3 Myths About Dog Breeders

Myths About Dog Breeders When seeking to get a new dog for yourself, your family, and your household, you will find yourself looking at a lot of different dog breeders, trying to decide which one is right for you. That’s right; you’re not just looking for a dog, you’re looking…

Old Yeller: Finding a Friend

Old Yeller is an exceptionally sad story, one that these days, many may not know anymore. It was a book by Fred Gipson and, after that, a film, one that primarily revolved around the relationship between a boy and his dog. It harkened back to a more rustic time in…

The Story (or lack thereof) of Underdog

The idea of a dog as a hero isn’t that unusual; in our society and culture, we recognize that the loyalty, strength, obedience, intelligence, and generally good nature of dogs makes them the best companions we could want or expect. This idea has taken many forms over the years, and…

Two New Breeds Take Center Stage at the…

It’s not often that it can be said that the world of dog shows has seen a major change, but recently exactly that happened. New breeds are not often accepted for show purposes at events like the Westminster Dog Show, but that is exactly what has happened for the Wirehaired…

The Story of Rin Tin Tin

Few dogs have as great a reputation, or as storied a past, as Rin Tin Tin. The story goes that near the end of World War 1, U.S. Army corporal Lee Duncan discovered a badly damaged kennel in the French village of Filrey; this kennel had previously supplied the German…

The Story of Toto, The Wizard of Cairn…

The Wizard of Oz – well, the original film, anyway – is beautiful, enjoyable, enduring, frightening, and so much more, all in one film. It had a huge impact on peoples’ lives and our culture, and continues to stay with us to this day. The characters, in particular, are very…

Cartoon Reality: How Snoopy Is Like A Real…

Marmaduke, Garfield, Heathcliff, Scooby Doo and (of course) Snoopy…there’s a seemingly endless list of cartoon animals who have human or semi-human characteristics but, in reality, demonstrate characteristics of the very animal type they are a caricature of. What’s fun about these characters is that they are basically exaggerations of those…

The Origin of the Dog Days of Summer

Soon enough we’ll be entering into what we call the “Dog Days of Summer,” but like most of the turns of phrase that we use in everyday speech, we often don’t know what that means, nor do we understand the true origins the phrase. It just works its way into…

Take Your Best Friend for a Hike

Summer is the perfect time to start hiking again, but who wants to hike alone? Everyone’s so busy these days; it can sometimes make you wonder how you ever got the time to get together with your friends and hike in the past. Yet here you are, with time to…

The Dog for the Great Outdoors

The summertime is the right time to get out there and experience the outside world in all its glory. This was a rough winter we just went through, and you may have forgotten that camping, the beach, hiking, and a variety of other outdoor activities all await not just you,…

What a Dog Does for the Elderly

Dogs can have quite a bit of energy, sometimes more than we are prepared for as their owners and caregivers! They are, after all, a naturally rambunctious, curious, playful species, one that has grown up and developed alongside us and come to anticipate our own desires and interests as far…

What Does a Dog Have to Do With…

Recent years have seen a number of soldiers coming home wounded not just physically, but also carrying the mental scars of war back home as well. In times past, this condition was often ignored or treated with disdain, but in the past few decades we have come to recognize post-traumatic…