Dog Breeds/Traits

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 »

blonde young woman petting smiling yellow Labrador Retriever

The Top 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds in America in 2018

Today, the American Kennel Club announced the results of their annual survey of the most popular dog breeds in America, and once again, the Labrador Retriever took the top spot. For 28 years in a row, the Lab has been #1 on the list, which is determined by the AKC based on the number of registrations received. In fact, the top eight breeds are all the same as last year.

The only change from the 2017 list is in the last two spots. Last year’s #9 breed, the Yorkshire Terrier, dropped to #10. Meanwhile, the German Shorthaired Pointer rose from #10 in 2017 to #9 in 2018. That’s the highest rank the GSP has ever achieved since its AKC debut in 1930!  Read post »