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Dogs on the World Stage: Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

June 12, 2023 By admin

Dogs took over New York City as 210 different breeds and competed for top honors at the 2023 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Winston, a French Bulldog, won in 2022 and was expected to repeat his victory again this year. But it was a surprise upset by one unique hound, Buddy Holly, who would take home the coveted prize. At first glance, Buddy Holly appears to be a shaggy-haired Basset Hound mix. And while that’s not very far off, he is a Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen (more easily referred to as Petits in the United States). The French breed is… Read More
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Dogs on the World Stage: Lagotto Romagnolo

May 7, 2023 By admin

Lagotto Romagnolos are an uncommon breed in the United States but are gaining in popularity across the world thanks to their lovely demeanor. The Lagotto Romagnolo is an Italian breed that is commonly known as “the water dog.” These dogs were bred to be waterfowl retrievers in the marshy lands of eastern Italy. This breed is likely better known for their niche hunting skills – but it’s not mammals they’re after, it’s truffles. Thanks to the Lagotto Romagnolo’s keen sense of smell, they have become the preferred dog for truffle hunters. The delicacy is a hot commodity but difficult… Read More
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Dogs on the World Stage: Bulldog

January 16, 2023 By admin

The American Kennel Club (AKC) National Championship is the Super Bowl of dog shows. With over 5,000 dogs competing in the 7 breed groups (Sporting, Working, Toy, Non-Sporting, etc.), the 22nd annual AKC National Championship held in mid-December revealed a new “star.” The AKC crowned its newest champion, Star, with the Best in Show title. Star is a 3 ½ year old bulldog owned by a couple from Texas. To celebrate Star’s historic win, let’s take a deeper look at the bulldog. The bulldog, also known as an English Bulldog, originated (not shockingly) in England.  They were first bred for… Read More
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Dogs on the World Stage: Dogo Argentino

December 31, 2022 By admin

Dogs are man’s best friend across the globe. Coming in all shapes, sizes, colors, and temperaments – each piece of the world boasts unique dog breeds. In honor of Argentina winning the World Cup, let’s explore their most iconic breed: the Dogo Argentino. The name is pretty on the nose – the dog of Argentina. This large, muscular breed can appear quite intimidating at first glance growing to be between 80-100lbs. With a square head, strong jaws, and impressive physique, they have all the outward makings of a great guard dog. In actuality, the Dogo Argentino was bred to hunt. Read More
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Five Best Dogs for Apartment Living

November 17, 2022 By admin

For apartment dwellers, getting a pet can be a tricky situation. Aside from the many possible restrictions including breed, size, weight, etc., you must also consider your layout, neighbors, and the practicality of caring for your pet without a yard. You may be surprised by which dogs thrive in city life. Below are five breeds that will make your apartment a home: 1.       Greyhound You read that correctly, Greyhounds are fantastic apartment pets. Despite their title as one of the fastest dog breeds on the planet, Greyhounds are fairly lazy. They love nothing more than curling up… Read More
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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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