Posts by Hope Smith
32 Unique Food-Themed Dog Names
Are you looking for a name for your new dog that’s a little different? A name that, when you call it at the dog park, won’t have 3 different pooches running up to you? Here are some food-themed ideas if you just can’t quite come up with something unique on your own. Belekoy A…Read More
12 Dog Breeds You’re Probably Pronouncing Wrong
Hundreds of unique dog breeds have originated all over the world, bred for the specific environment and necessary work of that region. As many of these breeds made their way to the United States, their names often were so frequently mispronounced that their Americanized name became the norm. Here is a list of 12 of…Read More
What Does The Direction Your Dog Wags Their Tail Mean?
While humans can’t exactly speak dog, there are a few body language cues we are able to translate with confidence. For one, a dog wagging it’s tail means it’s a happy dog, right? Turns out, this may not always be the case. Research shows that the direction that a dog wags its tail may speak…Read More
Breed Spotlight: Borzoi
History The Borzoi, also known as the Russian Wolfhound, is a majestic dog bred to course fox, boar, hare, and perhaps most impressively, wolf. These impressive sighthounds have been around since the 15th century, where Russian nobles such as Ivan the Terrible kept hundreds or even thousands of Borzois for hunting. During the Romanov rule…Read More
10 Unique Nature-Inspired Dog Names
Are you looking for a name for your new dog that’s a little different? A name that, when you call it at the dog park, won’t have 3 different pooches running up to you? Here are some nature-inspired ideas if you just can’t quite come up with something unique on your own. Calla A…Read More
Dogs in Mythology: Cerberus
In Greek mythology, Cerberus was a multiple-headed dog that guarded the gates of the Underworld, the kingdom of Hades. This terrifying beast prevented the deceased from leaving as well as the living from entering. Cerberus was said to have been born from the beasts Echidna and Typhon, with multiple dog heads, snake heads growing from…Read More
How Many Human Years are in a Dog Year?
It is a well-accepted fact that a single dog year is equal to 7 human years. If your dog is 3 years old, that would mean that they are 21 in human years. Sounds about right! However, if you start translating the the age of a very young or older dog, this 1:7 ratio starts…Read More
Should Your Dog be Wearing a Winter Coat?
With temperatures dropping and the chance of snow and ice rising, many dog caretakers are opting to put a coat or sweater on their canine companion. How do these people know who should don a doggie sweater and when? A dog’s need for a little extra insulation depends on a few factors, and we want…Read More
12 Unique Dog Names Inspired by Famous Artists
Are you looking for a name for your new dog that’s a little different? A name that, when you call it at the dog park, won’t have 3 different pooches running up to you? Here are some ideas inspired by famous artists if you just can’t quite come up with something unique on your own.…Read More
9 Dog Breeds with a Royal History
Most dog breeds were bred to do dirty work: exterminating vermin, guarding homes or flocks against predators and intruders, or chasing down high stamina prey animals. Other dogs got to live the cushy life, serving as companion animals to royalty. These dogs were lucky enough to find their way into royal courts, palaces, and even…Read More