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DogWatch Halloween Photo Contest Winners

Here are the Winners of the 2020 DogWatch Halloween Photo Contest!

DogWatch asked for the best Halloween photos of your pets in costume, and you delivered! We received hundreds of entries on Facebook and Instagram, and were thoroughly delighted by all of the spooky, silly, super-cute and fantastically creative costumes on display. And we want to give a special salute to all of the dogs who patiently posed for the photos – these good boys and girls have definitely earned some yummy dog treats and belly rubs!

As usual, the DogWatch team had a VERY hard time choosing a winner. After lots of deliberation (and many laughs), we are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2020 DogWatch Halloween Photo Contest! Read post »

10 Homemade Dog Halloween Costume Ideas

There’s a lot of love about Halloween – spooky decorations, costumes, pumpkin carving and of course, candy. But why should humans have all the fun? Making a homemade costume for your pet is a great project the whole family can do at home this Halloween. And it’s a great way to participate in this year’s DogWatch Halloween Photo Contest, and potentially win $500 for your favorite pet charity!

Want to join the fun, but can’t come up with any ideas? We’ve found 10 great do-it-yourself options, including previous #DogWatchHalloween Contest winners and runners up from the past 6 years! Read post »

DogWatch Halloween Photo Contest 2020

DogWatch 2020 Halloween Photo Contest – ENTER TODAY!

Calling all spooky pets and pet parents – The DogWatch 2020 Halloween Photo Contest is here! Starting today, share a photo of your dog in his or her costume in the comments on the post on our Facebook page or via Instagram using the hashtag #DogWatchHalloween. Cats and other pet photos are welcome too. Please also include your pet’s name and breed. On Halloween day, we’ll announce the winners!

For the first place winner, we’ll make a $500 donation in your name to the pet charity of your choice, plus you will receive either a gift basket filled with $75 worth of dog treats, toys and goodies OR your choice of a DogWatch Training Product. It’s a win-win!

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 11:59PM EST on Thursday, October 29, 2020. Winners will be announced on Saturday, October 31, 2020 on our Facebook page and right here on DogTails. Check out last year’s submissions for inspiration. We look forward to seeing your dogs in their Halloween finery!

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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 »