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The Difference between an American Spaniel and an English Cocker
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25th April 2015
Cocker Spaniels are renowned for being great dogs to have around. They have such wonderfully kind natures and tend to act like real clowns and for decades these charming canines have been popular family pets and working dogs. There are many types of spaniel around, but the most well known has to be the Cocker although, the American Spa....Read Full Article

The Difference Between a British and American Shorthair Cat
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24th April 2015
Although they share the same ancestry, British and American Shorthair cats are today quite different breeds both to look at and in their dispositions. These lovely cats were first introduced to the British Isles by the Romans when they ruled most of these lands. It was only much later that the breed was taken across the Atlantic. Over ....Read Full Article

Whippet hereditary health and health testing
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24th April 2015
The whippet is a medium sized dog from the sighthound grouping, which is lean, lithe and leggy! They originate from the UK and share a strong resemblance to greyhounds, to whom they are closely related. The first dogs that later became the whippet breed wer....Read Full Article

How Cats Learn Things
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24th April 2015
Cats are glorious creatures, independent yet affectionate and loyal characters that are fun to be around. However, knowing how cats actually learn things can really help you understand your feline companion which not only benefits your relationship with them, but it makes taking care of them that much easier too. ....Read Full Article

Horse Nutrition - The Basics
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23rd April 2015
With the show season here, it's time to take a look at just what you are feeding your horse because a well-balanced diet means a happier and healthier horse for the months to come. The first thing you need to assess is your horse's body condition and to do this you would need establish whether they are carrying the right amount....Read Full Article

Pembroke Welsh corgi hereditary health and longevity
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23rd April 2015
The Pembroke Welsh corgi is one of two corgi breeds that of course, both originate from Wales. While the two breeds (the Pembroke and the Cardigan respectively) are often simply grouped under the same heading of “Corgi,” the two types are act....Read Full Article

Cardigan Welsh corgi hereditary health and health testing
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23rd April 2015
The Cardigan Welsh corgi is a small, compact native British breed that originates from the historic county of Cardigan in Wales, and was historically used as a working, herding dog for use with sheep. Often just referred to as the corgi rather than by th....Read Full Article

Going camping with your dog - Some things to bear in mind
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23rd April 2015
Summer is fast approaching, and for dog owners, this usually means there are many more opportunities to get out there and find things to do in the great outdoors with our dogs! Camping is just one of these, and a camping holiday with your dog can be a great way to involve them in your family holiday, and allow you to explore new places....Read Full Article

Five common myths and misconceptions about cat and dog rehoming centres
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22nd April 2015
A great many of us came by our beloved pet by adopting them from a rehoming shelter, and this is a great way to give an animal in need a new home while also potentially saving a lot of cash on the purchase price of a pet. Pet rehoming shelters are all voluntary and/or charity organisations that receive no government funding or formal s....Read Full Article

Eighteen interesting facts about chickens
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22nd April 2015
Many people aspire to keeping a few chickens in their garden or smallholding, and enjoying the benefits of a supply of fresh eggs on demand! People that do keep chickens are all too aware that each bird has their own unique personality and set of behaviours, ranging from a best friend to a favourite place to roost for the night. ....Read Full Article

Yorkshire terrier health testing and genetic diversity
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22nd April 2015
The Yorkshire terrier is one of the most popular and widely owned small dog breeds in the UK, and although these diminutive little dogs are today most widely kept as lapdogs and pets, they actually have a distinguished working history! Originally b....Read Full Article

The six Scottish breeds of terrier
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21st April 2015
Scotland boasts being the country of origin for almost 20 dog breeds, of which most are extant to this day. As well as being the ancestral home of four separate breeds of collie, Scotland is also the country of origin of six different terrier breeds too, and we will take a quick look at each of these within this article. ....Read Full Article

Cockatoos: The Most Affectionate Parrots on the Planet
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21st April 2015
There are some truly beautiful parrots on the planet, some small and some very large and quite intimidating birds. If you are new to the world of parrots, but are seriously thinking about sharing your home with a feathered friend, there are certain species which are known to be a lot more people-friendly than others, one of which is th....Read Full Article

Twenty two fun and interesting facts about lizards
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21st April 2015
Lizards are one of the most interesting and diverse species on the planet, and as well as the huge number of different species that live in the wild, several breeds of lizards can also be kept as pets within the domestic home, in a specially arranged vivarium to provide for all of their needs. From small beginner pets such as the skink....Read Full Article

Checking your ferret over and identifying good health
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21st April 2015
Ferrets are often much misaligned in popular culture, but as anyone who has ever spent some time around one will know, they make for excellent pets with really lovely personalities! Within veterinary practices in the UK, ferrets are classed as exotic pets, which means that ....Read Full Article

Six cat breeds that originate in the UK
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20th April 2015
The cat is of course one of the most popular pets in the UK, vying for position at the top of the list with the dog. It is estimated that 30-40% of all British households own a cat, and while there are of course several popular pedigree breeds, the common or garden moggy is overall the most widely owned. If you were asked to ....Read Full Article

Atopic dermatitis in dogs
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20th April 2015
A significant number of dogs will develop allergies or problems with their skin and coat at some stage in their lives, and atopic dermatitis is one of the most common of these. Atopic dermatitis is an inflammation and irritation of the skin that is chronic rather than acute, and which is apt to flare up on occasion as well as sometimes....Read Full Article

Sixteen interesting and informative facts about ducks
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20th April 2015
If you have a large garden or smallholding and particularly if you have a pond, you might have considered keeping a few ducks, both for the entertainment and pleasure that this provides in its own right, and also to get some delicious duck eggs to eat! There are several different species of ducks that are commonly kept in the....Read Full Article

3 Gorgeous Breeds of Bobtail Cats
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20th April 2015
Cats are wonderful creatures and they boast incredible balance which their tails help them achieve. However, there are certain breeds which don't have long tails which begs the question, how agile are these pussy cats and does not having a tail affect how they move and jump? Below is a list of bobtail cats from around the world all....Read Full Article

2 Breeds of Cat That Boast Longer Lifespans
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20th April 2015
Anyone who has had to say goodbye to a cat after they have shared many years together knows how hard it can be to get over the loss. When well cared for our feline friends can live long and healthy lives with some breeds boasting slightly longer lifespans than others. The majority of our feline....Read Full Article



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