Interviews

Top Dogs is our popular interview segment where we feature a Q&A session with a famous canine.

Dr. Erin Chu with dog (Caption: Q&A: Dr. Erin Chu Embark Veterinary Geneticist)

Q&A With Embark’s Veterinary Geneticist, Dr. Erin Chu

We had some burning questions about Dog DNA tests, and we feel lucky to have found an expert to answer them! We are so thrilled that Dr. Chu took time out of her busy schedule to answer our dog DNA questions and help us better understand how it all works. Read on to learn more about how one becomes a geneticist, how accurate dog DNA tests are, how they differ from humans and much more as we dig deeper into this topic…

Manny the Frenchie

Top Dog Interview With Manny the Frenchie

Manny the Frenchie is a 4 year old French Bulldog from Chicago who rose to fame on Instagram and is now one of the world’s most followed French Bulldog on the Internet! With a unique fondness for sleeping in the bathroom sink and his “Frenchie talk”, he has built a celebrity fan base and a network that reaches over one million people and growing! We were so excited to have the chance to sit and speak with Manny the Frenchie as he told us all about his awesome life! We hope you enjoy this exclusive Top Dog interview with Canine Journal and tune in each month to meet a wide variety of canine characters…

Django the Dog in bed (Caption: Top Dog: Django)

Top Dog: Django The Dog

In the past two years alone, Django lived in New York City, Portland, San Diego and Philadelphia. He’s eaten croissants in Paris and slurped up spaghetti in Italy. Django has hiked Joshua Tree National Park, taken selfies next to the Grand Canyon, seen the sunset in Santa Fe, and picked up girls in live music bars in Nashville. Read our exclusive interview to learn more about this globe-trotting pup in our latest Top Dog interview…

Eggnog the bulldog drinking from a mug (Caption: Top Dog: Eggnog The Bulldog)

Top Dog Interview: Eggnog The Bulldog

Eggnog the Bulldog is an adorable pup that is less than a year old but has already created quite the following with her sweet, wrinkly face. Scroll through her Instagram account (@eggnogthebulldog), and you’ll see her adventures with her mom Jen (including her love of eggnog, of course). This pup definitely has found a happy home, and we were so thrilled for the chance to chat with Eggnog in our latest Top Dog interview series. Read on to learn more, including how she helps raise money for dogs and families in need…

Wilbur Beast (Caption: Top Dog: Wilbur, The Mayor Of Rabbit Hash, KY)

Top Dog: Wilbur Beast (Mayor Of Rabbit Hash, KY)

The town of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, has elected dogs as Mayors since 1988. In November 2020, a French Bulldog named Wilbur Beast was named the town’s latest Mayor. As a purebred French Bulldog, a breed that has known health concerns, Wilbur enrolled in a Fetch pet insurance plan early to help cover potential health issues or accidents down the road. Learn more about this six-month-old pup and what he hopes to accomplish as a leader since defeating the incumbent pitbull Brynneth Pawltro.

Charlie The Golden sitting in blue bandana (Caption: Top Dog: Charlie The Golden)

Top Dog: Charlie The Golden

In as little as a year, Charlie went from a newborn pup to an internet star with an Instagram following of over 140,000 fans. This self-proclaimed “certified weirdo” has proven to be quite the entertainer, growing a massive fan base in just a short time. We were excited to have the opportunity to get to know Charlie in our exclusive Top Dog interview…

Pavlov the Corgi

Top Dog Interview With Pavlov The Corgi

Our latest Top Dog interview is with Pavlov, an adorable Corgi who resides in San Diego, California. He is an Instagram star and runs an online Corgi store. Check out our exclusive interview to learn how he got his name, what life is like as a Corgi in Cali, and get his great tips for flashing his camera-ready smile on command…

Jeremy Dodge and dog Gus

Interview With “I and Love and You” Dog Food’s Jeremy Dodge

Jeremy is the Digital Marketing Manager at “I and love and you” (our top pick for best all-natural dog food kibble) and proud father to his 5-year-old Westie, Gus. He has been a pet lover his entire life and has only worked jobs that allow Gus to come to work with him. Jeremy and Gus got jobs at “I and love and you” in 2017 and could not be happier to be helping to bring high-quality pet food to dogs and cats across the country. Learn more about the company’s history and what’s next for this growing dog food company…

Nom Nom Now Vet Nutritionist Interview

Interview with Nom Nom’s Chief Nutrition Officer, Dr. Justin Shmalberg

Dr. Justin Shmalberg, board-certified veterinary nutritionist and Chief Nutrition Officer for Nom Nom. He guides all recipe formulation and advises on pet nutrition to ensure that Nom Nom delivers the absolute best food to the dogs and cats they serve. Dr. Shmalberg is a practicing vet and a clinical associate professor of integrative veterinary medicine at a leading University. He has published numerous scientific papers in veterinary medicine, frequently lectures on nutritional topics to veterinarians and pet owners, and is one of less than 100 board-certified specialists in small animal clinical nutrition in the country. Dr. Shmalberg is a firm believer in the benefits of natural, wholesome food for pets…

Renaldo Webb, Founder of PetPlate Natural Dog Food

Interview With Renaldo Webb, Founder Of Pet Plate

Renaldo Webb used to work as a consultant in the pet food industry. He saw firsthand how kibble was made and it shocked him. This is why he created Pet Plate natural dog food. Renaldo pitched his ideas to the Sharks on ABC’s hit reality TV show, Shark Tank, and has been successfully helping deliver meals to happy pups ever since. Learn more about how he “cooked” up the idea and what he’s learned along the way in our latest Top Dog interview with the Pet Plate founder…

Terri and dog Jinx (caption: Terri Rockovich, CEO & Co-Founder Of Jinx Dog Food Interview)

Interview With Terri Rockovich, CEO & Co-Founder Of Jinx Dog Food

Terri Rockovich has a history of building brands and a passion for pups. She and her two co-founders started Jinx after working together in the tech and startup space. The company officially launched in early 2020, amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. But it turned out to be good timing for this e-commerce business, providing dog food delivery via a subscription service when dog adoptions were peaking due to the pandemic…

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