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Weimariner

Breed post: Weimaraner

For this month’s breed post we have the affectionate and beautiful Weimaraner. Often nicknamed Silver Ghosts, or Gray Ghosts, due to their silvery coats and striking blue and grey eyes, this handsome breed will definitely make you do a double take. Originating from Germany, the Weimaraner was bred to serve as a hunting dog to target big game such as bear...
english springer spaniel

Breed Post: English Springer Spaniel

For this month’s breed post we have one of the most popular breeds in England, the playful and kind natured English Springer Spaniel. This handsome, lively and attentive breed has always been popular amongst hunters but their friendly and gentle nature also makes them great family dogs. The English Springer Spaniel is the oldest of all the English hunting spaniels....
healthiest dog breeds

Is Your Dog One Of The Healthiest Dog Breeds In The World?

The Healthiest Dog Breeds Is your dog one of the healthiest dog breeds in the world? Check out these top 10 in the world and find out if your dog's breed is included. Vet's bills can run into thousands so if you're just about to choose a new best friend you might want to add one of these healthiest breeds to...
Bichon Frise

Meet: The Bichon Frise

With a fluffy cloud-like coat, a permanent smile and an endearing desire to love and be loved, there’s no other dog we could be talking about but the charming Bichon Frise. Origin Originating from the Mediterranean countries, Bichon Frise means ‘curly lap dog’ in French. Sailors would often give the little dogs as romantic gifts to ladies they would meet as they travelled...
the greyhound

The Greyhound And Its Winning Ways

Overview The Greyhound is a member of the dog breed commonly known as sighthound which includes Whippets, Lurchers, Salukis, and the magnificent Irish Wolfhounds.Retired racing Greyhounds are often adopted and make excellent companions.Used in racing, the Greyhound is renowned for its speed and keen sight.The Greyhound can reach speeds of up to 43mph and despite a formidable reputation as a...
breeds of dogs

My Dog, My Self

What does your choice of dog say about you? Are certain kinds of people drawn to certain kinds of dogs? According to a study presented recently at a British Psychological Society conference, the answer is yes. The breed of dog you own may reflect your personality. Researchers Jo Fearon and Lance Workman believe that certain personality types may be subconsciously drawn to certain breeds...
child friendly dog breeds

Child Friendly Dog Breeds For You And Your Family

Child Friendly Dog Breeds How to choose child-friendly dog breeds is something that concerns many parents choosing a family pet. Below are a few breed suggestions and tips as you consider which breed will function best in your family. Labrador Retriever Labs are a very popular family dog. Generally this breed is non-aggressive, and it's playful, easygoing demeanor makes it a great...
Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherd is the 17th Most Popular Dog Breed

The Australian Shepherd Dog has a tri colored coat and beautiful eyes. As such it is probably one of the most stunningly beautiful dog breeds you could hope to meet. Aussie Shepherds, as they're affectionately called, are easy going, playful, intelligent and protective. This means they're popular as working dogs and companion dogs. The breed was developed in the 19th...
Olde English Bulldogge

English Bulldogge Born In The USA

Olde English Bulldogge Breed History When is an English Bulldog not an English Bulldog? The surprising answer is when it's an Olde English Bulldogge! Why? The Olde English Bulldogge was first bred in America by an American! Confused? Allow me to explain. Dog breeder David Leavitt who hailed from Coatesville in Pennsylvania must have been feeling nostalgic on the day...
large breed dogs

Large Breed Dogs Nutritional Requirements

Large and giant breeds have different nutritional needs to smaller dogs throughout their lives, beginning as puppies where they have a much slower growth rate than small breeds. Feeding the wrong diet to these larger dogs during growth can cause skeletal disorders either through feeding too much (with the excessive calories affect their growth) or through feeding too high...
best dogs for kids

The Best Dogs For Kids And Reasons Why

The Best Dogs For Kids To Bring Peace Of Mind To Parents How to decide the best dogs for kids is a question that many families ask themselves. Small children and dogs seem to go hand in hand. Boys and girls see puppies as huggable friends that are wonderfully cute plus furry. The truth, nevertheless, is that not all dogs...
toy poodle

Meet: The Toy Poodle

The toy poodle is the smallest of the poodle breeds and is popular among dog lovers all over the world. Highly intelligent and eager to please, these small dogs are easily trained and make wonderful companions.  Origin  The poodle is one of the oldest breeds dating back over 500 years. But the exact origin of these adorable pups isn’t known for...