• Top 10 Heaviest Dog Breeds

    1 month ago - By iHeart Dogs

    They say that “bigger is better” and for those of us who love colossal canines, the same applies when we choose a companion!
    The pups below are not only tall and sturdy, they're heavy when they're at their healthiest weights. But that's okay, we just consider them to be big, fluffy, balls of love. If you want a dog that could potentially weigh more than the humans in the family, read on.
    1 - Great Dane
    Also one of the tallest dogs, the Great Dane can reach 30-34 inches tall at the withers and large males can reach up to 200lbs.
    2 - Newfoundland
    What looks like a large teddy bear is a dog...
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  • Top 10 Dog Breeds That Don't Need Too Much Exercise

    1 month ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Choosing the right dog for your lifestyle is so important that breeders, trainers and rescue workers cannot stress it enough. The wrong dog in the wrong home is a disaster for everyone and only ends up with the dog in the shelter and the owner distraught over the struggle they've managed. Dogs are individuals and their needs will vary, but focusing on certain breed traits will help you choose the right dog for you regardless of where you get it.
    Picking an active breed that needs more exercise than an owner can give is one of the top mistakes new owners make. Siberian Huskies and...
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  • 10 Smartest Small Dog Breeds

    1 month ago - By iHeart Dogs

    While judging a dog's intelligence is difficult and each dog varies individually, there are some breeds thought to be a little easier to work with than others. Whether this is a measure of pure intelligence or simply biddability, here is a list we've compiled of the smartest small dog breeds.
    1 - Poodle
    While the Standard Poodle is one of the smartest large dog breeds, the Miniature and Toy Poodle are some of the smartest small dog breeds. The Miniature Poodle was originally a truffle hunting dog before it became a companion. Now both smaller versions excel at a variety of dog sports and...
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  • 10 Shortest Living Dog Breeds

    1 month ago - By iHeart Dogs

    1 - Dogue de Bordeaux
    Dogue de Bordeauxs, or French Mastiffs, are perhaps the shortest living dog breed in existence with a life expectancy of 5-8 years. What they lack in longevity, however, they make up for in their wonderful temperaments and easy care.
    2 - Great Dane
    Great Danes are one of the most popular large breeds around, and it's unfortunate they have a life span of only 6-8 years. Although the time spent with them may be shorter, these dogs are wonderful companions until the very end.
    3 - Bernese Mountain Dog
    Another excellent companion that excels in the colder weather, Bernese...
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  • The 10 Best Dog Breeds for First Time Owners

    1 month ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Thinking about getting your first dog? While it seems absurd to many of us, some people have never owned a dog before - and that's okay! We welcome you to the dark side. While there is a lot of research that goes into general dog ownership, there are some breeds of dogs that are better suited for a first timer than others. While all dogs are individuals within a breed, and can vary greatly in personalities and needs, it's safe to say that your chances of finding a good novice dog are better within some breed limits than others. Remember that there is no bad dog breed, and if you're set on...
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  • Top 10 Most Low Maintenance Dog Breeds

    1 month ago - By iHeart Dogs

    If you are looking for a family dog, one of the things to take into consideration is how much work the dog takes to maintain him. Busy households with not a lot of time may want to consider one of these breeds that does not need some of the “frills and pampering” other breeds require. For our list, we did not take into consideration activity or “energy” level, since all dogs should be exercised and played with in order to stay happy and healthy .
    1 - Chihuahua
    The short haired version hardly requires grooming, and with big pricked ears, you do not even have to check those really like you...
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  • The 10 Most Affectionate Dog Breeds

    1 month ago - By iHeart Dogs

    What could be better than dog kisses and canine cuddles? These breeds aren't afraid to show their love for you, in fact, they insist on it! Having one of these breeds means having a personal snuggle machine in your home. If you've got space in your bed or on your couch for a cuddle buddy and free hands for belly rubs, consider adopting one of the dogs on this list!
    1 - Labrador Retriever
    No surprise that this breed made this list. Labrador retrievers are known for their sweet, loving disposition. No wonder they make sure great service dogs.
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