How Many Dog Breeds Are There?

At the moment, there are more than three hundred dog breeds recognized by the Federation Cynologique Internationale, which consists of 84 kennel clubs from 84 countries found all around the world. However, it is important to note that different organizations have different standards for dog breed recognition, meaning that some of them have other opinions on the matter. Regardless, what is clear is that there is a wide range of dog breeds in the world, which raises the question of how that situation came to be.What Gave Rise to Such a Wide Range of Dog Breeds?...more

Dog DNA Test: Our Beagle-Hound Is a Poodle

When I finally caved and agreed TW and Elly could have a dog for their birthday last year what it really meant was they could have a dog that I liked as much, if not more, than they did and I have a thing for beagles. So while I might have agreed to another dog, (and I would have), I was leaning heavily toward something that was "beagle-like" -- and that's how we ended up with Skeeter Bess....more
@elaineR.N.  lol it's not obnoxious at all. :-)more