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Interesting Dog Breed Characteristics. Which Breed Lives the Longest, is the Tallest, and More.

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Interesting Dog Breed Characteristics

Have you ever wondered which dog breed lives the longest or is the smallest?  We aren’t talking about the extreme examples here (like the dog with the longest known tail or longest tongue – we have another article ofr that  😛 ), just in general which breed sheds the most or handles the cold best. Here we have 10 Interesting dog breed characteristics that people commonly wonder about. …

1. Which Breed has the longest lifespan?

Chihuahua

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Chihuahua have an average life span of 17 to 18 years.
We have an article able an Australian Cattle dog who reached 30 years old, but that is very unusual.

(Source: CanineJournal) 

 

 

2. What breed has the shortest Lifespan

French Mastiff

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These large fur-children have an average lifespan of 5 to 8 years.

(Source: CanineJournal)

 

3 What breed is known as the “Smartest Breed”?

 

Border Collie

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Their history of herding makes them remarkably obedient and perfect workers. They were originally trained to take care of sheep herds, and have an amazing ability to do so without instruction, showing their ability in independent thinking.

(Source: https://www.rover.com/blog/smartest-dog-breeds/)

4. What is the largest breed?  (We will go with tallest while standing)

 

Great Dane

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The most “famous Great Dane would be Scooby doo. Great Danes are also renown for having coats that can be many different colors, including black, white, brown, and ever shades of blue.   They rate as the tallest dogs.   Largest doe could also mean heaviest or longest from toe to toe when strateched out.”

(Source:   http://www.curiosityaroused.com/nature/10-largest-dog-breeds/)

5. The largest breed?  (We will use heaviest this time) 🙂

Mastiff

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“English Mastiff, up to 220 pound. Have a long history going back to the age of the roman empire, where Julius Caesar wrote about the roman fight against the British and their dogs, which belonged to this species.” 

(Source: http://www.conservationinstitute.org/10-largest-dog-breeds-in-the-world/)

6. What is the smallest breed?

 

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Brussels Griffon dogs exist in two types, that can only be differentiated by their coat. Either a smooth or a rough coat, the difference being the type of fur the dog has.

(Soure:  AKC Org)

7. Best Breed for very cold weather?

Akita

 

“Akita, originating in Japan, made for the cold weather and particularly for hunting in it. Though many dogs could fit this category, the Akita breed arguably does it the best.”

(Source: DogAholic)

 

8. Best breed for very hot weather

German Shorthair Pointer

“…many dogs could fit this position, but this dog’s ability to regulate it’s own temperature and it’s athleticism make it a great dog for the hotter climates.”

(Source: OutsideOnline)

9. Breed that sheds the most

Alaskan Husky

Dogs who do well in extremely cold climates also tend to lose the most hair when the weather warms up.  The Alaskan Husky conistently tops this chart. 

(Source:  HealthyPets Mercola)

10. Breed that sheds the least?

Poodle

 

?Which dog breeds shed the most and least is always a hot topic with pet owners and prospective pet parents. Not long ago, VetStreet polled 249 veterinary professionals to get their opinions on heavy vs. light shedders. Here are the polling results:”

Poodle was number 1

(Source:  HealthyPets Mercola)

 

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