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Nine of the hungriest, most obesity-prone dog breeds

October 22, 2021 By admin

In the list to follow, we’re going to look at the ten dog breeds that are prone to overeating and getting… well, a little fat. If you don’t want to be eaten out of house and home or want to avoid having to restock the pantry every day, you might want to keep these doggos on a short leash. Scottish Terrier Scottish Terries don’t have the biggest appetites on this list, but they do have the ability to get chunky fast. That’s all because an underactive thyroid gland which slows down their metabolism. In essence, they don’t burn what they… Read More
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Looking for a jogging companion? Here are the best breeds for runners

September 28, 2021 By admin

Are you a keen runner? If you are, consider bringing your dog along on your next outing. Dogs that get regular exercise are likely to be better behaved and happier, and as you pound the roads/trails together, you create a lifelong bond that is worth its weight in gold. In the article to follow, we outline some great breeds for runners. Start slowly, get them accustomed to the miles, and build from there. Of course, even mixed breed dogs are likely to benefit from a regular running routine, so this article is only a guide, not gospel. Best all-rounder Vizslas… Read More
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How many breeds of dog are there? and other questions answered

July 2, 2021 By admin

In this week’s article, we’re going to address common questions dog lovers are posing online. We’ll attempt to answer why dogs are scared of fireworks, the number of breeds recognized in the United States, and whether dogs process thoughts! So strap in, because it should be a fact-filled addition to the blog, and a great read in our weekly newsletter. What age do dogs stop growing? You’re the owner of a new pup and in a matter of weeks, she’s rocketed up in size. Meal portions are growing, energy levels are on the rise, and all you can keep asking… Read More
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Dogs in focus: the Boerboel

May 29, 2021 By admin

An enormous frame belies a gentle soul: the Boerboel is a calm family dog and a watchful protector of the home. Let’s dive into what makes the breed unique, and whether it makes sense for you to own one. We’ve got your questions covered, and a few bullet points to end off with. Where does the Boerboel come from? The word “Boerboel” means “farmer’s dog”. Boerboels were bred by Dutch settlers in South Africa who had homesteads and farms that needed protecting. Boerboels have European blood and are one of the largest mastiffs in the world. It’s not just about… Read More
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Dogs in focus: the French Bulldog

May 14, 2021 By admin

Adorable and smart, Frenchies are often likened to little humans because of their inquisitive nature and general smarts. A bulldog with terrier and pug in it, the Frenchie sports a sunken face and distinctive bat ears. It might not be the prettiest dog around, but it sure is one of the most beloved. What’s the history of the French Bulldog? Despite the name, it’s believed the Frenchie first came to prominence in Nottingham, home of the outlaw Robin Hood. Later, the dog was taken over to France and it was here, in Paris, that it started to gain even more… Read More
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Do you have children? Here are some of the best dog breeds to pick.

April 25, 2021 By admin

Every breed in the doggy kingdom is different. Personalities, exercise requirements and temperament wildly vary, and while an Akita, Chihuahua and Chow Chow all have their respective merits, they don’t make the best family dogs – especially if you have young children. So which dogs are well suited to young families? Which are the dogs that are as comfortable with an adult as a tot? And which are the breeds that are sure to bring a smile to your face. Well, stay tuned as we reveal several great options. Retrievers (Labs and Golden Retrievers) Labs are a mainstay in the… Read More
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A purebred vs a mixed breed 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, mixed breeds are everywhere in the doggy kingdom, and there are some very good reasons to pick one over a purebred alternative… Mixed breeds often get euthanized if they don’t find a home According to the ASPCA, over 600,000 dogs are euthanized the US… 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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