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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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Dogs in focus: the beagle

October 9, 2020 By admin

The beagle’s characteristic hazel eyes and long ears bring a smile to any owner’s face. Ranked the 7th most popular breed in America in 2019, it’s easy to see why these fun-loving dogs are such a hit with the whole family. In the article to follow, we’ll explore the breed in more detail. Beagles have an impressive sense of smell There’s a reason beagles are used to hunt hares – they’ve got one of the sharpest noses around. Humans typically have 5 million receptors to pick up scents. Beagles? 220 million. Take them on a walk and you’ll notice that… Read More
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Why the French Bulldog is the new “it” breed

October 4, 2020 By admin

Walk through any major city, be it New York, London or Paris and you’re likely to see hip young people accompanied by a French Bulldog everywhere you go. The question is, why has this pint-sized breed become so popular, to the point it’s the 4th most common doggy in America and perhaps the most popular city dog of all?  We’ll examine what makes the French Bulldog special and why it might be right for you. They’re adaptable Frenchies, as they’re affectionately called, are nothing if not adaptable. Part of the non-sporting breed, they haven’t got any real physical qualities,… Read More
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Dogs in focus: the Akita

September 29, 2020 By admin

The Akita is a noble breed from Japan and an increasingly common addition to American homes. Once owned solely by Japanese royalty, the Akita became popular in America after World War II, when soldiers stationed in Japan brought them back as pets. So what do you need to know about owning one? Personality Akitas are intensely loyal to their owners but standoffish to strangers, and are not especially good with other dogs either, often acting aggressively to members of the same sex. Make sure they’re properly trained from a young age (don’t wait more than 16 weeks) as it’s easy… Read More
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Dogs in focus: the Boxer

August 7, 2020 By admin

Hot on the heels of last week’s article focusing on the Labrador Retriever (read it here), we’ve got another dog breed in focus for you. This time? The reliable Boxer – thought to be the 8th most popular breed in America. Grooming When it comes to keeping them clean, Boxers are low maintenance. Their teeth are the one part of their body that require regular upkeep, but their coats can go for a week or two without a brush, and bath times can be even more infrequent. What’s more, because of their short coat, they don’t shed a lot… Read More
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Dogs in focus: the Labrador retriever

July 30, 2020 By admin

Welcome to a new series here at Under One Woof, one in which we look at different breeds on a case by case basis and bring their history and characteristics to light. What are we starting with? One of the world’s favorite dogs: the Labrador Retriever. Temperament Labs, as they’re affectionately called, are known to be charming and happy animals. In fact, they’re one of the most popular family breeds in the world for this very reason. Labs are also very intelligent and by extension, trainable. Gentle and sweet, their temperament is one of their defining characteristics. History Labradors are… Read More
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Dogs and security: breeds, tips and more

October 28, 2019 By admin

Dogs are alert, watchful and protective of their home. Territorial to a tee, they want nothing more than to protect their patch – and the owners that care for them. But not every dog makes an ideal guardian. Below, we’ve outlined four breeds that can fit into an ordinary American household, while acting as a first-class guard dog. What are the best guard dogs? Rottweiler Rotties have earned a bad reputation, perhaps because of their intimidating appearance and blank, often deathly stare. But appearances can be deceiving, because rotteweilers can be hugely affectionate additions to the home who… Read More
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