How to keep your dog cool

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

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

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, the smart thing to do is to bring home a piece of baby's clothing with the 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...

European Dog Show

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...

Buying a puppy

So you decided to get a dog… there are still so many things to do and to consider before you bring your little buddy home. Although sometimes it seems so easy, taking care of a dog is actually a huge responsibility and sometimes that job is exhausting. First, you have to be sure that you are able to give a dog everything it needs. Make sure you have enough free time to hang out with your dog so it does not feel neglected; review your finances – make a financial plan because owning a dog is not cheap. Finally, make sure that you have room for your pet. A dog requires plenty of space for exercise and play...

Military working dogs

History of the military dog Since the ancient times people use dogs in warfare. The earliest recorded use of canines in combat was by Alyattes of Lydia against the Cimmerians around 600 BC. Dogs are used as scouts, sentries and trackers and help soldiers fight the enemy. War dogs were used by the Egyptians, Greeks, Persians, Alans, Slavs, Britons, Romans, etc. Hounds were used in the American Civil War to protect, send messages and guard prisoners. Modern war dogs are trained to sniff out bombs and drugs, track people and attack when necessary. Military working dog (or MWD) candidates must undergo a ver...

World Stray Animal Day

There are about 600 million stray animals in the world, and April 4th is the day we give more attention to that fact and to those animals. April 4th is World Stray Animal Day; it is a day to show even more compassion to those abandoned furry angels. Every animal should have its forever home and should be showered with love and affection, but the reality is that there are so many animals without a home and on this day we remind people that these animals are still looking for someone to love them, as they deserve to be loved. This day was started in 2010 when one hundred Dutch stray animal organizations g...

World Dog Show Shanghai 2019

The FCI World Dog Show is organized once a year. It takes in entries from all over the world and is famous for its largest scale and most valuable awards. This year the FCI World Dog Show will be held in Shanghai, China from April 30th to May 3rd. Interesting fact is that last time this event was held in Asia was 37 years ago. Host of the event is China Kennel Union (CKU) that was established in 2006 and is official partner with FCI in China. China Kennel Union promised all the visitors that they will enjoy the unique show and also a numerous dog-related activities. During the period of show, there will...

Should I adopt a dog?

Adopting a dog is a wonderful thing to do. You are not only giving an animal another chance in life, you are doing great thing for yourself, too. Dogs bring us calm, peace, joy, and love, so with adopting one you are guaranteed a happy life full of joyful and funny moments. You will be rewarded with looks of gratitude for as long as you both shall live. In fact, by adopting a dog, you are saving not one, but two lives, because you are freeing up space for another dog in need.  Although every dog deserves a happy life in its forever family, when choosing one you should be careful and choose a dog that i...

Active dogs

If you are planning to get a dog that will keep you company during your activities in nature, you have to make sure that you are getting a dog that will enjoy those activities. With these ten breeds you will not make a mistake. The Bernese Mountain Dog the Bernese Mountain Dog is a large-sized breed of dog, one of the four breeds of Sennenhund-type dogs from the Swiss Alps. The breed was used as an all-purpose farm dog for guarding property and driving dairy cattle long distances from the farm to the alpine pastures. Today this good-tempered giant is used as a rescue dog helping people get out of ruins...