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  • Doggy Fact: Pekingese once known as a Sleeve Dog
    By on August 31st, 2010 | No Comments Comments

    Doggy Fact: Pekingese dog breed was once known as a “Sleeve Dog”
    Pekingese History
    It is thought that this breed dates back to the 8th Century, when ownership of the Pekingese restricted to members of the Chinese Imperial Court.

    On ceremonial occasions they had certain functions to perform, such as carrying the hem of the Emperors robes in their mouths and barking to announce his arrival. In the Han Dynasty it was known as the Sleeve dog. They were used as a a source of warmth, as they were small enough to be put inside the sleeves of a garment. It was not until 1860 that the Pekingese was to become well known outside China. Considered to be sacred and much cherished, the theft of one of these dogs was punishable by death.

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  • What Dogs Think and Know
    By on August 30th, 2010 | No Comments Comments

    Dogs.info Recommended Doggy Read:
    Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know: What Dogs Think and Know
    As an unabashed dog lover, Alexandra Horowitz is naturally curious about what her dog thinks and what she knows. As a cognitive scientist she is intent on understanding the minds of animals who cannot say what they know or feel. This is a fresh look at the world of dogs — from the dog’s point of view. The book introduces the reader to the science of the dog — their perceptual and cognitive Abilities — and uses that introduction to draw a picture of what it might be like to be a dog. It answers questions no other dog book can — such as: What is a dog’s sense of time? Does she miss me? Want friends? Know when she’s been bad? Horowitz’s journey, and the insights she uncovered from studying her own dog, Pumpernickel, allowed her to understand her dog better, and appreciate her more through that understanding. The reader will be able to do the same with their own dog. This is not another dog training book. Instead, Inside of a Dog will allow dog owners to look at their pets’ behaviour in a different, and revealing light, enabling them to understand their dogs and enjoy their relationship even more.
    Buy It Now: Inside of a Dog

  • Central Asian Shepherd Dog
    By on August 27th, 2010 | No Comments Comments

    NEW DOG BREED ADDED: Central Asian Shepherd Dog

    Other Names: Central Asian Ovtcharka
    The word “ovcharka” (pronounced “uhf-’chAr-ka”) is a Russian word meaning something between “livestock guardian dog”, “shepherd’s dog” and “sheepdog”. Believed to be the most ancient guardian dog breed in the world and as the name suggests it originates from Central Asia.

    Central Asian Ovcharka is the ancestor of all breeds, certainly the Tibetan Mastiff often thought to be the oldest breed is a descendent of the Central Asian Ovcharka not its ancestor. They were bred bycentral asian shepherd dog the shepherds for the protection of their livestock against large predators, such as wolves and leopards. They have several different physical aspects all recognized as correct, thus making them more of a breed group rather than a simple standard breed. Still quite rare outside of its native land, the Central Asian Ovcharka is slowly gaining recognition in other countries.

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  • Passive Smoking: Your Dog
    By on August 23rd, 2010 | 1 Comment1 Comment Comments

    passive smoking in dogsPassive Smoking – Your Dog
    Fact: Passive smoking is harmfull to humans. What about your dog? Yes passive smoking is harmful to your dog. Our beloved dogs and other pets are living the same home environment as smokers and they too are in danger from inhaling the stale vapours from YOUR cigarettes.

    Constant exposure to cigarette smoke is certainly not going to make your dog fitter, healthier or happier. Dogs living with smokers are more likely to develop serious conditions such as asthma, nasal and sinus cancer, as well as lung cancer. If more than one family member smokes the greater the risk your dog will be diagnosed with cancer.
    If someone in your house smokes look out for your dog wheezing, coughing or struggling to breathe. If your dog tries to leave the room when someone is smoking it may be a sign that this is making life difficult for them. Cigarette fumes have a bad affect on a pet dog’s eyes and nose. A dog’s eyes will look and feel sore after cigarette smoke as it affects their blood vessels.
    Puppies have smaller lungs and their immune systems are less developed than in older dogs and this makes them more vulnerable to infection. They also breathe faster, meaning they take the chemicals in very quickly. Passive smoking is bad for dogs of all ages.passive smoking dogs

    Dogs spend a lot of time sleeping indoors where they may be constantly breathing in stale cigarette smoke. But not only do dogs breathe in cigarette smoke, damaging their lungs in the process, but it also accumulates in their fur, making them smelly and uncomfortable, and are at risk from ingesting harmful chemicals if they lick their fur.

    Cigarettes are posionous to dogs if eaten. Also please note that nicotine patches are toxic and so is nicotine chewing gum. 10mg per 1kg is a toxic dose.

    See Our Most Popular Article Common Poisons to Dogs

    Don’t Smoke around your dog go outside instead. Even going into another room is not effective because 85% of smoke is invisible and does not smell. Dispose of cigarette butts safely don’t leave them lying around where your dog could easily eat them. Better still Give Up Smoking altogether.

    No Smoke = Healthier Dog

  • Welsh Pembroke Corgi
    By on August 20th, 2010 | No Comments Comments

    Welsh Pembroke Corgi
    There are two types of Welsh Corgi: the cardigan and the pembroke. The Pembroke corgi is the smaller of the two with a fox like appearance, pointed ears and muzzle.

    Queen Elizabeth II has owned more than 30 Pembroke Welsh Corgis since 1944 when she was given her first, Susan, as an 18th birthday present. It is this high profile which has caused the breed to be so popular in the UK
    After the death of two of her corgis from cancer early in 2009 the Queen decided not to breed any more litters from her remaining dogs. In the past, each corgi bitch was allowed one litter. The puppies were never sold, but those that were not kept were given to good homes.
    The corgis have enjoyed life as Britain’s most privileged pets. They live in palaces and castles, travel in chauffeur-driven limousines, fly by private plane or helicopter and are carried down aircraft steps by aides.
    They live in a boxroom that holds their wicker baskets, raised a few inches off the floor to avoid draughts. It is situated in the royal apartments, around which the dogs wander at will.

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  • Please Help Bulldog Rescue
    By on August 19th, 2010 | No Comments Comments

    Please Help Bulldog Rescue UK
    The Bulldog Rescue and Rehoming Trust is a not for profit organisation, based in West Sussex  they cover the entire mainland UK on a network of foster homes and volunteers. They are not a dogs home or a shelter and operate entirely on a voluntary basis Funded by Donations and Adoption Fees. Bulldog Rescue is registered with the Kennel Club and is the Only Official Breed Rescue for Bulldogs in the UK .

    IT COSTS UPTO £30,000 A YEAR JUST TO OPERATE

    The Heartbreaking Story of Bertie and Billy

    Bertie lived for only 190 days, Billy lived for only 198 days. RIP Little Ones

    Brought to Bulldog Rescue at Only 5 months old suffering severe Demodex Mange, although Bulldog Rescue tried everything they could to save Billy and Bertie they sadly both lost their lives. Read the full story of Bertie and Billy

    Want to Help?

    Bulldog Rescue are holding their 13th Annual Bulldog Picnic

    Saturday 4th September 12 – 5pm, Lavant Village Green, Lavant, NR Chichester PO18 0AH

    More Picnic Info Here

    Can’t Make the Picnic?
    Bulldog Rescue relies on donations to keep all the hard work they are do going, Please Please make a donation via Paypal. Its quick and easy no matter how big or small your donation.

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  • Worms in Dogs
    By on August 19th, 2010 | No Comments Comments

    worms in dogsImportance of Worming Your Dog

    Not only can worms make your dog sick, some species of worms can also be transferred to humans, eek!, with children being most at risk. Adult dogs should be wormed every 3 months.
    Worms in Dogs

    Symptoms to look out for include:
    1.Dull coat
    2.Weight loss
    3.Appetite loss
    4.Pot-bellied appearance
    5.Coughing
    6.Low energy level
    7.Diarrhea
    8.Vomiting

    Treatment
    Dog Worming tablets are available from your vet or local pet store. You need to know the weight of your dog for the treatment to be effective.dog worming

    Controlling Worms
    Regular worming of all dogs, including puppies and pregnant bitches, will minimise infestation of your pet and prevent infection of humans. It is also important to maintain a hygienic environment:

    1.
    Remove faeces from litter trays and children’s sand pits and dispose of thoroughly
    2.Clean sleeping areas regularly
    3.Feed your dog quality cooked or tinned meat – no offal
    4.Always wash your hands after handling your pet and before eating, and remember that it is particularly important for children to be taught this
    5.Do not let pets lick your face
    6.Use a complete flea control programme
    7.Worm your dog every 3 months even if you think he doesn’t have them as not all worm can been seen by the naked eye.

  • Bichon Frise: Doggy Facts
    By on August 18th, 2010 | 1 Comment1 Comment Comments

    Bichon Frise
    These cute “powder puff” looking dogs shed very little to no fur making them a great breed for people with fur allergies. However this does not mean they don’t have grooming requirements. The Bichon Frise needs daily grooming to prevent matting and subsequent skin problems and the eyes also need to be cleaned daily to prevent tear staining. The coat of the Bichon Frise should be professionaly groomed every 4-6 weeks.

    Bichon Frise Quick Facts:
    1. Also known as the “Tenerife Dog” as Spanish Sailors are thought to have brought this breed with them to the Canary Islands.
    2. Although desecended from the water spaniel the Bichon Frise’s main purpose was simply as a companion dog.
    3. King Henry III of France (1574-1589) loved these dogs so much he used to carry them with him at all times in a basket tied with ribbons around his neck.

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