Posted on 02/20/2020 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Today is National Love Your Pet Day, so it makes perfect sense that we’d share a dog-related editing tip.

Grammar Girl explains when to capitalize animal breeds. (Specifically, the Associated Press refers to cats and dogs, but you're just fine applying it to other four-legged friends.)

And even if you’re not actually in need of editing help, you might enjoy the etymological trivia behind such breeds as terrier and basset hound.

Categories: Behind the scenes

Tagged As: Grammar Girl, Language

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YES! Dog breeds (real breeds) should be capitalized. German shepherd? Is this a sheepherder in Germany? I write dog-shifter fantasies and always tell my proofreaders to keep their pencils off the dog breeds (or use AKC spellings and capitalization as the standard).
Amber Polo | 03/08/2020 at 12:08 PM
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