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15 reasons why the Labrador retriever is such a popular pet
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26th March 2017
The Labrador retriever dog breed is one of the most popular and enduring breeds in the UK, and while their popularity fluctuates slightly year on year, they can invariably be found in the top five positions in terms of popularity, and often,....Read Full Article

What dog breeds are the most widely shown at Crufts?
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26th March 2017
There is always a lot of interest in the Crufts dog show in the early part of each year, as thousands of dogs from all over the world attend to compete for individual breed classes, and the top title, the coveted Best in Show award. Anyone who attends Crufts for the first time will often find themselves reeling in amazement a....Read Full Article

Is the poodle falling in popularity in the UK?
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22nd March 2017
The poodle is perhaps among the top five most distinctive-looking dog breeds, and it would certainly be hard to mistake a poodle for another breed, particularly if they are sporting a full lion clip. However, while poodles used to be really popular within the UK-you could....Read Full Article

The most popular hybrid dog types 2017
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22nd March 2017
Hybrid dog types, also known by other names including crossbreeds are comprised of a deliberate and set crossing between two pedigree breeds, and are becoming hugely popular all over the UK, often commanding similar prices to that of registered pedigree breeds, even though they are not actual pedigrees themselves. The reasons....Read Full Article

Keeping your dog safe at Easter
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22nd March 2017
The start of spring each year is a lovely season, as we start to forget about the long dark nights and cold of the winter, and start to look forwards to the warmer months of the year. March or April each year also means Easter, which this year falls a little late, in April-and of course, a huge range of people from all walks of life ce....Read Full Article

Six breeds of dog that thrive in cold weather
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22nd March 2017
Some dog owners virtually have to use a stick and carrot to convince their dogs to go outside when the weather gets a little cold or rainy, while others really thrive in cold weather and will think nothing of going out in the middle of a snow storm to hare around and have fun! This is because every dog breed is of course diff....Read Full Article

Why is the English bulldog such a popular and universally-loved British dog?
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21st March 2017
The English bulldog is potentially the most easily recognisable dog breed within the UK, although the appearance of different bulldogs can vary considerably! While we think of the English bulldog’s appearance as being hugely muscular, very flat-faces and pract....Read Full Article

Top of the pups : What dog breeds are the most popular at the moment?
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21st March 2017
Here at Pets4Homes, we pride ourselves on being not only the largest and most popular pet classifieds website in the UK, but we also aim to be the most informative too, and provide information, guidance and support for pet owners and potential buyers in our popular advice section a....Read Full Article

The cockapoo :  The UK’s most popular hybrid dog breed
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20th March 2017
While the cockapoo is not recognised as an official pedigree dog breed, they are so popular today that most people know exactly what you mean when you say you own a cockapoo-a dog that is a cross between a c....Read Full Article

What dog breeds have been most successful at Crufts?
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20th March 2017
The world-famous Crufts dog show took place earlier on this month at the NEC arena in Birmingham, and as is normal, the rest of March in the dog world essentially turns into a huge discussion about the highs and lows of the show, as well as of course the winners and losers! The most prestigious award at each year’s show....Read Full Article

Why the Cavalier King Charles spaniel controversy at Crufts?
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20th March 2017
March is possibly the biggest month in the dog lover’s calendar in the UK and even the world, because March means that the world-famous Crufts dog show takes place at the NEC in Birmingham, with competitors coming from all over the world, hoping to take home one of the much-coveted titles to show for all of their hard work. ....Read Full Article

What are the best dog breeds for people with anxiety?
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20th March 2017
Assistance dogs, therapy dogs and even pet dogs all help people every day to live independent lives, and provide essential practical help and moral support in all sorts of situations. While dogs have long been used to help people with hearing or sight problems, today, the full remit of what dogs are capable of and how they ca....Read Full Article

10 reasons why everyone loves the Siberian husky
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20th March 2017
The Siberian husky is a dog breed that has become hugely popular within the UK over the last couple of decades, as dog lovers first began to notice the striking appearance of this wolf-like looking breed, as well as their outgoing personalities! While the S....Read Full Article

The miniature poodle: Reserve Best in Show at Crufts
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18th March 2017
The final evening event at the world famous Crufts dog show is of course the hotly contested Best in Show class, which names the winner of the entire show and is widely regarded as the highest accolade in the dog show world. In this class, dogs of all different breeds are pitted against each other in order to find the dog that is the b....Read Full Article

This year’s Crufts winner: The American Cocker Spaniel
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17th March 2017
When it comes to events in the dog-showing calendar, March always means the world famous Crufts dog show, which took place earlier on this month at Birmingham’s NEC arena. Once the event is over and the competitors have all returned home, however, it’s all over for another year-and the topic of conversation in dog showing c....Read Full Article

How to groom your dog’s coat before and during the summer
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17th March 2017
When summer approaches, most of us spare a thought for our furry companions who cannot shrug out of their thick coats to cool down when the weather is hot. For many dog owners, this means clipping or trimming the dog’s coat to help them to keep their cool, but this is not always the only, or even best solution for every dog. ....Read Full Article

Caring for Puppy when They First Arrive Home
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17th March 2017
Puppies are adorable creatures no matter what breed they happen to be. Full of fun and a joy to have around, puppies are sure to keep their new owners entertained. However, getting a puppy settled into their new environment means spending as much time as it takes to make things comf....Read Full Article

Caval Syndrome in Dogs
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14th March 2017
Caval syndrome is a very serious condition that arises as a result of a dog suffering from heartworm. It is a complication that develops due to an overload of the worms dropping into a dog's right ventricle causing a blockage that can end up being life-threatening because it causes such a serious obstruction in a dog’s heart.....Read Full Article

3 Extremely Strong Dog Breeds
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14th March 2017
All dogs can be strong willed at times especially if they have not been well socialised and trained from a young enough age. Some smaller breeds can be hard to control because they are so cute, they tend to get away with things that larger breeds would never be allowed to do. However, there are certain breeds that are physically extrem....Read Full Article

How dangerous is chocolate to dogs really?
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14th March 2017
Virtually all dog owners know that chocolate can be toxic to dogs, but a significant number of dogs need to see the vet every year for eating it nonetheless, as dogs are such adept beggars and scavengers that it can be all too easy for a dog to eat something they shouldn’t, even when their owners are very vigilant! Choc....Read Full Article



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