Fear of Thunder in Dogs

Astraphobia or „thunder phobia“ is, as its name suggests, an abnormal fear of thunder and lightning that is common in dogs. Although veterinarians aren't certain about what triggers this fear, many of them suspect that dogs are set off by some combination of loud sounds, wind, thunder, lightning, shaking of the ground as the thunder hits, static electricity, and barometric pressure changes that are happening in the air before and during the storm. Fear of Thunder in Dogs - symptoms According to one study, about one third of all dog population is scared of thunderstorm that can upset a lot of them to the...

World Dog Show 2020 - Madrid

OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT 2020 FCI WORLD DOG SHOW IN MADRID IS POSTPONED. The WORLD DOG SHOW will be held in Madrid FROM 17-20 December, 2020. The World Dog Show is a four-to-six-day-long international dog show held annually since 1971. It is one of the largest and the most important dog shows in the world that includes agility, obedience, junior handler, conformation, and other events and demonstrations. The honor of being a host of the World Dog Show 2020 was given to Spanish Royal Canine Society (RSCE). Spanish Royal Canine Society is one of the oldest National Canine Organizations in the world which mai...

Euro Dog Show 2020 - Slovenia

European Dog Show is an annual event held each year in a different country. Last European Dog Show was held in Wels, Austria, from 14th to 16th June 2019. After Austria, Cynological Association of Slovenia was chosen to organize European Dog Show 2020, so the European Dog Show will be held in a Slovenian town Celje from 8th to 10th October 2020. A large number of exhibitors and visitors are expected at this show. As usual, only purebred dogs are allowed to enter the European Dog Show. Non-purebreds and designer dogs cannot compete in European Dog Show.  There are three main types of dog shows: all-breed...

CACIB Slovenian Derby Winner 2019

CACIB Slovenian Derby Winner show 2019. is to be held on October 18th,19th and 20th on the Celje Fair, Dečkova cesta 1 in Celje, Slovenia. It is organised by the Slovenian Kennel Club and here are all the necessary information you need to know about the upcoming show. Special Show for Spaniels and Flushing dogs (19.10.) and Special Show for FCI 6 withouth Rodesian Ridgeback (20.10) are organised within the CACIB Show – so only entry/payment for CACIB is necessary. Special Shows for FCI 1 withouth German shepherd and FCI 4 & German hunting terrier are organised on 19.10.2019 after the CACIB show by the C...

What is Totalcool?

What is Totalcool? Totalcool is a portable evaporative air cooler that runs on three voltages: 12v, 24v and standard. It's easy to use - just pour 1.5 liter of water into a Totalcool air cooler, plug it in, select a speed and the cooling can start. Will the Totalcool portable air cooler cool my room or car like a standard air cooler? Standard air conditioning is hard to beat considering it runs at 240V! A standard air conditioner contains many complex and expensive components. These systems require many permanently installed parts, such as compressors, condensers, evaporators and refrigerant gas for ai...

Dalmatinski vrisak kennel

Robert Filipović, founder of “Dalmatinski vrisak” kennel was taught to live with and to love animals when he was just a little boy. This love towards all animals he inherited from his mother. Robert Filipović was raised in the village of Kašće, near Ljubuški, Bosnia and Herzegovina, surrounded by all kinds of animals. Since he was just a boy, goats and dogs had a special place in his heart. After finishing two colleges in Croatia, Robert decided to settle down and start a family. Soon after that, he realized that his family was not complete without animals to love. Thus, he bought his first two Tornjak...

Bloat in Dogs

Gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV) complex (better known as „bloat“) is a serious condition where the stomach fills with air and twists itself (anywhere from 180 degrees to a full 360 degrees), causing pain. When stomach is twisting, both the entry and the exit from the stomach are closed off and air, fluids, foods and gasses are unable to get out. All this causes the dogs' belly to bloat, putting pressure on other organs. As the stomach flips, it drags the spleen and pancreas along with it, cutting off the blood flow. At the same time pressure builds, stopping blood from the hind legs and abdomen from r...

God's Creatures Kennel

The Siberian Husky is a charming, athletic, highly energetic, medium size working dog that is directly descended from the original sled dog. This breed is believed to have originated from the Chukchi – a tribe of Siberian nomads that used these dogs mostly for transportation purposes. Huskies are between 20 and 24 inches (between 51 and 61 cm) tall and they weight between 36 and 65 pounds (16-29 kg) depending on the sex – females are smaller and lighter. Their life span is 12 to 15 years. In the opinion of many, this breed is one of the most beautiful and most intelligent dog breeds. Although they have...

Before getting a dog

So you decided to bring a dog into your home? Although having a dog is one of the greatest things you can do for yourself, for your family, your health and happiness, it is also important to carefully consider are you even the right person to own a dog. Never make these decisions impulsively. Dogs that are result of rash decisions often end up neglected or homeless just because the people didn’t realize the implications of committing to dog ownership. Dog parenting is a long-term commitment! Getting a dog - guide Whether you decided to buy or to adopt, it is important to consider what breed is right for...

Why do dogs eat grass?

It is not unusual to see dog acting like a little cow, standing in the grass and eating it. But, why do dogs do that? Are they sick? Are they bored? Is it just a natural instinct? Maybe the reason your dog is eating grass is a condition called „pica“. Pica is a disease that compels the eating of non-food objects such as dirt, toys, and grass. Both humans and animals can suffer from pica.  A lot of dog owners believe that grass eating is a sign of illness and sometimes that's true. Dogs can eat grass to induce vomit (it is believed that long, unchewed pieces of grass tickle dogs' throat and stimulates v...