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Long-haired GSD lies in front of a forest
Long-Haired German Shepherd: Your Complete Guide
German shepherd dogs (GSD) are a fan favorite, taking fourth place in the American Kennel Club’s (AKC) most popular dog breeds of 2021. We all know what the classic GSD looks like, but you may have seen dogs that look identical to GSDs but with long hair. Yes, these are German shepherds, too! The long hair…
king shepherd resting on a couch
King Shepherd: Your Complete Guide
King shepherds are hybrid dogs. The breed consists of German shepherd ancestry but with a mixture of other breeds. Therefore, King shepherds are not purebred dogs. That said, they typically look similar to German shepherds and share their temperaments. Furthermore, King shepherds can come from many different breeds, so some of their traits differ based…
merle pitbull on green grass
Merle Pitbull: Your Complete Guide
Merle pitbulls are pitbulls that display the merle color mutation, which typically causes irregular patches or swirls of color on their coat. While pitbulls come in many colors, the merle color is a recent color that has taken the dog world by storm. That said, some people love the merle color, but other people despise…
close up of a happy St. Berdoodle
St. Berdoodle: Your Complete Guide
A relatively new cross-breed, the St. Berdoodle is an interesting mix of the large St. Bernard dog and the tall yet intelligent standard poodle. This pup can take on the qualities of both dogs, creating a gentle mix of intelligence and protectiveness and sometimes even taking on the hypoallergenic qualities of the standard poodle. As…
Two Cavachon puppies touch noses on a couch
Cavachon: Your Complete Guide
Cavachons are a mix of bichon frises and Cavalier King Charles spaniels. The parent breeds are both considered purebred by the American Kennel Club (AKC), but Cavachons themselves are not. Instead, they are what is commonly referred to as a “designer dog,” which simply means they are created from two purebred parents of different breeds. The…
A red dachshund runs with an apple in its mouth
Long-Haired Dachshund: Your Complete Guide
Long-haired dachshunds are the long-haired version of the adorable and beloved dachshund breed. They’re spunky, affectionate dogs who also have a stubborn streak. Their nicknames include “wiener dog,” “sausage dog,” and “doxie.” Once upon a time, long-haired dachshunds were hunting dogs that braved badger dens. Though they can still be used to hunt, today, they’re more…
Agouti husky puppy sits in the snow
Agouti Husky: Your Complete Guide
Siberian huskies have long been admired for their gorgeous looks, but there’s much more to them than meets the eye. Today, we will focus on the stunning agouti husky. This coat pattern is a mix of banded colors and often gives the husky a fierce, wolf-like appearance, but as you will learn in our article,…
Merle Frenchie puppy laying on cloud
Fluffy Frenchie: Your Complete Guide
French bulldogs are known for having short, coarse hair. That said, some French bulldogs have a gene that causes them to have longer hair. French bulldogs with the LH gene have long and fluffy hair that's soft to the touch. While this gene occurs naturally in some French bulldogs, it's a rare gene that's hard…
Goldendoodle puppy against a bright yellow background
F1B Goldendoodle: Your Complete Guide
Goldendoodles have gained popularity due to their stellar temperaments and allergy-friendly coats. Not to mention, they’re super cute! Today, we will be talking specifically about the F1B goldendoodle, which is created by breeding a purebred poodle with a first-generation goldendoodle. You’ll learn everything you could possibly want to know about this mixed breed. We’ll be sharing…
Chiweenie in grass next to a white fence
Chiweenie: Your Complete Guide
Chiweenies are a combination of two dog breeds. The breeds used to create these cute puppies are Chihuahuas and dachshunds. While chiweenies are a highly-sought mixed breed, some of these dogs end up in shelters across the United States. That said, chiweenies are typically a designer breed because of their unique style, small size, and…