Dogs that are siblings can be bred together to create a litter of puppies. As dogs grow up, they do not differentiate as humans do about who is genetically related to them. Sometimes, breeders intentionally breed siblings with each other to isolate a specific trait by limiting the potential gene pool in favor of that trait.
There are also disadvantages to in-breeding dogs. In many cases, by using the same genetics, not only can the favorable traits be isolated, but the recessive genes are also doubled. It also increases the chances of developing defects like diabetes, hip displaysia and glaucoma.Learn More
Some types of pit bull bloodlines include Razor's Edge, Gotti or Gotty, Remyline, Monster G, Kingpin, Mikeland, Greyline, Gaff, Ganghis Kon, Royal and Watchdog. These are lines of pit bulls that have been bred for specific physical traits or attributes.Full Answer >
According to the American Kennel Club, Chihuahuas are a small, intelligent breed of dog notable for their large ears and expressive eyes. Chihuahuas are named after the Mexican state in which they were first found. Some hold that the Chihuahua is descended from the Fennec fox, although this is untrue.Full Answer >
Depending on the amount and type consumed, chocolate can cause few to no adverse effects or it can kill the dog. Other common effects of eating chocolate are excessive thirst, restlessness, hyperactivity, drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, elevated heart rate and muscle tremors or seizures.Full Answer >
There are several breeds of guard dog originating in China and Tibet, including the chow-chow, shar-pei and Tibetan mastiff. Tibetan Buddhist monks also used Tibetan spaniels and Lhasa apsos as watchdogs.Full Answer >