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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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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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