Have a mixed breed dog? (Me too.) Here’s a list of mixed breed dog names — so you’ll know what to call cross breed dogs other than mutts! According to the American Canine Hybrid Club, this is the official list of recognized hybrid dog breeds and their unique mixed breed dog names. These are all cross breed dogs with unique names that were created by combining 2 popular dog mixes. (Some call them designer dogs or designer dog breeds.) Pictures included!
American Eskimo Dogs
We raised our purebred American Eskimo from puppy to senior -- and enjoyed every minute of it! American Eskimo dogs are known for their pure white coat, soft & sweet expressions, and dark eyes. They're lively, active, life-long companion dogs who love to entertain and join in on all family activities. Here some things that we've learned firsthand and you need to know before bringing home an American Eskimo dog.
Check out this collection of newborn and tiny puppy pictures. They’re from a bunch of different dog breeds, but they’re all of the ‘cute & cuddly’ variety. Cute puppy pics to make you smile…
Here’s how the personalities of various dog breeds are drastically different from one another. See how each breed of dog would respond to the question, ‘How many dogs does it take to change a light bulb?’
Do you have a mixed breed dog and want to know which breeds make up your dog’s genetic background? Maybe you were told that you have a purebred dog, but you’re not 100% sure yourself. The most accurate way to find the breed of your dog is to use a dog DNA testing kit. Here’s how it works.
Lately, I’ve been seeing so many people riding around with their dogs in the car. Some have the windows completely down. Others have the windows partially rolled up, hoping to keep their dog from jumping out. I’m here to tell you: A dog can fall out of a window that is half-way or even most of the way rolled up!
Here are some tips for new dog owners who are trying to housebreak a new puppy or older dog. The most important parts: schedules and routines, crates & kennels, rewards and praises, and learning to interpret your dog’s signals. Plus, see the times when most dogs have to go outside to relieve themselves.
Our dogs love to chew on sticks. Much like they like to snap open the shells of peanuts and spit out the crumbs. Here’s a little story about one of our dog’s and his personal mission to de-shrub our backyard!
A fun dog trick that’s really cute! Here’s how to teach your dog to pray…
Jersey — an American Eskimo dog — loved the remote control. Actually he loved to BRING me the remote control unit. Somehow, early in his puppyhood, I must’ve given him so much praise one time for ‘bringing it to me’ that he actually begged for occasions in which he could ‘bring me the remote’.
We taught our dog to put his chin to the ground and stay in that position until we say ‘Amen.’ It’s toooooo cute! This is our dog Jersey saying prayers on our bed.
Stay is one of the most important commands you will ever teach your dog. Here’s how to teach your dog to stay.
Want to teach your dog how to balance a treat on his nose? Here’s how to do the ‘treat on the nose’ trick — step by step.
These dogs are too sexy for their sunglasses. Our dogs have given us the pleasure of propping a pair of our sunglasses over their eyes on occasion — at least long enough to snap these quick photos. Enjoy!
Check out this dog photo gallery that’s filled with pictures of dogs wearing hats and other forms of doggie-friendly headwear — including dog wigs.
Sometimes we call it brotherly love… or ring-around-the-rosie, or just a fun game of tag… These are pictures of my two dogs, Jersey and Tenor, which make me laugh EVERY time I view them! The little guy, Tenor, is repeatedly taunting the ‘old man’, Jersey. But I’m convinced he only did it because he loved Jersey’s white, fluffy fur so much.
Aside from the typical poisonous plants, antifreeze, and chocolate that we dog owners hear so much about, there are a number of far more common household dangers that dog owners should also be aware of. Here are some other household dangers you should consider:
‘Kayak’ was my first purebreed dog… an American Eskimo purchased from a reputable breeder in Texas. Prior to this, I’d only owned “mutts” that I found — or that found me.
Jersey was about 12 years old here — enjoying a little sunshine on the deck at our home in Nashville, Tennessee.
Do you know how to scratch your dog’s itches? We’ve noticed that each of our dogs has a ‘sweet spot’… that one place that makes their day anytime it gets scratched. Here’s more about our dogs’ sweet spots…
In addition to your standard pet tricks like sit, lie down, come, stay, catch, and roll over, we’ve managed to teach our dogs some more unusual ‘tricks’…
Is your dog’s pet bed or doggie pillow a little ragged around the edges? If your dog’s pillow gets a lot of use, chances are, the cover itself is faded, stained, or torn in one or more places. Here’s how to make a new cover for your dog’s pet bed …It’s simple!
Have some extra blue painters tape lying around the house? If so, and you’ve got pets, then you just might find the following ‘painter’s tape tips for people with pets’ post helpful… if not hilarious.
I’ve tried both the Buster Cube and the Kong toy with my dogs, and without a doubt, they prefer the Kong toys. Here’s why. Both dispense treats as your dog plays with them, but there are a number of other qualities that make the Kong toy much different.
Sometimes you need a way to temporarily separate two or more dogs inside your home. Other times, you may just need to keep one dog out of a particular room or prevent him from going up or down stairs for awhile. If you’d like to give your dogs some freedom, yet restrict where they can roam in your house, the Evenflo baby gate might be the answer.
We have a fairly interesting method of naming our dogs. Most recently, the last 4 have all been named after cities or states — places that has special meaning, and seemed to fit each dog’s personality.