Dog Breeds/Traits

Boxer, Golden Retriever, Standard Poodle and Havanese competing in the 2020 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Best in Show at the 2020 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Goes to…

Congratulations to Siba, a Standard Poodle, who beat out thousands of dogs to win the top prize – Best in Show – at the 144th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show last evening at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Siba, who’s full name is GCHP CH Stone Run Afternoon Tea, is a three year-old female who hails from Northampton, Pennsylvania. When she’s not winning titles, Siba likes to spend time playing with her handler Chrystal Murray-Clas’ two year-old son and eating her favorite treat, chicken.
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Dogo Argentino and Barbet

Meet the Two New Dog Breeds Recognized by AKC in 2020

Last week, the American Kennel Club announced that two new dog breeds will join their ranks in 2020 – the Dogo Argentino and the Barbet. Before these unique pups make their debut on the dog show stage, we’ve gathered some fun facts about them, and talked to one of our own DogWatch Dealers who is very familiar with the one of the breeds. Enjoy! Read post »

mutt names with a group of dogs standing in front of pink wall - photo by Hannah Lim

The 50 Cutest Mixed Breed Dog Names

Ever heard of a Horgi? What about a Cheagle? Or how about a Schnoodle? All three of these are names of mixed breed dogs! July 31 is National Mutt Day, and we’re celebrating with this tribute to our favorite mixed breed dogs names. This also gives us a chance to highlight some of the fabulously unique “hybrid” dogs and mystery mixes that are part of the DogWatch Hidden Fences family. Check it out, and share a photo of your own favorite “mutt” on our Facebook page!

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Two yellow Labrador Retrievers

The Top 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds in Canada in 2018

The Canadian Kennel Club recently released their annual survey of the most popular dog breeds in Canada in 2018.  No surprise, the Labrador Retriever held on to its number one ranking as the most popular dog breed in the country. The beloved Lab, also very popular in the United States, has held the top spot on CKC’s list for over two decades.

The big news this year is the debut of the Portuguese Water Dog, which cracked the top 10 for the first time. This smart, fun-loving working dog continues to grow in popularity in Canada. Fans include Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who brought home Kenzie, a Portuguese Water Dog puppy, in 2016.

Check out the entire top 10 below. Did your dog’s breed make this year’s list?  Read post »