Breed presentation

January 2018

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.

June 2017

history of the boston terrier

History of the Boston Terrier

The Boston Terrier is a very popular breed. It’s easy to see why: they’re cute, friendly, and intelligent. Their small size means that they are just as happy in an apartment as in a villa, and they get on with just about everyone. You would never suspect that this charming little dog started out as a fearsome fighter!

May 2017

history of the labrador retriever

History of the Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever is perhaps the quintessential pet dog, and is it any wonder? This breed has a lot going for it: its gentleness and friendliness, combined with intelligence and beauty. The qualities have led the Labrador Retriever to excel in many fields. They make great assistance and therapy dogs, excel in search and rescue and detection work, and of course make excellent pets.

What does it mean for a dog to be purebred

What does it mean for a dog to be purebred?

Purebred dogs, they are all the rage nowadays. But what does it mean for a dog to be purebred? Pure breeding is a concept in genetics where individuals of similar genetic composition are bred together in an attempt to retain as uniform a genetic composition as possible.

April 2017

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History of the Coton de Tulear

When you think of African dog breeds, your mind will probably go to the Rhodesian Ridgeback, bred to hunt lions, or to the majestic Azawakh, used to guard livestock in West Africa. You might not think of a small, fluffy dog that originated in Madagascar: the Coton de Tulear, affectionately known as the Cotie or Coton.

March 2017

Breed specific legislation

Why I’m against breed specific Legislation?

Breed specific legislation is a term referring to a set of laws enacted in order to protect the citizens of a community from dangerous dogs by categorising specific breeds as dangerous. These breeds are generally either banned or prospective owners often need special permits that can be acquired after undergoing intense scrutiny. Dog breeds often targeted by these laws are usually those that have the classical “Pitbull” look, such […]

February 2017

french bulldog right for me

Is a French Bulldog the right dog for me?

The French Bulldog came to be because of a need for cultural re-appropriation. A ban on bullbaiting put most of the bulldogs in England out of work. Due to this lack of purpose, bulldog breeders realized that the bulldog would be lost if its function could not be changed from a bull baiting dog into a companion dog.