Dogs

different facts about dogs

What are dogs?

They're complex animals and are about as versatile as any creature on earth. On top of that, they, along with the domesticated house cat, make the most wonderful, loving, entertaining and companionable pets on this earth!

what do dogs do?

When you feel sad, your dog will immediately pick up on this and adjust his behavior accordingly. He may become more subdued than usual, lose interest in his toys and even refuse his food.

Usually, your dog will quietly observe you from a corner of the room. After a while, he may come over and lie down at your feet or gently rest his head in your lap. Many dogs will even try to lick away tears as they fall. A dog’s master is the center of his entire world, so sensing your feelings of sadness will have an effect on him too.

In a study published in the journal “Animal Cognition,” researchers found that a dog was more likely to approach someone who was crying than someone who was humming or talking. Furthermore, they found that dogs respond to weeping with submissive behavior.

In other words, dogs seem to be trying to placate a person who is upset. What is more, dogs will approach anyone who is upset the same way, regardless of whether that person is their owner or not.

What kind of breeds of dogs are there?

Affenpinscher

  • BREED GROUP: Toy
  • WEIGHT: 7-9 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 9-11.5 inches
  • COLOR(S) black, gray, silver, or black and tan




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Afghan Hound


  • BREED GROUP: Hound
  • WEIGHT: Male: 60; Female: 50 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 27; Female: 25 inches
  • COLOR(S) all colors permissible except spotted




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Airedale Terrier


  • BREED GROUP: Terrier
  • WEIGHT: 45 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 23 inches
  • COLOR(S) tan with black or grizzle saddle




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Akbash


  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: Male: 120; Female: 90 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 28-31; Female: 27-29 inches
  • COLOR(S) Solid White




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Akita


  • BREED GROUP: Working
  • WEIGHT: Male: 85-130; Female: 65-110 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 25-28; Female: 23-26 inches
  • COLOR(S) any color, including white, pinto, or brindle




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Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog


  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: Male: 100; Female: 78 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 23-26; Female: 20-23 inches
  • COLOR(S) blue merle, brown merle, red merle brindle, tan, red, brown, black, white




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Alaskan Klee Kai


  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: Toy: 10; Miniature: 15; Standard: 23 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Toy: 13; Miniature: 13-15; Standard: 15-17.5 inches
  • COLOR(S) All colors; Markings must be symmetrical. The facial mask is distinctly defined.




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Alaskan Malamute


  • BREED GROUP: Working
  • WEIGHT: Male: 85; Female: 75 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 25; Female: 23 inches
  • COLOR(S) light gray through to black, with white shading and a white mask or cap; also shades of sable or red with shading, or all white




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American Bulldog


  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: Male: 70-120; Female: 60-100 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 22-28; Female: 20-26 inches
  • COLOR(S) white, brindle, brown, red, or tan




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American English Coonhound


  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: 40-65 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 24-26; Female: 23-25 inches
  • COLOR(S) Blue and white, red and white, black and white with ticking; tri-color with ticking, brindle, or solid




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American Eskimo Dog


  • BREED GROUP: Non-Sporting
  • WEIGHT: 6-40 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 9-19 inches
  • COLOR(S) white, or white with biscuit cream




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American Foxhound


  • BREED GROUP: Hound
  • WEIGHT: Male: 70-75; Female: 65-70 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 22-25 Female: 21-24 inches
  • COLOR(S) Black, white, tan in either a bi-color or tri-color pattern




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American Hairless Terrier


  • BREED GROUP: Foundation Stock Service
  • WEIGHT: 5-16 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 7-16 inches
  • COLOR(S) Parti-color over underlying skin color; white, black, tan, fawn; bi or tri-color, sable, brindle.




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American Pit Bull Terrier


  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: 22-110 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 18-22 inches
  • COLOR(S) multicolored, black and white




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American Staffordshire Terrier


  • BREED GROUP: Terrier
  • WEIGHT: 57-67 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 18-19; Female 17-18 inches
  • COLOR(S) any solid or partial color, but more than 80 percent white, black and tan, or liver are less preferred




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American Water Spaniel


  • BREED GROUP: Sporting
  • WEIGHT: Mle: 30-45; Female: 25-40 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 15-18 inches
  • COLOR(S) solid liver, brown, or dark chocolate




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Anatolian Shepherd