The Finnish Spitz

01.08.2019. 12:04:00

The Finnish Spitz is a dog breed that originated in Finland to hunt all types of game, from small ones like birds and squirrels to bears. While hunting, Finnish Spitz uses barking to indicate the position of game. This way, he doesn’t only show the hunter the position of a prey, but also draws animal’s attention to himself, allowing an easier approach for the hunter. This is the reason these dogs are called "Bark Pointers." Today, in his native country, the Finnish Spitz is still used to hunt game birds, squirrels, etc. In America, Finnish Spitz dogs are primarily companion dogs. These dogs almost becam...

The Airedale Terrier

29.07.2019. 15:15:00

The Airedale Terrier (often shortened to "Airedale“), being the largest of all terriers, is known as the „King of Terriers“. The breed originates from the valley of the River Aire, West Ridin, Yorkshire, and was created to catch otters and rats in the region between the Aire and Wharfe Rivers. The Airedale was bred from the Old English Black and Tan Terrier (now known as the Welsh terrier), the Bull Terrier, the Otterhound and probably some other Terrier breeds. This dog was bred for hunting purposes and to be an all-around working farm dog. FUN FACT: Before the German Shepherd became the dog of choice...

The Hokkaido

27.07.2019. 16:19:00

The Hokkaido (also called the Ainu) is a powerful, medium-sized, strongly-built dog that originated from the Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan. The Hokkaido is one of the six native Japanese spitz breeds (together with Akita, Shiba Inu, Kai Ken, Shikoku, and Kishu Ken) that probably descended from a breed known as the Matagi-ken. The Hokkaido is one of the earliest dog breeds in the world. This dog was used for hunting purposes (salmon, deer and bears), as a guard dog for the family, as well as much loved companions. Today, most of them are kept as a family pet. Sometimes these dogs are used for search and re...

The Newfoundland

24.07.2019. 12:10:00

The Newfoundland is a large dog breed developed in the Canadian province - the island of Newfoundland. They were bred to work with fishermen of that area. The Newfoundland is a dog of great size and strength, with water-resistant double coat and webbed feet. Thanks to all these characteristics, the Newfoundland is excellent on land and at sea. The dog was used to pull carts, save victims of shipwrecks, pull children from deep water, and help fishermen haul in heavy nets. First Newfoundland was shown in England in 1860, and ever since, these dogs became crazy popular and were a required part of the "equi...

The Pomeranian

15.07.2019. 21:22:00

The Pomeranian (or simply the Pom) is a small, toy-sized dog developed in the province of Pomerania (the area of northeastern Europe that is now part of Poland and western Germany) from the ancient Spitz breeds of the northern countries. Pomeranians are the tiniest of the Spitz. Their relatives (the Norwegian Elkhound, the Schipperke, the German Spitz, the American Eskimo Dog, the Samoyed) were bred to guard homes, pull sledges and protect livestock. Throughout their history, Pomeranians have decreased in size and are now much smaller than their ancestors. Today, because of its size, the Pomeranian is c...

Dalmatinski vrisak kennel

12.07.2019. 11:50:00

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

09.07.2019. 15:12:00

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

09.07.2019. 12:18:00

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...

The Dachshund

05.07.2019. 14:49:00

The Dachshund is a small-sized, hound-type dog breed. The Dachshund has short legs and long body and because of his looks is often called sausage dog or wiener dog. The Dachshund was created in Germany in the middle ages and was known as the badger dog (in German language “dachs” means badger). FUN FACT: Dachshunds are traditionally viewed as a symbol of Germany and because of that their popularity in the United States during World War I went down drastically. The Dachshund - history The Dachshund was developed to dig his way into a badger den and dispatch its occupant. His short legs, long body and sha...

Before getting a dog

02.07.2019. 16:06:00

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...