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Amy Downs

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Amy is a writer who lives with her husband and daughter on the United States Gulf Coast. She has a BA in Behavioral Sciences, and volunteered for shelters through various activities, as well as fostering animals. Amy currently has 3 dogs and 5 cats.

26 Most Active Dogs for Energetic Owners

Some owners cannot handle very active dog breeds. It takes plenty of energy to care for a hyperactive dog than a lazy one. These...

25 Fastest Dog Breeds On the Planet

While most people think of the Greyhound when thinking of fast dogs, there are other breeds that are also pretty quick. So whether you...

14 of the Most Rare Dog Breeds

There are hundreds of dog breeds across the world. For different reasons, some of these breeds have become endangered and even extinct. With the...

25 Slowest Dog Breeds On the Planet

Whether you're a runner looking for a speedy canine companion or you're interested in adopting a breed that will enjoy leisurely walks with you,...

20 Farm Dog Breeds for Living in the Country

Not just any dog is cut out for farm life. Just like with people, there are a certain set of skills and a certain...

25 Wolf Dog Breeds

It is common knowledge that our house dogs of today are all descendants of wolves. While that is not as noticeable in the Chihuahua...

20 Most Talkative Dog Breeds That Bark A Lot

Just because a dog breed is known to be vocal doesn’t make them any less popular. If you need a vocal canine, or are...

35 World’s Largest Dog Breeds

There is something about a large dog that inspires many feelings inside of people. Some people get the feeling of cold fear and others...

20 Hardest Dog Breeds to Train

If you are looking for a companion that you can take everywhere, you need a well-trained dog. If you are looking for a dog to...

30 Extinct Dog Breeds That You Never Knew Existed

It is hard to believe that some dog breeds we know and love today haven’t always been around. Below is a list of the now...

25 Most Quiet Dogs

Do you live in an apartment or duplex and need a quiet dog that won’t rouse the neighbors? Or, do you need a watch...

30 Best Agility Dogs That Are Easiest to Train for Competitions

We have all seen the commercials and TV programs with the dog and owner at the beach with a Frisbee or in the park...

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26 Most Active Dogs for Energetic Owners

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