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Here Are The Most Popular Dog Breeds In The U.S.

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 02.26.2015 | Green

NEW YORK (AP) — America's fondness for Labrador retrievers is still setting records, but bulldogs are breaking new ground. Labs reign...

Lawmaker Hopes To End Homeowners' Insurance Discrimination Against Pit Bulls

AP | Posted 01.23.2015 | Green

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A state lawmaker is introducing legislation that would bar insurance companies from inquiring about or discriminating against...

People and Other Animals: Who's Your Daddy?

Ken White | Posted 01.21.2015 | San Francisco
Ken White

The Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA recently started testing the DNA of many of our small, brown-ish dogs who appear to be at least part Chihuahua. Why, you might ask? Not a bad question.

Arin Greenwood

Science Explains Why Golden Retrievers Are Awesome | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.12.2014 | Green

Everyone loves golden retrievers -- of course; they're usually gorgeous with goofy, lovely personalities. But have you ever wondered what actually...

So You Think You Know What A 'Pit Bull' Is? Think Again.

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 07.30.2014 | Green

This post is part of HuffPost's ongoing #PitBullWeek coverage. The name "pit bull" can mean a lot of things, and there's really no one breed associ...

What Puts Pit Bulls in Peril

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

This isn't just a rhetorical debate -- the lives of millions of animals are at stake. So it's important to identify what we know about this maligned and often misidentified breed, as well as what we don't know.

Eight Dog Tricks I Value Most

Holly Robinson | Posted 06.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Holly Robinson

My dog is now 8 years old, which makes him as middle-aged as I am, and he is comfortable in his own white furry skin. I'm trying to take lessons from him. You can't teach an old dog new tricks, maybe, but this dog has plenty to teach an old writer.

Puppy Sold For $2 Million

Agence France Presse | | Posted 05.19.2014 | Business

A Tibetan mastiff puppy has been sold in China for almost $2 million, a report said Wednesday, in what could be the most expensive dog sale ever. A pr...

Life Is Full of Pawsibilities: Dogs and Their Owners Tell How They Met

Heather Hummel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Heather Hummel

When I was fostering, curious people wanted to know how I was able to give up my foster dogs. In time, they willingly and excitedly found their way into the hearts and homes of their new owners. With each wet-nosed kiss goodbye, I learned that that life really is full of pawsibilities.

DNA Study Reveals American Dogs' Surprising Ancestry

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 07.10.2013 | Science

European colonization of the Americas brought smallpox, starvation and warfare that decimated indigenous populations. But the canine companions that...

You Can't Judge a Book (or a Dog) by Its Cover

Jennifer Scarlett, D.V.M | Posted 08.06.2013 | San Francisco
Jennifer Scarlett, D.V.M

Instead of a dog being judged by its cover -- its superficial appearance -- research shows that its individual behavioral characteristics more closely follow those of its close relatives than traits associated with its breed.

The Day I Discovered My Dog Is A Murderer

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 07.27.2013 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

My dog is a murderer. According to the veterinarian, he is still a puppy and his traits are just beginning to show through; I am worried for the future of our biosphere.

The Birthday Boy

Myra Sideris | Posted 04.07.2013 | Good News
Myra Sideris

So, my little terror turned 1 today! The irony of my little guy being born on April Fool's Day is not lost on me. From the second we got him, I knew m...

Westminster Winners: The Right Breed for You?

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 04.21.2013 | Entertainment
Sarah Hodgson

Coiffed to perfection, it is easy to select a favorite breed based on their appearance. But no one should get a dog to match his or her couch cushions or new Prada bag. Each breed has a personality and temperament that makes it unique and beautiful.

Video Experiment Tests Dogs' Ability To Recognize Their Own

| Posted 02.19.2013 | Science

By Becky Crew | February 18, 2013 They may have the largest physical variety among all animal species on Earth, but dogs can still recognise on...

What the AKC Won't Tell You About Its Top 10 Breeds

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

As with so many slick marketing campaigns, the American Kennel Club has glossed over the downside of purebred dogs, including the fact that they often suffer miserably from congenital defects and inherited diseases. Here is the info that you won't hear from the AKC about those top 10 breeds.

MAP: NYC's Most Common Dog Names, Breeds

Posted 01.24.2013 | New York

As one of the country's most pet-friendly cities, New York City is proud to have over 100,000 registered dogs call the five boroughs home. In a fu...

9 Strange Dogs At The National Show

Posted 11.22.2012 | Green

From Vetstreet's Laura Cross and Shayna Meliker: One of the best things about attending a benched dog show like the National Dog Show presented by ...

Aggressive Pet Says A Lot About Your Personality

Posted 08.12.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 08/10/2012 09:52 AM EDT on LiveScience Your canine companion might be saying more about...

The Most Popular Dog Breeds By City

Posted 10.22.2012 | Green

From Vetstreet's Kristen Seymour: Is your city filled with pedigreed pooches and designer dogs or is it more of a mixed-breed mecca? Care to ventur...

Lennoxgate? Outcry for Investigation of Belfast After Lennox's Death

Joan K. Smith | Posted 09.22.2012 | Impact
Joan K. Smith

The story of Lennox the dog took a final, tragic turn on July 11 when Belfast City Council announced he had been killed, after a desperate legal fight by the family and in spite of a worldwide "Save Lennox" movement.

America's Purebred Obsession

Posted 06.20.2012 | Green

By Dr. Patty Khuly For Vetstreet: “What breed do you think she is?” Every veterinarian gets asked this question at least once a day. And it...

LOOK: Pups That Can Help You Snag A Date

Posted 06.19.2012 | Green

Having trouble securing a date for Friday night? You might want to blame your dog. According to a recent survey by mobile pet app Klooff, certain d...

No Justice, No Mercy for Lennox the Dog in Belfast

Joan K. Smith | Posted 08.13.2012 | Impact
Joan K. Smith

Lennox -- a family pet, a young girl's "bestest friend in the world," an animal who has committed no crime other than having the physical traits of what is known as "Pit Bull Type" -- is to be put to death.

Dog Breed Legislation Is Inherently Dangerous

Lisa LaFontaine | Posted 07.30.2012 | DC
Lisa LaFontaine

Leaders throughout Maryland are grasping the ineffectiveness of the Court's ruling on pit bulls. It's tremendously difficult to determine if a dog is a pit bull or cross bred, and discrimination against dogs based on appearance is wrong.