March 20, 2019
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 »
March 11, 2019
Happy National Napping Day from the canine napping experts at DogWatch HQ! Enjoy this fun video starring our DogWatch Office Dogs doing what they do best – snoozing!
Our “cast” includes Yeti the Australian Shepherd puppy, Brodie the Dachshund, Lucy 1 the Bichon Frise, Lucy 2 the Pug/Miniature Pinscher mix, Shiloh the Cockapoo, Nellie the Australian Shepherd and Labrador Retrievers Biz and Josie.
To see more videos of the DogWatch Office Dogs, check out our YouTube playlist!
February 13, 2019
Congratulations to King, a Wire Fox Terrier, who beat out thousands of dogs to win the top prize – Best in Show – at the 143st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show last evening at Madison Square Garden in New York City. King’s victory furthers the reign of the Wire Fox Terrier, the breed with the most wins in the history of the dog show.
King, a seven year-old male who’s full name is GCHB CH Kingarthur Van Foliny Home, hails from Brazil and was the top terrier worldwide in 2018. His handler, Gabriel Rangel, is also no stranger to the winner’s circle – he was the handler for previous Best in Show winners Sadie the Scottie in 2010 and Sky the Wire Fox Terrier in 2014. Read post »
February 5, 2019
In an effort to educate pet owners about the need to provide their pets with good dental hygiene the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has designated February National Pet Dental Health Month.
Because of the types of bacteria that reside in a dog’s mouth, coupled with what is usually a diet low in simple sugars, only about 5% of dogs ever develop cavities, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need dental care. Like humans, dogs are susceptible to periodontal disease, and like humans, that can lead to painful swelling of the gums, tooth loss, and even infections that can be life-threatening. Read post »