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22nd December 2014
The Border terrier is a small, plucky litter terrier with a rough coat and a comical little face! They are closely related to various other terriers including the Pa....Read Full Article

22nd December 2014
Recent studies carried out in Denmark show that foals learn all about scary things from their mothers and they do so at a very young age. Researchers noticed that when mares handled frightening situations calmly, they passed this on to their foals. The result was that foals in turn grew up to be more confident horses and were far less ....Read Full Article

22nd December 2014
Welsh Springer Spaniels are lovely looking dogs with wonderful long, shiny coats. The breed is known for their friendly and inquisitive natures which makes them such a great choice as a family pet. There's nothing these dogs like more than chasing around in the undergrowth and plunging into water whenever they can. Naturally, this ....Read Full Article

22nd December 2014
The Scottish Fold has to be one of the cutest looking little cats on the planet with their extraordinary curled back ears and large eyes. On the whole, they are a healthy breed and if they are going to suffer from any joint deformities, these tend to d....Read Full Article

21st December 2014
The charming Japanese Bobtail is known to be a pretty intelligent feline and one that boasts a long lifespan which can be anything up to 15 years plus. The breed is also known to be very people-friendly loving to spend as much time with their owners....Read Full Article

20th December 2014
The Shar Pei is an unusual Chinese breed of dog that is distinctive due to its deeply wrinkled body and dark blue tongue that can appear almost black. When born, the skin of the dog appears almost too large for its body, but as the dog grows, their wrinkles....Read Full Article

20th December 2014
Getting a new dog is an exciting time whether it's a puppy or an older rescue canine friend. If you are a first time owner, it can also be a little bit of a daunting time because everything is so new to you. The same can be said of the dog you bring home because they are entering into a totally new environment and one that's fu....Read Full Article

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



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