Dog Breeds/Traits

Dog playing in backyard on hidden fence

How Much Exercise Does Your Dog Need?

All dogs need exercise to promote both mental and physical health. However, most owners aren’t sure if their dogs get the right amount or even how much they need. The amount of exercise your dog requires can vary drastically depending on breed, age, weight, and even pre-existing conditions. A couple of laps in your neighborhood might be sufficient exercise for some four-legged family members, but some dogs require much, much more.

Here’s a run-down of 10 types of dogs and their specific exercise requirements.

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Black Labrador Retriever

The Top 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds in America in 2020

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!

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Biewer Terrier sitting in the grass

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

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. Read post »

Meet the Belgian Laekenois: The Newest Dog Breed Recognized by the AKC

On July 1, 2020, the American Kennel Club announced that a new dog breed has joined their ranks – the Belgian Laekenois. In honor of the new addition, we’ve gathered some fun facts about this unique European herding dog. Enjoy! Read post »