December 13, 2017

Breed Profile: Goldendoodle

Breed Profile: Goldendoodle

Goldendoodles get their names from their mixed heritage of Golden Retriever and Poodle parents. First bred in the early 1990’s as allergy-friendly seeing-eye dogs, Goldendoodles have now become just as popular as family companions and embody the best personality traits of both of their highly popular parent breeds. Physical Traits Size & Weight: Goldendoodles are […]

Gertie Gal

Gertie Gal

Good news – there’s still one more puppy left at Boston’s MSPCA. This adorable gal is your adoptable dog of the week – meet Gertie! Gertie is now 12 weeks old and ready for a home of her very own. This wonderful, special puppy will make the perfect addition to any family. She is a […]

Breed Profile: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Breed Profile: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

A dog that keeps fleas away? Sounds like an oxymoron, but it is this unusual myth that made the ancestors of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels so popular with British nobility during the 16th century. Whether the belief is fact or fiction, Cavaliers have graced the laps of many a queen and have been the constant […]

Breed Profile: Siberian Husky

Breed Profile: Siberian Husky

One of the oldest breed of dogs in the world, Siberian Huskies originate from Siberia, where they were bred to pull heavy loads across harsh, freezing conditions. Once they made it to Alaska during the Gold Nome Rush, Huskies became famous for their dog sledding abilities, but did you know that their outgoing and gentle […]

Breed Profile: Great Dane

Known as the “Apollo of all dogs,” Great Danes are a very old breed dating back to the ancient Egyptians and Chinese. Drawings of dogs resembling the Great Dane appear on Egyptian monuments and currency from 3000 B.C., and descriptions a similar dog can be found in Chinese literature from 1121 B.C. With their huge […]

Breed Profile: Puggle

Breed Profile: Puggle

So what do you get when you cross a Pug with a Beagle? Why, a Puggle of course! These adorable wrinkled hounds are a “designer” breed of dog that were first bred in the 1980’s when dog breeder Wallace Haven bred a male Pug with a female Beagle.  They are currently the most popular crossbreed […]

Breed Profile: Boston Terrier

By Alisha Corsi With their refined personalities and dapper tuxedo markings, Boston Terriers are known as the “American Gentlemen” of dog breeds. Originating in the stables of Boston (where else would they?), Boston Terriers were the first US breed to be recognized by the American Kennel Club, making them the all-American dog! Physical Traits Size […]

Breed Profile: American Cocker Spaniel

Breed Profile: American Cocker Spaniel

By Lauren Tharpe With their ever-wagging tails and bubbly personalities, it’s no wonder that the American Cocker Spaniel has held the title of America’s most popular breed for a total of 18 years! Their love for people and animals has endeared them to several presidents, including Richard Nixon (who could forget his famous “Checkers Speech”), […]

Did Someone Say Catahoula?

Did Someone Say Catahoula?

Meet Brody, your adoptable dog of the week, Boston! Brody is a handsome Catahoula Leopard Dog/Beagle mix. He is 3 years old and is neutered. Brody came to the MSPCA back in April and he’s looking for his forever home with a family willing to train him and most of all love him to pieces. […]

Breed Profile: German Shepherd

Breed Profile: German Shepherd

by Lauren R. Tharp The fourth most popular breed in the United States, the German Shepherd has long been known for its heroic exploits and loyalty as a family pet.  First recognized by the AKC in 1908, the German Shepherd is the leading police, military, and guard dog breed in the world…and is also known […]