Blog

The Top 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds in America in 2020

Posted on March 16, 2021

Today, the American Kennel Club announced that, for the 30th year in a row, the Labrador Retriever has earned the top spot on their annual survey of the most popular dog breeds in America. The AKC based their list on the number of registrations received in 2020.

For the first time, the French Bulldog earned the #2 spot on the list, bumping the German Shepherd and Golden Retriever to #3 and #4, respectively. There is one new arrival on the list – the Dachshund, who jumped up from 12th place in 2019 to the 10th spot in 2020.

Here’s the full list of 2020’s top 10 most popular dog breeds, starring some adorable DogWatch Dogs from all across the country!

(more…)


Meet the New Dog Breed Recognized by AKC in 2021: The Biewer Terrier

Posted on January 5, 2021

To kick off the first week of 2021, the American Kennel Club (AKC) announced that a new dog breed will join their ranks this year – the Biewer Terrier. Before these small, soft-coated pups make their debut on the dog show stage, we’ve gathered some fun facts about this unique new breed. (more…)


The Most Popular Dog Names of 2020

Posted on December 14, 2020

2020 was a record year for dog adoptions in the U.S., with many families choosing to bring home a new pup during their COVID quarantine. And what’s the first decision a new pet owner has to make? Picking a name for their new furry best friend!

With so many options out there, we’ve dug into our data and discovered which dog names were the most popular among new DogWatch customers in the US and Canada from January to November 2020. Check out our list below! (more…)


Shop Small with DogWatch’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Dogs and Dog Lovers!

Posted on December 8, 2020

Looking for the perfect gifts for your dog and for the dog-obsessed folks in your life? Want to support a small business during this unique holiday season? We’re here to help! The DogWatch Annual Holiday Gift Guide is back and this year we’ve found 12 items from online boutiques and independent pet businesses that are sure to impress and delight all the people and pups on your list. Check ’em out below!

(more…)


Here are the Winners of the 2020 DogWatch Halloween Photo Contest!

Posted on October 31, 2020

DogWatch asked for the best Halloween photos of your pets in costume, and you delivered! We received hundreds of entries on Facebook and Instagram, and were thoroughly delighted by all of the spooky, silly, super-cute and fantastically creative costumes on display. And we want to give a special salute to all of the dogs who patiently posed for the photos – these good boys and girls have definitely earned some yummy dog treats and belly rubs!

As usual, the DogWatch team had a VERY hard time choosing a winner. After lots of deliberation (and many laughs), we are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2020 DogWatch Halloween Photo Contest! (more…)


10 Homemade Dog Halloween Costume Ideas

Posted on October 24, 2020

There’s a lot of love about Halloween – spooky decorations, costumes, pumpkin carving and of course, candy. But why should humans have all the fun? Making a homemade costume for your pet is a great project the whole family can do at home this Halloween. And it’s a great way to participate in this year’s DogWatch Halloween Photo Contest, and potentially win $500 for your favorite pet charity!

Want to join the fun, but can’t come up with any ideas? We’ve found 10 great do-it-yourself options, including previous #DogWatchHalloween Contest winners and runners up from the past 6 years! (more…)