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Why are Maltipoos so expensive to buy?
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22nd August 2019
The price of any individual puppy offered for sale can be highly variable, even sometimes for different puppies within the same litter. There are also distinct pricing differences from breed to breed too, and some breeds of dogs are often significantly more costly than others, for reasons which are not always self-evident.Howeve....Read Full Article

Ten things you need to know about the Cane Corso dog before you buy one
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21st August 2019
The Cane Corso is a massive and very imposing-looking dog type, and one that a lot of people in the UK have never seen in the flesh. They’re also the type of dogs that you’d only need to see once in order to remember in future, and sometimes, just a glance is enough ....Read Full Article

What is a basal dog breed? Is your dog a basal breed?
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21st August 2019
Whether you own a purebred dog, a mongrel or something of a grey area like a Cockapoo (which is also a mongrel or cross-breed but that is widely recognised by most dogs lovers as a uniform if non-pedigree dog type), most dog lovers have a basic understanding of what a dog ....Read Full Article

10 things you need to know about the Goldendoodle before you buy one
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19th August 2019
The Goldendoodle is one of the most popular hybrid dog types in the UK, and one that has a lot to recommend it to many different types of owners and homes.These are large, versatile and personab....Read Full Article

10 things you need to know about the Patterdale terrier before you buy one
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18th August 2019
The Patterdale terrier is a small dog of the terrier type that originated in the North of England, and is one of the many smaller terrier options that are popular as pets all across the UK. In fact, the Patterdale is the 45th most popular dog type in the UK overa....Read Full Article

10 things you need to know about the English bull terrier before you buy one
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16th August 2019
The English bull terrier is one of Britain’s favourite breeds and like the English bulldog, an unofficial symbol for all things British and the source of a lot of national pride for many p....Read Full Article

Do dogs have a menopause?
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16th August 2019
The vast majority of dogs in the UK today are spayed and neutered as standard unless they are intended to be used for breeding, and when it comes to the spay operations performed on bitches, this takes the form of a total hysterectomy. This means that the dog’s ovaries are removed....Read Full Article

Ten things you need to know about the Cavachon dog before you buy one
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15th August 2019
The Cavachon is a small, fluffy and very cute little dog that not all dog lovers have heard of, which is because the Cavachon is one of a number of hybrid dog types that have only really begun to come to p....Read Full Article

What is a purebred dog? Is it the same as a pedigree dog, and how do you use the term correctly?
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15th August 2019
The term “purebred” much like the term “dog breed” is one that virtually every dog lover knows well, and would almost certainly give a definitive “yes” to if you asked them if they understood what it meant.However, ask the average dog lover in the street to tell ....Read Full Article

Ten things you need to know about the West Highland terrier before you buy one
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14th August 2019
The West Highland terrier is a small and fairly lively dog breed from the Kennel Club’s terrier grouping, and one that is quite versatile in terms of the different types of homes and owners it may suit.They’re also one of the more popular small dog ....Read Full Article

What is a landrace dog or landrace dog breed?
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14th August 2019
There are well over 200 dog breeds and types either formally or widely recognised in the UK, and many others in other parts of the world too, some of which the average UK dog lover will never have even heard of and will probably have go their whole lives without seeing in the flesh....Read Full Article

Six tips to help you to keep your cool when house training your puppy
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14th August 2019
House training, potty training or toilet training – whatever you call it in your own household, teaching your puppy to ask to go outside to do their business and ensuring that they do this reliably is a vital part of puppy ownership, but something that can be challenging for many pups and owners.Whilst some dog owners are luck....Read Full Article

10 things you need to know about the Chow Chow before you buy one
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13th August 2019
The Chow Chow is a distinctive and very cute looking dog breed that many people often liken to a teddy bear – but like bears, Chow Chows might look cute, but they can be fierce!This is a dog breed whose looks appeal to many different types of owners, not all of w....Read Full Article

What is a dog breed? How do you understand the term, and what does it really mean?
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13th August 2019
Most people would immediately say “yes” if you asked them if they knew what was meant by the term “dog breed,” but if you asked them to explain their answer, a lot of people would struggle! Generally, most dog lovers think of a dog breed as being a specific uniformity in temperament and appearance that is shared by a group of g....Read Full Article

Five ingredients in dog treats that you’ll want to avoid
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8th August 2019
Dogs love food of all varieties, and few things will catch a dog’s attention and motivate them more than the rustling of a bag of treats, or the sound of the cookie jar being opened!Most of us give our dogs a few treats every day, and it is important to measure these out and keep a check of how many treats our dogs have, so th....Read Full Article

Five surprising things that contain xylitol and that could harm your dog
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7th August 2019
Xylitol is a type of artificial sugar substitute that is used in place of natural sugar in a wide variety of different types of products, and which is a very common ingredient in sugar-free goods in the UK.Sugar-free products in general are very popular and there are a range of different sweetening agents that can be used in the....Read Full Article

What are the options for managing chronic or recurrent pain in dogs?
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7th August 2019
If your dog has an illness or injury that causes them pain, that pain will generally be transient and only remain for as long as the illness or injury is present, and once this has been mended or treated, the pain tends to pass as well.This is not always the case if a condition leaves lingering issues or complications, but when ....Read Full Article

Six products to keep in your arsenal if your dog suffers from sensitive skin
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5th August 2019
Sensitive skin, skin allergies, dermatitis and a general propensity to the skin becoming sore or irritated with ease are all chronic if not usually overly serious health issues that affect a reasonable number of dogs in the UK.Some dog breeds are also more prone to developin....Read Full Article

Ten things you need to know about the lurcher before you buy one
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5th August 2019
The lurcher is a type of sighthound that consists of the crossing of a greyhound with a dog of any other breed, most commonly working and pastoral dog breeds like terriers or collies. Originally associated with ....Read Full Article

The most important things you need to know about choosing a food and feeding your new puppy
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4th August 2019
Getting a new puppy is really exciting, and before you even get them and during their first couple of weeks with you, you will need to make a lot of important choices for your pup that will in many cases go on to have long-lasting implications for the rest of their life.For i....Read Full Article



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