Taking Care of a Westie

31.05.2020. 11:51:56

We all want what is best for our four-legged best friends and if you are a new owner of a West Highland White Terrier you should learn how to properly take care of these small, confident, intelligent, and independent dogs. They have a lovely, pure-white coat that has a thick undercoat and a longer, coarse topcoat. Their coat needs regular grooming but that is not all, proper care also includes balanced feeding, training, workout, and Vet visits. So let’s start with the most obvious things. 1. Balanced diet The first thing we need to say is that you should not give your Westie human food except some vegg...

Breeder Review: Uruguayan Cimarron

28.05.2020. 21:43:02

The Uruguayan Cimarron is a working breed, which can be used for plenty of purposes, but at the same time, they are amazing family dogs and companions. Knowing the abilities of these dogs, the Uruguayan national hero José Artigas said: "If I end up without soldiers, I will fight with Cimarrons." The Uruguayan Cimarron was recognized by the KCU (Kennel Club Uruguayo) in 1989 and temporarily recognized by the FCI in 2006 within Group 2 (Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattle dogs). Finally, the breed was fully recognized by FCI in November 2017. Is this the right dog for me? Cima...

7 Things You Didn't Know About Dalmatians

28.05.2020. 13:42:23

There aren’t many people who haven’t heard about these black-spotted dogs. Dalmatians' exact origin is still somewhat unclear and there are many theories about these dogs and how they came to life. They have been named by the region called Dalmatia that is situated in the coastal area of Croatia. It is famous for its beaches, sun, people, and these dogs that are named after this historic region. Some canine historians say that this is the place where this breed first came to life while others claim that these dogs are as old as Egyptian pharaohs and that is their actual origin. What we do know exactly i...

Shedding Season Must Haves (2020 Update)

23.05.2020. 19:36:23

One of the most problematic things about living with our four-legged best friend is the shedding problem. Dogs’ ability to make a mess is immense and it is a good idea to know how to deal with the aftermath of the problem. There are some dog breeds that don’t shed so much or even have no hair. But most dog breeds shed quite heavily. Dogs that need most grooming and have the biggest shedding problem are the double-coated breeds such as the Golden Retriever, Newfoundland, Border Collie, or Huskies. They usually have a longer, protective outer coat and shorter, thicker, and denser undercoat. They blow thei...

5 Best Dog Crates reviewed by 500 Dog Breeders

17.05.2020. 14:10:11

We absolutely love our dogs and we want only what is best for them. Sometimes that means that your dog should have a restrained movement and it is usually for their own safety. Some of the best ways to help your dog feel comfortable while remaining safe is a quality dog crate. Great dog crates can help your dog keep out of trouble in many situations. Imagine you have to leave your home and leave your pooch at home for a couple of hours. Dogs can become bored easily and they will have to find some way of entertaining themselves and it is usually by becoming destructive and destroying your furniture, shoe...

Amstaff - fun facts

12.05.2020. 09:05:03

The American Staffordshire Terrier is often misunderstood and people tend to think these dogs are aggressive and unfriendly. They have a mean look and are commonly mistaken for Pit Bulls which is yet another breed with a bloody and violent history. This dog breed was indeed developed and created with a fighting purpose in mind. They are most likely a descendant of the original English Bulldog and the Manchester Terrier because the creators of this breed wanted a fierce, agile, brave, and physically strong dog that could easily win fights. With that in mind, it is no wonder that a lot of people are afrai...

Labrador Retriever - coat colors

07.05.2020. 14:33:45

The Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog breed in many countries and has been for many years now. The Lab has established itself in that position with their loving and playful character and their love for the family lifestyle. They love being around their family and being involved in all family activities. They are extremely versatile and can be trained well. That is the reason these dogs are most commonly used as therapy, police, military, or customs dogs. They are exceptionally good at being drug or explosive detection dogs. They have been featured in many movies and TV shows and we are pretty s...

Saint Bernard - search and rescue dog

03.05.2020. 17:23:21

Saint Bernards are lovable, extremely calm, and peaceful dogs. They originated from the Sennehunds who are Swiss mountain or cattle dogs. They were named after the famous Italian monk by the name of Bernard of Menthon and were bred originally by a hospice of the Great St. Bernard Pass located in the Italian-Swiss border. The hospice was placed in particularly difficult terrain nearly 2,5 kilometers above the sea level. Needless to say, life on such great altitude is a lot harder than what we are generally used to and dogs that lived and worked there had to develop special traits and characteristics. Sai...

Newfoundland - things you might not know

29.04.2020. 20:01:02

The Newfoundland dog breed is large and strong that was named after their place of origin - Newfoundland, Canada. These dogs were mostly used by local lumberjacks and fishermen for help. Their main job was to help fishermen with fishing nets and help lumberjacks with pulling timber from the forest.  These dogs are large, and we mean large. Their average size is about 56-76 cm (22-30 in) and they weigh up to 80 kg (176 lb). The largest of Newfoundland dogs ever recorded was a staggering 120 kg (260 lb)! They are built for work - they have an impeccable work ethic and adapt well to working in the water as...

Great Dane coat colors

26.04.2020. 19:41:32

The Great Dane is a German dog breed that is very famous for its extremely large size. These dogs are real family pets and companions. They want nothing more than to share the sofa with you and help you watch TV. They tend to be protective when it comes to their family so it is important to teach them early on not to jump on people and to never nib anyone. That might be cute and funny when a toy dog does it, but when it comes to these dogs, their size should be scary enough. The tallest dog in history was a Great Dane by the name of Freddie. If Freddie stood up on his hind legs, he would measure a stagg...