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10 things you need to know about the Saint Bernard dog breed, before you buy one
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17th September 2019
The Saint Bernard dog breed is one many of us over a certain age will remember as a breed featured in several types of television advertisements for goods like tobacco and cognac back some decades ago, and one that a lot of us grew up with a special soft spot for as a....Read Full Article

Five frequently asked questions about caring for a dog with BOAS
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17th September 2019
Brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome is the name given to a collection of health issues that can affect dogs with brachycephalic faces including the French bulldog, English bulldog and ....Read Full Article

10 things you need to know about the Shihpoo before you buy one
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16th September 2019
The Shihpoo is one of a number of small dog types that are becoming increasingly better known and more widely seen here in the UK as the popularity of hybrid dog types grows, and people begin to appreciate the benefits of deliberate mixed breed crossings.....Read Full Article

5 frequently asked questions about BOAS or brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome in dogs
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16th September 2019
BOAS or brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome is the long and rather complicated name given to a combination of conformation defects that can arise in certain specific types of dogs, and which can have a serious, acute and limiting effect on their health.BOAS can affect a dog’s quality of life, lifestyle and even lifespan....Read Full Article

10 things you need to know about the bullmastiff before you buy one
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14th September 2019
The bullmastiff is a large and imposing-looking dog of the mastiff type, and certainly a dog to make you think twice if you happened to meet one alone down a dark alley. This strong, very distinctive looking dog breed is one that has a lot of appeal to quite a variety o....Read Full Article

What dog breeds are the hardest to house train?
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13th September 2019
How long it takes any given owner to train any given dog to do any given thing can be very variable. No one factor dictates success, failure, or how long it will take either, and training for any skill comes down to a combination of the trainer’s skill and consistency, the dog’s capacity and willingness to learn, environmental fact....Read Full Article

10 things you need to know about the Poochon before you buy one
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12th September 2019
The Poochon is one of a number of dog types that are petite and curly coated, and whilst it can be hard to tell different similar-looking dog breeds and types apart unless you’ve very familiar with them, they all tend....Read Full Article

Real-world problems of big-eared dogs
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11th September 2019
Dogs with big ears, they have such endearing features, but those long lugs can cause them some issues. Rather than using them for a complete radar system for incoming threats, friends or the neighbourhood cat, these long ears can and do suffer from several problems and that is the basis of this Pe....Read Full Article

What are the cleverest giant dog breeds?
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11th September 2019
Giant dog breeds tend to be very memorable when we see them out and about, often simply due to their large size – and the fact that huge dogs are fairly uncommon too, and so when we do see one, we tend to remember them!There are numerous reasons why giant dog breeds....Read Full Article

How the conformation of sighthounds differs from that of other dogs
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10th September 2019
The term “sighthound” is a collective name for dogs that hunt for prey largely by sight (rather than by scent) and is a sub-category of the main classification of hounds.The sighthound grouping encompasses many popular and well known dog breeds including the ....Read Full Article

Arthritis in dogs – a guide to helping them
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9th September 2019
Arthritis is one of those diseases that can affect any age of dog. Sadly veterinary practices even see young dogs with arthritic joints. However, the thing to remember is just because your dog has arthritis, that it doesn’t define them and their quality-of-life. With you, as their owner helping, they can live with a very ....Read Full Article

10 things you need to know about the Chorkie before you buy one
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8th September 2019
A Chorkie is a small hybrid dog type that is becoming more and more popular in the UK, and if you’re in the market for a very small dog to join your family this might be one that you’re considering or starting to look into.However, because a Chorkie is a cross br....Read Full Article

Why do some dog breeds have flat faces?
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7th September 2019
Dogs and dog breeds come in a huge variety of different shapes, types and colours, and more or less any trait you can think of will differ to some extent from one dog breed to the next. Some traits are more obvious than others, such as size, coat colour, and build, and when it come....Read Full Article

Pets4Homes announces the definitive list of the most popular utility dog breeds in the UK
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6th September 2019
Utility dogs are one of a number of groupings that the Kennel Club in the UK uses to gather together a variety of different individual dog breeds with shared histories or core traits together for showing and registration purposes.There are a total of seven diff....Read Full Article

10 things you need to know about the German shorthaired pointer before you buy one
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5th September 2019
The German shorthaired pointer is a handsome and distinctive looking dog that has a very noble appearance and a great personality to match. They are one of several pointer dog types that collectively have a lot in common but also naturally hav....Read Full Article

Five autumn dog care myths and the truth behind them
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4th September 2019
The slightly cooler days of autumn often come as something of a relief to dog owners after the long hot days of summer, particularly if you struggle with the heat or if your dog is a brachycephalic breed like the ....Read Full Article

Five dog breeds that you might not know originated in Germany
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4th September 2019
If you were put on the spot and asked to name some German dog breeds, the ever-popular German shepherd is probably the first dog you would call to mind. Depending on your familiarity with dog breeds as a whole, ....Read Full Article

Five things you need to know before you buy your first puppy
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3rd September 2019
Just the very idea of getting a puppy can be very exciting, and part of the fun is the whole process of choosing what type of dog you would like, learning more about them, visiting litters, and meeting puppies to make your final choice.Whatever type of dog you intend to buy a....Read Full Article

Five things that can increase your dog’s risk of heatstroke
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2nd September 2019
All conscientious dog owners know not to walk their dogs in the height of the midday sun during the summer months of the year, and many dog owners deliberately change their routines when the weather hots up to ensure that their dogs get the walks and exercise they need during the cooler parts of the day.Dog owners need to take s....Read Full Article

Five unexpected health conditions that could be behind your dog’s cough
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2nd September 2019
Coughs, colds and the sniffles are all minor ills that we all tend to get from time to time, which almost always go away on their own in short order without causing any major problems. Whilst a cough can be irritating or even painful in some cases if it is dry and acute, coughs in general aren’t usually something we think of as being....Read Full Article



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