Dogs Health & Wellbeing Boost: Tips

Did you know that dogs have a profound impact on our health? It’s true! Research findings from Google Scholar and PubMed abstracts indicate that owning a dog can greatly improve our overall wellbeing. Not only do dogs provide companionship, but they also offer physical and emotional benefits to their human counterparts. The bond between humans […]

Akita Chow

The Akita Chow is a mixed breed dog–a cross between the Akita and Chow Chow dog breeds. Large, independent, and loyal, these pups inherited some of the best traits from both of their parents. The Akita Chow can also be called Chakita. Despite their unfortunate status as a designer breed, you may find these mixed […]


The exact origin of the Akita remains unknown. Through skeletal remains and carbon dating, it was traced to 500 BC, although the Akita’s specific breed history has only been recorded for the past 350 years. The Akita was also known as the Odate dog – named after the rugged mountainous area of Odate in the […]

Airedale Terrier

The Airedale Terrier is the largest of the terrier breeds. It was bred in the Aire Valley, in Yorkshire, England, from 1810 until the 1870s. The Otter hound was crossed with the now extinct Old English Black and Tan Terrier. This produced an intelligent all-round working dog, capable of hunting with the miners of the […]

Afghan Hound

In the country from which the breed derives its name, the Afghan hound is regarded, though unofficially, as the ‘national’ dog. Native Afghans also uphold the belief that the Afghan is the dog portrayed on the cave walls in the northern province of Balkh, which is why the Afghan has also been called the Balkh […]


This gorgeous dog is believed to have originated in Germany. Its name, Affenpinscher, translates as ‘Monkey Terrier’ which describes this little dog very well. In the farmlands of Germany they survived by hunting rats and mice and so protected the farmers’ supply of winter food. The two World Wars nearly wiped out the breed, but […]

The Science of Dog Breeds

The theme for most of the articles on Dog Treats is simple. Because there is far too much information on any one subject. Links are provided so feel free to leave dog treats and return at leisure. A dog breed is a group of dogs that have very similar or nearly identical characteristics of appearance […]