Yorkshire TerrierWe're now well within the dog days of summer, and that got us thinking about how our furry friends handle the heat. It also made us wonder how the owners of those dogs handle the falling fur. Do they strike first by shaving their pets' coats?
We previously took a look at 20 dogs that have soared in popularity over the past decade, but as we know in life as some things rise others must fall. These once-popular breeds include dogs like the firehouse dog (Dalmatian), Dorothy's best pal in the "Wizard of Oz" (Cairn Terrier) and the winningest breed at the Westminster Dog Show (Wire Fox Terrier).
Many dog lovers believe there's no such thing as a bad dog, just bad training. And while we don't disagree that a good owner along with proper training and socialization can make a world of difference, we have to admit that some dog breeds are best suited to experienced owners.
You know the type. They're happy. They love to greet people. And their smiling eyes and wagging tails always bring attention their way. Why wouldn't you love them back?
Certain breeds are famed for their sociable dispositions - we're going to meet some of them below - but personality varies, so don't assume that every member of a certain breed will be a good-time Charlie.