General dog information

Great dog breeds for kids

With so many breeds out there it’s difficult to know which dogs make the best pets for kids. It’s always best to choose a breed by its size, temperament, energy level and disposition. Here is a list of family dogs we have picked out which are particularly good with kids.  Read more….

 

What’s the difference between male and female dogs?

Who doesn’t love dogs? Seeing their adorable puppy eyes and coming home to someone who is always excited and wagging their little puppy tails. Dogs are more than just pets… they are the world for many. So when choosing a dog for yourself, you must have been confused of which gender to buy? Asking the question: Which dog would be suitable for me? Male or Female…? Are there any real differences between them?  Read more….

 

How good is a dog’s sense of smell?

While it is obvious that dogs have a much better sense of smell than we do, estimates vary on how much better it actually is with ranges between 1000 and 1 million times better! These estimate vary between breeds and individual dogs but we have compiled a list of amazing facts about a dog’s sense of smell such a…  Read more….

 

3 Strange Dog Behaviours Explained

We bring our dogs into our homes: literally share our worlds with them and make them part of our daily lives. However, there are things that they do, which make us wince and wrinkle our nose. We discover that our dogs have some strange behaviors. Here are three unusual dog behaviors and why our dogs have them  Read more….

 

5 ways dogs help to improve relationships

Many people see furry animals as their pets, with most people these days referring to them as part of the family. However, did you know that your canine friend can help better relationships you have with other people? How do they do this you ask?  Read more….

 

Canine anatomy

Dogs are classed as mammals. This means that, like humans, they give birth to live young, which the females feed with milk and care for until they are old enough to look after themselves. This article goes over some of the basic anatomical features of dogs that have made them the beautiful creatures we know and love.  Read more….

 

Recommended dog documentary

This documentary discusses the origin of dogs and their domestication. It explores how humans and dogs have coevolved and compares dogs with their ancestor, the wolf. We would highly recommend this documentary to anyone who is interested in dogs and how they became known as “mans best friend”.  Read more….

 

Dogs and Microchips

A microchip is a small chip that is encapsulated in tiny sterile container about the size of a grain of rice that is implanted via a special syringe underneath the skin of your dog’s back. It is usually located under the skin between the shoulder blades. A microchip uses passive RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology. The microchip has no power source, so needs a scanner to provide  Read more….

 

Dogs and Swimming

A common myth about dogs is that all dogs both know how to swim and are good at it. While most dogs will instinctively dog paddle, most dogs do much better with a gentle introduction to the water than being thrown into the deep end! A slower introduction to swimming will build their confidence and avoid them becoming fearful of water. The fun with having your dog comfortable with the water means  Read more….

 

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