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Top hacks for making dog ownership easier than ever

September 21, 2020 By admin

Every experienced dog owner has been a novice at some point in their lives, with a dog they don’t quite understand, and a set of rules they shakily stick to without a real understanding of why. In reality, dog ownership can be easy, so long as we don’t make a classic mistake: assigning human characteristics to the new animal in our lives. Why? Well, a dog responds to a very different set of tools. Here are the things you’ll want to know if you’re taking on the responsibility of dog ownership for the first time. With luck, it’ll save you… Read More
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Dogs in focus: the Great Dane

September 1, 2020 By admin

There are few dogs that make a statement quite like the Great Dane, whose imperious name is matched only by his stature. Watch him get on to his hind legs and he’s taller than most adult men. History Interestingly, Danes aren’t Danish at all – in fact, they’re a German breed, once used to hunt wild boars alongside nobleman, and referred to as the Deutsche Dog (“German dog”) in their native country. The name is thought to be a result of escalating tensions between Germany and the rest of the world, and a name that was coined by the French… 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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Do dogs benefit from daycare? Here are four things to keep in mind.

May 27, 2020 By admin

If you keep your finger on the pulse you’ll notice a lot of people asking about daycare online –specifically, the benefits of it. Since every dog is different, our job is to create a space that caters to the unique needs of your animal. We want to foster inclusivity and make your animal feel like it’s at a second home. If you’re unsure about the benefits of daycare, or you have friends who pose the question, here are four things to keep in mind. It’s a great form of socialization A good daycare center socializes your animal. It gives them… Read More
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The major dog types explained – part three

May 14, 2020 By admin

Hot on the heels of parts one and two, we’re concluding our look at the major dog breeds today. As a recap, the American Kennel Club puts breeds into one of seven categories: herding dogs, hounds, sporting, non-sporting, toy, working and terrier. We’re dealing with the final three in this article, but be sure to check out our previous pieces for a rundown of the major breeds in the other four categories. And again, a lot of this info is courtesy of an excellent Wired video on the topic, featuring Gail Miller Bisher, a foremost expert.   … Read More
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The major dog types explained – part two

May 4, 2020 By admin

In part one, we looked at herding dogs and hounds, two of the major dog types categorized by the American Kennel Club. Today, we’re going to cover non-sporting and sporting dogs, of which the former is host to array of entrants, both big and small. Again, these findings are based on an excellent Wired video series on the topic, narrated and hosted by Gail Miller Bisher. Let’s get started. Type #3: Non-sporting  Perhaps the most famous and popular example of the non-sporting type is the Dalmatian, which gained huge popularity in America because of the film 101… Read More
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The major dog types explained – part one

April 30, 2020 By admin

The American Kennel Club recognizes over 200 breeds of dog, and many more breeds exist in other parts of the world that haven’t come to America yet. In short? There are lot of varieties of our favorite animal in existence and keeping abreast of them all can be challenging. Wired recently ran an excellent video series looking at how the American Kennel Club separates breeds, with expert insights from Gail Miller Bisher, a dog expert. We’ve handpicked breeds from each “type” and distilled the most interesting findings in the process. But first… …Dog shows separate breeds into seven major… Read More
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8 of the happiest dog breeds

April 16, 2020 By admin

Dogs fill us with joy, don’t they? They’re at the door when we get home from work, our able companions on those long walks in the countryside and our friends through thick and thin. That got us thinking – what are some of the happiest dog breeds in existence? Those reliable breeds that, 9 times out of 10, produce dogs that always have a smile on their face? Here is a selection you can’t go wrong with. Beagles Beagles have a wonderful nose, which is perhaps why they’re so fun-loving all the time: they’re experiencing life in full. A… Read More
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Great dog movies to watch during isolation

April 10, 2020 By admin

Sure, many of us are being asked to stay indoors as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt everyday life, but with the Easter weekend upon us, and every excuse to stay indoors, why not curl up in front of the TV with a good movie? Following on from this piece we wrote last year, here are two great dog movies to enjoy, and one very special Netflix docuseries. Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore (2010) Featuring canines and their feline companions, Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore is a sequel to the 2001 original and stars James… Read More
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