Facts and Fun

May 2019

March 2018

Taking your dog on a date with a lady

Taking your dog on a date with a lady.

As you lay your head on the pillow, hugging your four legged rascal as you drift off to sleep, a thought just crosses your mind. It’s been some time since you last shared an emotional connection with a female member of the same species. It was even longer since you lived with one. Maybe you and Rover could do with some company.

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 […]

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 […]

November 2017

Top 10 Dog Stories for all

Top 10 Dog Stories for all

As the days become shorter and the nights colder, what better way is there to spend a chilly evening than by curling up with a book after a pleasant walk with your dog? Cuddle up under a blanket, and dive into one of these ten fantastic dog books.

“White Fang” by Jack London: This classic tale follows White Fang, a wolf-dog hybrid born into the Alaskan wild. The young pup […]

October 2017

Cool costumes for your dog

Cool costumes for your dog

We recently wrote about costumes for dogs and whether they were a good idea. We concluded that most dogs are comfier without restrictive costumes or elaborate headdresses, but there’s no harm in putting a customised collar or a creative dog coat on your dog. We’ve put together a list of 10 awesome, easy costumes for your dog.

Scooby Doo (Scooby Doo, Where Are You?): Perfect for any brown dog, not […]

Dog Costumes

Dog Costumes: Disguise or Distress?

Halloween is coming, and in many countries that means it’s time for pumpkins, trick-or-treat, and lots and lots of costumes! We love our dogs and want to include them in our lives. It seems like a great idea to include your dog in the holiday fun, and dressing them up to join in the festivities. But will your dog actually enjoy wearing a costume?
Good, Bad, or Neutral?
Some people love […]

What to consider when buying a puppy in Oman

What to consider when buying a puppy in Oman

If you’re a dog lover who’s moving to Oman, you might wish to bring your dog along, or buy one from abroad. Here’s our advice for bringing your dog to Oman, safe and sound.
Important Import Regulations
Oman is a kingdom in the Middle East, bordered by Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and the United Arab Emirates. The country spans from the hot deserts of the east to the blue waters of the […]

What to consider when buying a puppy in Egypt

What to consider when buying a puppy in Egypt?

Or perhaps you want to live there? Do you also love dogs? If so, you may be thinking about getting a canine companion to keep you company in your new country.
Important Import Regulations
Egypt spans from the eastern Mediterranean to the arid Middle East and sparkling Red Sea in the west. If you plan to bring a dog or puppy to Egypt, do check the local regulations with your embassy […]

September 2017