A dog's personality isn't determined by their breed

A dog's personality isn't determined by their breed

Researchers found breed explained only around 9% of the variation in how a dog behaved (Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto)While the team found ancestry can affect behaviour to an extent, it’s much less than many might think.

Dog behaviour has little to do with breed, study finds

Dog behaviour has little to do with breed, study finds

Dr Elinor Karlsson of the University of Massachusetts Umass Chan medical school, a co-author of the study, said research revealed a huge diversity of behaviours within each breed.“Even if the average is different, you’ve still got a really good chance of getting a dog that doesn’t match what people say that breed is supposed to be,” she said.

Ukrainian service dog who ‘found 150 explosives during war’ is a very good boy

Ukrainian service dog who ‘found 150 explosives during war’ is a very good boy

Fearless Patron is rewarded with blocks of fresh cheese at the end of his working day (Picture: Instagram/patron_dsns) The two-year-old Jack Russel has been praised by the Ukrainian government for his tireless work (Picture: Instagram/patron_dsns) Unexploded ordinance doesn’t scare this hard working dog (Picture: Instagram/patron_dsns) Patron’s name means ‘bullet’ in Ukrainian (Picture: Instagram/patron_dsns)‘Be aware, look under your feet, and do not upset Patron’, the civil defence and rescue agency said in a post.

Hundreds of pets have made Ireland their home with Ukrainian refugees

Hundreds of pets have made Ireland their home with Ukrainian refugees

The Government confirmed the figures on Wednesday, with Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue promising Ireland will continue to operate an open-door policy for Ukrainians and their pets.

Dog abandoned for being ‘gay’ is adopted by same-sex couple

Dog abandoned for being ‘gay’ is adopted by same-sex couple

Fezco’s story quickly made national headlines and caught the attention of Steve Nichols and his husband, John Winn, who live just outside Charlotte, not far from the shelter.

Frida, the emblematic Mexcian rescue dog, is sick

Frida, the emblematic Mexcian rescue dog, is sick

On June 24, 2019, within the framework of International Rescue Day, Frida was decorated by the Mexican Navy for her work and it was announced that, at 10 years, 2 months and twelve days of age, the dog was retiring.

Parachuting spiders the size of your palm are making their way across the East Coast

Parachuting spiders the size of your palm are making their way across the East Coast

The Joro spider, which hails from Asia and was first spotted in Georgia about 10 years ago, is expected to make its way up the East Coast this spring, according to scientists at the University of Georgia.

These spaniels have an important job: catching bed bugs

These spaniels have an important job: catching bed bugs

The dogs have a lot of fun when they’re not hard at work catching bed bugs (Picture: Merlin Environmental) it can take several months to train up the spaniels for bed bug hunting (Picture: Merlin Environmental) The company has seven more puppies in training now (Picture: Merlin Environmental)Juson tells : ‘Spaniels are great at detecting bed bugs.

Boris Johnson authorised evacuation of dogs from Afghanistan, email shows

Boris Johnson authorised evacuation of dogs from Afghanistan, email shows

Pen Farthing’s rescue mission gained a lot of public support, but was also accused of taking up valuable resources (Picture: REX/PA)Boris Johnson personally authorised the evacuation of 173 dogs and cats from Afghanistan during the Taliban ’s takeover, a government email reveals.

Eating dog meat could be banned in Seoul in move that may end ‘brutal’ industry

Eating dog meat could be banned in Seoul in move that may end ‘brutal’ industry

The South Korean capital could outlaw eating dog (Picture: Jean Chung/HSI)The Mayor of Seoul is under increasing pressure to bar people from eating dog meat in the city.Dog has been eaten in South Korea for centuries (Picture: Jean Chung)But critics point to the ‘brutality’ and ‘cruelty’ of the dog meat industry.

Pope Francis warns that choosing pets over children ‘diminishes us’

Pope Francis warns that choosing pets over children ‘diminishes us’

Pope Francis has some pretty strong opinions about couples who choose to have pets instead of children.In fact, the child-free lifestyle has been enticing more and more millennials in recent years as many couples have begun to embrace the freedom that comes along with not having children.

TODAY's Annual Toy Drive is going virtual — here's what you need to know

TODAY's Annual Toy Drive is going virtual — here's what you need to know

TODAY is working with Walmart Registry for Good, which helps nonprofits share their needs, whether it be food, clothing or toys.This week, we're featuring Jumpstart for Young Children, which has various hubs across the country.

Business idea: Aware of the 'doggies and gathijos' with end-of-the-year dinners for pets!

Business idea: Aware of the 'doggies and gathijos' with end-of-the-year dinners for pets!

For example: a New Year's Eve dinner service for pets.Mexico ranks as the nation with the highest number of dogs and cats in Latin America / Image: .And so it's not just a seasonal business, extend your service to pet birthdays, parties, and other special celebrations.

Nine in 10 domestic abusers also target pets, survey finds

Nine in 10 domestic abusers also target pets, survey finds

The research project was carried out by Dr Mary Wakeham and also found that 97 per cent of professionals working in the domestic abuse charity sector also said that animals are often used as a means of controlling someone experiencing violence.

Blocking Boris: how to avoid the PM

Blocking Boris: how to avoid the PM

In the 1980s, Private Eye published a “Thatchcard” stating: “In the event of an accident, the holder of this card wishes it to be known that he/she does not wish to be visited by Mrs Thatcher in any circumstances whatsoever.” Perhaps a similar card could be created for Boris Johnson in light of his photo opportunities at hospitals (Letters, 10 November )?.

What pet owners want you to know before you get a new kitten or puppy

What pet owners want you to know before you get a new kitten or puppy

That’s why Dr Karen has offered her advice on how to deal with the things pet owners wish they’d known when they first welcomed a kitten or puppy to their home.

How to keep your dog calm on Bonfire Night during the fireworks

How to keep your dog calm on Bonfire Night during the fireworks

Keeping calm around fireworks yourself will help your pets relax in return – but if they’re already scared and coming to you for some reassurance, then comfort them.It’s important to make sure your dog can’t bolt from the house if they hear loud noises.

How to get the 'CURP' out of your tenderloin? This is how you can do it in CDMX

How to get the 'CURP' out of your tenderloin? This is how you can do it in CDMX

To give them protection, Mexico City created the Unique Registry of Companion Animals , a kind of CURP for pets .The RUAC is a registry in which the identification information of the companion animals of the natural or legal persons of the Mexican capital can be entered.

Pen Farthing’s ‘tears of relief’ as Afghan animal shelter workers resettle in UK

Pen Farthing’s ‘tears of relief’ as Afghan animal shelter workers resettle in UK

Mr Farthing said he was ‘so bloody happy’ when his staff managed to get to Pakistan last month (Picture: PA)He added: ‘Definitely the American government and the British government could have planned this withdrawal a lot better and in a different way, without a shadow of a doubt.

Yo Sushi worker refuses to let guide dog in until owner demands to speak to boss

Yo Sushi worker refuses to let guide dog in until owner demands to speak to boss

Journalist Lucy was the first blind presenter of Radio 1 (Picture: Lucy Edwards)A blind woman recorded herself confronting a waiter after being refused entry with a guide dog.