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Richard

Richard has been raising dogs his whole life, including a Poodle, Pomeranian, Corgi and Australian Shepherd. He's always working with animal shelters and dog rescues because of his passion for all dogs. Fun fact: his all time favorite breed is the German Shepherd. Read More.

Are Mutt Dogs Smarter than Purebreds? – Here’s What Scientific Studies Say

If you’re bringing home a dog, you’ll have plenty of options. And if you’re considering a mutt dog, then you have unlimited options to choose from. However, most people avoid mutts because they believe purebreds are smarter. But are mutts really smarter? There’s no conclusive scientific evidence to prove mutt dogs are inherently smarter than …

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20 Beautiful Blue Heeler Mixes – The Australian Cattle Dog Mix Guide

Blue Heelers, otherwise known as the Australian Cattle Dog, are famously known to be fierce and intense herding dogs. In the world of working dog breeds, few dogs have the work ethic to match a heeler’s. The Australian Cattle dogs are true “workaholics.” And while their temperament may be a little intense, they have an …

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Can Golden Retrievers Swim? – Reasons Why Goldens Are Good Swimmers

It’s a hot summer day and your Golden Retriever is looking for a way to cool down. They need plenty of exercise, so skipping physical activity isn’t an option. What better way to beat the heat than to go for a swim? However, will Golden Retrievers be good swimmers? Golden Retrievers are excellent swimmers because …

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5 Radiant Rottweiler Colors – Standard & “Rare” Rottie Colors

The Rottweiler is a fierce and protective dog famous for its unwavering loyalty. Rottweilers will be calm, but they have high confidence. There are few things that scare the Rottweiler, which explains why they’re one of the top guard dogs. And given the immense popularity of these dogs in North America, it’s not hard spotting …

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Are Corgis Smart Dogs? – Deep Dive Into the Corgi Intelligence

Corgis strike the perfect balance of work and play. They can be as diligent and loyal as any dog, but also have a goofy side, highlighted by their oddly-shaped bodies. However as an owner, you may wonder just how intelligent these dogs may be. Corgis are very smart dogs. According to Stanley Coren, Pembroke and …

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5 Types of Hunting Dog Breeds (And How They Actually Hunt)

Hunting is a sport that’s been around for millions of years. From the early homo sapiens to the modern duck hunter, hunting has always been a big part of human history. And not surprisingly, dogs have also been a huge help for hunters of all generations. However, the phrase “hunting dog” can be a little …

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What Were Golden Retrievers Bred For? – Hunting History, Jobs & Roles

The Golden Retriever is an incredibly charming dog. Combined with its friendly nature, this dog breed’s charm has made it the preferred pet in many American homes. But have you ever wondered what these dogs were actually bred for? The Golden Retriever was bred to retrieve game from bushes, cliffs, and bodies of water from …

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Are Poodles Hunting Dogs? – All About the Water Retriever & Versatile Hunter

While we may associate the pompon-bearing Poodles with dog shows and companionship, the graceful breed is actually very agile, sharp and surprisingly strong. With all their physical gifts, it really makes you wonder if they would be good hunting dogs. Poodles were originally bred to be retrieving and hunting dogs. Although they didn’t actually chase …

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Are Beagles Hunting Dogs? – Here’s Why They’re Skilled Hunters

Beagles are friendly, active, and small enough to keep in any household. However, not many people know that Beagles were initially bred for a different purpose. In the past, they were primarily used to help their hunters track and trap prey. Beagles were originally bred as hunting dogs in Great Britain. They were developed to …

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15 Pointer Dog Breeds – The Ultimate Guide to Pointer Dogs (Bird Dogs)

There are plenty of pointer dog breeds available, and even more breeds of hunting dogs that are versatile enough to serve as pointers. Their high intelligence and ability to quickly learn has made these breeds a favorite among all types of owners. Though hunting with these dogs still exists, most of these dog breeds are …

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