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18th December 2014
There are many types of terriers around and these little dogs make great family pets including the lovely Tibetan Terrier. They are pretty active characters that like doing what terriers do best which is to chase around keeping themselves and their o....Read Full Article

18th December 2014
The giant Schnauzer is, as the name suggests, a very large dog breed, which is the largest of the three variants of the Schnauzer breed. They were developed in Germany in the 17th century, with various breeds including the Great Dane and German pinsc....Read Full Article

18th December 2014
There's are some really gorgeous cat breeds around and none more so than the Himalayan. These attractive felines came about by crossing a Siamese with a ....Read Full Article

18th December 2014
The Pomeranian is a feisty little dog and for their size, they boast a tremendous amount of energy. Keeping their coats looking brilliant does take a bit of time and effort, but the end result makes it all worthwhile. They have a double coat which consis....Read Full Article

18th December 2014
Sadly, many people don't realise how overfeeding a cat may put their health at risk. Obesity can lead to all sorts of serious health issues which includes a cat developing hepatic lipidosis or diabetes. Once a cat is obese much as in humans, it can prove really hard for them to shed all those extra dangerous pounds. ....Read Full Article

18th December 2014
You may have wondered how professional grooms keep horses they take care of looking so good. If the truth be known, most show grooms have their own little secrets which are more time saving tricks than anything else. The real secret to keeping a horse's coat looking shiny and in top condition, is a thing called "elbow grease&q....Read Full Article

18th December 2014
The Chinese crested dog is a hairless dog breed that can be found in two variants within the same litter, one of which has fur and the other of which does not! The hairless is, as the name suggests, almost totally bald, while the powder puff variant ....Read Full Article

18th December 2014
The Bedlington terrier is a most unique looking dog, whose appearance is sometimes likened to that of a lamb! They can be sandy, liver or blue in colour, with closely curled fur that forms a distinctive topknot on the head of the dog. They are a s....Read Full Article

17th December 2014
The Airedale terrier is also known as the “king of terriers,” and is the largest of all of the British terrier breeds. They originate from the area along the River Aire in Yorkshire, and have ancestry including the Otterhound, Welsh terr....Read Full Article

17th December 2014
The Alaskan malamute is a large dog from the sled dog grouping, which was originally and is still widely used to haul sleighs carrying freight across the Alaskan continent. They share some similarities in appearance to other arctic breeds including ....Read Full Article

16th December 2014
Keeping chickens is great fun and if you own a few of them, you soon realise each bird has their own character and personality. Some hens are bossier than others, whilst others tend to know their place in the pecking order and keep well away from them. If well cared for and kept in a hygienic e....Read Full Article

16th December 2014
The Peterbald is a hairless cat breed that hails from Russia, and has only relatively recently become recognised as a breed in its own right. Their name comes from a combination of their origin- St. Petersburg-and the fact that they are hairless, or bald!....Read Full Article

16th December 2014
The Serengeti cat is an unusual domestic cat breed that was produced by crossing the Bengal cat with the Oriental Shorthair. The intentions of producing the cat were to produce a domestic cat that resembled the wild serval cat, but without directly introd....Read Full Article

16th December 2014
Sometimes our feline friends can develop tear stains which on a white or lighter coated cat can be unsightly and if left to crust over, it can be quite smelly too. A few breeds are more susceptible to the problem than others and if your feline friend continuously has sticky goo around their eyes, knowing how to clean them safely withou....Read Full Article

15th December 2014
The Snowshoe cat is classed as a rare breed, which originated in the USA during the 1960’s.  The first Snowshoes to be bred came about by mistake, when a breeder in Philadelphia with Siamese cats found herself with a litter of Siamese cats with ....Read Full Article

15th December 2014
The Afghan hound is definitely one of the most distinctive dog breeds, with their lean builds and incredibly long, flowing coats. They are extremely elegant and beautiful to look at, and have a very smooth moving gait. They are also one of the world&rsq....Read Full Article

15th December 2014
The Bichon Frise is a small lapdog breed that originated in France, and is now one of the most popular of all of the small companion dog breeds owned in the UK. They share some similarities with many other small white dog breeds, including the Maltese, ....Read Full Article

15th December 2014
Over the winter months horses are fed larger volumes of hay mainly because many are kept stabled for longer periods of time. This is typically due to the bad weather owners have to deal with until the spring arrives. This is when horses are more prone to develop a few nasty respiratory disorders which is why it's so important to ma....Read Full Article

13th December 2014
With Christmas nearly here, it's that time of the year when a home a busier place than usual. For pussy cats this can be a bit stressful because all of a sudden their environment changes. There are new things around the place which includes flashing lights, a funny smelling tree and lots of shiny things that look like fun to play w....Read Full Article

13th December 2014
The German longhaired pointer (GLP) is a handsome, noble-looking dog that has a coat more akin to that usually seen on spaniels than other pointer breeds. Developed during the 19th century in Germany, they were intended for use as ....Read Full Article



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