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Expert Advice: Can my dog... Do Dogs Understand Mathematics?
The idea that dogs might understand mathematics is apt to make many people laugh in disbelief. But when you consider that there are different forms of quantitative thinking, the theory is easier to consider. Comparing Sizes Early researchers tested dogs by putting out two balls of hamburger: one large and one small. They found that […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/advice/dogs-understand-mathematics/ | July 5, 2019
Expert Advice: News LGBTQ 101 for Dog People
Editor’s Note: The American Kennel Club has had a long history of inclusion across our sport for exhibitors and spectators from all walks of life. This month, it is with honor that we support the LGBTQ community by adding the rainbow to our logo in honor of Pride month and the humanity it stands for. […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/lgbtq-101-dog-people/ | June 27, 2019
Expert Advice: Studies Can Your Dog Manipulate You? Research Says Yes.
Have you ever wondered why your dog's face is so irresistible? A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) says that dogs' facial features – in particular, "puppy dog eyes" – may have evolved based on human preference. When breeding began with wolves to create domestic dogs, humans bred with the purpose […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/can-your-dog-manipulate-you-puppy-dog-eyes/ | June 19, 2019
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Meet Two Similar Yet Different Breeds: The American Eskimo Dog and the Samoyed
Both known for their beauty, alertness, and popular white coat, American Eskimo Dogs (Eskies) and Samoyeds (Sammies) can appear similar to the untrained eye. Though the two breeds look alike to some, there are key characteristics that set them apart. Both breeds come with a different history, functionality, and physical appearance. Making History Around the World The American Eskimo […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/tell-difference-samoyed-vs-american-eskimo-dog/ | June 10, 2019
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 10 Fun Facts About the Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen
Griffon Vendéen hounds have gone through 400 years of evolution to produce the loyal Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen, or GBGV. Known for their great hunting skills and light-footed step, the breed name means "Large, low, shaggy dog of Vendée." French hounds developed into the breeds they are today to form the needs of different geographic areas, […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/10-things-grand-basset-griffon-vendeen/ | June 4, 2019
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny 10 Things Only A Whippet Owner Would Understand
Known for their speed, Whippets, have been called the “Poor Man's Racehorse" and “Lightning Rag Dog." Although sometimes mistaken for Greyhounds, they are a breed of their own with a distinctly deep chest and trim waist. The breed is speedy, but they also enjoy the role of man's best friend and are loving and cuddly family pets. […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/10-things-only-a-whippet-owner-would-understand/ | May 29, 2019
Expert Advice: Studies Can Dogs Tell Time? Yes and No
Does your dog seem to know exactly what time his dinner should be ready or how long it takes you to get to the door once you’ve grabbed his leash? Ours does. It almost seems as if he can tell time. Well, science now shows that some animals do, in fact, have a sense of […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/can-dogs-tell-time-yes-and-no/ | May 20, 2019
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 8 Ways Weimaraners Are Like No Other Dogs
This sleek, silver-gray breed originated in the early 19th century, developed to hunt bear, boar, and other large game in the dense forests of Germany's Weimar region. Exceptional tracking ability, incredible athleticism, and brains were essential for their work. These traits have persisted to this day, making the Weimaraner (WY-mah-rah-ner) a breed perfect for a […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/ways-weimaraners-are-like-no-other-dogs/ | May 14, 2019
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Why Do Chow Chows Have Blue Tongues?
Everything about the Chow Chow captures the imagination, from its magnificent, lion-like appearance to its long and storied history, but nothing catches the eye quite like his tongue. The Chow Chow's blue-black tongue sets it apart from almost every other dog breed. But why do Chows have blue tongues? We reached out to Linda Love […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/why-do-chow-chows-have-blue-tongues/ | April 24, 2019
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 7 Fun Facts About the Curly-Coated Retriever
The Curly-Coated Retriever (Curly) is a large-sized, sturdy, and elegant member of the Sporting Group. Here are seven fun facts about this smart and active dog. 1. Curly-Coated Retrievers are one of the oldest retriever breeds The Curly may look like a Labrador Retriever crossed with a Poodle, but he is a breed in his […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/7-fun-facts-about-the-curly-coated-retriever/ | April 18, 2019