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A mongrel vs a purebred dog – what are the pros of each?

April 10, 2021 By admin

Here at Under One Woof, we look after a lot of purebred (pedigree) dogs and devote a lot of our time to writing about them. But in today’s article, we wanted to give a little of love to non-pedigree, crossbred dogs that don’t fit any particular bracket, and come in all shapes and sizes. In fact, mongrels are everywhere in the doggy kingdom, and there are some very good reasons to pick one over a purebred alternative… Mongrels often get euthanized if they don’t find a home According to the ASPCA, over 600,000 dogs are euthanized the US every year,… Read More
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The most popular dog breeds in America (part two)

April 1, 2021 By admin

Hot on the paws of our first look at the most popular dog breeds in America, we’re back with part two. Having covered the five most-loved breeds in our last write-up, we are now counting numbers 6-10 (with all stats up to date as of December 2020). In short, these are going to be highly popular dog breeds that you’ll no doubt recognize but they’re going to be a little less ubiquitous than the Labs, Frenchies, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers and Bulldogs who populated our first list. #6: Poodle With bodies that seem to stand to attention, bouncy tails… Read More
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The biggest dog breeds in the world

March 25, 2021 By admin

Head to a big city and you’re likely to see French Bulldogs and Poodles everywhere you look. These small city dogs are the perfect companion in a compact apartment. But what the other end of the scale? What of the heavyweight breeds that are taller and larger than their peers? Well, these animals are better suited to the suburbs where larger homes are commonplace. Despite their formidable size, they make wonderful companions too, which is why they’re the focus of today’s article. The tallest dog breed(s) in the world There are two breeds that could be classified tallest. On the… Read More
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The most popular dog breeds in America (part one)

March 19, 2021 By admin

Dogs are the most popular four-legged companion in the United States. According to a 2018 survey, 60 million American homes are thought to have almost 90 million dogs as pets (Insider.com). Of that 90 million, there are 197 breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club – the premier authority on all things doggo – and many mixed/cross breeds in existence as well. That adds up to a lot of difference faces, temperaments and personalities. Still, there are a select few breeds that crop up over and over again: classic dogs that are a safe bet in the home. And in… Read More
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How can I tell if my dog is overweight, underweight or just right?

March 17, 2021 By admin

Weight is a tricky topic in the doggy kingdom. All dog breeds are different, and within each breed, weight varies between males and females. One Labrador Retriever can be healthy at 55 lbs, while another can be healthy at 80 lbs. There’s a massive range in play and sex is often the reason why. What’s more, mixed breed dogs are particularly difficult to judge because there’s no baseline to measure them against. That’s why it’s often best to make a judgement based on the naked eye, and for the purpose of this article, we’re going to rely on a system… Read More
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What can I expect when I bring my dog to Under One Woof? and more questions answered.

March 10, 2021 By admin

Looking for doggy daycare and boarding in Wisconsin? Under One Woof is one of the premier centers in the state, with a facility located in the Stillwater region of Minnesota. For years, we’ve been dispensing doggo advice to our members via our newsletter and reaching first-time visitors on our blog. Today, however, we’re going to change tack and talk about the facility itself. So whether you visit Under One Woof often, are considering visiting for the first time, or have only just discovered us, there’ll be something to glean from the questions and answers to follow. When was Under One… Read More
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5 of the most expensive dog breeds to own

February 26, 2021 By admin

Picture the scenario: money isn’t an object for you. In fact, you’re in the market for a doggo that tells the world how rich you are. It doesn’t need to be popular, but it might rare, expensive to buy and princely to look after. Well, in this week’s article, we’ve got five of the most expensive – and prestigious – dogs you can own. The price next to each breed is the estimated cost of a single puppy from an established breeder… with expensive veterinary care, food and maintenance all excluded.  Afghan Hound – $2,500    AKC popularity: 113/197 Heralding… Read More
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What dog should I get?

February 19, 2021 By admin

Welcome to the Under One Woof speed dating article, where we match you with the dog of your dreams. Alright, so it’s not quite dating, but picking the right four-legged companion is a bit like choosing the right partner in life: it needs careful consideration and due concern for the work involved.  With that in mind, let’s kick things off… I’m new to dogs and live in an apartment with limited space For singletons who live alone with limited space, a great option is the Bichon Frise – a beautiful, playful breed that doesn’t shed a lot of fur and… Read More
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Nine foods that are harmful to your dog (and a few safe alternatives)

February 11, 2021 By admin

Today, we look at nine foods that you should avoid giving your furry friend and outline a few examples of nutritious snacks that are safe. Are apples fine? (Yes). Are avocados? (No). Get the scoop in the article to follow.   Chocolate is incredibly dangerous This is one that most people know, but it bears repeating. The theobromine in chocolate is the harmful agent at work, and it’s present in all varieties, including white chocolate. To dogs, theobromine is poisonous and can lead to death, especially if dark or baking chocolate is consumed. Caffeine is not safe Americans love coffee… Read More
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Do dogs sweat? and other questions answered

February 4, 2021 By admin

Some of the most requested topics at Under One Woof delve into the questions people ask about their dogs every day: do dogs sweat; how old a dog is in human years; why they pant more. Today, we’re going to provide the answers to these common queries and try to demystify a few of things surrounding our beloved pets. So, without further ado, let’s get started. Do dogs sweat? Sweating is something that helps humans regulate body temperature, and dogs do in fact have this mechanism too – though it’s only through their paw pads. Since they don’t have sweat… Read More
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