There are infinite possible names that you can choose for your dog. It can be very difficult to pick the perfect name for your pooch. We’ve come up with a few ideas to help you decide what name to choose for your dog. There are no hard and fast rules about what you can and can’t name your dog, so feel free to pick and choose from our advice […]
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.
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?
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. […]
Rain, thunder, and a long, low howl sounds outside, somewhere in the dark. What’s howling? According to legend, it could be a paranormal dog. There are many tales (tails!) of supernatural dogs, from the historical Beast of Gevaudan to the hounds of the Wild Hunt.
As dog owners we’d like to think that our dogs are intelligent, and in all probability they truly are. Dogs have gone through the ages hounding us up the evolutionary tree, always faithfully by our side, for a significant portion of human history.
Ghenghis, your cat has been reigning over your heart for quite a few years now. Over a span of few years, Ghenghis learned to trust you enough to allow you to scratch its belly for approximately three seconds before swatting and scratching your hand and leaving in a flurry. This relationship gives you the perfect measure of unreciprocated attention that you got Ghenghis for in the first place. However, […]
Lying on your back in bed, staring at the ceiling for what feels like hours. Your apartment hasn’t quite felt this empty in quite a while. There’s nothing to look forward to on your way home from work – and at least there, there is some company.
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!
The English Cocker Spaniel is as comfortable rushing through the undergrowth after game as it is playing fetch in your garden. This breed is very popular, and it’s easy to see why.
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.
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.
European breeders have both created breeds within Europe, and influenced breeds that were imported to Europe. Most dog breeds today owe their existence to the hard work of European breeders in raising, assessing, and breeding further generations of these dog breeds.