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

Pomeranian is a bold, inquisitive and lively dog breed that was favored for a long time by royals and commoners and he's been called an ideal companion. These dogs are also called: Zwergspitz, dwarf spitz, Pom-dog, Pom-pom, and tumbleweed. Because of his glorious coat, cute foxy face and lively personality this dog is one of the world's most popular dog breeds. They will form an extremely firm bond with one person in the house, but they will be also friendly to other members of the family and other people they meet outside. Dog breed history The Pomeranian (or simply the Pom) is a small, toy-sized dog d...

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...

Why do dogs eat grass?

28.06.2019. 11:28:00

It is not unusual to see dog acting like a little cow, standing in the grass and eating it. But, why do dogs do that? Are they sick? Are they bored? Is it just a natural instinct? Maybe the reason your dog is eating grass is a condition called „pica“. Pica is a disease that compels the eating of non-food objects such as dirt, toys, and grass. Both humans and animals can suffer from pica.  A lot of dog owners believe that grass eating is a sign of illness and sometimes that's true. Dogs can eat grass to induce vomit (it is believed that long, unchewed pieces of grass tickle dogs' throat and stimulates v...

The Havanese

26.06.2019. 15:09:00

The Havanese is small-sized dog breed, member of the Bischon family of dogs. This breed is named after the capital of Cuba – Havana. The dog was the native lapdog of Cuba’s aristocrats and wealthy planters, believed to be brought to Cuba from Tenerife. During hundreds of years in the lap of Cuban luxury, once called the Blanquito de la Habana (Havana Silk Dog), the breed was cross-bred with other Bichon types, including the Poodle into today’s Havanese. Today, this dog is the national dog of Cuba. FUN FACT: The Havanese is Cuba’s only native breed. The Havanese - characteristics Males and females stand...

Excessive Weight in Dogs

26.06.2019. 14:17:00

Excessive Weight in Dogs (or simply obesity) is a nutritional disease which is defined by an excess of body fat. Obesity and overweight are not the same thing! As body weight is easier to measure than trying to measure body fat, people use body weight as a guide to determine whether a dog is overweight or obese. Dogs are considered overweight when they weight 10-20% above their ideal body weight. Dogs are considered obese when they weigh 20% or more above their ideal body weight. Obesity isn't something to ignore. It can result a lot of serious health conditions and reduce your dogs' lifespan. Obesity i...