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Size Makes a Difference

Larger dogs may be easier to house-train than smaller dogs, according to a 2019 study in the Journal of Veterinary Behavior. It may be because smaller dogs have higher metabolism coupled with small bladder size.

Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog from Late Night with Conan O’Brien, is based on the Montenegrin Mountain Hound.

According to a study recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience, different breeds of dogs have different brain anatomy that goes beyond body size, brain size, and head shape. For example, dogs bred to be good at flushing out and visually tracking animals have key differences in brain regions linked to coordination, eye movement, and spatial navigation.

An Irish wolfhound pup should not be taken on long walks as these youngsters can damage their joints. they should be encouraged to run and play at their own chosen pace.

According to a recent study at Uppsala University, people’s genetics may determine what breed or type of dog they prefer. Researchers used information from 35,035 twin pairs from the Swedish Twin Registry to determine that dog ownership has an inºheritable component.

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