Human Foods That Can Kill Your Dog

29.10.2019. 22:03:58

Most of the dogs know just how to make their humans give them a bite of their snack. However, every dog owner needs to know that there are some human foods that can kill a dog. Although it is hard to resist the dog’s begging, giving them these foods can be fatal. The most deadly human food for dogs is chocolate. Chocolate contains a substance called theobromine that is toxic in large quantities. Theobromine stimulates the central nervous system, and has different cardiovascular effects. Also, dark chocolate contains ten times more theobromine than milk chocolate. So the rule is – the darker the chocolat...

The West Highland White Terrier

28.10.2019. 22:35:00

The West Highland White Terrier (or simply the Westie) is a popular small-sized dog breed, known for its liveliness, friendliness and completely white fur. These dogs originated in Scotland and were used for hunting foxes, badgers, and otters, and for killing vermin. The Westie’s white color is supposedly a consequence of a tragic accident that occurred in the 19th century, while Colonel Malcolm of Poltalloch was hunting foxes. He accidentally shot and killed his wheaten-colored Cairn Terrier. After this accident, the Colonel decided to breed only white dogs that couldn't be confused with foxes. The Wes...

False Pregnancy in Dogs

25.10.2019. 23:10:49

False pregnancy, or pseudopregnancy, is a term used to describe a condition where a non-pregnant female dog is showing symptoms of pregnancy. Although the cause of this condition is unknown, it is believed that false pregnancy happens because of dog’s hormonal imbalance. Every time a female dog ovulates, her progesterone levels rise and stay elevated. Hormon progesterone regulates ovulation and menstruation. After that, when the progesterone levels begin to fall, levels of hormone prolactin start to rise. Prolactin stimulates milk production. These hormonal fluctuations can make your dog’s body think th...

The Boerboel

22.10.2019. 22:00:01

The Boerboel is a massive dog that originated from South Africa and is also known as the South African Mastiff. The dog’s name comes from Dutch word for farmer (“boer) and dog (“boel”). These dogs were first bred by crossing large, Mastiff-type dogs in the 1600s by Dutch settlers in South Africa to protect their families, farms and livestock from hyenas, baboons, leopards, lions, and other wild animals, as well as from human intruders.  Due to their strength, loyalty and protective nature, Boerboels are still used for the protection. The breed is still fairly rare outside of South Africa and one of the...

The Labradoodle

21.10.2019. 20:49:15

The Labradoodle is a crossbreed dog created by crossing the Labrador Retriever and Standard, Miniature, or Toy poodle. These dogs were bred to be assistance dogs for people who suffered of dog related allergies. First Labradoodle was created in Australia, in 1989, by a man named Wally Conron. He conducted first crossbreeding between a Standard Poodle and Labrador Retriever because he needed a dog that has the coat of the Puddle and the working ability of the Labrador Retriever. The result of this crossbreeding was named Sultan. Sultan was smart, sweet, and most importantly, he had the hypoallergenic coa...

The Samoyed

17.10.2019. 22:32:31

Samoyed - facts The Samoyed is a popular medium to large-sized dog breed that originated from Siberia. The name Samoyed comes from the Samoyede people, who migrated to Siberia a thousand years ago. These dogs are also known as "Bjelkiers" (white dog that breeds white). Samoyed dogs were bred for hard work. Samoyed dogs were used to hunt, herd reindeer, guard homes, and haul sledges. They were loved by the Samoyede people, and were allowed to live with their masters inside their tents, known as the “chooms”. They would keep their people warm during cold Artic nights. FUN FACT: Samoyeds were used on both...

The Dutch Shepherd

15.10.2019. 22:58:10

The Dutch Shepherd is a rare, hardworking dog breed originating from Netherlands. These dogs were used on farms for herding sheep and other livestock, pulling carts, guarding the farm, etc. After years of being all-purpose farm dogs, as the whole world started modernizing, so did the farms, and that development of modern farming techniques made Dutch Shepherds unnecessary. Because of this and because of the World War II (many dogs were taken from farms to service the German military), the breeding of the Dutch Shepherd stopped and the breed was brought close to the extinction. After the war, the breedin...

Bad Dogz Canario kennel

13.10.2019. 16:30:05

Croatian kennel Bad Dogz Canario was founded in 2016 by cynologist and law graduate Dario Kardum. The same year, the Bad Dogz Canario Kennel was registered with the International Kennel Club (FCI) under the serial number F.C.I. 91/16. Main goal of the Bad Dogz Canario kennel is to breed, select and preserve the standard of the relatively rare Presa Canario breed. The story behind the foundation of the Bad Dogz Canario kennel begins in the early 2014 when Mr. Dario Kardum and his family decided to buy and a female Presa Canario puppy from Slovenia. The dog was purchased from a reputable breeder, Mr. Mark...

The Xoloitzcuintle

13.10.2019. 10:57:26

The Xoloitzcuintle (pronounced show-low-eats-queent-lee) or Mexican Hairless Dog is a rare, ancient dog breed that originated in Mexico, during the Aztec Empire. The history of the breed goes back more than 3,500 years. The Xoloitzcuintle is thought to be one of the first dog breeds ever and is considered a natural breed that was created as a result of a spontaneous genetic mutation. Historians believe that these dogs reached the American continent together with the first human beings who crossed the Bering Strait. “Strange hairless dogs” were mentioned in the 1492 journals of Columbus and other Europea...

Epilepsy in Dogs

10.10.2019. 21:43:52

Just as humans, dogs can also suffer from epilepsy. Epilepsy is the most common chronic neurological disorder in dogs and humans. Epilepsy is a chronic condition that is characterized by repeated episodes of seizures caused by an abnormality in the brain. Approximately 1 in 111 dogs suffer from epilepsy. Epilepsy in dogs - breeds Epilepsy can be idiopathic, structural or reactive. Idiopathic epilepsy is the most common one in dogs. This type of epilepsy usually affects young to middle age dogs (6 months to 6 years old) and the cause of this type is unknown. It affects all dogs – purebred ones, as well a...