What are the best dogs for women? Well, the answer isn’t so simple: which women? What are they like? What about their lifestyles and preferences? It’s impossible to select a dog breed that is perfect for each and every woman in the world. That’s why we at NewDoggy have put together a wide variety of dog breeds in a helpful list, to help you to decide which breed is […]
In this article, we have gathered some of the most unusual-looking dog breeds of the canine world. The heart wants what it wants!
Andean Tiger Hound: The groove that runs down the middle of a dog’s nose is unusually deep, giving this Bolivian breed the appearance of having a doubled nose! Used to track jaguars, this dog is exceptionally rare outside of Bolivia. They may be descended from the Pachón […]
So-called “teacup dogs” have captured a lot of media attention in the past few years. You may even have considered getting one. But what exactly is a teacup dog, and what are the pros and cons of getting one?
What is a teacup dog?
A dog is considered to be “teacup” sized if it weighs less than 2kg. Generally speaking, there are no teacup breeds; teacup dogs are usually the smaller […]
So-called “designer dog breeds” have become increasingly popular over the last few years. With names such as “Goldendoodle” or “Cockapoo”, these dogs are crossbred from existing breeds. The aim is to create a dog that has the best traits of its parents’ breeds, while avoiding some of the health issues associated with purebred dogs.
This crossbreeding is also a good way to introduce useful characteristics to a dog; for example, […]
What makes a dog “giant”?
Giant dog breeds are BIG. They are typically tall and often broad breeds that weigh over 45kg, like the Great Dane or Mastiffs. Size is an advantage when it comes to chasing prey, guarding a home, or rescuing travellers in the snow. Dog breeding as a hobby took off in the late 19th century, and breeders focused on breeding for extremes; for giant breeds, that […]
A guard dog, sometimes called a watchdog dog, is a dog that is used to guard property. Guard dogs watch out for intruders, or unexpected people and animals. As well as deterring intruders, guard dogs may also alert their master of the intruder’s presence. Guard dogs are trained only to give warning of strangers, and will not harass his/her master or other familiar people.
What makes a dog a good […]
There are so many excellent reasons to get a dog for your teenager. Perhaps he or she’s been asking for ages. Maybe you’re worried about your teenager spending too much time indoors, glued to their computer screen. Perhaps you want to teach them about responsibility, or to encourage their love of exercise and the outdoors. Your teenager may need a companion, or needs a pet to help them feel […]
Do you travel a lot? With today’s budget airlines and holiday deals, travelling has never been easier or more affordable. But for dog owners, travelling is not so easy; it means leaving our beloved pets behind with a pet-sitter or kennel.
For frequent flyers, sometimes it’s handy to be able to bring your pet along. Travelling with a dog can be expensive: there’s the cost of the crate, and the […]
So you’ve made the decision to get a dog. The only snag is that you’re an absolute beginner: you’ve never had a dog before!
Before looking at different breeds, you should have a look at our guide to Responsible Dog Ownership. It will give you an idea of how to prepare for a new dog, and what is required from you as a dog owner.
Breed is a good criterion to […]
Whether you love hiking, walking, running, trekking, or even cycling, it’s wonderful to have a canine companion with you. While most dogs will do their best to keep up with you, it’s quite a struggle for an English bulldog or Dachshund to keep up with a fast-moving human. The same is true for a dog with injuries or illness: they aren’t the best choice for an active lifestyle, and […]
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.
What makes a dog beautiful? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. We all think that our dogs are gorgeous. Your dog may be squashy or wrinkly or skinny, but their wonderful personality will always shine through, no matter whether they meet arbitrary breed standards or current trends.
Nevertheless, there are certain common features that most of us can agree are beautiful and eye-catching in a dog.
Fur: Dogs have […]