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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Hound Height: 24–28 inches Weight: Typically 65–70 pounds for males, 60–65 pounds for females Life Expectancy: 12–15 years Greyhounds are tall, lean and muscular dogs built for hunting and speed. They have short, smooth coats and can be any color. 2. Where They Came From Tomb carvings depicting the dogs were discovered in ancient
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Trust us and get the tissues ready. Singer Tom Chaplin, formerly of the British band Keane, recently released a holiday album, Twelvetales of Christmas, which features the moving song “Midnight Mass.” But it’s not necessarily the lyrics or instrumentation that are getting to us — it’s the music video. Starring a host of furry friends,
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Rachael Ray is definitely on Santa’s nice list. For the third year in a row, the celebrity chef is rallying famous friends to help donate money to animals in need this season through her #SantaPaws campaign. Celebrities like Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Hilary Duff have already posted about the campaign, which kicked off on
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“I get knocked down, but I get up again. You’re never going to keep me down” … unless you have a camera. Over the weekend, Twitter user @PendleburyErik shared a video that is short, but earth-shattering. He captured his dog having a solo bounce session on the trampoline in his backyard. “Just know I woke
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Treats are a great way to show your dog a little extra love. These special yummies can be anything from homemade biscuits to a package from a doggy bakery, or even just a morsel of steak from your own plate. With all these options, how can you choose the right treat
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Jurassic Bark! Attack of the [Canine] Clones! Mutt-iplicity! The doggie clone jokes write themselves, folks. With that out of the way, the latest news in the scientific community regarding the topic of animal cloning is serious futuristic business. LiveScience reports that South Korean scientists recently announced the birth of three clone puppies, all of which
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It’s a classic image: a dog contentedly gnawing on a bone. According to the Food and Drug Administration, it’s a scene that can turn fatal fast. The FDA recently released a warning to dog owners telling them to avoid bone treats, after receiving 68 reports, affecting 90 dogs, of pet illness related to bone treats,
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These dark-furred cuties may look alike, they may even enjoy the extra warmth each other’s compact bodies provide on that leather chair during the chilly winter months. However, one of these fellas is a little less enthusiastic about their afternoon rendezvous. Like many “twins,” just because their outsides are similar, doesn’t mean their inner selves
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Let’s be honest: You always knew there was something just a little … spooky about your Pug, didn’t you? It’s something about those deep, black eyes. They’re adorable, yes, but there’s something else, something that’s looking back at you with perhaps just a little more knowledge and understanding than you expect from your dog. You
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(Picture Credit: gettyimages) In one memorable summer for Samoyed Rescue of Minnesota, three dogs arrived, one after the other. All 18 months old, the white fluffy dogs were typical mischievous adolescents — if a little unrulier than most. Your bundle of joy can become a holy terror if you’re not prepared. “None of the dogs
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Blueprints on The Oldest Dog in the World from Planet Paws on Vimeo. If dogs had a flaw (which they don’t) their one flaw would be that they don’t live as long as we do. Scientists are working at trying to create pills that will help extend the lives of dogs, but they haven’t come
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Dear Labby, I take my dog to a groomer. Am I supposed to tip? If so, what is the standard amount? Signed: Really Is Necessary to Spend Extra? Dear R.I.N.S.E., Certainly a tip is not appropriate if your Chihuahua comes back smelling like a garbage dump or your Husky returns with
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(Picture Credit: Seth McConnell/The Denver Post via Getty Images) As much as you might like to bring your dog on your travels, sometimes it’s just not possible or practical. And you may have used up all your pet-sitting favors from family and friends. It’s time to go kennel shopping. As with other travel arrangements, planning
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Approximately 3,000 dogs have undergone the new neuter procedure, which allows male dogs to keep their testicles, but renders them sterile. If you could have your dog neutered with an injection instead of the traditional surgery, would you do it? Stephanie Taylor of Shingle Springs, Calif., already had an appointment for her 18-month-old miniature Australian
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The competition will be ‘ruff’ at this year’s National Dog Show Presented by Purina, which airs on Thanksgiving Day at 12 p.m. ET. More than 2,000 dogs are in the running for the title of Best in Show, in an event co-host John O’Hurley calls “a perfect piece of programming on the great family day
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