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Adorable Dog Breed Sculptures

What are your favorite aspects of your dog? Is it his fiercely loyal personality, his energetic tail wag, his textured coat, or his gentle eyes? A dog breed sculpture is the perfect home accent for proud dog owners and canine aficionados—and it also makes a sweet remembrance of a former pet.

Click here to view a variety of dog breed sculptures and figurines, including the ones mentioned below.

The Morning Walk Dachshund Sculpture looks like it could follow you anywhere—and, indeed, this dog sculpture can be displayed indoors or outdoors. Dachshund owners will love its characteristic squat build, short legs, and doleful eyes.

The “I Want a Treat” West Highland Terrier Sculpture has plenty of personality. With his realistic off-white coat, perky ears, and happy expression, this Westie will win your heart. While you might be tempted to give him a treat, all he needs is a cozy spot in your home to call his own.

Morning Walk Dachshund Dog Sculpture West Highland White Terrier Dog Sculpture

Did you ever wonder just what thoughts are rolling around in your dog’s mind? The Jenner Pup Chinese Shar-Pei Sculpture depicts a dog deep in concentration. This dog sculpture has the typical wrinkled appearance of a Chinese Shar-Pei, along with folded ears and a serious, reserved expression.

The Schnauzer Dog Sculpture seems to be waiting for you to come home! This canine cutie has the Schnauzer’s trademark arched eyebrows and bearded snout on his alert face.

Chinese Shar-Pei Dog Sculpture Schnauzer Dog Sculpture

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How Well Do You Know Dogs? Take This Quiz!

Raise your paw if you think you’re the top dog when it comes to canine knowledge. Take this 10-question quiz and find out! Questions are from the American Kennel Club, Animal Planet, and Pet Place. Answers are below.

1. The American Kennel Club currently registers a total of how many dog breeds?

A. 156
B. 172
C. 189
D. 193

2. A dog’s ____ is as unique as a human fingerprint.

A. Pawprint
B. Noseprint
C. Whisker
D. Tail

3. What is the name of the dog on the Cracker Jack box?

A. Bingo
B. Sailor
C. Jack
D. Scout

4. A dog’s first sense to develop is ____.

A. Sight
B. Smell
C. Touch
D. Hearing

5. Which dog breed is the fastest on the planet, with speeds of up to 45 mph?

A. Border Collie
B. Great Dane
C. Jack Russell Terrier
D. Greyhound

6. For the first ____ of its life, a Dalmatian’s spots are only visible on the skin under the fur. Then the spots emerge.

A. 4-5 days
B. 10-14 days
C. 2-3 months
D. Year

7. Walt Disney’s family dog was a poodle named ____.

A. Minnie
B. Lady
C. Pluto
D. Oliver

8. At the end of the song “____,” Paul McCartney recorded a high-pitched whistle that only dogs can hear. This was done specially for his pup, Martha.

A. “Yesterday”
B. “Coming Up”
C. “A Day in the Life”
D. “A Hard Day’s Night”

9. The most popular dog breed in Atlanta, Boston, and Chicago is the ____.

A. French Bulldog
B. Golden Retriever
C. German Shepherd
D. Labrador Retriever

10. Seventy percent of dog owners do what?

A. Sign their dog’s name on holiday cards.
B. Let their dog sleep in their bed.
C. Leave messages on the answering machine for their dog.
D. Put their dog in family and holiday portraits.

 

Answers: 1) C. 2) B. 3) A. 4) C. 5) D. 6) B. 7) B. 8) C. 9) D. 10) A.

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Most Popular Dog Breeds in the U.S. in 2015

Another year has passed, and it’s time to sniff out the 10 most popular dog breeds in the United States. What’s your guess; were dog owners loyal to the same breeds, or was there a shuffle in the standings? It doesn’t take much digging to find out that the top five favorites have remained unchanged. The French Bulldog, however, continues to climb the list. Its perky ears and tiny pout have sent it from 9th place to 6th. Take a look at how other popular dog breeds fared with this top 10 list from the American Kennel Club.

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

Compare this to the top 10 list from 2014:

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

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Paws-itively Cute Cat and Dog Breed Pillows

As a pet parent, you’re very loyal to your pet and knowledgeable of the characteristics that define its breed. If you’ve been looking for cute pet decor featuring your favorite cat or dog, you’ll love the Paws and Whiskers Decorative Pillows.

Designed by ©Robert McClintock and made in the USA, each printed pillow features an adorable pet on one side. These pet throw pillows wonderfully capture each breed’s trademarks, like the precious pout of a bulldog or the happy, expressive eyes of a Golden Retriever. Our dog breed pillows include the following breeds: Yellow Lab, Beagle, Bulldog, Golden Retriever, Black Lab, German Shepherd, Boxer, and Shih Tzu. Cat owners, your feline friends are represented too, right down to cats’ alert eyes and fine whiskers. Our cat pillows feature an orange tabby, black cat, and grey tabby.

Click here to view a variety of cat and dog breed pillows, including the animals shown below. These decorative pet pillows are just the thing to brighten up your window seat, indoor bench, sofa, or bed ensemble.

Yellow Lab Pillow Multi Warm 18 Square Being a Beagle Pillow Multi Warm 18 Square
Baby Bulldog Pillow Multi Warm 18 Square Golden Retriever Pillow Multi Warm 18 Square

Kitty That Reads Pillow Multi Warm 18 Square Black Cat Portrait Pillow 18 Square

 

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Most Popular Dog Breeds in the U.S. in 2014

All you trivia buffs and dog owners: Do you think you have your paw on the pulse of dog breed popularity? Can you name the ten most popular dog breeds in the United States? And which pup do you think entered the Top 10 for the first time in decades? Here’s a hint: You might have seen this adorable dog on the television show “Modern Family.” If you guessed the French Bulldog, you’re correct (give yourself a treat)! Take a look at the top 10 dog breeds from 2014, according to the American Kennel Club.

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

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Top 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds in the U.S.

What sort of dog has stolen your heart? Is it the Golden Retriever, with its boundless enthusiasm and happy, winning expressions? Or is it a tiny teacup pup, looking adorable whether it’s posing for a glamour shot or peeking out from your purse? If you’re curious which canine pals your fellow dog lovers are choosing, take a look at the top 10 dog breeds, according to 2013 registration statistics from the American Kennel Club.

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

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Find the Right Dog Breed for You!

Finding the correct dog breed that fits your lifestyle and personality can be difficult! We have researched some basic guides to help you with this decision. Dog Training Central has compiled a list of questions to ask yourself before selecting a breed. After answering the questions you will be able to choose the breed with a disposition that best fits your unique lifestyle!  An example of these questions are:

  • What size of dog breed do you favor?
  • Can you handle a dog that sheds heavily?
  • Is it important that your dog is good with children?
  • Will your dog be living with other animals and dogs?
  • What energy level should your dog have?
  • Will your dog be an inside dog, an outside dog or a bit of both?
  • How much and what kind of exercise are you prepared to give on a daily basis?
  • Do you suffer from any dog related allergies?

The full list of questions can be found here!

Another way to choose a dog breed is to pick from the top dog breeds recommend by the AKC. They take into consideration many factors to determine this list. The top dogs in the United States in 2011 were:

  1. Labrador Retriever

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  2. German Shephard
  3. Beagle
  4. Golden Retriever
  5. Yorkshire Terrier
  6. Bulldog
  7. Boxer
  8. Poodle
  9. Dachshund
  10. Rottweiler

Hopefully discovering the right breed for you and your family is an easy task. We hope these tips have helped!

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