Excessive Weight in Dogs

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...

Osteoarthritis In Dogs: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common degenerative joint disease (DJD) that can affect our dogs. This is the most common form of arthritis in dogs, and it is estimated that as many as a quarter of the dog population is affected. It is a chronic, permanent, long-term deterioration characterized by the loss of articular cartilage that covers and protects bones’ ends in most joints of the body. In contrast to humans, OA in dogs most commonly occurs secondarily due to developmental orthopedic disease. The joints that are most commonly affected are the hip, stifle, and elbow. It is only natural that...

The story of Cerberus Illusion kennel

Cerberus Illusion kennel is breeding the rare breed Cimarron Uruguayo. The first two dogs were brought to the kennel in 2014. They were sisters from the same litter. Their parents came from famous Uruguayan kennels De Los Nogales (owned by Mr.  Luis Alfonso Meny) and Las Raíces (owned by Dr. Gonzalo Ferreira). Since the age of 8 weeks both females were trained in obedience, tracking and later also in protection. The decision for breeding came after health tests of both females with excellent results. It was quite difficult to find a male, which would suit to both females, have excellent health, as well...

The Collie

The Collie (or Scottish collie, as the breed is often called) is a dog breed that originated in Scotland, where this breed was primarily used as a herding dog and all-around farm dog. In the 1800s and early 1900s, their popularity and reputation as awesome farm dogs started to grow rapidly and many of them were exported internationally as working animals. They are believed to share an ancestor with Border Collies. FUN FACT: There are two types of these dogs - the Rough Collie, with a long coat; and the Smooth Collie with a short, dense, and flat coat. The Rough Collie is a classic „Lassie“ with a rich c...

Why Do Dogs Tilt Their Heads?

Is there anything more adorable then your dog doing a head tilt?! Usually, head tilts occur while you are speaking (to your dog). Puppies are especially known for tilting their heads when they hear a new and interesting word or sound. There are a few reasons why your dog might be doing that. Dog experts have plenty of theories why dogs do that. They say that the head tilt has to do a lot with a dogs’ ability to empathize. Dogs can read your body language, facial gestures and can feel different emotions that we are feeling, and by tilting their heads dogs show us their empathy. Some of them say that dog...

Altobello Doberman

One of the most respected kennels that breeds Dobermans is Altobello Kennel, located in the city Petrovaradin, in Serbia (Europe). Their story began in 1988, when family of Mr. Lazar Sredojević decided to come back to Serbia (back then Serbia was part of the Yugoslavia), after spending few years in Africa. He and his family decided to get themselves a dog and after a careful consideration they chose a Doberman. Since the very first days with their pup, they fell in love with the breed. That first puppy was named ALTA. Alta was simple family dog with no show ambitions. Once they visited a dog show and th...

Totegnac kennel

One of the most popular dog breeds is the French bulldog. This breed originated in England and was first found in the early 1800s. French Bulldogs are small-sized dogs that make perfect family pets and expect you to give them a lot of love and affection. The French bulldog is known to thrive on attention. More about this adorable breed you can read here. One of the most successful Frenchie breeding kennels is Kennel Totegnac, located in a small village 25 kilometers west of Zagreb, Croatia. Kennel Totegnac has been registered at the FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale) in 2007. Founders of this k...

Dogs and kids

When getting a dog, people usually pay attention to a few characteristics that are the most important to make their final choice on which dog they should get. Most often those characteristics are the physical appearance of a dog (including dog’s grown to upsize, the length of the dog’s coat, etc.), possible health issues of a particular breed, whether the breed is easy to train, their temper, obedience (…). When there is a child in the family, those important characteristics go on. For families with children, the most important thing about their future pets is the way the dog will behave around their ch...

Dogs in Ancient World

Dogs and humans have a relationship that goes way back. Dogs have been a part of human beings history for thousands of years. The earliest evidence of domestication dates from 12000 years BCE and was found in the Middle East and it shows an old man that was buried with a puppy. Much as today, in the history of mankind, dogs were seen as faithful companions, friend, hunters, guardians and part of the family. Dogs in Mesopotamia One of the first time dogs were mentioned in history was when they appeared in a role as the companions of the goddess Innana (Ishtar). She allegedly traveled with seven prized hu...

Hip Dysplasia In Dogs

One of the worst things a dog owner can face is learning that their beloved new puppy might have hip dysplasia. A million questions run through our minds, and we try to figure out what we should do next. The natural step is to consult your vet about the next steps, and the best therapy for your puppy would be. If you are a dog owner and you are worried about your puppy, there are some things you should know about hip dysplasia. Learn how to spot it, how it is diagnosed, how dangerous it is, and what treatment options exist. So let’s dig in What exactly is hip dysplasia? Hip dysplasia is an inherited con...