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Merle Bulldogs - What you need to know about Merle English Bulldogs
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30th January 2019
The Bulldog (or English Bulldog as its know in some other countries) is an instantly recognisable dog breed, and one that is very popular all over the world as well as of course right here in the UK. This is one of our longest established native British dog bre....Read Full Article

Blue Frenchies - All about Blue French Bulldogs
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29th January 2019
The French bulldog is the UK’s most popular dog breed bar none, both in terms of the number of dogs of the breed advertised for sale at any given time on Pets4Homes, and in terms of the number of Kennel Club registrati....Read Full Article

The differences between the English Labrador retriever and the American Labrador retriever
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28th January 2019
Labrador retrievers are one of the best-known and most popular dog breeds all over the world, and even most people who aren’t really familiar with dogs would have no problem picking a Labrador out of a line-up. In terms of the breed’s popular....Read Full Article

Silver Labrador Retrievers - All About Silver Labs
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27th January 2019
If you didn’t know that there is such a thing as silver Labrador retrievers, you are not alone. Most of us are familiar with the usual Labrador colours of black, yellow and chocolate, and these are the three official colours for Labrador retrievers that are recognised by the UK Kennel Club. However, they are not the onl....Read Full Article

How Do I Take My Dog's Temperature?
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25th January 2019
It can be a really worrying time when a much loved dog is under the weather and you're not sure what's wrong with them. It could be they are off their food or just not interested in going out for a walk which is something they usually love going on. If you cannot get your pet to the vet straight away, you should try to take the....Read Full Article

Guide to Feeding your Dog a Bland Diet
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25th January 2019
When you think about it, your dog has a pretty amazing digestive system considering what they occasionally eat without your knowledge. Dogs are very good at tracking down a nasty smell and if they find anything that's rotting away, the chances are they will eat it only to suffer an upset stomach once you bring them home. Clearing u....Read Full Article

Dog Breeds that Adore Playing in the Snow
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23rd January 2019
It's great fun watching kids and dogs playing in the snow, especially when it's just fallen and there's not a footprint in it. If you share your home with a dog that adores playing around in the snow, you know just how amusing they can be when they first go out in the morning. Not all dogs love the snow, but a lot of ....Read Full Article

How to Deal with Eye Scratches in Puppies
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22nd January 2019
If you have just got a puppy and share your home with a cat, it's important that you take extra care when you introduce the newcomer to their feline companion. Puppies are inquisitive by nature and when they have been well socialised during their time with mum and litter mates, they are generally quite bold too. This means they hav....Read Full Article

Ear Surgery in Dogs
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22nd January 2019
Some dogs are more prone to ear problems than others and if you do share your home with a Cocker Spaniel or other breed that enjoys nothing more than splashing around in water, you will probably be familiar with the sort of issues they tend to suffer from. Not thoroughly drying your dog's ears when they get home can result in them ....Read Full Article

Are Pre-anaesthetic Blood Tests in Dogs Really Necessary?
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22nd January 2019
If your dog has to undergo some sort of surgery to treat a condition they are suffering from, the chances are the vet might suggest they have pre-anaesthetic blood tests to make sure it is safe for them to be put under during the procedure. So why is it that vets advise owners to have these tests done? Read on to find out why it is oft....Read Full Article

Dog Breeds Prone to Skin & Food Allergies
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22nd January 2019
Owning a dog offers many benefits which as most people know includes keeping us healthy and fit. Making sure our canine companions stay in good condition themselves is all part of the responsibility of looking after them. A lot of pedigrees suffer from hereditary health issues, some of which can have a serious impact on their skin with....Read Full Article

The Havana Silk Dog: Not to be Confused with a Havanese
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22nd January 2019
There are many lovely looking dogs in the world and one of them is the attractive and affectionate Havana Silk Dog, a breed that's not to be confused with another one, namely the Havanese. Both dogs are native to Cuba but are definite breeds in their own right although....Read Full Article

The Charming Pumi: A Dog Native to Hungary
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22nd January 2019
The Pumi is another lovely breed native to Hungary and although these attractive dogs are a lesser known breed than the Puli, they have a lot going for them. They first appeared on the scene back i....Read Full Article

More About the Chinook a Lesser Known but Lovely Breed of Dog
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22nd January 2019
There are some very handsome dogs in the world and one of them nearly vanished off the face of the earth several times over the last few decades. The breed is the Chinook, a lesser known dog that has a tremendous amount going for them which includes a lovely personality and extremely intelligent, kind, loyal nature. A Little....Read Full Article

The Damage Bones can Cause to Dogs
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21st January 2019
You would be forgiven for thinking that it is perfectly natural to give dogs bones to eat and that our canine friends have always chewed on them in the wild. If the truth be known, it is quite dangerous to offer dogs any sort of bone especially when they've been cooked in any way because it could seriously injure them and may even ....Read Full Article

Is it Safe to Give Rawhide Treats to a Dog?
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21st January 2019
These days you can find dog treats in every shape, size and flavour. From animal hooves to pigs’ ears and just about everything in-between, the choice is often mind boggling. This is especially true when it comes to choosing a suitable treat for a specific breed of dog. Some treats are now believed not to be very good for dogs, w....Read Full Article

Get fit with your Dog
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21st January 2019
It’s that time of year where we all make our resolutions of a fit and healthier new year. Our dogs love to share our exercise plan, and it’s great to have a friend to keep you going and motivated. We’ve listed a few exercise ideas and tips for beginners; Walking We all should walk with ....Read Full Article

Riding a Bike with Your Dog
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21st January 2019
Dogs love being with their owners especially outdoors so what better way to spend some quality time together than on a bike ride! Your pup can accompany you either by travelling in a basket or trailer or running alongside you. Which method you choose all depends on the size, age, health and fitness level of your dog. ....Read Full Article

6 Dog breeds that can’t afford to gain weight
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18th January 2019
As much as we love our dogs, if you let them overeat, or eat the wrong things, certain dog breeds are more prone to weight gain than others, purely by their genetic makeup and tendency to laziness! Most dogs will eat anything, particularly if it is a tasty morsel or more ....Read Full Article

Training a puppy not to run away
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18th January 2019
If you own an adult dog that is prone to running off or bolting away from you when out on walks and failing to return when called, this can cause a whole host of problems that will require a lot of work and effort to correct. A propensity to run off and/or not to return when called can develop at any stage in a dog’s li....Read Full Article



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