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23rd January 2015
Some cats can be great pals one minute and then start fighting the next which often leaves their owners wondering what sets them off. However, our feline friends can play pretty hard and sometimes it may seem they are having a real fight when in fact they are just laying down a few rules and/or play fighting with each other. ....Read Full Article

23rd January 2015
The Clumber spaniel is the largest of all of the spaniel breeds, with a heavy, long body with moderate height. They can weigh between 25-39kg, and stand up to 20” tall at the withers, classing them as a medium sized breed. While they are roughl....Read Full Article

23rd January 2015
The English setter is a medium sized dog breed from the setter family, which was historically widely used as a working gun dog. Today, the English setter is much more commonly owned as a pet and companion, which thrives within an active, full lifestyl....Read Full Article

22nd January 2015
The British springer spaniel breed is actually sub-divided up into two individual breeds in their own right, being the Welsh springer spaniel and the Eng....Read Full Article

22nd January 2015
The Austrian pinscher is one of the six pinscher dog breeds, which hails from Austria. They are medium to large in size, and are well proportioned, sturdy and strong for their size. They can stand up to 19” tall at the withers, and weigh up to 18kg, ....Read Full Article

22nd January 2015
The Neapolitan mastiff is a large Italian dog breed with an imposing appearance, which was historically often owned as a watchdog, guard dog and personal protector. They stand up to 31” tall at the withers, and can weigh up to 155lb, making ....Read Full Article

22nd January 2015
The Kromfohrlander is the youngest dog breed in Germany, and one that is only now beginning to be exported in reasonable numbers to other countries. They were actually first created accidentally in the period following the Second World War, when two ....Read Full Article

22nd January 2015
With more people keeping poultry in their backyards, learning how to look after your birds so they are healthy and in good condition is essential. A healthy hen will produce lots of delicious eggs even over the colder winter months if she is kept in a nice, clean environment and fed a good quality varied diet. ....Read Full Article

22nd January 2015
The Brittany spaniel is a French dog breed that is mainly used as a gun dog for hunting birds, and which is also becoming more and more common as a pet. While the breed’s name includes the term “spaniel,” the Brittany spaniel does ....Read Full Article

22nd January 2015
The Dandie Dinmont terrier is a small dog breed from the terrier grouping, which has a very long body in relation to its height. The breed originates from Northumberland, and is most distinctive for the longer top knot of hair on its head. They....Read Full Article

22nd January 2015
The deerhound is a large breed of dog that hails from Scotland, and which falls within the sighthound type grouping. In terms of their shape and build, they resemble the greyhound, although the deerhound is much taller, slightly heavier, and has a differe....Read Full Article

21st January 2015
Small animals bring lots of pleasure into the lives of children of all ages so it's important to make the environment they live in as pleasant and enjoyable as possible in return. The first thing you need to invest in is the biggest cage a budget will stretch to so your pets have plenty of room to move around in. Small creatures al....Read Full Article

21st January 2015
The lovely Chinchilla cat has a lot to boast about which includes being a pretty laid back character and one that gets on well with canine counterparts. The breed is known to have very kind natures and they make wonderful family pets. On the downside, these adorable looking felines do need quite a bit of grooming to keep their lush coa....Read Full Article

20th January 2015
The Chow Chow is a strong, sturdy dog breed that hails from northern China, and which is most distinctive thanks to its coat, and rather unusual tongue! The breed is often said to resemble the lion, due to its very thick double-layered coat, which is parti....Read Full Article

20th January 2015
If you have just taken on a companion horse, there are lots of things you need to consider when it comes to caring for them. It's always a wonderful thing to do because not only does your horse get the company they need to stay happy, but you offer a home to a retired horse which is always something very worthwhile that has a real ....Read Full Article

20th January 2015
The term “longdog” is one that has fallen out of common usage to some degree since poaching on country estates became much less widespread than it was historically, but nevertheless, the term endures to this day, and is one that owners and admirers of sighthounds are usually familiar with! The term refers to the c....Read Full Article

20th January 2015
The greyhound is well known as a racing dog and sighthound, which before they made their debut onto the dog tracks, were historically used for coursing game. They are one of the fastest land animals in the world when running flat out, with the fastest rat....Read Full Article

20th January 2015
The Chesapeake Bay retriever is a retrieving dog breed that falls within the sporting, retrieving and gun dog groups, and which is also commonly referred to as the “Chessie.” The breed was developed during the 19th century in the ....Read Full Article

19th January 2015
The Coton de Tulear dog is a small, fluffy little dog, so named for the cotton-like texture of its coat. While the most common colour for the breed is white, the dog can also be seen in black, or tricolour black, white and tan too, and the texture of ....Read Full Article

19th January 2015
The Cairn terrier is a small dog breed that hails from the Scottish Highlands, and that falls within the terrier grouping. Recognised as one of the oldest of all of the UK’s terrier breeds, these small, lively dogs stand up to 13” tall at t....Read Full Article



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