They say that dog owners start to look like their pets but could dogs actually develop personalities which mirror their owners’?
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?
How to Prevent Your Dog from Being Stolen The number of reported dog thefts in the UK continues to rise. 1,797 dogs were stolen in 2015 compared to less than half this number in 2014. The same trend is evident in Canada, Australia and the USA. Dogs are valuable commodities for criminals and they have […]
Do You Spend More on Your Dog Than on Your Child? It sounds like a ridiculous question doesn’t it? Who would spend more on their dog than on their child? Actually many people do and perhaps you are one of them but hadn’t even realised it! When you add everything up, just how much are […]
Charity Runs out of Pets on Black Friday Black Friday is now firmly established as the best day of the year to bag a bargain. Almost every retailer offers special deals and in most cases the offers last for more than the one day. Whether you want to purchase your Christmas gifts or something for […]
The First President Without a Pet for A Century Donald Trump does not have a pet. If he doesn’t acquire one before moving into the White House, he’ll be the first president to be without a pet for over a century. Andrew Jackson was the last leader of the free world not to have a […]
Why Do We Love Our Disgusting Pets? I have never owned a dog but I always enjoyed looking after my friend’s pooch Charlie. I found it faintly odd that I relished our walks in the park. Why would I want to pick up the poop of someone else’s dog? Especially when the lack of bins […]
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?
Your Dog Is Good for Your Health You probably devote a great deal of time and money to ensuring that your pet is happy and healthy. But did you realise that if you own a dog, they are helping to keep you healthy too?
The Dangerous Dogs Act You have probably heard of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991. This act banned certain types of dogs in the UK and was aimed at protecting people from dangerous animals which have been bred to fight. Unfortunately, the legislation is far from perfect as there can be confusion over what is and […]
How Do Dogs Smell Cancer? Doctors can and do use their sense of smell to assist in certain diagnoses. For instance, it is possible for them to detect aromas in patients’ breath which provide clues to their condition. A doctor might smell alcohol or perhaps the aroma of pear drops which is indicative of a […]
Can Dogs Smell Fear? Cynophobia, a fear of dogs, is relatively common. If you suffer from this phobia then at some point in your life you have probably been advised to remain calm when you encounter a dog in case they smell your fear. But can they really smell it and are they more likely […]
Do Dogs Really Watch TV? Your dog may appear to be glued to the television screen or following the footage on your tablet but are they really watching it?
The Dog Rescuers and the Tragic Case of Reo I am an avid viewer of the Channel 5 series the Dog Rescuers which is presented by Alan Davies. The programme follows RSPCA inspectors as they rescue animals from appalling circumstances. Each episode is something of an emotional roller coaster but this week’s offering actually drove […]
An Update On Miracle Dog Gobi We recently highlighted the story of Gobi, the incredible dog which befriended extreme marathon runner Dion Leonard. The runner was taking part in the Gobi March, a 155 mile event in which competitors cross the Tian Shan Mountains in extreme heat. The race ended in the Black Gobi Desert […]