Meet the Breed: The Great Dane

So far, I know I’ve been a bit biased in featuring smaller dogs on this weekly feature highlighting a particular breed. I think this may be based in the fact that I’m a smaller person living in a smaller home, and therefore smaller dogs would seem to suit my family.

I do have a secret fondness for this particular large breed, however. And, as my daughter would say, “Go big or go home!” The Great Danes I have known have been big teddy bears that have made me feel safe and protected with their mellow presence. As a single mom, this would be a pleasant feeling to promote! Though the thought of feeding and cleaning up after such a large creature does cause me to consider this carefully. Continue reading

What Your Dog Breed Says About You

It’s been a running joke that I will never own a Corgi simply because my physical stature tends to resemble them (stubby legs, round, fluffy derriere,) and there are assumptions about how people tend to resemble their pets or gravitate towards animals that have similar characteristics. So with that in mind, if I adopt a greyhound… will I become tall and lanky? If only it were that simple!

But there is science to support that the dogs we choose for ourselves do actually hint at personality traits. Here are what behaviorists say about your particular breed, and what it says about you… Continue reading