Friday Cuteness Trifecta – Part 3… Golden Retriever Dare Devil Rules!

July 20, 2012

Sadly, this brings an end to the cuteness parade of today. But never fear! There are plenty more cute and adorable animals out there, and as Scarlett O’Hara once said, ‘tomorrow is another day’.

I do love how this dog’s human friends are so thoroughly entertained by spending an evening of getting the dog to jump over them. The dog is like, ‘Ok! PLAY TIME! YAY! Can we do this ALL the time!!!???!!! Can we, can we, can we???’.

He’s also very smart when he gets to the human hurdle trifecta!

And remember, if you’re in the market for a pet, please check out the shelters first. The more dogs and cats that find a forever home, the more places there are for the homeless ones in no kill shelters and it’s one less animal waiting on death row. Plus they’re just so wonderful and full of love.

Watch the video. Enjoy!


2011 – The Most Popular Dog Breeds

February 20, 2011

The list is finally here!

The American Kennel Club has released the top most popular dogs in America. To find out who made the top ten, read on. And, just in case your dog wasn’t mentioned, please remember this is about breeds, not individual dogs. Because, as you very well know, if it was about individual dogs, yours would be right up there with the tippy top ones…

But did your dog’s breed make the list? Read on, lovely readers, read on…

10.  Shih Tzu – Zenning their way into a respectable placement upon the list. Not up the top so they look conceited, but still hitting the top ten. What? Zenning is a word. Honest.

9.  Poodle – Smart and more than able to pull off any of fashion’s crazier looks. This dog looks good on the catwalk…and not many dogs can say that!

8.  Dachshund – Oh, the sausage dog. Overcoming his (ahem) shortcomings, and long body, and little legs. But cute, cuddly, and loyal.

7.  Boxer – No. This dog did not bully his way into the list. And he doesn’t actually box. But we do not hold that against him. Who wants a dog that wears shiny shorts and likes to spit a lot? The boxer is much smarter than that, thank you very much.

6.  Bulldog – Tough, gruff, loyal and loved. The bulldog, not to be confused with the bullfrog (which would be silly because this is a list about dogs, not amphibians), is one cool dog.

5.  Golden Retriever – Pretty and loyal and smart. With golden locks. The golden retriever does indeed retrieve things, and they don’t even have to be golden.

4.  Beagle – One word for you: Snoopy. It’s a wonder this dog isn’t number one. Or writing books. Or making pithy comments. Snoopy.

3.  Yorkshire Terrier – Tough and able and from somewhere in England, this dog likes drinking tea and eating scones with jam and clotted cream. But only when you’re not looking.

2.  German Shepherd – Guard dog, police dog, and…well, a career dog. You won’t find a German shepherd reclining on a chaise lounge eating chocolates and drinking champagne while dictating their latest doggy romance novel. Instead, this dog is loyal and hard working, and very, very handsome, to boot.

1.  Labrador Retriever – The Golden Child of the dog world, the labrador retriever has kept the crown of Most Popular Pup for the millionth (okay for 20 years, but isn’t that like a million in dog years?). And it’s not hard to tell why. The lab retriever is smart, loyal, good looking, even tempered, gentle, patient, simply the pageant winner. But next year…tune in and find out!

So there you have it. The top ten most popular dog breeds of the year. Finally, you can sleep now you know.




Top Ten Most Popular Dog Breeds

October 25, 2009

dogs? who cares about dogs? What about cats? What about me? I'm barack obama!

While cat star and celebrity Bombay, Barack Obama (pictured above) doesn’t see the point of talking about the creature known as ‘Dog’, I know most of you do.

So we have the top ten most popular dogs in the US for your perusal.

Let us know if your dog is here and why you agree, or if your dog’s missing from this list, tell us why you think your dog should belong in the top ten!

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Yorkshire Terrier
  3. German Shepherd
  4. Golden Retriever
  5. Beagle
  6. Boxer
  7. Dachshund
  8. Bulldog
  9. Poodle
  10. Shih Tzu

So, congratulations to the top dog (no, not Bond, we’re talking about the Golden Retriever,) for holding the number one position for the 18th year in a row!

And the Bulldog must get a special mention. He’s making his way up the list, and for his big splash in making the list last year for the first time in 70 years!

Thanks to the American Kennel Club for supplying the list. And don’t forget to share your thoughts with us.

Oh, and Barack the Cat, don’t worry, we’ll be sharing the top most popular cats with you soon.

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