Dobermans got their start in the late 19th century, when a German tax collector named Louis Dobermann wanted a medium-sized pet to act as both a guard dog and companion. Translation: These fearless protectors can hold their own, and hang with kids.
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Smaller than collies, these adorable fluffballs hold their own in herding, agility, and obedience trials. Consequently, Shelties do tend to bark, chase, and herd, but their affectionate nature and love for cuddles will erase any hard feelings. Labs love to please, whether it's as guide dogs, narcotic detection dogs, or just everyday family pets.
Americans have accordingly made them the most popular breed in the country for a whopping 27 years in a row. The first toy breed to crack the top 10, papillons aren't your average lap dogs.
The 5-pound wonders often take home top prizes at competitive agility trials, according to the American Kennel Club. Their name — French for "butterfly" — alludes to their tall, pointed ears. Rottweilers likely descended from drover dogs in Ancient Rome, with the rugged, dependable temperament to boot. An engaged Rottweiler owner will take care to train and exercise their pooch thoroughly — with the reward of a loving and loyal friend.
The Australian Cattle Dog sits outside of the top 50 in AKC's popularity rankings , but don't miss out on this smart breed. Alert, curious and pleasant, the high-energy herders do best with a job.
They'll love you forever Type keyword s to search. Today's Top Stories. Getty Images. Do dogs have an IQ? Are bigger dogs smarter than small dogs? Now, let's talk about our BFFs. These are the smartest dog breeds, according to Coren:. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below. Dog can save the day, with cure for head lice, pinworms, and yikes! Pretzel by H. Rey and Margret Rey The longest dachshund in the world, Pretzel is admired by all and the winner of a blue ribbon at the dog show.
At least not until she gets into a jam out of which only a long dog can help her. Gabe had an important job: He used his canine sense of smell to find weapons before they hurt anyone.
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Gabe saved lives! Erickson, illustrated by Gerald L. Holmes Hank has been accused of murder! In a fit of despair, Hank resigns his position as Head of Ranch Security and decides to join the outlaw coyotes.
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Hank meets Missy Coyote, sister to Scraunch — the meanest, roughest, toughest, most notorious coyote in the whole country. But somehow Balto must get through. He is the lead dog of his sled team. And he is carrying medicine to sick children miles away in Nome, Alaska. Along with his pack of canine investigators, those pups are always on a hunt to collar criminals in a brand-new mystery series. They want one of their own, but their mom has never been ready for them to have one full time.
For now, they help take care of puppies that need to find a new home. Abruptly separated from her mother, littermates, and the wire cage that was her whole world, Ginger is shuttled from one harrowing situation to another until she finally escapes, living as an outlaw with a pack of wild dogs.
Martin Bone is a stray dog, all alone in the world, looking for a safe place to call home. But then the unthinkable happens and Abby and Tam are separated by a tragic accident. She has never seen the sun. When she gets rescued, Dottie, a diva ladybug with a heart as big as her hat, helps the dog understand the world and find a home with Olivia, a restless, solitary girl seeking comfort that her new pet cannot supply.
Max: Best Friend. But when he loses his handler and best friend, Kyle, Max is traumatized and unable to remain in the service. Fenway and Hattie by Victoria J.
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Coe Fenway is an excitable and endlessly energetic Jack Russell terrier. He lives in the city with Food Lady, Fetch Man, and—of course—his beloved short human and best-friend-in-the-world, Hattie. But when his family moves to the suburbs, Fenway faces a world of changes. But Loki is not the dog that Gus was expecting. Very silly. Stick drawings and a stick dog but with text, too and a very sarcastic-ish narrator.
For young readers, we love the Danny series by author Mia Coulton. I know many children who learned to read using those books.
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Much better than the Dick and Jane books they had when I was in school. Your email address will not be published. Do your kids love dogs? If your kids are also cat enthusiasts, check out this list of the best books with CATS!!
Cleverly designed pull tabs and flaps plus ten pettable textures provide interactive treats that will have the whole family arfing along from start to surprising finish. Can I Be Your Dog? Arfy wants a forever home. But no one wants him. Until he gets a surprising letter from the mail carrier who wants to be his person!! Written in letter format, this is a sweet story that teachers can use to model both letter writing and persuasive writing. This picture book follows a typical day in the life of Luis and Tuesday from breakfast to bedtime.
The photographs are gorgeous! The text is totally perfect — not too much, just right. I highly recommend this amazing nonfiction book — it will tug at your heartstrings. Based on a true story, I loved the skillful way the author shares about the Gage without being preachy or pedantic. From Wolf to Woof! Dog Heaven by Cynthia Rylant Recommended highly by pet lovers around the world, Dog Heaven not only comforts but also brings a tear to anyone who is devoted to a pet. You will fall in love of Tank and Haggis. Fortunately, a group of dogs takes him in and helps him survive. He lives with them for many months, including a hard winter, but when a friendly woman feeds him and gives him a home, he finds his forever home.
A new family has moved in across the street and Phillip, the boy, has stopped speaking. Bowser is a very handsome and only slightly slobbery dog, and he can smell lots of things. Like bacon. And rawhide chews! From his beginnings as a maltreated German police dog to subsequent adoption and new life as a beloved movie star, this suspenseful story is filled with both love and hope along with false accusations and jail time. Fantastic black-and-white illustrations throughout and easier text, make me think this is about 2nd or 3rd grade reading level.
When he realizes the dog has been injured, he tries to have Animal Control help — but when that fails, Rusty and his friend Andrew unchain the dog and take it. Even more challenging? The Trouble with Tuck by Theodore Taylor Helen adored her beautiful golden Labrador from the first moment he was placed in her arms, a squirming fat sausage of creamy yellow fur. As her best friend, Friar Tuck waited daily for Helen to come home from school and play. He guarded her through the long, scary hours of the dark night.
Twice he even saved her life. Action from the first page to the last. Kids who love adventure and animals will love this book and series. After all, she has a semi-secret after-school gig as a professional okay, amateur dog walker.
But when Uncle Drake mysteriously disappears, Homer inherits two things: a lazy, droopy dog with no sense of smell, and a mystery.
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