A male dog is simply referred to as a "dog." The use of the word specifically for a male dog is correct according to the American Kennel Club, even though this is also the term for the species as a whole.
Other words are used to describe male dogs in certain circumstances. For example, an adult male dog who is used as a breeder is a "stud." A male dog that is the father of a litter of puppies is a "sire." Any dog under the age of 12 months is called a puppy, regardless of whether the animal is male or female.Learn More
The fertility of male dogs varies depending on breed and size, but most male dogs begin to reach sexual maturity at six months of age. It often takes a few extra months for larger dogs to become fertile.Full Answer >
The toughest dog breed in America is sometimes said to be the American Pit Bull Terrier, which is commonly referred to as the pit bull. The term "pit bull," however, is not specific but also covers the breeds American Staffordshire Terrier and Staffordshire Bull Terrier.Full Answer >
Mountain curs are a breed often referred to as "cur dogs." Mountain curs typically weigh between 30 and 60 pounds and stand up to 26 inches tall. They are most often yellow, brindle or black, with wide-set eyes and small ears.Full Answer >
There are two ways to approach dog naming that can help a person choose a creative name for their canine friend. The first approach is to base the name on the dog's appearance, color or markings and choose a name like Socks, Splatter, Coal, Hershey or Timber. Similarly, a dog's personality or temperament may lend itself to appropriate names, such as Scout, Hunter, Relay, Sprinter, Slouch, Scooter or Hopscotch.Full Answer >