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Persistent Mullerian duct syndrome DNA testing for the miniature schnauzer
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21st December 2018
The miniature schnauzer is a small, plucky and very lively little dog from the Kennel Club’s utility grouping, which reflects the origins of the breed as a versatile working dog. ....Read Full Article

Lundehund syndrome or lymphagetasia DNA health testing for the Norwegian lundehund dog breed
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20th December 2018
The Norwegian lundehund is a small spitz-type dog, which as you might expect, originates from Norway. The Norwegian lundehund isn’t a very common dog breed in the UK and in fact these dogs aren’t recognised by the Kennel Club for formal breed registration in the UK, but lundehunds are a lot more popular in their home nation....Read Full Article

Ivermectin sensitivity or MDR1 gene defect DNA testing for the Border collie dog breed
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20th December 2018
The Border collie is the world’s most intelligent working dog breed, and these incredibly smart and very lively dogs are still widely used for working herding roles in the UK today, as well as being widely used in all manner of canine sports too. ....Read Full Article

Muscular dystrophy (MD) DNA testing for the Cavalier King Charles spaniel dog breed
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20th December 2018
The Cavalier King Charles spaniel is a small dog breed from the Kennel Club’s toy grouping, and it is also one of the most popular small dog breeds in the UK, as well as the 19th most popular overall. Cavalier King Charles spaniels have a lot to ....Read Full Article

Is there anything you can do if your dog keeps waking you up in the early morning?
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20th December 2018
Having a set routine is important for dogs, because this helps to make them feel secure and lets them know what to expect at different times of the day. A dog that is used to being fed, walked, and put to bed at around the same times every day will be happier and generally easier to manage than a dog that doesn’t know when they w....Read Full Article

How are best in show classes judged at dog shows?
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18th December 2018
Most formal dog shows held in the UK for pedigree dogs are designed to assess the quality of individual competitors against their respective breed standards, to find the best representative of each breed within each individual class. Often, even classes for a specific breed will be broken down further into categories reflecti....Read Full Article

Do dogs naturally keep to a certain routine?
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17th December 2018
Most of us have at least a vague routine to our day to day lives, which may well be partially or largely dictated by our working hours or the needs of managing a busy lifestyle whilst raising a family. This tends to involve following a sleep schedule, eating meals at around the same times each day, and coming and going from work at rou....Read Full Article

How come there are so many different variants of dog fur types and textures?
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17th December 2018
Different breeds of dog often look vastly different from each other, and when you compare two very different breeds side by side – like the French bulldog and the ....Read Full Article

Why you should make sure your child never pulls your dog’s tail
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14th December 2018
Enabling your children to grow up with dogs around offers a huge range of benefits, and can help to foster a lifelong love of and respect for animals that will stay with the child for the remainder of their life. Dogs and children generally get on very well together, and often form very strong bonds with each other. Many dogs....Read Full Article

How much time do you need to care for a puppy?
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14th December 2018
Most people who are considering buying their first puppy understand that the first few weeks when your puppy comes home require a large commitment of time and energy to help the puppy to settle in, bond with you, and begin their training and socialisation. However, few of us have th....Read Full Article

Why does my dog stop and refuse to move on walks?
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13th December 2018
Dogs are usually very keen to go out walking, and often start making a big fuss as soon as you get your coat out or pick up their lead. However, every dog has different needs when it comes to exercise; some dogs are much more lively than others and need longer walks, while others wi....Read Full Article

The importance of teeth in your dog
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13th December 2018
Teeth play a very important role in a dog’s life, right from puppyhood through to their senior years. They all have a part to play in keeping a dog healthy and a lot of care and attention is needed to keep them well through their entire body. The importance of teeth started when dogs were in the wild and much more like ....Read Full Article

Do dogs have the menopause?
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13th December 2018
As such, unlike humans, there is no such thing as ‘menopause’ purely because of the definition of the word. The menopause occurs when the human monthly cycle ceases to happen, usually in later life. Those of you that keep bitches, will know that a female dog goes into oestrus, which is the technical name for ‘heat&rsq....Read Full Article

The Hush Basset - Basset Hound Cocker Spaniel Mix
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13th December 2018
The Hush Bassett is an adorable cross between the Bassett Hound and the Cocker Spaniel and is also known as a Cocker Bassett. It is a relatively new hybrid breed that only emerged this century and kn....Read Full Article

Why you should never allow mats to develop in your dog’s coat
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13th December 2018
Owning a dog with a very short, single-layered coat makes caring for their skin and coat very easy. Whilst most dogs enjoy being brushed and groomed when this is undertaken with care as brushing helps to stimulate the skin and coat, dogs with short, easy to look after coats don’t tend to suffer with problems like knots and mats, ....Read Full Article

Uveitis in dogs
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13th December 2018
Uveitis is a type of eye condition that can develop in dogs, which can lead to a range of changes in the appearance and functions of your dog’s eyes and that may also be painful. Left untreated, canine uveitis is distressing for dogs and can result in permanent, irreversible blindness, and so it is a good idea for all dog owners ....Read Full Article

Do dogs have a dominant paw?
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12th December 2018
We as people tend to have a dominant hand, which we describe as being either right or left handed. This is something that we don’t consciously dictate, and all of us naturally gravitate towards using one hand as our main hand, the one that we use the most and do more with; and being right-handed is most common. Few peop....Read Full Article

Do dogs consciously control their tail wags?
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12th December 2018
A dog with a wagging tail is an ubiquitous sight that most of us interpret as a dog that is happy and friendly, and there is a whole language behind your dog’s wags that help to indicate their mood and temperament at any given time. Dogs that have long tails have a large range of movement available in them and will ofte....Read Full Article

Why might your new dog refuse to eat when they come home?
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12th December 2018
Getting a new dog or puppy represents a huge commitment on the part of their future owners, and there is a lot to think about and plan for before you even get as far as bringing your new dog home. In many ways, buying or adopting an adult dog and settling them in is easier than it is for a new puppy, as the adult dog will generally be ....Read Full Article

Are Tennis Balls Safe for Dogs?
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11th December 2018
We all know that dogs love chasing after tennis balls. Not only are tennis balls inexpensive to buy but they have plenty of bounce for a fun game of “fetch” and are easy to find when lost due to their bright yellow colour. Throwing a tennis ball for your beloved pup is a great way for him to exercise as well as a beautiful ....Read Full Article



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