Monthly Archives: April 2016

My one year old German shorthair and lab mix, Douglas.

My one year old German shorthair and lab mix, Douglas.

Vet Tech’nically I didn’t roll in it…

Mom told me not to roll in poop — so I ate it… Then kissed the vet tech…View On WordPress

Why I Otto’es!

Our little boy loves to chew on shoes. But ONLY mommy’s. He has an expensive taste.View On WordPress

My name is Stanley and my mom and dad think I am a super…

My name is Stanley and my mom and dad think I am a super handsome Boxer boy. Please follow my adventures on Instagram: #stanley_the_handsome

This is Quan… He is a very big drama queen…

This is Quan… He is a very big drama queen…

5 Years of HandsomedogsToday marks the 5 year anniversary of…

5 Years of Handsomedogs

Today marks the 5 year anniversary of handsomedogs! To celebrate, I have collaborated our most popular posts for each year. 

2016 (so far) Border collie/corgi, Winnie by @korrasami-garnet 143,859 notes
2015 Puppy Bowl XI Starting Lineup via Animal Planet  52,363 notes
2014
Ari by terrisrotties 108,651 notes
2013
Belen the Bernese Mountain Dog by @therevolutionwillbeblogged 940,544 notes
2012 Baké by

Thomas C 140,352 notes
2011
Puppy by Maricel Sison Photography 92,692 notes

What does 5 years of dogs look like?
We have posted over 26,000 dogs. That’s about 5,200 dogs a year, 430 dogs a month, 105 dogs a week, and 15 dogs a day. 

Top 5 Tags

  1. German Shepherd
  2. Border Collie
  3. Siberian Husky
  4. Labrador Retriever
  5. Golden Retriever
Thank you ALL for making handsomedogs a friendly & happy environment. Follow us on instagram to see more happy faces!

This is my American bulldog/pit bull mix rescue He likes going…

This is my American bulldog/pit bull mix rescue
He likes going on long walks and laying on people’s laps
He is the sweetest dog

The white ones are Pitbull/weiner dog brothers Sirius and Cyon…

The white ones are Pitbull/weiner dog brothers Sirius and Cyon and the brown one is a pitbull/mastiff lady named Azula.

@aguadecococonpulpa

My boy Jay-j and I going for a ride across town. We were stopped…

My boy Jay-j and I going for a ride across town. We were stopped in a drive through while I took this picture.

Whose Little Ponies?! Our Mastiff-Lab mix, Maisy, kept sneaking…

Whose Little Ponies?!

Our Mastiff-Lab mix, Maisy, kept sneaking away and chewing up My Little Ponies! After many casualties, we were able to figure out where she was getting them from! We hid them, but not before we took a dog shaming picture…

this is my dog Jente, she absolutely loves to be outside in the…

this is my dog Jente, she absolutely loves to be outside in the sun on the balcony (as seen on the photo) – @crverhawke

handsome molson

handsome molson

Odin! Bullmastiff/Golden Retriever cross!

Odin! Bullmastiff/Golden Retriever cross!

Oscar the Grouch- 9 week old GSD Husky mix

Oscar the Grouch- 9 week old GSD Husky mix

This is Hampshire passed out after a long car ride. @neopen

This is Hampshire passed out after a long car ride. @neopen

boonedogblog: sits for treats!

boonedogblog:

sits for treats!

This is Albee from my work

This is Albee from my work

If it’s in my Yard, it’s Mine.

I rolled in mystery animal poop in the backyard just a few days after getting professionally…

Visiting my dad and this is his adorable long-haired German…

Visiting my dad and this is his adorable long-haired German Shepherd, Carla!

Boo’s Bathroom Break-Out

I’ve just eaten the bathroom lino!!
AGAIN!!!View On WordPress

Bandit looking cute on a lazy Sunday

Bandit looking cute on a lazy Sunday

Down with Dog

Our perfectly lovely dog stepped out of character and went nuts on the feather duvet. It took hours…

She’s getting ready for spring ✨

She’s getting ready for spring ✨

This is Lulu, resident of @farmlandia and companion of Uncle…

This is Lulu, resident of @farmlandia and companion of Uncle Duff, Fuzz and Tortie Cat, along with a dozen pigs, even more heritage ducks, chickens, turkeys, guineas, a parrot, and at one time a house duck named Barbara.  A boarder collie, Lu loves her life on the farm in Illinois with her people. 

Here she takes a dip in the creek (pronounced crick) next to her person’s favorite coffee spot.

Pumpkin is currently recovering from his neutering! He is…

Pumpkin is currently recovering from his neutering! He is (probably) a Hound/Shepherd mix who found my roommate and myself in October. He’s finally over his mange and up to weight, but the little Houndini has gotten out of every protective collar but this one – recommended by our vet. Thankfully the stitches weren’t too badly opened, and he’s only one day away from getting them removed! 

This is Sloan! He’s a boxer mix!

This is Sloan! He’s a boxer mix!

Chowder the Chow, 2 years old

Chowder the Chow, 2 years old

This is my beautiful pit mix, Tiki!! ~ @like-stars-in

This is my beautiful pit mix, Tiki!!
~ @like-stars-in

Mishka- 4 year old Husky/ Australian Shepherd mix

Mishka- 4 year old Husky/ Australian Shepherd mix

This is my beautiful pup Muffin! She’s around 10 years…

This is my beautiful pup Muffin! She’s around 10 years old and loves to cuddle and go for walks.

Claymore (on the left, Bernese Mountain Dog/Great Pyrenees mix),…

Claymore (on the left, Bernese Mountain Dog/Great Pyrenees mix), with his best friend, Jace (Black Lab/Pointer mix) on an atv ride and a hike. Two happy, muddy, country pups!
@jestopia

This is Monster. No idea what he’s a mix of, but he is…

This is Monster. No idea what he’s a mix of, but he is wonderful.

Such a sweet face

Such a sweet face

My little man :) 8yo Dobe!

My little man 🙂 8yo Dobe!

Tony is my pitbull. His IG page is @tony_thepitadvocate

Tony is my pitbull. His IG page is @tony_thepitadvocate

Zannah, blue heeler, Dalmatian, pit bull mix

Zannah, blue heeler, Dalmatian, pit bull mix

Karma, 5 year old Rottweiler/Staffordshire Bull Terrier. She was…

Karma, 5 year old Rottweiler/Staffordshire Bull Terrier. She was a family members dog who tied her to a chain for years. I grabbed her and drove up to Oregon where shes being completely pampered and spoiled. She loves life now and shes the most wonderful little thing I’ve ever met. I feel so greatful to have such a beautiful love bug.

Jackson enjoying the spring weather

Jackson enjoying the spring weather

This is my very old pup Gasko. Follow him on…

This is my very old pup Gasko. Follow him on @gasko-the-munsterlander 🙂

This is my puppy Java! She is a sweet little chocolate lab who…

This is my puppy Java! She is a sweet little chocolate lab who loves to play outside in the snow– @theoverwhelminglysubpargatsby

Betty Kerry blue terrier and Otello cane Corso

Betty Kerry blue terrier and Otello cane Corso

This is Fletcher, my six year old lab cross. ❤️…

This is Fletcher, my six year old lab cross. ❤️ @spring-in-the-dark

My one year old Boxer named Hache in (spanish) not Hachi…

My one year old Boxer named Hache in (spanish) not Hachi kikikiki
#boxers #love #myhandsomepupps #México

Perceus, the German Shepherd/Rottweiler mix (who really just…

Perceus, the German Shepherd/Rottweiler mix (who really just looks like a black and brown Golden Retriever I think) at 5 months he knows how to sit, lay down, shake, high five, wave, and “wait for it” 🙂

Busy Beaver

I chew mommy and daddy’s 100 year old woodwork… And I will probably do it again. -SammieView On…

I’m Giving you a Pawdicure

Cole loves to lick mommy’s feet and hands!!View On WordPress

Rufus Ruckus

Five month old Rufus lasted just 20 minutes in puppy training class before he was asked to leave due…

met these 2 munchkins on my trip to india!

met these 2 munchkins on my trip to india!

Stax insists on removing the squeak from all his toys, we all…

Stax insists on removing the squeak from all his toys, we all sleep better when he is done.

Hélène Chd | Leica

Hélène Chd | Leica

Susanna Richter | Hund

Susanna Richter | Hund

Tamás Szarka

Elias Löppönen | Vinski

Elias Löppönen | Vinski

Michael Mascorro | Hello

Michael Mascorro | Hello

Antonio Matera | Thea

Antonio Matera | Thea

Here Kitty Kitty

Bella, the African Grey, likes to throw her seed out at Mister, the kitty. Mister doesn’t mind the…

Aleksandr Krushelnyckyi | Basenji dog walking

Aleksandr Krushelnyckyi | Basenji dog walking

heart-dogs: MadsApril ‘16

heart-dogs:

Mads

April ‘16

My Latest Accomplishment Owe the kids and dad a solid for…

My Latest Accomplishment

Owe the kids and dad a solid for cleaning up and reupholstering the couch. Mom still does not know. On to bigger and better things.

My puppy Maddi on Black & White film, for the anon who likes…

My puppy Maddi on Black & White film, for the anon who likes brindle 🙂 #italianmastiff

This is Zane, he’s just chilling with his ball, you can…

This is Zane, he’s just chilling with his ball, you can follow him and his brother on instagram!- @Zane_and_Dexter

Jury, then and now. He’s almost 10 and has a little white…

Jury, then and now. He’s almost 10 and has a little white but he is a very happy puppy.

Alexander | Voxzy

Alexander | Voxzy

Mitul Patel | mug shot

Mitul Patel | mug shot

Hannah Hix | Stylin’

Hannah Hix | Stylin’

Gord Rufh – Victoria Dog Photographer | Sky – Portrait

Marta May | Trinity

Marta May | Trinity

This is Milkshake, who is about to turn 6 in June. We think…

This is Milkshake, who is about to turn 6 in June. We think he’s a walker/lemon beagle. He has a bluetick beagle/dachshund sister named Moon Pie who is his best friend.

Our golden 4yr old boy Chase

Our golden 4yr old boy Chase

Pedro Simao | Bite Me

Pedro Simao | Bite Me

hunterisadog: Next in line please. Hunter is the definition of…

hunterisadog:

Next in line please.

Hunter is the definition of handsomedog.

Tom Ivar Arntsen | Eurasier

Tom Ivar Arntsen | Eurasier

Steven Grzbielok | Enjoy life.

Steven Grzbielok | Enjoy life.

Romualdas Pocius

When the Dogs Eat Your Teacher’s Homework…

Our person-mom is a teacher but this is what we think of books.View On WordPress

Who could ever resist this face???

Who could ever resist this face???

Dobby the not so Helpful House Elf

Dobby the not so Helpful House ElfI named my dog after the house elf, but he does not like to help…

Deano, looking so dapper after his first haircut!  He’s a five…

Deano, looking so dapper after his first haircut!  He’s a five and a half month old purebred yorkie, super smart, a big trouble maker, and loves belly scratches and giving lots of kisses!

This is Doppler, my 3 year old Mini Australian Shepherd. He is a…

This is Doppler, my 3 year old Mini Australian Shepherd. He is a very sweet and loving boy.

My little babies enjoying the sun! Skye (left) and Venus (right)

My little babies enjoying the sun! Skye (left) and Venus (right)

Monika Gajos | Bedlington terrier III

Monika Gajos | Bedlington terrier III

Koncz Szabi | Puppy portrait

Koncz Szabi | Puppy portrait

Aitor Romero | Sora’s foreground

Aitor Romero | Sora’s foreground

Reblog this with a picture of your dog with their friend(s)!

Gyula Olle | little Nissan :) 50 cc :D

Gyula Olle | little Nissan 🙂 50 cc 😀

Playhouse Comes With Ensuite Bathroom

Two-year old pooped in his playhouse. Bindi (dog) ate it before mom had a chance to clean it up.View…

Katka Janečková | Blairwitch bad bitch

Katka Janečková | Blairwitch bad bitch

Suki the Sushi Chef

Suki ate an entire bottle of blood worms during the 30 seconds I was turned around. She has no shame…

herebelife: Be the change you wish to see in the worldThink…

herebelife:

Be the change you wish to see in the world

Think dog. Be dog

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@queenshadyhyena

@queenshadyhyena

Kinser is a 1 ½ year old border collie/ blue heeler mix I…

Kinser is a 1 ½ year old border collie/ blue heeler mix I rescued with my girlfriend about 9 months ago, he’s so smart and loves to go for rides and walks, in the summer he goes for 3-4 long walks every day! He is from Texas but New York I’d where he belongs now! He loves to do tricks for treats, and is just starting to get used to going in the water. (He was deathly afraid of water when we adopted him). His best friend is my parents 3 year old yellow lab/ German Shepard mix Callie and his favorite human is his momma, taylor! He goes nuts whenever someone says her name! He needs to learn to slow down when approaching other dogs, he means no harm but gets too excited and it usually starts a fight. It’s something we are working on! He is super fast and loves belly rubs! We love our boy, so happy HE rescued US!!

Fox in the fog :by Martyna Ożóg

Fox in the fog :by Martyna Ożóg

Patricia Silva

Alex Maslov | Сurious dog

Alex Maslov | Сurious dog

Lichtflut Photography | Forrest

Lichtflut Photography | Forrest

Can you explain to me why people seem to be so obsessed with dog breeds? Selectively breeding, especially for as long as dogs have been around, results in /so much/ inbreeding, which of course leads to so many genetic diseases and deformities. See: pugs. So why did people to continue to support and perpetuate a system like that?

Well, no, I cannot explain why people do what they do. But, I believe kennel clubs have much to do about it. For example: a Pug’s AKC breed standard calls for a slight underbite and a short, blunt muzzle, while long-legged, lean pugs are opposed. Or the Pekingese whose AKC standard is to have a very flat muzzle and an undershot jaw.

However, there are people that are dedicated to preserving breeds and improving them. Dog breeds have definitely gone downhill the past 100 years, but it has been made aware. People know that and are trying to fix it. 

There is a breeder in Germany that is breeding “Retro Pugs”, originally posted by @perfectdogs here.

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I believe breed preservation is important, and I think it is wonderful that there are people who are dedicated to breeds so much so that they are willing to spend all their time and money on them. Not many people will research, health check, and pay for a Borzoi just to turn around and dump it in a shelter. While adopting a mixed breed dog is often done on impulse, and more often who end up in shelters.

But this is for the United States. Germany has actual breeding laws. “In Germany the breeding of certain brachy breeds has been abolished as “Qualzucht”, which means that simply breeding more puppies into existence is considered an act of animal cruelty.” – @dogsaremypatronus

So, no, I cannot explain why people continue to promote unhealthy breed traits, but I hope that the practice of improving them catches on.

War Crime

This book survived World War II, but not me.View On WordPress

Matthew Ward | Handsome Max

Matthew Ward | Handsome Max

Typical Pit Bull Behaviour

Truck was locked but window was overly cracked because Kitty was inside. They stuck their arm in the…

Daniel Hischer | London, baby!

Daniel Hischer | London, baby!