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What are the rules on dog ownership in the US? Are certain breeds banned?

September 9, 2022 By admin

Like other countries in the world, breed-specific legislation does exist in the US. It can be a thorny, complicated issue to navigate, one that raises more questions than it answers. With luck, this article serves as a helpful first step on that road. In the piece to follow, we’ll pinpoint the states that have BSL in place, the states that have outlawed BSL, and the states where BSL is supposedly prohibited – but certain cases are upheld. We’ll also highlight the types of breeds that are often singled out. If you’re in an area of the US where BSL reins,… Read More
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Worst dog breeds for inexperienced owners

August 4, 2022 By admin

In the article to follow, we’ll examine the five breeds that should be strictly handled by experienced owners. In other words, if you’re dipping your foot into the doggy world for the first (or even second) time, you might want to steer clear. No dog is bad, per se, but some are trickier to handle than others. Rottweiler While they can be dependable companions in the right hands, Rotties run wild under weak leadership. Many families have learned this lesson the hard way, unable to discipline or quieten the excitable Rottie, who takes on the reins if no one is… Read More
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Which dogs don’t shed?

July 19, 2022 By admin

Suffer from allergies? Want to minimize the amount of vacuuming you do around the house? The dogs in this list aren’t in the habit of shedding fur, which makes them the ideal hypoallergenic choice for the home. Afghan Hound They might have long, silky coats, but the Afghan Hound doesn’t actually shed any fur. That said, it does need to be bathed and combed every week, lest that silky coat goes tough. If you don’t mind the upkeep, you’ll find an Afghan Hound is very kind to your allergies. American Hairless Terrier As the name suggests, this dog is perfect… Read More
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What dog breeds are best suited for cats?

July 15, 2022 By admin

In popular culture, cats and dogs have an uneasy alliance. Felines typically enjoy their own space, avoid rowdiness, and prefer quiet over the noise. By comparison, dogs are typically much more high-energy, playful, and combustible. What’s more, certain dog types, like the hound, are bred to chase game, and a running cat can spark an instinctive response to set off in pursuit. That’s not a great combination when you’re trying to get the two animals to coexist peacefully under the same roof. The good news is that there are dogs that can share the same space as a cat. The… Read More
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Big, happy dogs you’ll love to own

June 28, 2022 By admin

One of the most popular articles on Under One Woof examines happy dog breeds. It gets lots of traffic, and we can see that people are interested in similar stories around the topic.  With that in mind, we’ve crafted a companion article that specifically focuses on big, happy breeds. These are the lovable goofballs that flop down on the couch with a sigh and wolf down enough food for an army.  In the end, we all want a pet that’s easy to get along with and brings joy to our lives.  St Bernard He’s got a somewhat sorrowful face,… Read More
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Dogs in focus: The German Shepherd

June 9, 2022 By admin

The loyal, hard-working, all-purpose German Shepherd is one of the most popular breeds in the United States. They are as at home with the family and kids as they are in a professional high-risk environment. Truly, German Shepherds are versatile performers who embody the saying, “Man’s best friend”. To follow, we answer the most popular breed-specific questions doing the rounds on Google. What is the difference between a German Shepherd and an Alsatian? Want to know a secret? There is no difference. They’re both the same breed, only the names originate from different European countries. Alsatian is from the French… Read More
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Dogs in Focus: the Whippet

June 2, 2022 By admin

Following on from our last profile — which gave you everything you need to know about the Greyhound — today’s dog is similarly fast across the ground. Yes, the Whippet and the Greyhound share several similarities, and while the latter is better-known and more marketable, the former has a series of endearing traits that make it a wonderful addition to the home.  Here’s everything you need to know about the aptly-named Whippet.  Whippets have a need for speed Like Greyhounds, Whippets move rapidly across the ground, and are capable of reaching speeds of 35 mph. That’s the cruising speed… Read More
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Do different breeds have different personalities? And if so, what are they?

May 12, 2022 By admin

One of the most fascinating parts of pet ownership is discovering your animal’s personality. Here is a creature with character traits all its own: its own likes, dislikes and quirks. And while every dog is a little bit different, personality traits do seem to run in breeds. Happy breeds Two of America’s favorites, the Labrador Retriever and Golden Retriever, top the list of happy breeds. Little wonder they’re hugely popular throughout the width and breadth of the country. Why are these breeds such good-natured companions? It seems to be both nature and nurture: dogs started to diverge from wolves and… Read More
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Why is it important to know your dog’s breed?

May 5, 2022 By admin

There are over 200 breeds in existence in the doggy kingdom, and these breeds come in all different shapes and sizes. You get big dogs like Great Danes, medium-sized dogs like the Bearded Collie, small dogs like the French Bulldog and even miniatures. What makes every breed interesting is that they have individual markers they call their own – physical and personality traits that run throughout the breed. So what do you do if you have a mixed breed dog? Say, a Labrador crossed with a cocker spaniel? Do you make this deduction based on appearance alone? That doesn’t need… Read More
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The ten best dog breeds according to Insider.com

March 31, 2022 By admin

The ten best dog breeds in the world: that’s a tough thing to quantify, but the good folk over at Insider.com have had their stab at the task, and they’ve come up with a mix of breeds, faces and personalities to populate the list. Not everyone is going to agree, of course, but healthy debate is no bad thing. It goes without saying, but the list to follow isn’t one that we’ve created. Agree, disagree with the choices? Be sure to let us know regardless. #10: Newfoundland dog Newfoundlands are gentle giants. They can weigh as much as 150… Read More
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