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16 Apr

Will and Kate Meet Adorable German Shepherd Police Puppies

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When we're not watching videos of kittens and puppies (for work, of course), some of us have been following the royal visit to New Zealand. So, imagine our delight when our two favorite things - puppies and Duchess Catherine's perfect hair - joined up for a picture perfect photo opp today.

Kate and Prince William visited the Royal New Zealand Police College in Wellington, and had the chance to meet police puppies from the Dog Training Centre. The couple took part in a ceremony to remember the lives of New Zealand police officers killed on duty over the last 127 years. They then watched recruit training and a dog-handling demonstration. After that, they were introduced to some of the cutest future German shepherd police pups.

Learn more about this breed below!

To see even more dogs in action, check out our Small Dogs, Big Jobs playlist!

3 Dec

American Foxhound Wins National Dog Show's Best in Show

Out of seven canines vying for the National Dog Show's prestigious Best in Show, 3-year-old American Foxhound Jewel came away with the title. She is the first winner from the Hound Group in the show's 12-year history.

To win Best in Show, Jewel topped a Bearded Collie, a Pekingese, a Norfolk Terrier, a Standard Schnauzer, a Bichon Frise and an Irish Water Spaniel.

Want to learn more about this breed? Get the story on its presidential past in the video below!

To learn even more about this breed and find out the best fit for you, check out our Dog Breed Selector!


11 Nov

Cutest Wedding Proposal Involves 16 Adorable Pugs


A London tourist on vacation in New York City pulled off one of the cutest wedding proposals we've seen. Knowing how much his fiancée loves pugs, Ed Grant enlisted the help of a New York Pug Meet-Up group to gather in Central Park. Each of the 16 pugs had a heart balloon tied to his collar. It goes without saying, but his fiancée, Alexandra Justins, said yes.

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26 Aug

Happy National Dog Day!

How can you NOT leap for National Dog Day? (Photo Credit: iStockphoto/Thinkstock)

Today is a day that’s going to the dogs—literally! August 26 marks National Dog Day and we couldn’t be happier to celebrate our four-legged pals.

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13 Aug

Sweet, Adorable Corgi Poo Face You Can't Resist



Some were just born with sweet wittle faces you just can't say no to. Like this adorable, sweet, precious corgi who just wants a little LOVE from his owner.  How could you possibly resist? ... PET HIM!!  JUST PET HIM!!!  Watch his total cuteness overload below ... and, click here for more cute corgi puppy pictures!!

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21 Jun

Nik Wallenda, Tightrope-walking Dogs and More


On Sunday, Nik Wallenda will attempt to walk across the Grand Canyon live on the Discovery Channel and While that's a seriously impressive feat (that we will not be trying), we think we have a little something up our sleeves that may impress you more.

Impress you more than cheating death live on TV? You might be saying that's impossible. But, oh, wait til you see this video:

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19 Apr

Cute Dog Break: We Love Boston Terriers!


Credit: Keith Barraclough

There's something about the Boston Terrier that makes us smile. Those big, lovable eyes; its distinctive black and white markings; and its dapper style. Our Dog Breed Selector describes this pup perfectly: "It should convey the impression of determination, strength, sturdiness, liveliness, and style, with a graceful carriage." Pretty fitting for a dog that carries a city namesake like Boston, right?

This Friday, we're celebrating the Boston Terrier. Check out our playlist, and learn all about the breed in our Dog Breed Selector.

13 Feb

Affenpinscher Banana Joe Wins Best in Show!


Banana Joe, an Affenpinscher, won Best of Show during the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 12, 2013 at Madison Square Garden in New York. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

And we have a winner! Meet Banana Joe, an Affenpinscher who took home Westminster Kennel Club's Best in Show title last night.

Michael Dougherty, the judge who chose Banana Joe as the winner told the New York Times, "This little fella seemed to want it a touch more. He's a fantastic affenpinscher, with a fantastic face, a great body. I've never had my hands on a better affenpinscher. Ever. He has the muscle tone of a big dog."

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3 Jan

Adorable Pug 'Hops' Off to Bed



Back at work and need a little pick-me-up? Check out this super cute video of a pug hopping up the stairs to head to bed. According to the poster, he does this every night. I think I would die from the continual cuteness.

For more adorable pug cuteness, check out these cute videos below:

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