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Fire Safety: 3 Easy Ways You Can Help Protect Your Pets

Every year, in the United States alone, over 500,000 pets experience house fires, and 40,000 of those pets tragically lose their lives, mostly from complications due to smoke inhalation. In general, pet owners do not like to think about their four-legged family members experiencing an event such as a fire, but they must prepare in the event one happens.

 

Here are THREE easy ways pet owners can help protect their pets from a potential house fire with preparation and prevention.  

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Best in show at the 2021 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show goes to…

Congratulations to Wasabi, a Pekingese, who beat out thousands of dogs to win the top prize – Best in Show – at the 145th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show last evening on the grounds of Lyndhurst Estate.

Wasabi, who’s full name is GCHG CH Pequest Wasabi, is a three year-old male who calls Pennsylvania home. His co-owners are Krispy Kreme heiress, Sandra Middlebrooks, Peggy Steinman of Lancaster Steinmans, and the late Iris Love. Wasabi is also the grandson of 2012 Best In Show winner, Malachy!
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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 »