We’ve all been there. You’re in the pet store and you see a cute little puppy with floppy ears and a tail wag so fast it’s hard to keep pace with it. The temptation is too much: you have to buy that dog! But how do you know if it’s right for your family? The first step is figuring out what kind of dog will best suit your needs and lifestyle. Below, we’ll take an in-depth look at some popular breeds from around the world as well as some common traits between them all (and why they matter).
You’re probably familiar with dogs from their role as companions and pets. But did you know that they are also members of the family Canidae? The word “canine” means “dog” in French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. Dogs are members of the subfamily Caninae (meaning “dog-like”) which includes wolves, foxes and … Read the rest