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A Decade of Dogs

The Top Dog Stories of the Decade

The decade is almost over, and DogTails wants to review it the way we know best – A Decade of Dogs! Below are some of the most memorable dog (and cat!) stories from 2010 through 2019. Enjoy, and a Happy New Year to hound and human alike. Here’s to a great 2020! Read post »

Photo of a Labradoodle named Cooper sitting in the grass

The Most Popular Dog Names of 2019

Wondering which dog names are trending in 2019? 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 2019. Check out our list below! Read post »

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 »