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For the 23rd straight year, the Labrador Retriever is top dog! The American Kennel Club says that’s a record to be #1 on the most popular breed list. Top ten most popular dogs in the U.S. for 2013 (I have two of the top five breeds) Labrador Retriever German Shepherd Golden Retriever Beagle Bulldog Yorkshire Terrier Boxer Poodle Rottweiler Dachshund The biggest jump in the ranking? The French Bulldog came in at… Read More

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We know Barry Switzer is a great coach. He led the Oklahoma Sooners to a college football national championship AND the Dallas Cowboys to a Super Bowl victory. But did you know he’s also a dog lover? Oklahoma City’s KFOR is reporting that Switzer rescued a dog from a hot car this week. The TV station got the scoop from Shanna Williams with the Canine Sports Academy in Norman. Switzer said he… Read More

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Switzer is about nine weeks old now (read more about him here).  He still keeps us up at night, chews on shoes, baseboards and ankles, and pees at will. Yep, he’s still a puppy. But he did pass a milestone this weekend … he did the doggy paddle on his own for the first time.  The picture above is him with that “Sure I can do it!” look afterwards.  Jacob asked me… Read More

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Very late one night last week our bedroom door flew open and the lights went on. My wife will tell you I’m usually not very alert in the middle of the night. But this time she was the one whose head never left the pillow, as I shot up in bed. There, standing at the foot of the bed, was one of our boys. And Jacob was visibly distraught. Me: “What!” Jacob:… Read More

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Extra treats for two of my dogs tonight.  Jeter (check out his story here) and Major are both Labrador Retrievers.  The American Kennel Club is out with its Most Popular Breed list again, and the Lab is top dog…. again. The AKC announced its nationwide registration statistics today.  The Labrador Retriever is #1 for the 20th year in a row.  So no surprise there. But in looking over the list, there were a… Read More

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