April 2019

How to choose a dog name

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 […]

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.

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. […]

September 2017

July 2017

cat and dog

When a person owned by a cat decides to become a dog owner

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, […]

June 2017

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.

April 2017

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