This week’s doggo is the Great Dane! Great Danes are known for being huge dogs. They grow to be about 2 feet 4 inches to 2 feet 10 inches tall at the shoulder, and anywhere from 100 to 200 pounds. Great Danes live to be about 7 to 10 years old. They are gentle dogs that generally get along well with children, dogs, and other animals. Great Danes are eager to please and people oriented.
This week I will be talking about the Australian Shepherd. Australian Shepherds are small-to-medium sized dogs, weighing about 40 to 65 pounds. They are around 1 to 2 feet tall at the shoulder and live to be about 12 to 15 years old. These dogs are known for herding sheep. Australian Shepherds are high energy, and will become loud and destructive if they don’t get an adequate amount of exercise each day. These dogs are very good at agility, obedience, and being guide dogs. Australian Shepherds are good with kids if trained, if not they might try to herd them like sheep. They make great dogs for active families.
Australian Shepherd Dog Breed Information, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts – Dogtime. (n.d.). Retrieved April 24, 2017, from http://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/australian-shepherd#/slide/
This weeks dog is the Golden Retriever. They are one of the most popular dogs in the United States. Golden Retrievers are medium sized dogs, about 55 to 75 pounds and approximately 1 foot 9 inches to 2 feet tall at the shoulder. They have a lifespan of about 10 to 12 years. Golden’s make great family pets and are also great therapy dogs, hunters, they are good at agility and obedience. These dogs require at least 40 to 60 minutes of intense physical activity per day. Golden retrievers shed a lot, especially during the Spring and Fall and will require daily brushing. They love to eat and will easily become overweight if their food is not monitored and measured out.
This week I will be talking about the German Shepherd. These are larger dogs, about 1-2 feet at the shoulder and 75-95 pounds. German Shepherds lifespan is about 10 to 14 years. They are among the top 10 most popular dog breeds in the United States, and are well known for sniffing out illegal substances, serving in the military, leading the blind, and chasing down criminals. German Shepherds need a lot of activity and exercise or they will express their boredom with chewing or barking.
German Shepherd Dog Breed Information, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts. (n.d.). Retrieved April 12, 2017, from http://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/german-shepherd-dog#/slide/1
This weeks doggo is the Italian Greyhound. They are small dogs, about a foot tall at the shoulder and weigh around 6-15 pounds. Italian Greyhounds live to be about 14-15 years old. IG’s are extremely fast dogs and will chase anything that moves. These dogs are intelligent, gentle, and very affectionate.
Some of you may be familiar with the YouTube star Jenna Marbles. She has two Italian Greyhounds named Peach and Kermit. She often includes them in her videos and made a funny one about how to care for them.
Italian Greyhound Dog Breed Information, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts – Dogtime. (n.d.). Retrieved April 3, 2017, from http://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/italian-greyhound#/slide/1
This week’s dog is the Bulldog. Bulldogs are short stocky dogs that are around a foot tall at the shoulder, and weigh between 40 and 50 pounds. They live to be 8 to 12 years old. Bulldogs are wide and muscular with broad heads. They have an underbite, so their lower teeth are over their top teeth.
Because of bulldogs build, they are prone to respiratory and joint problems. They can be lazy dogs, but still need plenty of exercise. Bulldogs however, cannot tolerate humidity and heat. They will most likely overeat if given the chance, so their serving sizes need to be monitored closely.
Bulldog Dog Breed Information, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts – Dogtime. (n.d.). Retrieved March 28, 2017, from http://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/bulldog#/slide/1
The dog I will be discussing this week is the Samoyed. Samoyeds were bred to her reindeer, hunt, and pull sleds. They are friendly, gentle, yet strong-willed dogs. Samoyeds can be 1 to 2 feet tall at the shoulder, and weigh roughly 50 to 60 pounds. Their average lifespan is about 12 to 14 years. Samoyeds have a unique upturn of the corner of their mouths, called the “Sammy smile”. These dogs usually chose one special person to devote themselves to, but are affectionate to everyone and make great family dogs. Samoyeds have extremely thick white fur, and shed a lot in the Spring. If Samoyeds aren’t kept busy, they will find something to do like digging, getting into garbage, and chewing shoes. Since they were bred for hunting, Samoyeds have a strong urge to chase squirrels, rabbits, and other small animals.
Samoyed Dog Breed Information, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts. (n.d.). Retrieved March 14, 2017, from http://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/samoyed#/slide/1
This week I will be talking about the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Corgi’s are very short, small dogs. They are around 10 inches to a foot tall at the shoulder. Corgi’s usually weigh no more than 30 pounds, and live to be 12 to 14 years old. They are very vocal dogs and bark at everything. They are intelligent dogs, but can be stubborn. Corgi’s have a strong urge to herd so they may not be good around children (they might nip them). Corgi’s tend to over-eat and are prone to becoming obese.
Pembroke Welsh Corgi Dog Breed Information, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts. (n.d.). Retrieved March 8, 2017, from http://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/pembroke-welsh-corgi#/slide/1
This week I will be talking about the Pug. Pugs are small smushy faced dogs. They weigh around 14 to 18 pounds and are around 10 inches tall at the shoulder. The average lifespan for pugs is 12 to 15 years.
Pugs are generally happy, loyal, affectionate, playful dogs. They can be “yappy” and shed a lot, but they are good dogs for small houses or apartments. Because of the way pugs noses are, they can sometimes have breathing problems. They often snore very loudly and can become overheated easily.
On Instagram there is an account of a pug named Doug the Pug. He is very cute and dresses up and makes music videos. Here are a few pictures of him:
Pug Dog Breed Information, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts – Dogtime. (n.d.). Retrieved February 27, 2017, from http://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/pug#/slide/1
This week I chose to talk about the Siberian Husky. They are known for being sled dogs, their wolf-like appearance, and their beautiful blue eyes. Huskies are working dogs that grow to be about 1 foot 8 inches to 1 foot 11 inches tall at the shoulder.
They weigh anywhere from 35 to 65 pounds. Huskies have a lifespan of about 12 to 15 years. They are independent intelligent dogs that can be difficult to train. Siberian Huskies are known for escaping, so owners should be always on the lookout for them. They can be very destructive if left alone uncrated. Huskies don’t usually bark, however they do howl. Here are a few links to show what kinds of noises huskies make:
Siberian Husky Dog Breed Information, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts. (n.d.). Retrieved February 20, 2017, from http://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/siberian-husky#/slide/1