Modern domestic dogs are descended from the European wolf. Humans have been selectively breeding dogs only for the last few hundred years, and they are still refining breeds with traits such as superior intelligence and ... More »

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There are two different types of Corgis: Pembroke and Cardigan. Both types of Corgi have similar bodies and levels of intelligence, as well as trainability. One of the easiest ways to tell the difference between the two ... More »

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African wild dogs are highly social, and they range over large tracts of land. Each one has unique coloring and markings that help the animals distinguish one from another. Their coats have blotches of yellow, white, red... More »

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The paperwhite, also known as the daffodil or narcissus, is toxic to domestic dogs and many other mammal species, including humans. All parts of the plant contains a toxic alkaloid called lycorine. The bulbs are consider... More »

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The Pomeranian breed is descended from larger dogs that pulled sleds in the Arctic north. In the late 19th century, Queen Victoria of England acquired a small orange Pomeranian and began to breed them, greatly increasing... More »

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Most domestic dogs are completely weaned off of their mother's milk by the time they are 7 to 8 weeks old; larger breeds wean earlier. Weaning is a gradual process and begins at 3 to 4 weeks of age, when puppies begin to... More »

Beagles are small to medium-sized hound dogs bred for chasing small game such as rabbits. Their origins trace back to Roman and Medieval times. They were made popular in the United States through the dog Snoopy in the co... More »

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