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How long are dogs pregnant, and other questions answered

November 24, 2020 By admin

This week we scoured the internet to discover the questions people in America – and abroad – are asking most often. From poop to pregnancy and even peanuts, we’ve got your burning queries covered. Are dogs color blind? Technically, no. Dogs can see colors, just not as many as us. Researchers believe dogs can see the color red, for instance, though they perceive it more as a ruddy brown. Green, yellow and orange are harder to distinguish, and appear “yellowish”. Meanwhile, bodies of water, such as the ocean, look gray, while purple is actually blue to a dog. In short,… Read More
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6 amazing dog facts that will blow your mind

October 22, 2020 By admin

Dogs are one of the most diverse species around We often say that dogs come in all shapes and sizes, and this is true. In fact, the skull alone varies massively from one breed to the next, and if you compare a Golden Retriever to a German Shepherd, the difference alone is a big as the difference between a cat’s skull and a bear’s. A dog’s tail is often a window into their emotions You might notice your dog’s tail isn’t always in the same position. Knowing what to look out for could help you identify the emotional state they’re… 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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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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