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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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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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A look at the national dog of countries worldwide – part two

December 18, 2020 By admin

Hot on the heels of our first article about the national dogs of four different nations, we’re back with a few new additions. Today, we’re running with a distinctly European theme, though all these dogs are recognized by the American Kennel Club and are therefore purchasable in the USA. With any luck, you’ll recognize a few of these names and even learn a thing or two in the process as well. Italy The Neapolitan Mastiff Nicknamed the Mastino, the Napolitan Mastiff is an enormous guard dog with a very distinctive appearance. Seriously – you only need to Google one… Read More
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A look at the national dog of countries worldwide – part one

December 10, 2020 By admin

In a new series, we’re going to look at countries around the world and the dog breeds that represent them. Some of these breeds are official representatives, some are not, but they’re all distinctive members of the American Kennel Club and fascinating animals to discover in more detail. We’re going to kick off with four countries – and four breeds. Some you’ll have heard of, but a couple might be foreign to you. Afghanistan The Afghan Hound Perhaps the oldest of all purebred dogs, the Afghan Hound is steeped in history and dates back thousands of years to rural Afghanistan… Read More
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Charting presidential dogs through the years

November 6, 2020 By admin

The 2020 election might still be undecided (two days on at the time of writing), but that doesn’t mean we can’t stick with a presidential theme for this week’s Under One Woof piece. So here are a list of presidential dogs that have made their mark throughout history, and at one time, left paw prints in the White House. Herbert Hoover The 31st US President reigned from 1929 to 1933. A Republican, Hoover was notable for holding office during the Great Depression. His dog, a Belgian Shepherd, was named after the Egyptian pharaoh King Tut, and actually helped on the… Read More
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