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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

What are the cleverest small dog breeds?
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1st September 2019
Most dog owners would probably tell you that their dogs are smart, and most of us have a reasonable level of bias in this respect, just as most people think their baby is the most beautiful one in the world!Whilst it can be very difficult to measure the intelligence of other species of animals like dogs, there is a widely accept....Read Full Article

Dogs have evolved a new eye muscle to communicate with humans, say researchers
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1st September 2019
If you sometimes feel as if your dog’s eyes seem to have an almost hypnotic effect on you which always seems to result in your hand drifting towards the treat jar, you’re not alone. Of course, that well-known phrase “puppy dog eyes” is a very good descriptive for the way our dogs can look at us with total love and adoration whe....Read Full Article

10 things you need to know about the Belgian shepherd dog before you buy one
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30th August 2019
The Belgian shepherd dog is a breed that is commonly confused with the German shepherd by those unfamiliar with them, particularly given that the German shepherd is much more common and wide....Read Full Article

10 things you need to know about the Weimaraner before you buy one
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29th August 2019
The Weimaraner is a very handsome looking dog breed of the pointer type, with a distinctive and eye-catching steely grey coat. The breed’s good looks alone are often enough to trigger that first initial admiration of the breed that eventually turns into enthusiasm to o....Read Full Article

What are the cleverest large dog breeds?
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29th August 2019
Different dogs have different intelligence levels, often markedly so – and this often depends to a great extent on what breed the dog in question is. Whilst every dog is an individual and even within a breed group there will be measurable differences in how clever any two dogs are, on a broader scale, ....Read Full Article

10 things you need to know about the Maltipoo before you buy one
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28th August 2019
The Maltipoo is an adorable and very charming small dog type that looks very similar to any number of other petite, fluffy dog breeds and types and that often (but not exclusively) have white coats.If you’re considering buying a Maltipoo, you’re in good company ....Read Full Article

10 things you need to know about the Dalmatian before you buy one
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27th August 2019
The Dalmatian is perhaps one of the most well-known and certainly distinctive dog breeds of all, largely thanks to their beautiful crisp black or liver spots on a snow-white background. The breed also of course became hugely well known as a result of the 101 Dalmatians fi....Read Full Article

The Kennel Club announces two new DNA testing schemes for the English setter dog breed
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27th August 2019
The English setter is (as the name implies) one of our native British dog breeds, and one that has been around for a very long time – in fact, the first ancestors of the breed we now call the English setter can....Read Full Article

10 things you need to know about the Alaskan malamute before you buy one
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25th August 2019
The Alaskan malamute is a large, personable and very outgoing dog that is large and rangy and very good looking. The breed’s good looks mean that they appeal to a lot of different types of prospective owners, but their temperament is not a good fit for everyone a....Read Full Article

Seven common and avoidable mistakes owners make when house training their puppies
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25th August 2019
House training or toilet training a puppy can be a long and drawn out process, and there will be some accidents and mistakes along the way. Some dogs pick up house training much faster than others, and some owners are rather more intuitive about how they house train their dogs than others too, but teaching a puppy to ask to go outside ....Read Full Article

10 things you need to know about the Hungarian vizsla before you buy one
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23rd August 2019
The Hungarian vizsla is a very handsome and noble-looking dog breed that immediately looks like something rather special, and they are quite eye-catching and very much in demand in the UK as a result of this.However, this is a breed that has only really been....Read Full Article

Breed-specific legislation in Ireland – what dog owners visiting from the UK need to know
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23rd August 2019
Most dog owners in the UK know that there are some breeds and types of dogs that are illegal to own in the UK, under the remit of a legal act known as the Dangerous Dogs Act.This piece of legislation....Read Full Article



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