You can’t go far without seeing people walking their dog. The chances are most days you’ll catch a glimpse of man’s best friend. Whilst you’ll probably be able to name most of the breeds without a Google search (trying to describe a dog into the search engine can be very frustrating), there are probably […]
Chihuahuas and Great Danes are both breeds of dog and everyone recognises them as such but their appearances are dramatically at variance. You would certainly never mistake one for the other! On the other hand, the physical traits of cats vary little across the many breeds. So, why are dogs so different when most cats […]
It’s remarkable that all dog breeds (over a thousand breeds to date!) come from one root, many tens of thousands ago. Diverging from several wolf species in the times of the earliest hunter-gatherers, dogs then became domesticated as long as 14,000 years ago. But whether you’ve owned dogs previously or are considering getting one, you’ll […]
Cockapoos are an incredibly popular choice and it isn’t difficult to see why! With their friendly nature, intelligence and gorgeous teddy bear looks, cockapoos easily steal your heart. But being crossbreeds, the appearance of cockapoos varies. If you are about to choose a new puppy, it is a good idea to acquaint yourself with the […]
Some dog breeds will always remain popular, but others tend to fall in and out of popularity. In the UK, the most popular dog breed is the labrador. When you visit your local dog park, the chances are you just might come across a lab. Others at the top of the list in the UK […]
Oodles of Doodles Designer dogs have taken the UK by storm. More accurately described as crossbreeds, these marvellous mutts are now so popular that their numbers have risen eight-fold in less than a decade. But can you tell a doodle from a poodle and what on earth is a shorkie?
Why You Shouldn’t Buy a Teacup Puppy Small dogs can be incredibly cute. So cute that they are hard to resist. Unfortunately, unscrupulous breeders are capitalising on this fact by offering what have become known as teacup puppies.
When is A Dog Attack a Criminal Offence? In recent weeks, two young children have died as a result of dog attacks. One incident is being treated by the police as a criminal offence but the other is not. Why?
Some dogs seem to get themselves into all sorts of trouble, simply because they are a little clumsy. Their clumsiness causes a few injuries and unintentional accidents every so often. Owners of clumsy dogs might find that household items get broken more easily, because their dog crashes into everything. Some dogs can also be a […]
Some dog breeds are very elegant and graceful. They command a room and can get lots of attention for their elegant looks. Other dog breeds aren’t quite so graceful in the way that they look and act, for example Boxers, Labradors and Rottweilers aren’t particularly graceful dogs. Any dog can be graceful and gentle if […]
It’s nearly impossible to put together a shortlist of the cutest dog breeds, because all dog breeds are so darn adorable. Plus, everyone has a different opinion on what type of dogs they think are cute. Some people prefer tiny fluffy toy dogs, others think teddy bear poodle crosses are the best. Whether you prefer […]
Can you recognise the breed of a dog walking down the street? If you are a dog lover and want to get to know all the breeds don’t despair, there are plenty of ways to learn them. There are over 200 registered dog breeds in total, so remembering them all isn’t an easy task.
During the winter some dogs can struggle with the cold. When temperatures drop really low there are a few breeds that don’t cope as well as others. Breeds like huskies and malamutes do very well in the cold, because they have thick coats to protect them. However, most breeds with short coats really feel […]
Dogs have had important jobs for centuries. Many were originally bred for a specific purpose. Some of the jobs that certain breeds used to do are not needed anymore, so they have either taken on new jobs or become treasured family pets. However, some dogs are still working doing the same jobs they have done […]
Getting a dog for the first time? If you don’t have much experience with dogs then you need to seriously consider what type of dog might be best for you. New owners often make the mistake of choosing a dog that is visually appealing or popular, when in reality it is a really unsuitable breed.