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Darby the Cavachon

“Puppy Dog Eyes” are Real, and Evolved to Appeal to Humans

You know that look. Those big, shiny eyes fixed on you from under the dinner table. The wet nose wiggling, and the eyebrows and ears moving up down to the movement of your fork. “Please, can I have some food?” You relent, and toss some food on the floor. Mission accomplished!

Most dog owners are very familiar and susceptible to their pet’s “puppy dog eyes” trick. But did you know that this phenomenon isn’t just limited to your own spoiled pooch? In fact, it is a result of thousands of years of canine evolution! 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 »

three Azawakh dogs

Meet the Azawakh, the Newest Dog Breed Recognized by AKC in 2019

In the early days of 2019, the American Kennel Club announced that a new dog breed will join their ranks this year – the Azawakh. Before these slim hounds make their debut on the dog show stage, we’ve gathered some fun facts about this unique new breed. Enjoy, and good luck to all the dogs competing next month at the 2019 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City!  Read post »

Kooikerhondje dog

2018: The Year in Dogs

2018 is almost over, and DogTails wants to review it the way we know best – the Year in Dogs! Below are some of the most memorable dog stories of the past year. Enjoy, and a Happy New Year to hound and human alike. Here’s to a great 2019!  Read post »