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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 »

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Announcing the Winners of the 2019 DogWatch Halloween Photo Contest!

DogWatch asked for the best Halloween photos of your pets in costume, and you delivered! We received over 500 photos, the largest turnout in the six year history of our contest! The DogWatch team had a VERY hard time choosing a winner – there were so many adorable and very creative entries! After lots of discussion, debate (and giggles), we are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2019 DogWatch Halloween Photo Contest! Read post »

DogWatch Halloween Photo Contest 2019

DogWatch 2019 Halloween Photo Contest – ENTER TODAY!

Calling all you spooky pets and pet parents – the DogWatch 2019 Halloween Photo Contest is here! Starting today, share a photo of your dog in his or her costume on our Facebook wall or via Instagram using the hashtag #DogWatchHalloween. Cats and other pet photos are welcome too. Please also include your pet’s name and breed. The DogWatch team will share the photos on Facebook all month long, and after Halloween, we’ll announce the winners.

The first place winner will receive either a gift basket filled with $75 worth of dog treats, toys and goodies OR your choice of a DogWatch Training Product. In addition, a $100 donation will be made in the winner’s name to a pet-related charity of their choice.

Selected runners-ups will also receive prizes and have their photos shared on our blog and social media, so stay tuned.

The contest ends at midnight on Friday, November 1, 2019. Winners will be announced on Monday, November 4, 2019 on our Facebook page and right here on DogTails. We look forward to seeing your dogs in their Halloween finery! Read post »

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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 »