Find out why is the Saint Bernard dog also called the gentle giant

07.12.2019. 13:38:21

The Saint Bernard - History The Saint Bernard is one of the worlds’ most popular and beloved dog breeds. The Saint Bernard is popularly called “the gentle giant”. This breed originated in Switzerland where they were often used as farm dogs, but the breed was named after the isolated Hospice of the Great Saint Bernard Pass where were found records and paintings of Saint Bernard-like dogs that date back to 1707 and even earlier. The Saint Bernard Pass is a well-known alpine pass that lies roughly 8,000 feet above sea level and can only be traveled between July and September. These dogs were used to rescue...

Should I buy a puppy?

05.12.2019. 16:49:11

Buying a puppy - guide There are many important things to consider before buying a puppy and making him a part of your family. You need to find a right dog for yourself – a dog that goes along with your family and your lifestyle. If you have a certain breed on mind, take your time and find out everything you can about that specific breed. When choosing a breed you should consider the breed’s temperament, exercise needs, maintenance, lifespan, health issues the breed is prone to, etc. Physical appearance is not the most important thing, and you should never buy a dog just because of his looks. The dog’s...

Hypothyroidism in dogs

02.12.2019. 17:44:13

Hypothyroidism is a common health issue in dogs. The thyroid gland is located in a dog’s neck and it is one of the most important glands in the body. When the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough of the necessary hormones (especially the hormone thyroxine), it causes dog’s metabolism to slow. This is called hypothyroidism. Simply, the thyroid gland is producing hormones that control the process of turning food into fuel that keeps the dog’s metabolism going and when the thyroid gland is not working properly the metabolism slows down and this slower metabolism put almost every organ in the body in danger...

Everything you need to know about the Icelandic Sheepdog

29.11.2019. 11:45:03

The Icelandic Sheepdog is a spitz-type dog breed whose ancestors originated in Norway. They were brought to Iceland with Norwegian Vikings in 874 where they were used mostly as herding dogs. This is why the Icelandic Sheepdog is also knows as the “dog of the Vikings”.  Quickly the Icelandic Sheepdog became famous because of his profuse coat and these dogs were often exported to England where they were beloved pets of the aristocracy. FUN FACT: In Icelandic, the breed is called Íslenskur Fjárhundur. The Icelandic Sheepdog is tough and enduring breed and the breed was made that way by the harsh living con...

Learn about energetic Brittany Spaniel dog breed

26.11.2019. 13:21:45

The Brittany Spaniel is a medium-sized, elegant and versatile gundog and a perfect family pet. Brittany Spaniels originated from the Brittany province (France) where these dogs were first introduced in the mid-1800s, when French sportsmen crossed land spaniels with English Setters. They needed a dog with exquisite hunting ability and extra strong sense of smell. They were equally capable to work as pointers or as retrievers and were appreciated for their speed and agility. The breed was officially recognized in 1907. FUN FACT: In 1982, the American Kennel Club Board Directors approved to delete the word...

CACIB Slovenia Winner 2020

25.11.2019. 22:19:12

CACIB Slovenia Winner Show I, 18.1.2020CACIB Slovenia Winner Show II, 19.1.2020 Special Shows: Special Shows for large and molossoid breeds is organised on 18.1.2020 after the CACIB show by the Club. More info in the attachment below. Please send the entry and payment to the contacts stated in the club info. LOCATION of the Show:Celje Fair, Dečkova cesta 1, Celje – (46.2410° N, 15.2725° E) INFO: kzs.shows@gmail.com, tel.: +386 31 734 550, +386 1 234 0950 Closing date for entries: 5.1.2020 Send entry to: Kinološka zveza Slovenije, Zapoge 3d, 1217 Vodice, Slovenija, e-mail: kzs.shows@gmail.com Payment inf...

Beware of puppy mills and uncontrolled dog selling

17.11.2019. 15:25:02

A puppy mill is a mass breeding that produces a lot of puppies for sale and with only one goal – profit. Profit is put above the welfare of dogs. It is important to produce and sell as many puppies as possible and health and well-being of these puppies and their mothers are not important. Puppy mills kennels usually are just small, overcrowded, dirty cages or crates where the dogs are kept until „the breeder“ cannot use them anymore. Puppies that are being bred in these conditions often suffer from malnutrition and exposure. Many puppies die of the parvo virus, or of a flea and tick infestation. Breedin...

The Yorkshire Terrier - tiny dog with big personality

17.11.2019. 13:13:21

The Yorkshire Terrier breed - History The Yorkshire Terrier (nicknamed the Yorkie) is a toy-size breed that originated in England's Yorkshire area, during the mid-1800s. These dogs started as ratters in Yorkshire mills and mines during the Industrial Revolution and today are one of the most popular companion dogs. The original Yorkshire terriers were a bit larger than those of today but still small enough to get into holes and catch rodents. During the Victorian era, Yorkies became extremely popular among the royalty. They became a symbol of wealth. FUN FACT: In World War II, a noble Yorkie named Smoky...

Things you didn't know about the American Staffordshire Terrier

10.11.2019. 21:06:17

The American Staffordshire Terrier is a medium-large, muscular, strong and athletic dog that descends from early Greek Mastiff-type dogs that were used for dog fighting, hunting, protection, etc. In the early 19th century these dogs came to England and were known as Pit Bull Terriers. In England Pit Bull Terriers were used as fighting dogs against bulls and bears. In 1835 these “sports” were prohibited so people just started to fight dogs against each other. This continued on the American ground also, where these dogs were brought by immigrants from England, Ireland, and Scotland. In America, selective...

Everything you need to know about the Kuvasz

08.11.2019. 21:00:20

The Kuvasz (pronounced KOO-vahss; the plural is Kuvaszok, pronounced KOO-vah-sock) is an ancient dog breed that is believed to originate from Hungary. However, this dog’s ancestors were mastiff-type dogs from Tibet. Kuvasz dogs were used for guarding livestock from predators, occasionally for hunting and (mostly) for protection. King Matias I of Hungary was known to have a number of Kuvaszok for personal protection. He also had a kennel were he bred these dogs and often gave them as a gift to nobles. FUN FACT: One of the nobles who received a Kuvasz from King Matias I of Hungary was Vlad Dracula, the Pr...