The Labrador Retriever has been the most popular dog in the US for 27 years running. Affectionate. Athletic. Easygoing. It’s no wonder they’re at the top of the list. But what about the large, rare dog breeds near the bottom of the list? Is it no wonder they are less popular? Are they grumpy? No. Born with two left paws? No. Difficult? Um...well...a bit.
By: Orvis Staff
If you live in the country, chances are you enjoy exploring the fields, forests, and footpaths of your rustic stomping grounds. If you’re interested in getting a dog you can bring along on these excursions, choose with care. Some dog breeds would rather stick close to home than romp across rolling fields or venture out into the wilderness. Thankfully, however, many dog breeds are naturally adventurous and game for al fresco escapades. If you’re the outdoorsy type, you should be on the lookout for the latter.
The good of owning a dog far outweighs the bad, but—if we’re being honest—there are a few downsides. One of the more vexing problems that come part and parcel with your best friend is lawn burn—those unsightly brown spots spread across your lawn, caused by your dog’s urine. Your dog’s gotta go, of course, but lawn burn isn’t as inevitable as your best friend’s bodily functions. Read on to learn what causes lawn burn, and the simple steps you can take to prevent it so you can enjoy an uninterrupted expanse of fresh, emerald-green grass.