Dog Breed Guides

The BarxBuddy Dog Breed Guide might be our favorite section in our website (other than our online pet supply shop, of course). Don’t get us wrong: It’s not that we’re partial to “pure” breeds over mixed breeds or crossbreeds. We just love looking at dog pictures. Whether you have an AKC-recognized breed or a mutt with a colorful history, you’ll learn a lot about the history of dogs by studying breeds’ histories. The guides in this section explain how pedigree influences how much a dog barks and whether the dog might be easy to train. You’ll also learn fun facts about dog breeds and what their grooming needs are. If there is one thing we’ve learned by creating this dog breed guide, it’s that no breed is better than another. It’s all about preference!

Dog Breed Guides

The ‘Mighty Protector’ Boerboel Dog Breed 

Boerboel Dogs Breed Info This mighty protector is both intelligent and calm, always keeping a watchful eye on those that it loves. Recognizable for its substantial size and weight, the Boerboel has built up a reputation as a fierce but smart breed that has a particular soft spot for children. Does this hefty breed live

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Dog Breed Guides

The Lovey-Dovey Whippet Breed

Whippet Dog Breed Information That lightning-fast, sleek dog is no greyhound … it’s a Whippet. Smaller than its recognizable racing cousin, the Whippet is a friendly and sensitive breed that can run circles around you one moment and relax at home the next. But what is training a whippet like? Do whippets bark a lot?

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Dog Breed Guides

The Chinese Crested ‘Hairless’ Dog Breed 

One of the most distinct and sweet toy dogs, the Chinese crested is known for its hairless body and big, wavy hairdo. But you may not know that this stylish breed is also known for its both affectionate and playful personality. But what is caring for a Chinese Crested dog like? Do they bark a

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Dog Breed Guides

Happy-Go-Lucky Irish Setter Dog Breed

The happy-go-lucky Irish setter is known as a happy-go-lucky breed that’s fun to play with while still having a very sweet temperance. Recognizable for its beautiful chestnut coat, the Irish setter was originally bred in the 1800s for hunting gamebirds with its acute sense of smell. Working with a hunter, the setter earned its name

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Dog Breed Guides

Natural Born Trackers — All About The 5 Types of Coonhounds

Born to lead and track, the coonhound has a long reputation of being one of the most effective canine hunting companions. Although there are many different types of coonhounds, they are all known for being naturally active and effective hunters. Depending on your specific need, whether it be hunting game or competing in field trials,

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Dog Breed Guides

The Friendly Giant & Top Dog: Saint Bernard Dog Breed 

This friendly giant may be familiar to you for its reputation as both a watchdog and life-saver in the snowy Swiss Alps. The Saint Bernard dog breed has certainly accrued a mighty reputation, but what’s it like to adopt one? Are they easy to train? Do Saint Bernards bark? How much work is it to

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Giants of All Dogs: All About the 6 Mastiff Dog Breed Types

Two words: Mastiffs rock. The gigantic mastiff dog breed is an ancient breed with an interesting and varied history that dates back thousands of years. They are a beloved breed of dogs, thanks to their size, lovable expressive faces and gentle demeanors.  Mastiffs weren’t always gentle giants. Ancient civilizations bred mastiff “war dogs” for the

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