European Dog Show

There is one important upcoming event that we have to mention. That event is European dog show, that this year is organized in Wels, Austria, from 14th to 16th June 2019. A large number of exhibitors and visitors are expected at this show, mainly because last big dog show was held at Shanghai, China from May 2 to 3 2019. European Kennel Club (EKC) is an organization that helps organize the event, give strong support in advertising, track the points earned by dogs in any event and award official certificates. The EKC is an organization that is dedicated to educating people about certificated dogs breedin...

Buying a puppy

So you decided to get a dog… there are still so many things to do and to consider before you bring your little buddy home. Although sometimes it seems so easy, taking care of a dog is actually a huge responsibility and sometimes that job is exhausting. First, you have to be sure that you are able to give a dog everything it needs. Make sure you have enough free time to hang out with your dog so it does not feel neglected; review your finances – make a financial plan because owning a dog is not cheap. Finally, make sure that you have room for your pet. A dog requires plenty of space for exercise and play...

Military working dogs

History of the military dog Since the ancient times people use dogs in warfare. The earliest recorded use of canines in combat was by Alyattes of Lydia against the Cimmerians around 600 BC. Dogs are used as scouts, sentries and trackers and help soldiers fight the enemy. War dogs were used by the Egyptians, Greeks, Persians, Alans, Slavs, Britons, Romans, etc. Hounds were used in the American Civil War to protect, send messages and guard prisoners. Modern war dogs are trained to sniff out bombs and drugs, track people and attack when necessary. Military working dog (or MWD) candidates must undergo a ver...

World Stray Animal Day

There are about 600 million stray animals in the world, and April 4th is the day we give more attention to that fact and to those animals. April 4th is World Stray Animal Day; it is a day to show even more compassion to those abandoned furry angels. Every animal should have its forever home and should be showered with love and affection, but the reality is that there are so many animals without a home and on this day we remind people that these animals are still looking for someone to love them, as they deserve to be loved. This day was started in 2010 when one hundred Dutch stray animal organizations g...

World Dog Show Shanghai 2019

The FCI World Dog Show is organized once a year. It takes in entries from all over the world and is famous for its largest scale and most valuable awards. This year the FCI World Dog Show will be held in Shanghai, China from April 30th to May 3rd. Interesting fact is that last time this event was held in Asia was 37 years ago. Host of the event is China Kennel Union (CKU) that was established in 2006 and is official partner with FCI in China. China Kennel Union promised all the visitors that they will enjoy the unique show and also a numerous dog-related activities. During the period of show, there will...

Should I adopt a dog?

Adopting a dog is a wonderful thing to do. You are not only giving an animal another chance in life, you are doing great thing for yourself, too. Dogs bring us calm, peace, joy, and love, so with adopting one you are guaranteed a happy life full of joyful and funny moments. You will be rewarded with looks of gratitude for as long as you both shall live. In fact, by adopting a dog, you are saving not one, but two lives, because you are freeing up space for another dog in need.  Although every dog deserves a happy life in its forever family, when choosing one you should be careful and choose a dog that i...

Active dogs

If you are planning to get a dog that will keep you company during your activities in nature, you have to make sure that you are getting a dog that will enjoy those activities. With these ten breeds you will not make a mistake. The Bernese Mountain Dog the Bernese Mountain Dog is a large-sized breed of dog, one of the four breeds of Sennenhund-type dogs from the Swiss Alps. The breed was used as an all-purpose farm dog for guarding property and driving dairy cattle long distances from the farm to the alpine pastures. Today this good-tempered giant is used as a rescue dog helping people get out of ruins...

Attack of the tick

Ticks are nasty eight-legged parasites that attach themselves to the skin of their host and than feed on its blood. Many ticks also produce a sticky, gluelike substance that helps them to remain attached. They can spread number of different diseases that affect both pets and people. Ticks can transmit Lyme disease, Ehrlichia, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, tularemia, anaplasmosis and babesia, so it is crucial you take preventative measures to protect your dog (and also yourself). Attack of the tick - Precautions All of these tick borne diseases are dangerous and for some it takes months for first sympto...

Croatia dog shows

FCI international dog shows - Croatia Rijeka, 23-24 Feb Since 2014, Cynology and Sports Club “Rijeka”, sponsored by the City of Rijeka, organizes two International Dog Shows, CACIB Rijeka, at the Zamet Sports Center. With these exhibitions, traditionally, begins the cynology show season in Croatia. Cynologiy and Sports Club “Rijeka” was founded in 1979 and it gathers a number of well-known and internationally recognized cynologist, cynology judges, breeders and exhibitors. By the number of members, it is by far the largest cynology club in that area. On these exhibitions, held in Rijeka, are usually ov...