Author - Alan B.

April 2018

Togo: Hero of Nome

In 1925, things seemed bleak for the Alaskan town of Nome. The town’s people, especially the children, were sick with the deadly illness diphtheria. The town’s supply of antitoxin was depleted, and the port was closed for the winter, making a new delivery difficult. The 1925 Nome diphtheria epidemic gave rise to a bold plan: a sled dog relay. Sled dog teams and their mushers raced tirelessly across the […]

March 2018

February 2018

Italian Dog Breeds (Part II)

Italian Dog Breeds (Part II)

Italy boasts a rich culture, with ancient history and culture. An old Italian proverb states “Whoever loves me, loves my dog”, and as you might expect, Italy’s dog breeds are a beloved part of the country’s rich culture.
Hunting
The Bracco Italiano, also called the Italian Pointer, is a powerful and athletic dog that was originally bred for hunting. Although their droopy lip gives them a serious expression, these dogs are actually […]

January 2018

Italian Dog Breeds (Part I)

Italian Dog Breeds (Part I)

Italy boasts a rich culture, with ancient history and culture. An old Italian proverb states “Whoever loves me, loves my dog”, and as you might expect, Italy’s dog breeds are a beloved part of the country’s rich culture.
Guardian dogs
The Abruzzese Mastiff is an enormous dog, bred to guard livestock. It is so talented at this that the breed has been imported to Norway and the USA to fend off bears […]

Anubis

Anubis

In Ancient Egypt, many animals were considered sacred. Most of the Egyptian gods had animal heads, including the god of the afterlife, Anubis. Anubis had a canine head and so has sometimes been nicknamed the dog god of Ancient Egypt.
Dog or not?
Although Anubis’ head is definitely canine, not everyone agrees what type of canine it is. In Ancient Egyptian art, he usually has black fur; this colour represented life […]

December 2017

Why you SHOULDN’T get a dog for Christmas

Why you SHOULDN’T get a dog for Christmas

Dogs are great. We love dogs, and encourage people to get a canine companion of their own. So why are we telling you not to get one at Christmas? The holidays seem like a perfect time to get a dog as a present for yourself or your family, and a puppy would surely add to the joy of Christmas. It may sound like a good idea, but we’re going […]

X-mas Hazards for dogs

Holiday Hazards for Dogs

It’s that time of year again. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Kwanza, Hanukkah, or some other feast, this is the time of year to meet family and friends, to relax by a fire or heater, wrapping presents or enjoying hot chocolate. It’s a time for appreciating those you love, and there’s no way you can leave out your dog! Your dog will probably be perplexed by all the decorations and […]

November 2017

German Shepherd Dog | New Doggy

What is Mirror Method?

Mirror Method is a dog training method, developed in Budapest, Hungary in the last decade, after many years of research. This method is quickly gaining popularity all around the world being a very effective way to train dogs and puppies. The principle is based on the theory that: „our dog, like a mirror, reflects what kind of owners we are”.

January 2016

How to Welcome a New Puppy at a New Home | New Doggy

How to Welcome a New Puppy at a New Home

The separation is the biggest stress in the life of a puppy. We need to let the little dog contact us and try not to overwhelm him or her with our love. We have to take notice of the sensitivity of the puppy too, some of them will contact us very soon, some of them will be more cautious. The most important thing is to wait for the puppy […]

December 2015

Pets Travel Safe by Air | New Doggy

Pets Travel Safe by Air

Over two million pets and other live animals are transported by air every year in the United States. Since 2005 all U.S. airlines that operate scheduled passenger flights have to file monthly incident reports. The U.S. Department of Transportation requires these reports concerning incidents involving pets that injured, were lost or died during transport.