I am sure as you already guessed – I LOVE DOGS! They are truly a woman (and man’s) best friends!
Did you know archeologists have found fossil records of domesticated pet dogs alongside humans from as long as 14,000 years ago! Wow - that’s a long time. That’s 140-280 generations in human terms, or nearly 100,000 dog years!
It’s fascinating what can happen in as long a time. What started presumably with frail wolves ousted from their packs, gravitating towards early human settlements for scraps and protection – have evolved into over 300 breeds of dogs we know and love today.
Over these 14,000 and probably more years, humans only selected the genetic variations in the offspring of these initial outcast wolves which best suited our needs. Which is why all puppies look cute to us today, because the ones which didn’t, or those who were extremely aggressive towards humans - we never further developed their genetic variations, all those thousands of years ago.
We only developed the genetic variations/behaviors/ characteristics we liked or needed in our new best friends. So, the dogs we know and love today, have come down a very long line of natural genetic variations and human selection – leading them to look and behave the way we know them too!
But all these variations in dog breeds only exploded over the last 200 years, when humans began cross-breeding dogs in the 19th century. Before then dogs were groomed over thousands of years in somewhat isolated pockets across the world for different and unique characteristics. From small cute ones for royalty to bigger, sportier or more protective ones for working alongside humans.
Along with the explosion of dog breeds, also came an explosion in gifts ideas for dog lovers! With so many more dog breeds and owners, unique dog gifts (especially dog mom gifts) are now amongst the most popular gifting category in the US and around the world.
I did some research, and here’s what I found for many of the more popular breeds we know and LOVE today.
And while researching here’s something shocking, I got to know that a huge amount of people are looking for ‘Beware of Dog Signs’, meaning that people should take care or it’s an indication of the consequences which they’ll have to suffer if they venture onto any property. It’s like an indication that you’re having a bad dog and here are the consequences if they get mad at you and the dog owner shall not be liable to anyone if the person who is indulging suffer any injury or death from being bitten by their dog.
Also did a side research on how people are looking for gifts for dog owners on Google and have added those insights below:
As their name suggests, originally from Germany, German Shepherd Dogs are the most popular breeds in the United States. They started being called an Alsatiansin the United States during World War 2 owing to the anti- German rhetoric.
They are amongst the smartest, intelligent and most versatile dogs around. That’s why they are also a favorite choice for service dogs, military dogs, and police dogs.
Large-sized with medium-energy, the German Shepherd breed can grow to between 75-95 pounds and lives an average of 10-12 years. They are large, agile, muscular, and were bred to be the ultimate herding dog. Their courage, speed, strength, gentleness, endurance, obedience, loyalty also makes them a good choice as well-disciplined family pets. They are very protective and devoted to their family and home.
The German Shepherd is both an indoor and outdoor dog. Frequent training or exercise sessions and daily mental stimulation are essential for keeping their mind and body active. They enjoy physical challenges, and because the German Shepherd sheds throughout the year, their coat needs to be brushed once or twice a week.
Ample daily exercise helps prevent aggressive behavior. German shepherd pups needs socialization and obedience training at a young age, else they can be very destructive. German Shepherds get along well with children and other dogs and pets as long as they’re taught to do so. They are amongst the smartest and easiest to train.
If you own or love a German Shepherd, the most popular German Shepherd gift-related search terms on Google are:
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French Bulldogs / Frenchie
The French bulldog’s origins are murky, somewhere in France, with further roots tracing back to English bulldogs. In France, the English bulldogs probably bred with terriers to create French bulldogs.
A Frenchie is a companion dog amongst the world’s most popular small dog breeds. In fact, in 2015, they were the 4th most popular dog in both the United Kingdom, and in the U.S. They demand attention, like many other companion dog breeds, requiring close contact with their humans. French bulldog is most often mistaken with the Boston Terrier and English Bulldogs, as they resemble a lot.
French Bulldog is a muscular dog, an even-tempered house dog. They do not require a lot of food, need minimal exercise, with daily short walks. A Frenchie is a charmer - they rarely bark, but they are excellent watchdogs. They do well with other animals and enjoy making new friends. They are the most loving dogs, playful, alert, adaptable and muscular in appearance.
If you own or love a French Bulldog / Frenchie, the most popular French Bulldog gift-related search terms on Google are:
• French bulldog gifts / Frenchie gifts
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English Bulldog is also referred to as British Bulldog to distinguish him from other bulldog-type breeds such as the French Bulldog or American Bulldog. These are medium-sized dogs in terms of their height. However, they are by no means small. They come in various range of colors but more likely to be Fallow, Fawn, Brindle, White, and Red.
Affectionate, easygoing, and lovable, they are iconic dog, with a very characteristic look. They are good around children of all ages. Most are moderately friendly toward strangers. Although some can be aggressive to unfamiliar dogs, while others are politely reserved, the breed is quite good with other pets. An excellent guard dog, courageous and dependable.
You should keep your Bulldog slim. They can become overweight easily if not exercised regularly. They cannot tolerate hot humid weather and they chill easily in cold temperatures - but they make a very fine family pet.
If you own or love an English Bulldog, the most popular English Bulldog gift-related search terms on Google are:
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Boston Terrier owners know that their dogs’ rule, as they are lovers - not fighters! You will instantly fall in love with a Boston Terrier puppy when you see one and you will do every possible thing to bring one home and so what I did. They are just Adorable!
They are extraordinarily adaptable to your lifestyle and have the most expressive facial expressions that will make you laugh out loud! They’re just well-proportioned, handsome little dogs. For people who want a cheerful companion, a Boston Terrier can be a great choice. They are often referred to as the national dog of the United States.
If you own or love a Boston Terrier, the most popular Boston Terrier gift-related search terms on Google are:
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Dachshund is a German word meaning “badger dog” - "Dach" means badger and "hund" means dog - primarily groomed to hunt badgers in the wild.
With their slender long torso, dachshunds have the lung capacity, stamina shape and size to become great badger hunting dogs. It’s said that Dachshunds can track a scent that is more than a week old! So they were also commonly used for rabbit, fox and deer hunting in addition to badgers.
The Dachshund may have an unmistakable long-backed body, and little legs - but they have a BIG personality. They are a loyal companion and good with children if treated well. Smart and vigilant, with a big-dog bark, they are good family dogs and they can also make watch dogs. They can be brave and a bit stubborn, but their endearing nature and unique look has won millions of hearts the world over.
However, as Dachshunds were bred to be hunters, they are ranked high for destructiveness. But their versatility makes them excellent family companions. There is no height standard for the dachshund, but they are usually under nine inches in height and come in five colors: red, black, chocolate, white and gray.
As we were saying before, despite their size, Dachshunds are well known for their courageous nature, well-balanced, bold and confident personality, with an energetic disposition and pleasant expressions.
Their keen nose also gives them an advantage over most other breeds for trailing when on the hunt. However, as they have a long back, Dachshunds are prone to spinal disk problems, making it extremely important not to let them ever become overweight and always keep a close check on their weight.
The exact origins of the Dachshund are unknown but theorized that the early roots of the dachshund may go back to ancient Egypt. Since then the Dachshund has long been a national symbol of Germany now also including elements of German, French, and English hounds and terriers.
If you own or love a Dachshund, the most popular Dachshund gift-related search terms on Google are:
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