The basenji, an African sighthound, is the only breed of dog that never barks. However, when basenjis are excited, they do make a noise often described as a yodel.
Basenjis are capable of growling and yelping as well as other distinctive vocalizations. However, they are usually silent. One theory is that they were intentionally bred to never bark because it is an unusual sound in the dense jungle of the Congo and might attract the attention of enemies. Basenjis were primarily used for hunting and traditionally wear a bell so their owners can track them since they do not bark when they find prey.Learn More
Dean Smith on Critters 360 explains that after a coonhound is taught to track and find a raccoon skin, it is time to begin work with a live raccoon. Trap a raccoon, and release it so it runs up a nearby tree. Set the coonhound to follow the short scent trail to the treed raccoon, and praise the hound for finding, sounding and working the treed raccoon.Full Answer >
Small Labrador Retrievers were originally bred as a friendly companion and a working dog. These dogs were originally used as helpers for fishermen in the North Atlantic. Their descendents, the small Labrador Retrievers now bred as pets, are just as loyal and hard-working as their ancestors.Full Answer >
Some good names for a male Goldendoodle puppy include Bailey, Cody, Maximus, Biscuit and Oliver. Names for a female Goldendoodle puppy include Arrow, Avalon, Angel and Bandit.Full Answer >
The only way to calm a male dog when he is in close proximity to an unaltered female in heat is to separate the animals so they cannot hear, see or smell one another. Many pet owners send the female to a veterinary hospital or boarding facility for the duration of her heat cycle.Full Answer >