I'm super excited for the next episode of Dogs 101  on Animal Planet. Airing every Saturday at 8 p.m., each show focuses on five dog types. Last week, we learned quite a bit about the following breeds – I've included a fun fact, and furry face, for each pooch. Check 'em out in this slideshow!
Although these pooches have been popular as far back as ancient Roman times, the name Beagle is assumed to come from the French word, bégueule, meaning "gaped throat." With all the howling, baying, and barking that these vocal dogs do, I'm not surprised!
These dogs have a lush, double coat (less shedding, better for people with allergies) but are fairly high maintenance when it comes to grooming – their hair never stops growing, and this breed should be professionally cleaned up every six to eight weeks!
I picked up this funny joke from last week's episode about the active breed:
Q: How many Boxers does it take to change a light bulb?
A: It doesn't matter because they're gonna chase their toys in the dark.
It's like the chicken and the egg with this breed and hot dogs – I assumed this hot dog-like breed was nicknamed that based on their shape when, in fact, hot dogs were originally known as "Dachshund sausages."
This is one extreme water dog – their lung capacity and large size help them retrieve just about anything from water. Newfies make great lifeguards as well as hauling in nets of cod for fishermen. The biggest one grew to six feet long . . . about the size of a baby elephant!