The Border Collie

01.05.2019. 00:00:00

The Border Collie - characteristics The Border Collie is highly intelligent, energetic, athletic, working and herding breed of dog that was developed in the Scottish borders for herding livestock, especially sheep. Even the breeds name reflects its partially Scottish heritage – the word “collie” comes from Scottish dialect and refers to sheepdogs. Today, Border Collies are still used for herding livestock, but also, are trained for police work, narcotics and bomb detections and even rescue missions. The Border Collies are considered to be the ideal working dog. The Border Collie - grooming Border Collie...

The Akita Inu

30.04.2019. 23:44:00

The Akita is a Japanese breed that was historically first bred and used for fighting and bear hunting purposes. Therefore, members of this breed still have outstanding hunting instincts. In 1908 dog fighting was prohibited, but Akitas was preserved and improved as a large Japanese breed. During the World War II (1939-1945) was not unusual to use dogs as a source of fur for military garments. Akitas (among other dogs) were being killed for its fur so people started releasing their Akitas into the woods in order to save their lives. Eventually the dogs were found by American soldiers who took them across...

The French Bulldog

30.04.2019. 23:23:00

The French Bulldog - history The French bulldog was first found in the early 1800s. The breed originated in England and was created to be a toy-size version of the Bulldog. When Normandy lace workers went from England to France to find work and better opportunities, they brought this smaller bulldog version with them in order to keep them company and chase away the rats. In these French farming communities, the popularity of French Bulldogs started to grow rapidly and was soon loved by the Americans as well. The American Kennel Club formally recognized the French bulldog in 1898. The French bulldog is a...

The Labrador Retriever

24.04.2019. 23:35:00

Surely, one of the most popular dog breeds in the world is the Labrador Retriever. Labrador retrievers are extremely loyal and sweet-tempered dogs that live to serve their family. The breed originated on the island of Newfoundland and was originally called St. John’s dog. Labrador Retrievers (or Labs) were bred to help local fishermen, mostly to retrieve fish that had escaped a fisherman’s net. Labrador Retrievers are muscular and athletic people-oriented dogs. The Labrador Retriever - jobs Because of their sweet and calm nature, and the fact that they learn fast, these dogs are often used as therapy an...

Dogs in Ancient World

19.04.2019. 23:15:00

Dogs and humans have a relationship that goes way back. Dogs have been a part of human beings history for thousands of years. The earliest evidence of domestication dates from 12000 years BCE and was found in the Middle East and it shows an old man that was buried with a puppy. Much as today, in the history of mankind, dogs were seen as faithful companions, friend, hunters, guardians and part of the family. Dogs in Mesopotamia One of the first time dogs were mentioned in history was when they appeared in a role as the companions of the goddess Innana (Ishtar). She allegedly traveled with seven prized hu...

Hip Dysplasia in dogs

17.04.2019. 13:14:00

Hip dysplasia is an inherited condition resulting from an improperly formed hip joint. It is the failure of the hip joints to develop and, because the joint is loose, the dog's leg bone moves around too much, causing pain. Hip dysplasia is one of the most common skeletal diseases in dogs. It is common in many dog breeds, particularly the larger ones. However, that does not mean that smaller breeds are safe and will not be stricken with hip dysplasia. For example, pugs and French bulldogs are prone to suffer from this condition but are less likely to show clinical signs. Hip Dysplasia in dogs - signs Exc...

How to keep your dog cool

15.04.2019. 23:40:00

Beat the summer heat! Summer is just around the corner and it can be a very dangerous season for dogs if their owners are not being responsible. That is why it’s important that everyone know some basic things on how to keep your dog cool and beat the summer heat. High temperatures can provoke dehydration, sunburn, burned foot pads and even heat stroke. Also, ticks, fleas, mosquitoes, flies, and other insects are at their peak during the summer, so make sure that your dog is using appropriate protection. For starters, organize your day so you are able to take your dog for a walk and light exercise early...

Animal shipping

15.04.2019. 23:16:00

Although there are many people against shipping pets across the world, sometimes it is the only way to relocate an animal. Besides, today's conditions are very much improved and, as the connectivity of different parts of the world increases (especially via social media), pet shipping is more widespread and well-received. Contrary to popular belief, pets aren’t crammed with luggage in a deep dark hole in the bottom of the plane. They are actually loaded into a temperature and pressurized compartment separate from luggage. They are also the last to be loaded onto the plane and the first to come off. If an...

Dogs and babies

15.04.2019. 13:06:00

Dogs are sensitive creatures, extremely connected with their owners and can feel that there is something different, and once you have a child, everything is different. Before bringing the newborn home you need to prepare your dog for the arrival of the baby, in order to minimize stress for the dog and reduce the chance of any accidents. Dog and babies safety Before bringing the baby from the hospital, smart thing to do is to bring home a piece of baby's clothing with baby's smell on it. Let your dog smell it and get used to the new scent. Before bringing a baby home, make sure your dog went for a long w...

European Dog Show

13.04.2019. 23:50:00

There is one important upcoming event that we have to mention. That event is European dog show, that this year is organized in Wels, Austria, from 14th to 16th June 2019. A large number of exhibitors and visitors are expected at this show, mainly because last big dog show was held at Shanghai, China from May 2 to 3 2019. European Kennel Club (EKC) is an organization that helps organize the event, give strong support in advertising, track the points earned by dogs in any event and award official certificates. The EKC is an organization that is dedicated to educating people about certificated dogs breedin...