According to the ASPCA, the ancestors of pit bulls are from England. They were likely a breed of bulldog but are not related to the English bulldog, which is a much younger breed.
The term pit bull does not refer to a single breed of dog but possibly two and as many as five. The two breeds unanimously accepted by dog experts are the American Bull Terrier and the American Staffordshire Terrier. Pit bulls began earning their violent reputations in colonial times when they were trained to participate in a sport called "baiting" in which the dogs were placed into pens with other dogs and animals and forced to fight them.Learn More
Red eyes in Boston terriers are often signs of dry eyes or corneal ulcers. According to Boston Terrier Rescue of North Texas, dry eyes, or keratoconjunctivitis sicca, are common in the breed. This condition is characterized by a lack of tear production. The rescue site reports that dry eyes have several possible causes, including infection, hypothyroidism and diseases of the immune system.Full Answer >
Toy poodles usually live 12 to 14 years. They are the smallest variety of poodle and grow up to 10 inches high at the shoulder and usually weigh between seven and 14 pounds.Full Answer >
A smooth-coat border collie is a border collie with short fur all over its body. This is in contrast to the rough-coat variety, which has medium-length hair on most of its body and shorter hair on its extremities, ears and face.Full Answer >
The best and easiest food to feed an Alaskan Malamute is dry dog food. The food should be between 21 and 24 percent protein and contain between 10 to 14 percent fat.Full Answer >