Facts and Fun

October 2020

The best guard dogs

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 […]

April 2020

Virus-Detecting Dogs

The news has been a-buzz these last few days with articles on Coronavirus-detecting dogs.  Medical Detection Dogs, a British charity that specialises in training Medical-Alert Dogs and Bio-Detection Dogs, has started training dogs to use their sense of smell to detect COVID-19.
What is a Bio-Detection Dog?
A Bio-Detection Dog is one that has been trained to detect the scent of certain diseases in biological samples. So far, dogs have been […]

November 2019

Most beautiful dog breeds blog NewDoggy.com

The Most Beautiful Dog Breeds

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 […]

May 2019

May 2018

dogs and horses

Dogs and Horses

Dogs can be very inquisitive creatures, and sometimes are desperate to investigate new things – including animals. Whether you occasionally meet horses on dog walks in the countryside, or are a passionate equestrian with a pet pooch or two, it is important that your dog learns to behave properly around horses.

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 […]

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 […]

November 2017

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. […]