Side view of an Azawakh dog walking outside in the grass in front of a forest

Breed Spotlight: Azawakh

History The Azawakh originated thousands of years ago in Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso in Africa as a sighthound and secondarily, as a guard dog and companion. They were originally rasied in the Sahel region of the Sahara Desert by the Tuareg and other ethnic tribes of the southern Sahel. While the harsh conditions of the…
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Musher with team of sled dogs in front of mountains of Denali National Park.

The Amazing Adaptations of Sled Dogs

A Brief History The use of dogs to pull sleds has been traced back to around 9,000 years ago through remains on Zhokhov Island in the East Siberian Sea. Archaeological analysis of dog remains showed that, by this time, the inhabitants of the island had domesticated two varieties of dogs: hunters and draft animals. Since…
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Unique Dog Names March

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 is some inspiration if you just can’t quite come up with something unique on your own.   Female Rogue. A…
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Mixed breed dog in the garden holding hyacinth flower in mouth

Common Houseplants that are Toxic to Dogs

Houseplants are a great way to brighten up and add some life to a room. However, if you have pets around the house, it’s important to do research on what plants may be toxic or harmful to them. Most plants are only harmful if consumed but may also cause skin irritation if your pet rubs…
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Akita dog standing in a grassy yard with trees in the background

Breed Spotlight: Akita

    History What the American Kennel Club recognizes as the “Akita” breed is what every other country recognizes as the “American Akita”. There is also a breed called the “Japanese Akita”, or “Akita Inu”, that is not recognized by the American Kennel Club. However, the American Akita and Akita Inu have a joint origin…
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