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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 […]

Dog Heat Stroke Prevention and Treatment | New Doggy

Dog Heat Stroke Prevention and Treatment

With summer quickly approaching, we are looking forward to beautiful weather, bright sunshine and time spent outside with our dogs. What a lot of dog owners do not realize is that summertime heat places our furry, four-legged friends in some danger. Heat stroke can be fatal for dogs, and this is something all dog owners should know. They should know how to recognize and to treat heat stroke (especially […]

history of english bulldog

The History of English Bulldog

The history of English Bulldog: they were originally developed in the 1600s for bull baiting: a blood sport in which a bull was tied to a metal pole or placed in a small pit, and dogs were set on the bull. The precursors of our modern English bulldog had little in common with today’s bulldog. They had more in common with Mastiffs and Pitbull terriers in shape.

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 […]

Human Foods Your Dog Shouldn’t Eat | New Doggy

Human Foods Your Dog Shouldn’t Eat

One of the things that make a responsible dog owner is proper feeding. It is not enough to know what is the best food you can feed your dog with but it is also essential to know what to avoid. Some of the foods which are healthy for humans can be really dangerous for your dog. With the help of our vet we have selected the most toxic human […]

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”.

Black dogs

Black dogs

Dogs are beautiful; no matter what the colour; but for some reason black dogs seem to have a harder time finding homes. But why is this?
Bad reputation
There are some unfortunate superstitions about black dogs. In many parts of the Western world, black dogs are associated with death and bad fortune. There are countless legends and stories involving terrifying black dogs, from Black Shuck to the Hound of the Baskervilles. […]

Countryside rules for your dog

Countryside rules for your dog

Sometimes a day in the country is the ideal break from the hustle and bustle of urban life. You can enjoy fresh air, new scenery, and a wonderful day out. It’s also an ideal place to take your dog, who is sure to appreciate all the interesting new sights and smells. But do you know the rules for dogs in the countryside? Have a look at our simple guide […]