Reminder: Clocks go forward by 1 hour Sunday, 27 March
As Spring begins dog owners must be aware of the dangers of Daffodil Poisoning in dogs
Spring has nearly sprung but watch out as Daffodils, if eaten, are poisonous to dogs!
All parts of the daffodil plant, which is a member of the lily family are toxic – especially the bulb which can prove fatal if consumed. If a dog eats or chews the bulbs, leaves, flowers, or even drink the water these flowers stand in, it can develop signs of poisoning. Cases of daffodil poisoning peaks around Easter, with most dog owners unaware of their potential danger.
The lethal dose can be as low as 15g of bulbs – this could be as little as just one bulb!
Symptoms of poisoning:
Diarrhoea, Vomiting, Staggering, Collapse, Unconsciousness, in severe cases Coma, Death in a few hours.
Phone your Vet immediately if you think your pet has eaten any toxic plants, flowers, or in fact any toxic items or substances.
Owners simply aren’t aware of these seasonal dangers, share this message to all your dog loving friends
World’s Most Expensive Dog
After being sold for just short of £1 Million to a Coal Baron in China, 11month old Red Tibetan Mastiff puppy, called Big Splash or “Hong Dong, has become the Wolrd’s Most Expensive Dog.
As one of the most ancient Chinese dog breeds the Tibetan Mastiff was used for centuries to guard monasteries, legend has it that both Genghis Khan and Lord Buddha kept them.
More recently, however, they have become highly-prized status symbols for China’s new rich. The dogs are thought to be a pure “Chinese” breed and they are rarely found outside Tibet.
Crufts Winner: Sh Ch Vbos The Kentuckian, aka Jet, a Flatcoated Retriever was crowned Best in Show 2011.
9year old Jet made this years final after Winning Best Gundog title on Day 1 of the competition. Breeder Jim Irving, South Queensferry, Edinburgh, told the crowd winning Crufts was the “ultimate prize”.
He said: “We’re delighted, absolutely delighted to win this show. There’s been lots of good dogs here over the last four days, but he has a very happy and outgoing personality and it shows in the ring.
Reserve Best in Show went to Jilly, a Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen from Wallingford, Oxfordshire, winner of Best Hound.
Crufts 2011 Day 4 Results
Best of Utility Group Winner: Ch Vicmars Rave On, aka Theo, a Standard Poodle, from Surrey and owned by Mrs S Pine-Haynes.
Best of Toy Group Winner: Ch Pamplona Bring Me Sunshine, aka Eric, a Bichon Frise, owned by Michael Coad from Preston.
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Crufts 2011 Best Terrier and Hound Dogs
Saturday Day 3 Winning Results
Best in Terrier Group, Winner: Ch Travella Starlord, aka Henry, a Wire Fox Terrier, owned by Victor Malzoni, from Brazil.
Best in Hound Group, Winner: Soletrader Peek A Boo, aka Jilly, a Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, owned by Gavin and Sara Robertson, from Oxfordshire.
Crufts 2011, Friday Day 2 Results
Best In Group: Working Dogs
Winner: Ch/Ir Ch Winuwuk Lust At First Sight, aka Max, a Boxer, from Gloucestershire, owned by Miss J Brown and Mr T Hutchings.
Best In Group: Pastoral Dogs
Winner: German Shepherd Dog, called CH Elmo Vom Hunhnegrab aka Rico, from Dorset and owned by Mr J G Cullen
Both Dogs put through to Sundays final for Best in Show Title. Today is Day 3 of Crufts 2011, where the Terrier and Hound Groups will be competing
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