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...

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...

Newly recognized breeds by the AKC

03.01.2020. 11:02:11

On January 1, 2020, the American Kennel Club recognized two new breeds: Dogo Argentino and Barbet. The Dogo Argentino The Dogo Argentino is a big and powerful breed that is already recognized by the FCI. This breed will be in the working group. The Dogo Argentino has a strong instinct to protect his home and his family. Despite being an excellent watchdog and fearless hunter the Dogo Argentino is a friendly and cheerful breed that is an excellent companion. He enjoys spending time with his family. Read more about Dogo Argentino. The Barbet The Barbet is a relatively rare, rustic, and medium-sized dog, k...

Things you didn't know about the American Staffordshire Terrier

10.11.2019. 21:06:17

The American Staffordshire Terrier is a medium-large, muscular, strong and athletic dog that descends from early Greek Mastiff-type dogs that were used for dog fighting, hunting, protection, etc. In the early 19th century these dogs came to England and were known as Pit Bull Terriers. In England Pit Bull Terriers were used as fighting dogs against bulls and bears. In 1835 these “sports” were prohibited so people just started to fight dogs against each other. This continued on the American ground also, where these dogs were brought by immigrants from England, Ireland, and Scotland. In America, selective...

Everything you need to know about the Kuvasz

08.11.2019. 21:00:20

The Kuvasz (pronounced KOO-vahss; the plural is Kuvaszok, pronounced KOO-vah-sock) is an ancient dog breed that is believed to originate from Hungary. However, this dog’s ancestors were mastiff-type dogs from Tibet. Kuvasz dogs were used for guarding livestock from predators, occasionally for hunting and (mostly) for protection. King Matias I of Hungary was known to have a number of Kuvaszok for personal protection. He also had a kennel were he bred these dogs and often gave them as a gift to nobles. FUN FACT: One of the nobles who received a Kuvasz from King Matias I of Hungary was Vlad Dracula, the Pr...

Understanding Dog’s Body Language

04.11.2019. 22:48:06

Dogs have a way to speak to us. Dogs are great communicators. Their body language is strong. A certain look, posture or movement tells us what they want, need or about to do. You just need to know how to read their signs. So here are some guidelines to read and understand your dog’s body language. A happy dog’s mouth is usually open and relaxed. The corners can be slightly upward so it looks like the dog is smiling. Stressed or fearful dogs tend to have their mouths closed. This can also mean that a dog is being alert and ready for action! If a dog is displaying a warning he usually wrinkles the top of...

Amazing facts about the Barbet breed

01.11.2019. 22:28:21

The Barbet is relatively rare, rustic, and medium-sized dog, known for his dense, curly coat and the ability to retrieve from water and hunt on land. The Barbet is a versatile gun dog who is believed to originate from France, in 16th century, to hunt water game. The dog was all-around working dog. After the World War II, the Barbet breed almost became extinct, but there were few devoted breeders who helped save the breed. The breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club on January 1, 2020. FUN FACT: The word “Barbet” is pronounced as “Bar-Bay” and it comes from the French word “Barbe” which means be...

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. If you are just thinking should you buy a dog, it is a good idea to be prepared and know what foods dogs should not consume. Also, there are a number of factors to consider before bringing a new member into the family. It is very important that you are sure that it is the right time and that you know what buying a new dog for a home means. The...

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...