have broad heads and thick, […]

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Afghan Hound

About Dog Breeds: Afghan Hound

Afghan Hound   Afghan Hounds are some of the oldest breeds known to man. They are tall and slender with long refined heads and silks coats. They have dark, almond-shaped eyes and floppy ears that rest flat against their head. Their long, silky coats are often a sandy color and their faces are a slightly […]

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Individuals in North Carolina favor the basset hound. Photo credit:

About Dog Breeds: Basset Hound

Basset Hound   Basset Hounds are typically short, stocky, and heavy. They are known for their large, floppy ears that hang almost to the ground. They have short, stubby legs and big paws. This breed has relatively large heads with sad, big, brown droopy eyes that will melt any dog lover’s heart. Their coats are […]

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Bernese Mountain Dog Breed

About Dog Breeds: Bernese Mountain Dog

Bernese Mountain Dog Bernese Mountain Dogs are large, strong, sturdy dogs. They have broad faces and muzzles. This breed has a long, thick coat suitable for cold climates and bushy tails. These dogs are tricolor with symmetrical black, white, and rust markings. The Bernese Mountain dog originated in the Swiss mountains. Many 18th Century paintings show […]

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About Dog Breeds: Chow Chow

Chow Chow Chow Chows are large, fluffy, stocky dogs. Two main things set this breed apart: their blue-black tongues, and their straight stiff back legs that cause them to walk rather stilted. They have large, broad heads with a huge mane-like ruff behind the head that a lion could be proud of. Their coats are […]

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About Dog Breeds: Greyhound

Greyhound   Greyhounds are tall, slender dogs with long, narrow heads and a tapered muzzle. They have a long tail with a slight upward curve. This breed’s coat is short, fine, glossy, and comes in all colors. As great watchdogs and hunters, the Greyhounds skills include agility, speed, and sight. Greyhounds are an ancient breed […]

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French Bulldog

About Dog Breeds: French Bulldog

French Bulldog French Bulldogs are pleasant, sturdy, compact dogs. They have large square heads, a rounded forehead, and wide set eyes. They have black noses that may be lighter in lighter-colored dogs. French Bulldogs have large bat-like ears that stand up straight from their heads. Their tails can be straight or corkscrew and their coats […]

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American Cocker Spaniel

About Dog Breeds: American Cocker Spaniel

American Cocker Spaniel The Cocker Spaniel is a medium-sized, sturdy dog. Their head is rounded with a pronounced stop, and their muzzle is broad and deep with square, even jaws. The Cocker Spaniel coat comes in any solid color, black with tan points, merle, solid color with tan points, and parti-color. Bold and keen to work, the […]

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Collie dog breed

About Dog Breeds: Collie

Collie   The Collie is a highly intelligent, large, lean, and strong dog. Their heads are wedge-shaped and their muzzles are rounded, tapering to the black nose, with a slight stop. The face is chiseled.  Eye color is dark brown except for blue merles, where the eyes may be blue or be one of each […]

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Chinese Crested

About Dog Breeds: Chinese Crested

Chinese Crested   Despite being the most popular of the hairless breeds, the Chinese Crested is still a rare breed. There are two distinct varieties of the Chinese Crested Dog, the “hairless” and the “powderpuff.” The hairless variety is just that: hairless, except for its feet, head and tail. The “powderpuff” has a long, soft coat. […]

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