Man’s Best Friend

“Dog lover come rescue me
Who understands how I feel inside
Somepup to comfort and hold me
Through the long and lonely nights
Till the dawn
Why don’t you take me away….”
I don’t think Mariah was thinking about dogs when she wrote Dream Lover. Nevertheless, let's talk about our favorite subject: dogs! 

The average lifespan of a domesticated dog is 10-13 years. They are omnivores (meat eaters) and crave it (especially Chicken and Turkey Chips). A dog’s average speed is 15-20 MPH (that’s about 10x’s faster than me!). The tallest dog is a Great Dane while the shortest dog is a Chihuahua.
Myth BUSTED! Dogs do not sweat by salivating. They sweat through the pads of their feet. They can locate the source of a sound in 6/100ths of a second, by using their swiveling ears like radar dishes. They can see ultraviolet light, and don’t need a compass for direction because they can sense the earth’s magnetic fields.
 
Here is Farm to Pet’s spectacular, yet somewhat made-up
TOP 5 Family Friendly Dogs:
 
5. RESCUES
@chucky.lawrence
As The 10 Best Dogs for Kids and Families | PetMD reiterates, rescue dogs can be the best choice for your family! “While your family might be considering only purebred dogs, don’t count out mixed breeds. Mixed breeds often provide the best traits of two (or more!) great breeds in one dog. When you adopt a mixed breed dog, you are saving the lives of two dogs—the dog you adopt, and the dog you’ve now made space for at the rescue. By adopting, you can also get more behavioral background on the dog. The shelter or rescue workers spend their days caring for the dogs, so they can let you know about the ins and outs of a dog’s personality and habits.” If you’re looking for a good rescue, please consider our favorite One Tail At A Time

4. NEWFOUNDLAND 
@oliver.the.newfie
You might be surprised to find out these gentle giants are very kind and patient, almost like the Mother Teresa of dogs.  Petmd.com says these dogs are nicknamed "Nature’s Babysitter.” The Newfoundland is considered to be one of the most intelligent breeds in the world, and these dogs just happen to love children and are very protective of them. The Newfoundland is also a great swimmer and has been known to save lives in emergency situations. They are easily trained and quite task oriented. Newfoundlands best suit a family with large, open spaces.” Only thing to beware of is they shed and drool A LOT!

3. PUG 
@rumithewhirlingpuggle
If you’re looking for a small household member, DogsPlanet.com explains why you may want to opt for the Chinese origin breed, the Pug. “This gorgeous toy breed is not aggressive and has a cute-looking face that will melt the heart of almost any family member. This dog has a short-muzzled face and is very expressive with humans. They are calm and love to climb in people’s laps for a good cuddle and fun. They’re also slightly mischievous, which makes them hard not to be loved by anyone. Due to their small nature, they can quickly adapt to any sized home, whether it’s an apartment, mansion, or country home.” A Pug’s reason for living is to be near his people and please them. They are very adaptable to all situations. 

2. DOODLES 
@waylon_willie_doodletwins
This may just be our current obsession with anything doodle….Bernedoodle, Minidoodle, Goldendoodle, Labradoodles, etc. You name them, we LOVE them! What is there not to love? They are ADORABLE, usually trainable, and definitely cuddleable (HA!). Most doodles are medium sized and rarely shed. They are very playful, not aggressive, and affectionate. We happen to be FURiends with a lot of Doodle owners, so let us know if you’d like some real-life information or a connection to one of them!
 
1. LABRADOR RETRIEVER AND GOLDEN RETRIEVER
@themarvelousmrs.maple
Labrador Retriever’s are known for their obedience, loyalty, training, and playful composure. They are the most popular dogs in the U.S. Golden’s are known for being intelligent, friendly, and devoted. Both breeds are good with children, medium sized, shed, not aggressive, outgoing, and high energy.
Also, aren’t they just BEAUTIFUL to look at?? 

    What doggo do you call family?
     
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