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21st November 2014
These large and lovely looking dogs boast lifespans that range from 10 to 12 years and the breed is considered to be pretty robust and hardy. Sadly, like so many other large pedigree dogs, the Beauceron is prone to suffer from certain orthopaedic and othe....Read Full Article

21st November 2014
If you are looking for a dog that's not only gorgeous looking with a superb, affectionate and loyal character, but a dog that's known to be one of the healthier breeds around, then you would not go far wrong by choosing a Bergamasco. Although, no....Read Full Article

21st November 2014
When we think about sighthounds, we generally think about our own native British and Irish dogs, such as the whippet, the Irish wolfhound, and the greyhound. However, there are almost twenty different recognised sighthound breeds worldwide, and unless you are a real sighthound enthusiast and expert, most people would be hard-pressed to....Read Full Article

21st November 2014
Bedlington Terriers have to be one of the cuter breeds on the planet with their lamb-like looks and adorable curly coats. However, they are not the easiest of dogs to keep looking neat and tidy. The wonderful thing about th....Read Full Article

19th November 2014
With autumn well on its way and the colder winter weather fast approaching, it's time to take a close look at your dog's diet because the chances are they are going to be a lot less active than they typically are during the spring and the summer months. With mornings being darker and the evenings drawing in, many pets don't....Read Full Article

19th November 2014
If you have a garden shed and would like to keep a rabbit or two as family pets, converting it into a great environment for them to live in is not as complicated as it first sounds. Rabbit hutches tend to be a little on the small side and should only be used as a shelter rather than sole area for a rabbit to live in. However, a garden ....Read Full Article

19th November 2014
In the majority of cases a box foot is not a problem in horses and if the condition is noticed early enough in weanlings at around six months old, careful trimming as well as establishing the underlying cause, may help improve the shape of the foot as a horse reaches maturity. The first sign there may be a problem is when the coronary ....Read Full Article

19th November 2014
Some dogs just love the sound of their own voices which can not only be a bit annoying for their owners, but for the neighbours too. For some dogs this is a behavioural problem learnt over time, whereas for others, it's part of their natures which is particularly true of guard dogs and other breeds that are known to be very territo....Read Full Article

19th November 2014
The Bavarian Mountain Hound is a very striking and proud looking dog that's generally thought to be a robust and healthy breed. However, as with many pedigree dogs, they do tend to suffer from certain congenital, hereditary and acquired he....Read Full Article

19th November 2014
When we think of dreadlocked hair, we usually think of people, but various different breeds of dogs can also grow dreadlocks, either naturally if their coats are left to its own devices, or if the coat is trained to grow in that way. This gives them a very unique and unusual appearance that you will not come across very often, but ther....Read Full Article

18th November 2014
The Doberman pinscher is a medium to large breed of dog with a distinctive black and tan coat. They are one of the most instantly recognisable of all dog breeds, and are also fairly commonly kept as pets, although their popularity has been on the wane sli....Read Full Article

18th November 2014
Here in the UK, we tend to call our native cocker spaniels simply “cocker spaniels”, but outside of the UK, they are generally referred to as the English cocker spaniel, to make the distinction between them and the ....Read Full Article

18th November 2014
The Basenji boasts a lovely character and if well cared for and healthy, they can live anything up to 14 years. The breed is considered to be pretty robust boasting few congenital and hereditary diseases, although it has to be said that to date studies into....Read Full Article

18th November 2014
Affenpinschers are lovely looking little characters but they do boast living slightly lower lifespans than many other small dog breeds. On average, these lovely and lively little dogs live anything from 11 to 12 years. On the whol....Read Full Article

18th November 2014
The Australian Shepherd dog is known to be a robust and healthy dog that can boast a long lifespan reaching anything up to 15 years old if well cared for. They are often called Blue Heelers because of their striking coloured coats. The breed is k....Read Full Article

18th November 2014
House training your puppy or young dog to go to the toilet outside and be able to wait until they are given the chance to go is one of the most important elements of puppy training, but can also be one of the most challenging! While some dogs seem to understand instinctively that they need to do their business outside, this can be a ha....Read Full Article

18th November 2014
Dogs are not generally considered to be overly picky eaters, and most dogs will eat all sorts of foods that are offered to them, as well as in some cases seeking to subsidise their own meals with things that they scavenge when out on walks! This is because dogs are considered to be opportunistic feeders, and while they can (a....Read Full Article

18th November 2014
It is a common misconception that all dogs are born simply knowing how to swim, and that if they happened to jump or fall into the water, they would do so instinctively. While your dog would certainly make paddling movements and may indeed be able to stay afloat successfully, this is a rather dangerous way to introduce your dog to wate....Read Full Article

17th November 2014
The Caucasian shepherd dog or Ovcharka is an incredibly large dog from the molosser grouping, and in fact the Caucasus mountain range is the historical home of the founders of some of the oldest molosser dog breeds in the world. They are popula....Read Full Article

17th November 2014
The Anatolian shepherd dog originated in Anatolia in central Turkey, but a large part of the modern development of the breed took place in North America. A large, strong herding and guarding breed, the Anatolian shepherd dog is much prized for its....Read Full Article



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