Coronavirus and Dogs – things every dog owner needs to know

29.03.2020. 00:27:12

As the coronavirus pandemic develops and the whole world is dealing with prevention of the infection, one question has for sure went through the head of every dog owner – can my dog get the coronavirus (COVID-19)? If not, can my dog transmit the virus? As we all know by now, the World Health Organization and World Organization for Animal Health both stated that SARS-CoV-2 (most probably) cannot infect pets. The World Dog Finder already wrote about that subject in an article published in February 2020. - Can dogs get the coronavirus? There is no evidence proving that pets are in danger of getting sick fr...

Akita Inu - Samurai dog history

28.03.2020. 15:43:46

The Akita Inu is one of the 6 native Japanese dog breeds that are under the protection of the NIPPO organization for preserving the native Japanese dog breeds. There are 5 other native Japanese dog breeds - Hokkaido, Kishu Ken, Kai Ken, Shiba Inu, and the Shikoku. This dog breed is also known by their other names the Japanese Akita and the Great Japanese Dog. There are two strains of this dog breed, the Japanese and the American. These two are technically two different breeds and they are registered as two separate breeds in the whole world except the USA. There, they are considered to be the same breed...

Cane Corso - history of the Roman dog of war

28.03.2020. 01:55:21

Cane Corso is an impressive dog breed. It is a native Italian breed that is believed to originate in the region of southern Italy. Since their beginning, they were quite a frightful sight to see. With their pointy ears and muscular body, they remain one of the most fearful dogs to this day. They belong to the Molosser family of dog breeds. This dog breed family originated in an old Greek tribe and the kingdom of Molossians, and it is clear where they got their name from. They were large and muscular dogs that had a strong defensive and guarding instinct. They served the Greeks for many centuries and wer...

Labrador Retriever and kids

25.03.2020. 12:32:32

Labrador Retriever is a dog breed that holds the position of the most popular dog breed for over a decade now. They have been bred for hunting purposes at first but have migrated to the position of the best and kindest family dogs throughout the world. They are a breed of gundogs that have served as a hunter's helpers for years and their main job was to retrieve fowl. They have excelled at this job and hunters were extremely satisfied with the prey they brought back. They are known to have a “soft” jaw and that means they do not damage the prey they were tasked to return. These dogs still have some hunt...

Are Poodles good with children?

24.03.2020. 21:05:56

Having a dog and a family can be one of the most beautiful things in your life. There is nothing better than seeing your child have a dog best friend. They can play together, take naps together and you can be sure that your dog is always gonna be there for your baby when they need them. Some dog breeds are better suited for living inside the house than others and some dogs are natural “nannies”. Some dogs such as Newfoundland are just natural guardians for children and that is how they earned their nickname “Nanny dog”. Other dogs can certainly be great companions for both you and your children. Many do...

The Shiba Inu - History and Origins

22.03.2020. 20:17:11

Shiba Inu is a famous Japanese dog breed and it is one of the 6 native Japanese dog breeds. It is related to the other 5 native breeds of Japan: Akita Inu, Shikoku, Hokkaido, Kishu Ken, and Kai Ken. Shiba is the smallest of the native Japanese breeds and all of these dog breeds belong to the spitz family. It is commonly mistaken for Akita Inu or Hokkaido although Shiba is a unique dog breed with its distinctive bloodline, temperament, character and smaller size. Males weigh on average around 10 kg while females weigh around 8 kg. Shiba is a small dog with a huge temperament. They are also known around t...

Interview with Stefan Sinko

22.03.2020. 11:47:01

The convening of the extraordinary assembly on 1 June last year was the first step towards normalizing the situation at the Cynological Association of Slovenia. In accordance with the resolutions of this Assembly, an election committee was called within the legal deadline to call new elections, and thus the Cynological Association of Slovenia elected a new president on May 5th, 2019. Mr. Stefan Sinko is not a new face in the field of cynology, but we also know him as its president, but his current work will certainly be much different than in his first term. It is a very critical time for the Cynologica...

10 Things You Should Never Do To Your Dog

21.03.2020. 13:15:10

Dogs have lived with humans for almost 15.000 years and through that time dogs became a “man’s best friend". Sometimes living with dogs can be challenging. If you are a new dog owner and are just getting used to living with your four-legged best friend here are 10 things you should really keep in mind for the sake of both you and your dog. 1. Do not give your dog chocolate - giving your dog chocolate can have devastating consequences. Chocolate contains a chemical called theobromine and humans can easily metabolize theobromine while dogs cannot. It takes dogs a lot of time to metabolize it and ingesting...

5 Puppy Training Tips

20.03.2020. 21:11:07

Here are some tips and tricks on how to train your puppy. It is important to know that some breeds learn quicker than others and you should adjust training to the specific breed. It is important to start training as soon as your puppy arrives home. There are also things you should know about how to raise a puppy. Help them get adjusted and feel as comfortable as possible since being removed from his mother and littermates can be a stressful time for a puppy.  1. Warm water and a ticking clock Not many people know this but giving your new puppy a warm bottle of water represents the body warmth of his lit...

What is the right dog breed for me?

19.03.2020. 17:41:11

Congratulations! It looks like you have decided to get a dog and you are wisely trying to inform yourself and trying to decide what dog breed would be a great fit for you and your family. There are many things you need to consider before bringing a new dog to your home. Will it be a good fit? Do I have enough time for that dog breed? Can I afford that dog? These are just some of the many questions you need to answer before deciding. Here are some tips on what to keep in mind when trying to decide on a dog breed. 1.Size of dog matters One of the most important things to decide is what size dog breed woul...