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Ten things you need to know about the sprocker dog type before you buy one
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23rd July 2019
The sprocker is a hybrid dog type comprised of the crossing of a springer spaniel and a cocker spaniel, and whilst this is ....Read Full Article

Five seemingly safe barbecue foods your dog shouldn’t eat
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23rd July 2019
As summer eventually begins to show signs finally arriving here in the UK, many of us plan to roll out the barbecue as soon as there’s a break in the weather or a bank holiday weekend rolls around, and this is a great way to spend time with family and friends enjoying good food and the best of the British summer.As you might e....Read Full Article

Ten things you need to know about the Boston terrier before you buy one
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21st July 2019
The Boston terrier is the dog breed most commonly confused with the French bulldog, although owners of a dog of either breed and those ....Read Full Article

Five tips for toilet training a puppy
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21st July 2019
Toilet training or house training is one of the most important skills that puppies need to be taught, and also one that can be the most challenging and frustrating to achieve without problems.If you’re lucky, toilet training may have already begun when you get your new pup from their breeder, particularly if you choose conscie....Read Full Article

How do the UK’s most popular dog breeds compare to those in the USA?
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19th July 2019
Most British dog lovers would stand a fair chance of naming at least a couple of the most popular dog breeds in the UK if put on the spot – because there are certain breeds and types of dogs that are much more common sights in the UK than most others.There is also a reason....Read Full Article

How to motivate a Labrador retriever during training
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19th July 2019
The Labrador retriever is one of the best-known and most well-loved dog breeds in the UK, and one that is also highly versatile and very popular with a lot of different types of owners. Labradors are intellige....Read Full Article

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome in Dogs
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18th July 2019
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, also called Cutaneous Asthenia, is a rare genetic disorder of the skin. It has been found in dogs, humans, cats, cows, and sheep. Hippocrates knew about it in 400BC, but it was eventually named after the scientists that characterised the disorder: Edvard Ehlers and Henri-Alexandre Danlos.What is Ehlers-D....Read Full Article

Ten things you need to know about the boxer dog before you buy one
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18th July 2019
The boxer dog is currently (as of July 2019) the UK’s 31st most popular dog breed according to Pets4Homes statistics, and one that most of us know well. They’ve been popular in the UK for many decades and have a broad and wide-re....Read Full Article

Seven massive misconceptions that many people have about how dogs feel pain
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18th July 2019
No dog owner likes to think about their dog being in pain, and knowing that your dog is in pain or discomfort is of course very distressing for us, as well as the dog itself.However, dogs cannot tell us that they are in pain and instead, have to rely upon our ability to read their symptoms to know that something is wrong and to ....Read Full Article

Ten things you need to know about the Dogue de Bordeaux before you buy one
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17th July 2019
The Dogue de Bordeaux is a breed that first came to prominence in the UK as a result of the 1980s film Turner and Hooch, in which the titular Hooch was a dog of the breed. Up until this point, the breed (also sometimes known as the French Mastiff) was virtually un....Read Full Article

Pets4Homes exclusive: What are the most popular terrier dog breeds in the UK?
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17th July 2019
Terriers come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, and they are one of the most popular dog types in the UK overall in terms of the sheer number of terriers kept as pets and working dogs across the country.A terrier is a dog type rather than a breed in its own right, and it is also the name given to one of the Kennel Club’s ....Read Full Article

Four good dog breeds for vibrant, lively homes
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17th July 2019
Choosing the right dog for you and your family takes time and a lot of research, and an important part of this is ruling out dogs and dog breeds that simply won’t be the right fit for you, however much you might wish to own one.If you’re fairly sedentary on the whole, a highly active breed that needs lots of exercise won’t....Read Full Article

Four types of toys to buy for your Jack Russell
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17th July 2019
The Jack Russell is a really popular dog breed in the UK, and one that is compact and small enough to fit comfortably into even smaller homes.However, whilst Jack Russells are undeniably small, t....Read Full Article

Ten things you need to know about the rottweiler before you buy one
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16th July 2019
The rottweiler is the UK’s 25th most popular dog breed overall, out of a total of over 240 different dog breeds and types – so it is fair to say that there are a lot of them around, and naturally, every year more....Read Full Article

Six questions to ask your vet if they prescribe a new medication for your dog
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16th July 2019
If your dog needs a prescription medicine from you vet to help to clear up a problem or manage an ongoing health condition, your vet should tell you everything you need to know about the medicine in detail, including why they are prescribing it, what it should do, and anything in particular you ought to know.Prescription veterin....Read Full Article

Three dog breeds prospective Dachshund buyers might consider instead
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15th July 2019
The Dachshund or sausage dog is a small, quirky-looking breed that exhibits a form or canine achondroplasia or dwarfism, resulting in short legs with a much longer body and average sized head.The breed’s unique appearance is often what draws people’s attention ....Read Full Article

What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism in dogs?
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15th July 2019
The thyroid glands are located either side of your dog’s neck, and are responsible for moderating your dog’s metabolism, regulating their hormones, and keeping your dog’s digestive system running smoothly. They also help to dictate how much your dog need to eats, their healthy weight, and how effectively they are able to process ....Read Full Article

Ten things you need to know about the Lhasa Apso dog before you buy one
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14th July 2019
The Lhasa Apso is a very elegant and distinctive looking small dog breed that is very popular with people from all walks of life, as well as being one of the most popular small breeds in the UK overall.Ranked in 33rd place out of a total number of ....Read Full Article

Ten things you need to know about the American bulldog before you buy one
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13th July 2019
Bulldogs of all different types are in great demand in the UK today – such as the UK’s most popular dog breed of all, the French bulldog, and the 7th-placed English bulldog too. Ho....Read Full Article

How to motivate a pug during training
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13th July 2019
The pug is a hugely popular dog breed in the UK – the third most popular overall, in fact – and these small, flat-faced toy dogs are a great choice of pet for many different types of homes and owners.As a small breed with moderate exercise requirements, pugs can live....Read Full Article



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