1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Working Height: 28–36 inches Weight: 140–175 pounds for males; 110–140 pounds for females Life Expectancy: 7–10 years Great Danes are among the world’s tallest breeds. Their short, thick coats can be brindle, fawn, blue, black, harlequin (irregular black or merle patches) or mantle. 2. Where They Came From While some
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Pets heal your soul and your body — science has the numbers. But the responsibility of caring for a creature other than yourself isn’t a fit for everyone. Sometimes allergies, mobility, apartment rules and a number of other factors stand in the way of bringing a fluffball into your life. Qoobo wants to change that. The
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Fat Tuesday isn’t just for the furless — pets love to celebrate, too. Each year in Mandeville, Louisiana, local canines gather together for the Mardi Paws Parade. Every dog is welcome to attend this celebration of canine couture and revelry; this year it’s on Feb. 18 with the theme “Fables, Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes.”
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) The picture of a dog crouched low to the ground licking the lips of another dog’s lips is often viewed as a soft and friendly appeasement gesture. Face and lip licking is most often offered by young puppies, but can carry on into adulthood. Face licking does have boundaries in the
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It’s the moment every dog owner instantly regrets ever letting their dog kiss them on the mouth: Watching that very same beloved, seemingly well-trained and civilized pup eagerly devour a stinky, steaming pile of poop off the sidewalk. Ugh, gross! But why? Why?! It’s a topic that has long perplexed animal researchers and veterinarians. And if
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Puppy games are fun ways to tire out your newly adopted fur baby while building the skills they’ll need to become socialized, obedient, friendly adult dogs in the future. While puppies spend a good portion of their days sleeping, they can have lots of energy when they wake up, and puppy
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Did you know in this country alone, we spend close to $60 billion each year on pet health care and pet food? That number increases each year, actually…and yet, over the past decade, we’ve seen an 11% decrease in how long our dogs are living. Plus, our pets are presenting with
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) As humans spread into coyote habitats with their pets more and more, the odds of encounters between dogs and coyotes skyrocket. These encounters can be deadly, especially for small dogs that make for easy prey. Humans are good source of garbage and food, which can attract coyotes, too. February is mating
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The Little Mermaid and Flynn have quite a bit in common. Both adore collecting seemingly random objects that are hardly treasured by humans. Unlike Ariel, Flynn the Dachshund’s collections of common goodies can be found above sea level. Can’t get enough of cats, dogs and other furry friends? Click here to get the cutest pet news
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Just like you, your pets can have problems with extreme weather. And Winter Storm Inga isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. PEOPLE Pet Vet Dr. Evan Antin wants your pets to get through the season as warm and safe as possible. To help owners keep their pets out of the vet’s office and free
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