Could Dogs Help Detect COVID-19?

Could Dogs Help Detect COVID-19? As states begin to open and the demand to test and screen for COVID-19 grows, researchers are enlisting all the help they can get — including dogs. Led by Cynthia M. Otto, director of the Working Dog Center at UPenn’s School of Veterinary Medicine, eight Labrador Retrievers are being trained to sniff out the coronavirus. […]

CORONAVIRUS UPDATES (COVID-19)

CORONAVIRUS UPDATES (COVID-19) In early March 2020, the World Health Organization declared that the COVID-19 novel coronavirus is a global pandemic. In the panic over the spread of the virus, people are worried not only about their own health but the health of their dogs, cats, and other pets. According to the Centers for Disease Control, […]

By The Numbers: Most & Least Popular Dog Breeds Over the Years

In 1991, the Labrador Retriever began its uninterrupted reign as the most popular breed in the U.S., ending the Cocker Spaniel’s 23 years in the top position. As the No. 1 breed of the 1940s, the Cocker Spaniel, enjoyed a renaissance in the ’80s, climbing back into the top spot from 1983–1990. That feat meant that it held […]

7 Things We Bet You Didn’t Know About Yorkshire Terriers

As one of the AKC’s top 10 breeds year after year, Yorkshire Terriers are popular toy dogs, offering a big personality in a tiny package. Here are seven surprising facts about Yorkies and the people who love them: 1. Yorkies Are the “Tomboy Toy” Don’t be fooled by this toy breed’s tiny stature—they are five to seven pounds of […]