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  • Spring Clocks Forward
    By on March 26th, 2011 | No Comments Comments

    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

  • Deadly Daffodils
    By on March 21st, 2011 | 1 Comment1 Comment Comments

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    Daffodils are harmful to 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.

    More Info on Common Poisons to Dogs Here

    Owners simply aren’t aware of these seasonal dangers, share this message to all your dog loving friends

  • £1 Million Dog Red Tibetan Mastiff
    By on March 16th, 2011 | No Comments Comments
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    Red Tibetan Dog is Worlds Most Expensive

    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.

  • Watch Crufts Best In Show 2011
    By on March 15th, 2011 | 4 Comments4 Comments Comments

    Watch Crufts Best In Show

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  • Crufts 2011 Best in Show Winner
    By on March 13th, 2011 | No Comments Comments

    Crufts Winner: Sh Ch Vbos The Kentuckian, aka Jet, a Flatcoated Retriever was crowned Best in Show 2011.


    Crufts 2011 Winner Jet the Flat Coated Retriever


    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.

     

  • Best Utility and Toy Group Winners
    By on March 13th, 2011 | No Comments Comments
    Winner Theo the Standard Poodle

    Winner Theo the Standard Poodle

    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.

    Winner Eric the Bichon Frise

    More Breed Info for Poodle

    More Breed Info for Bichon Frise

  • Crufts 2011 Best Terrier and Hound Dogs
    By on March 13th, 2011 | No Comments Comments

    Crufts 2011 Best Terrier and Hound Dogs

    Terrier Group Winner Henry

    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.

    Best Hound 2011 Jilly, the PBGV

  • Crufts Working and Pastoral Winners 2011
    By on March 12th, 2011 | No Comments Comments

    Best Working Dog Winner - Boxer Dog

    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

    Best Pastoral Dog: Winner GSD


    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

     

    More Breed Info for Boxer Dogs

    More Breed Info for German Shepherd Dogs