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There is a long list of dog breeds out there and we did a little research to bring you the most extreme sizes we could.

Here are images of the big daddies of the dog world, or the giant dog breeds. These animals are the biggest canines on the planet.


Published by Caninest on Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

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Dogs have plenty of interesting hair styles to go along with all of those coat types, colors and patterns.

Here is some common terminology used to describe different dog hair styles with real examples.


Dog feathering

Image from bobtravis


Published by Caninest on Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

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Most people know that dogs come in all shapes and sizes and to add even more to the mix they come in all different textures too.

Here are the basic dog coat types with a brief description & a real example of each one.

Corded Coat

Corded dog coat

Image from wooohooo

Coat is long and matted giving the appearance of a mop or dreadlocks.

Published by Caninest on Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

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Basic Dog TerminologyHere is a list of general dog terminology with a brief description to help you learn more about the world of canines.

Knowing the basic dog terminology doesn’t make you a better owner, but it does make you a smarter one.

The angle formed by the joints of the shoulder, upper arm, elbow, stifle & hock.

Bad Mouth
Any type of unsatisfactory bite with regards to the specific breed standards.

Symmetry of conformation & proportion overall.

Barrel Chest
A rounded ribcage.

Published by Caninest on Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

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There are a variety of tail shapes and sizes in the canine world. Here is a brief description of the basics and examples of breeds with each tail shape.

*There are more tail shapes, (lots of them) and we think we have cataloged the main basics here. If that’s not the case, we’d love feedback from anyone who knows their tail.

Bob Tail

Bob tail dog

Image from visualazn

A naturally occurring short stump of a tail.

Published by Caninest on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009