top of page

Potcakes Participating in Potcake EARS Vary in Age and Weight

25.2% <1 year old 

29.4% 1-2 years old 
20.1% 3-4 years old 
8.9% 5-6 years old 
6.4% 7-8 years old 
1.3% 9-10 years old
3.8% 11-12 years old
0.3% 13-14 years old 

2.2% 10-15 pounds 

2.2% 16-20 pounds 
3.5% 21-25 pounds 
6.4% 26-30 pounds 
9.6% 31-35 pounds 
11.2% 36-40 pounds 
17.3% 41-45 pounds 
10.2% 46-50 pounds 
12.8% 51-55 pounds 
5.1% 56-60 pounds 
5.8% 61-65 pounds 
7.0% 66-70 pounds 

Fun Facts

Common Health Problems*

Skin issues



Sensitive stomach / Food Allergies

Knee issues

Hip Dysplasia

*Health problems may arise from previous street-life and not be directly connected to the breed.

Potcake Distribution​

Study participants who volunteered their location show that potcakes live in a wide range of places with all kinds of climates:​​​​​​​​

- 5 provinces in Canada

- 33 states in the United States

- 6 islands in the Bahamas

- the Turks & Caicos (U.K. territory)

- Germany

Top Potcake Names​

Turk / Turq / Turks

Caico / Caicos / Kaiko

Gracie / Gracie Bay

Sandy / Sandie

45.7% Male

54.3% Female

potcakes in our study



​"Smiles the Potcake smile."
"Smiles a lot."
"Her smile is awesome!"
"Smiles when greeted by family."
"She will lower her head and curl her upper lip exposing her top teeth when I get home after work or extended periods away from her. It is not aggressive and have heard this action called the Potcake 'smile' by others."

"Smiles, literally!"

"Smiles we come home."

"She smiles."


"She tends to 'smile' when she hasn't seen her masters in an hour or two."

"She shows her teeth, but in a very friendly way...when she's excited and happy to see you...she smiles."

"Caic is a smiler, she smiles at anything that makes her happy. When we wake up, come home, have visitors, sees her canine friends or just when playing or trying to get us to play."



"Shows his teeth (smiles!)."


"Smiles all the time when happy."

"Smiley has that great Potcake Smile showing her toothy grin first thing in the morning, when I come home, and when she is relieved that everything is okay!"

"Displays the Potcake Smile when we come home. Also, does the 'corn nibble' when she's content."

"Smiles! Loving."

"She smiles! Shows all her teeth, very loving and affectionate."


"Vocalizes to herself, prances, does not walk."

"Very vocal in communication."

"Uses his squeaky fish toy to howl along with."

"Barks to be let back in the house from back yard."

"Makes funny noises, full range of vocabulary."

"Talks in howls and growls to get her point across."

"Talks back when scolded."

"Excited Vocalizations and Yowling."

"She makes a sound like aroo aroo when excited or roo roo roo."

"Can be too vocal at times, tries to talk to me."

"She talks! Vocalizes when she wants to go out, to eat, to play- she has specific vocalizations for specific wants/needs."

"Makes moaning noises when happy."

"Comes to me and "talks" when she wants a treat, rawhide bone, etc. Her talk sounds like a friendly growl."

"Vocalizes to herself, prances, does not walk."

"Howls when greets us."

"Acts like a sentry in the car. Makes funny noises, full range of vocabulary,"

"Talks when she wants something.  Her talk sounds like a friendly growl/low range howl."

"Turk actually screams happily when he is running through the woods chasing squirrels."

"Whines and talks to me."

"She makes a noise like she is talking."

"OMG...the 'talking' to get what she wants.  Whining, sighing and howling!"

"Friendly howl."

"Very verbal when we come home and she is happy. Less verbal now that she is 17 and has lost her hearing."

"Howling and happy 'snarling' or grinning."

"Sandy is very vocal.  She likes to speak Potcake."

"Lots of vocalizations."

bottom of page