The Dogs Behind Our Magazine

The Dogs Behind Our Magazine

Dogs love Hubbards. They’ve become their favorite shoes because they keep their humans walking and taking them on new adventures. When a dog’s human is comfortable, great walks happen. Read on for their top picks.

Bandit

Bandit is now 7 and was rescued by Hollywood Animals when he was just a tiny pup. Bandit loves to work and has been in many TV shows, commercials, and one movie. His favorite thing to do is swim! Bandit used to love chewing shoes. That’s in the past now. Ever since his human got his feet into Tipping Point, he’s been taking Bandit on longer walks after work. They’re too great for Bandit to chew on, but that’s okay, they make his human happy.

(not so) Fun Fact: Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats. According to the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy (NCPPSP), less than 2% of cats and only 15 to 20% of dogs are returned to their owners.

 

Sapphire

Sapphire, a champion Bearded Collie. In retirement Sapphire is a certified pet therapy dog who visits retirement homes and hospitals, giving love and comfort to all who meet her. She meets up with other Bearded Collies at the “Beardie Bounce”, where they all run and play. Sapphire occasionally herds sheep (what she was bred to do) and lives with her 2 Beardie sisters and 7 chickens. Sapphire is the kind of dog that loves to have her fur blowing in the wind. 

Fun Fact:  A boisterous and charismatic droving dog from Scotland, the shaggy-coated Bearded Collie (“Beardie” to his friends) enjoys outdoor exercise in all weather. Bred to be independent decision-makers, they can be willful but are always friendly.

Benny

Benny was rescued at 6 months old. He is a golden doodle, currently 2 years old. He was also rescued to be a movie dog and has since come out in quite a bit. He’s a big softie who loves cuddling with people and roughhousing with his furry siblings! His favorite game to play is a good old game of tug! He’s always the winner! Benny thought he might get put in timeout for pulling his human’s favorite shoes by their laces.

Fun Fact: The Goldendoodle is a cross-breed dog, obtained by breeding a Golden Retriever with a Poodle. The name, which alters "poodle" to "doodle" by analogy to "Labradoodle", another poodle cross, was coined in 1992.

 

Holly

Holly, eight years old, is in the top ten list of Weimaraners in the country in agility. She loves to have something to do and can't wait to go to work.  Holly is also the first Weimaraner in history to earn both a grand championship in conformation, along with a master agility championship. She loves agility so much, she has earned two master agility championships and is more than halfway to her third MACH. 

Fun Fact: The Weimaraner is a large dog that was originally bred for hunting in the early 19th century. Early Weimaraners were used by royalty for hunting large game such as boar, bear, and deer.

 

Viggo

Viggo is a Parson Russell terrier and full of spunk. He’s only 3 and can’t get enough of digging in the yard. Viggo can be spotted on all the local beaches and in dog parks. He is very social and loves attention, so don’t be shy and give Viggo a pat when you see him!

Fun Fact: The breed was named for Reverend John “The Sporting Parson” Russell, who had two passions in life: his ministry and his hunting dogs. 

 

 Princess

Princess is a champion Afghan hound. At 7, Princess has since given up dog shows. She can now be found relaxing with her family, running in the park and enjoying a good hair brushing.

Fun Fact:  This is a very old breed. In fact, some authorities maintain that the Afghan Hound is the oldest breed of purebred dogs. Afghan Hounds belong to the subcategory of hound breeds known as sighthounds, dogs who rely on their panoramic vision and explosive speed to spot and pursue their prey.

 

Coal

Coal, a 4-year old retired-racing greyhound.  He was adopted from GreySave, which places retired racers into their forever homes.  Coal now enjoys life as a “45-mile-an-hour couch potato.”  He is also an AKC-certified therapy dog, visiting libraries, where he works with children who are learning to read.  In addition, he visits local colleges and universities to help de-stress students during midterms and finals.

Fun Fact:  The Greyhound is a sighthound that has been bred for coursing game and Greyhound racing. Since the rise in large-scale adoption of retired racing Greyhounds, the breed has seen a resurgence in popularity as a family pet. 

 

Pogo

Pogo is a 2-year-old Bull Terrier. His favorite pastime is playing with his ball at the beach. Pogo also loves snuggling with his human sisters and feline sisters. When he’s not snuggling, he’s often visiting his local assisted living home where the residents look forward to seeing him every time!

 

Fun Fact: Bull Terriers do not bark unless there is a good reason, so when you hear a bark, pay attention!