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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 »

Lab mix dog smiling

The Most Popular Dog Names of 2020

2020 was a record year for dog adoptions in the U.S., with many families choosing to bring home a new pup during their COVID quarantine. And what’s the first decision a new pet owner has to make? Picking a name for their new furry best friend!

With so many options out there, we’ve dug into our data and discovered which dog names were the most popular among new DogWatch customers in the US and Canada from January to November 2020. Check out our list below! Read post »

Yellow Lab smiling at woman

The Top 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds in America in 2019

This month, the American Kennel Club announced the results of their annual survey of the most popular dog breeds in America, and for the 29th year in a row, the Labrador Retriever took the top spot. The AKC based their list on the number of registrations received in 2019.

Labrador Retrievers are not the only hold-over, though. In fact, this year’s top 5 breeds are the same as last year’s. There is one new arrival on the list – the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, in the 10th spot. This diminutive herding dog cracked the top ten for the very first time!

Here’s the full list of 2019’s top 10 most popular dog breeds, starring some adorable DogWatch Dogs from all across the country! Read post »

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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