Cherry Eye in Dogs

Maybe there was a situation where you noticed a dog with a bright red and swollen looking eye. That is commonly referred to as Cherry Eye in dogs. Because dogs possess the third eyelid, this state occurs when the tear gland becomes inflamed in that third eyelid. This third eyelid works as additional protection for the eyes, especially during hunting, fighting, etc. Cherry eyes in dogs are usually not painful, but the eye can be itchy to the dog. If this disorder is left untreated, that can lead to many other complications including the dry eye syndrome. Cherry Eye in dogs – symptoms The most common symp...

7 Interesting Facts About the Border Collie

The Border Collie is one of the most famous working dog breeds in the world. These lovely dogs are known for their unparalleled herding ability and their tremendous energy. If you encounter a working Border Collie that is about to herd the flock, make sure you stand and watch. These dogs have developed a special technique of herding called “the eye” where they stare at the animal they want to herd until it moves in the direction they want them to move. If the animal starts going in the wrong direction, this dog runs around them and repeats the stare. It sounds rather unbelievable, but trust us, these do...

Should You Buy a Dog Without a Pedigree?

All of us that went through the process of getting a dog, know that the first step we all need to take is to decide what dog breed we would like to get. For most of us, that is the most important thing and we already start imagining ourselves with our new best friend. The next step is deciding whether to rescue a dog from a shelter or to buy a pureblooded dog. Saving a dog’s life is certainly one of the nicest things you could possibly do. Many of us prefer adopting and would never buy a dog and some of us prefer buying. If you decide to adopt, you will do a beautiful thing and will probably get a dog t...

Benefits of Dog Walking

Dogs have been a man’s best friend for centuries now. They are our best friends and companions we can rely on in good times and bad. Other than having a lifelong best friend here are the top 7 health benefits of dog walking. Physical benefits 1. Weight control Being overweight or obese is a serious health issue. There is a simple medical solution to obesity - burn more calories than you consume. A regular activity like walking can help you burn calories and help you keep your pounds in check. It also works the same for your dog. 2. Joint Health Immobility is another common health problem. Joints, eve...

Colors of the Labradoodle

The Labradoodle is a famous crossbreed that is rapidly gaining popularity around the world. First Labradoodles were created in the Royal Guide Dogs Association of Australia who wanted to create a dog that has the best characteristics of both of their parent breeds - the Labrador and the Poodle. This popular hybrid was first created by a gentleman called Wally Conron. Mr. Conron was in charge of the Royal Guide Dogs Association of Australia’s breeding program and his idea was to create a service dog who will be great for people with allergies. Little did he know that he will create one of the most popula...

Healthiest Human Food Dogs Can Eat

Dogs are domesticated carnivores belong to family Canidae. It is a part of the wolf-like canid and most abundant terrestrial carnivore. A dog has been described as carnivores or omnivores as compared to wolves. Dogs from agriculture societies have extra copies of amylase and other genes involved in starch digestion that contribute to an increased ability to digest a starch-rich diet. Also, like a human, some dog breed produces amylase in their saliva. A dog is in between omnivores and carnivores. A dog can produce bile acid with taurine, and it cannot produce vitamin D, which it obtains from the flesh....

Dog Breeds With Blue Eyes

Some dog breeds have special features that make them unique and one of a kind. Just as humans, dogs can have different eye colors. There is something special about blue eyes in both dogs and humans that makes them especially attractive. Most dogs have brown colored eyes, but not all of them. Some dog breeds have naturally blue eyes, and that is considered as a part of that breed. Other dogs can have blue eyes due to the lack of pigmentation, and that trait is viewed as a fault. There are four reasons a dog can have blue eyes, and three of those reasons are connected to a lack of pigmentation that affect...

Interview: Stefan Sinko

The president of Slovenian Kennel Club, Mr. Štefan Šinko, answered our questions about Slovenian cynology and the new situation about the European Dog Show that was scheduled in the city of Celje. Here is what Mr. Šinko shared with us: 1. Mr. Šinko, you have a difficult road ahead of you, it is known that the Slovenian Kennel Club had a lot of problems with the previous administration and we know that there was a lot of work done on restructuring and reorganization. How satisfied are you with the progress? So far we are satisfied, but we will be completely satisfied when the restructuring process is com...

Dog Supplies Shopping Tips For First Time Dog Parents

Adopting a dog means having another companion at home. It comes with a lot of daily responsibilities. You have to bath, feed, and play with them, just like how you take care of a family member. You’ll get to have new additions in your house, as well. While you may not want to purchase every item your dog needs at first, it’s a good idea to know the basics. Before shopping any dog supply, here are some tips you need to keep in mind: Kennels Setting up a crate is important before bringing a dog home. Your dog needs it for its personal space and potty training later. Before buying a kennel, consider your...

Interview with Georgiy Onishchenko

As the world is in shock because of the current situation with the Covid-19 and many cynology events and dog shows are canceled or postponed, we took this opportunity to talk to one of the biggest names in the cynology world – current president of the Ukrainian Kennel Club –Mr. Georgiy Onishchenko. 1. You are an active member of the cynology community for nearly 30 years and you have owned many dog breeds such as Caucasian Shepherds, Central Asian Shepherds, Rottweilers, and Yorkshire Terriers. What would you say was your favorite breed and why? To begin with, I was born in the year of the dog by the Ch...