Tag Archives: dog breeds

American versus English Labradors


Written by: Paul Fersen

English-bloodline, American-bred Labrador retrievers make great pets and gun dogs.
Photo via facebook.com/wildrosekennels

Before I start on this interesting topic, let’s establish that I’m talking about field bred dogs here, not bench bred dogs. There’s a difference, but I’m not about to get into that thicket, so I’ll just stick . . .

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Rescuing the Pit Bull’s Reputation


Written by: Phil Monahan

A WWI postcard by Wallace Robinson posited the Pit Bull as America’s protector.
Photo courtesy the Animal Farm Foundation, via washingtonpost.com

We post a lot about Pit Bulls here on the Orvis Dogs blog, mostly about how the public’s perceptions of the breed are mistaken. A new book by Bronwen Dickey traces the history of. . .

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Irish Politician Identifies TEN Breeds Supposedly “Too Dangerous to Be Family Pets’


Written by: Phil Monahan

This sign has sparked outrage among dog owners.
Photo via mirror.co.uk

We have posted many times about whether or not there is such a thing as a “dangerous” dog breed, and many communtites still have breed-specific legislation on the books. But we’ve. . .

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