Ligers and mules are old news. They’re also no where near as exciting – one is the mix of two wild species, the other is the mix of two domestic species. Jackal-dog hybrids mix both wild and domesticated species. This mix of backgrounds produces cubs that grow into a beautiful blend of both parents.
Dogs are man’s best friend, through the good times and the bad. They’ve always stood by his side – even through the First World War. The U.S. War Dogs Association (USWDA) estimates 20,000 Allied dogs and 30,000 Central dogs served across the European battlefields in 1918. Another source found that more than 2,000 dogs were used on the Western Front alone. Dogs played essential roles in their military service, working so hard they barely had time for fetch.
Imagine owning a piece of history. While there are many dog breeds that go back for decades if not centuries, it’s rare that any which are recognized today are still around. Bandogs are one of the few exceptions, depending on your commitment to accuracy. They’re an old and obscure breed of dog that are known for superior guarding skills and lots of love.
In 1917, bull terriers had no place in the war. Mascots were limited to sports teams and service dogs were limited to the police force. Strict regulations forbade animals from living on military grounds. It’s for these reasons that no one would have expected a stray mongrel to end up becoming one of the most decorated soldiers who served in the First World War. From Connecticut to the Allied front line in France and back again, one dog changed the course of history for its entire species.
1. My life is likely to last ten to fifteen years. Any separation from you will be painful for me. Remember that before you acquire me.
2. Give me time to understand what you want from me.
Greyhounds are popular breed known for their sleek profiles and fast speeds. Their name comes from several roots, one of them being the obvious: traditionally, the most common coat color was gray (grey). They come in a variety of coats, none perhaps as unique as the brindle Greyhound.
Dogs are absolutely the best! They are always excited to see us and they can turn any bad day around. And in the case of a dog in Turkey, she waited outside a hospital for almost a week when her owner was taken in for treatment.
The dog, named Boncuk (which means bead) followed an ambulance to the hospital where Cemal Senturk had been taken and even though Senturk’s family took Boncuk home, the determined dog returned to the hospital every day and waited outside.
Though there are several variations of the bulldog (American, French, Continental), the most iconic is the English bulldog. Used time and time again as a mascot for sports teams, universities, and even the military, this stout symbol is best known for its smooth, creamy coat. Did you know it doesn’t only come in white and tan? The merle bulldog boasts a wild fur pattern outside the normal expectations of this popular breed.