According to WebMD, the caffeine in tea is toxic to dogs. There is no sure antidote for caffeine poisoning, so an excessive amount is often fatal. Caffeine is also found in coffee, cocoa, chocolate, sodas, energy drinks, and cold medicines and pain killers for people.Know More
WebMD identifies several symptoms of caffeine poisoning, including restlessness, rapid breathing, heart palpitations, muscle tremors and seizures. The danger depends upon the amount of caffeine consumed and the size of the dog, Banfield Pet Hospital indicates.
Banfield recommends contacting a veterinarian if a dog ingests caffeine. A vet attempts to remove caffeine from a dog's system by inducing vomiting and dosing with activated charcoal to trap the poison.Learn More
All breeds of dogs can be trusted around children if they have been properly socialized and bred. Breeds known for being highly trainable can often excel as family dogs, since they are eager to please. Sporting dogs, a category that includes golden retrievers and Labradors, have been bred to work alongside humans. Herding dogs like German shepherds and collies also make excellent family pets.Full Answer >
The bullmastiff and rottweiler mixed breed dog is referred to as a mastweiler, according to Designer Mixes. They can grow up to 130 pounds and are recognized by the Designer Breed Registry and the International Designer Canine Registry.Full Answer >
A dog bred by crossing an Irish Setter with a Golden Retriever is a Golden Irish Setter. The cross is recognized by the Designer Dogs Kennel Club. A dog of unknown ancestry with characteristics of these breeds is a mixed breed.Full Answer >
Border Collies are medium-sized dogs with black and white, red and white, black tri-color, red tri-color, sable or blue merle coats; some are one solid color. The face, ears and front legs have short hair. Some border collies have short, sleek coats about 1 inch in length, while others have coarse, rough coats about 3 inches long.Full Answer >