There are many factors that will help you choose the ideal dog for your family, such as how much time you have to look after one or how much space you have. However, you should also consider a dog breed known for being child friendly. Here are some of the top ten dog breeds that are great for kids.
Rin Tin Tin: the adored Hollywood star of the 1920s and 1930s. Rin Tin Tin was a true Hollywood legend: he had devoted fans from all over the world, drank milk from a champagne glass, and, like many great actors, was said to be somewhat temperamental.
Many dogs love to visit the beach: games to play, sand to roll in, and plenty of water to splash around in. But there are a few hidden dangers at the beach, such as your dog drinking salt water. Although a few sips of sea water shouldn’t hurt your dog, you could be in trouble if your pooch drinks a larger amount. Here’s our advice on what to do […]
In Dubai there are certain places where you aren’t allowed to walk your dog, including public beaches. Luckily there is a list of beaches and other places where dogs are allowed, such as a beach near the Jebel Ali Resort & Spa, and a beach opposite Dubai College on Al Safouh Road. You can also take your dog to “open water” beaches, though try to keep away from the […]
Some dog owners have it easy: all their dog needs is a quick brush and the occasional bath. But for some, dog grooming is vital. Afghans need combing, Poodles need clipping, and most dogs will benefit from a pedicure to keep their claws trimmed and tidy.
The ancient Saluki, sometimes called the Gazelle Hound, has been hunting in the deserts of the Maghreb and the Middle East for thousands of years. Today this noble sight hound is still used for hunting, but has also found a place in the agility world and as a beloved and devoted pet.
Planning on moving to the Middle East or taking your dog there? If the answer is yes, there are a few things you should consider before you pack your suitcase and start looking for a dog crate. One important factor is the climate, and how it could affect your dog.
In the Middle East, dogs are traditionally thought of as unclean animals. Working dogs, such as those used for herding or guarding, are accepted, but aside from the prized Saluki, dogs are traditionally kept out of the house. Touching a dog is said to make one impure, and many people are nervous or even afraid of dogs.
Pedigree pups aren’t cheap: after all, you’re paying for all the time and effort the breeder has put into breeding and raising the puppies. Certain canine bloodlines from champion dogs, whether it is for agility, hunting, or showning, often lead to increased prices. Both popular and rare breeds can be expensive, especially if there’s a demand for them.
The dreaded Canine ParvoVirus (CVP) is highly contagious and often has fatal consequences. It affects all dogs, but is particularly dangerous for puppies, whose immune systems are less developed than those of adult dogs.
The regal King Charles Spaniel is a silky-furred companion dog with noble origins. The King Charles’ ancestors were probably Toy Spaniels: silky little dogs often depicted in the art of Gainsborough, Velasquez, Rubens, and other artists of the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries – such was the popularity of the Toy Spaniel.
Maybe you’ve wanted a dog since you were a little kid, or maybe you’ve recently discovered how much you would love to have a canine companion. But before you rush over to the computer and start searching, remember that a dog is not just for Christmas, but for life! Here are just a few things you should consider before you get a dog.