Posted on: April 26 2016
Long live Labradors! There are hundreds - if not thousands - of reasons why Labs sit amongst the most popular dog breeds in the UK: they're the quintessential country breed and the iconic family pooch. And whilst we would wholeheartedly agree that your Lab is a unique and marvellous creature like no other, Labrador owners are united by a strict code of practice that most owners never even knew they were conforming to. So, does the following sound at all familiar?
1. You spend more money on your beloved Labrador's toys than you ever did on your kids' toys
2. Possibly because they go through chewy toys like no other...
Posted on: April 22 2016
The ultimate guard dogs, invaluable members of search and rescue teams as well as hardworking livestock and hunting dogs, the Working group are certainly built for the job. These dogs tend to be on the larger, more muscular shape and size end of things.
So which breeds are part of the Working group?
|Alaskan Malamute||Greenland Dog|
|Bernese Mountain Dog
|Bouvier Des Flandres
|Canadian Eskimo Dog
|Dobermann||Portuguese Water Dog
|Dogue de Bordeaux
|Entlebucher Mountain Dog
||Russian Black Terrier
Posted on: April 20 2016
These wonderful creatures are absolutely brimming with energy, and widely known for being amongst the most affectionate dog breeds known to man. So whether a loopy Working Cocker rules your roost or if you’re the proud owner of a cuddly Cavalier King Charles, here are just some of the tell-tale signs that you’ve officially joined the crazy club.
1. Chewed up tennis balls can be found all over the house
2. You spend your evenings combing long ears in front of the TV
3. The postman has a handful of treats ready when you answer the front door. The postman knows the drill
4. The tops of your jeans are...
Posted on: April 18 2016
The Utility group consists of a variety of breeds with non-sporting origins, generally those whose jobs no longer exist or where the breed is no longer suitable for a particular type of work. For example, did you know that our spotty friend, the Dalmatian, was bred for stamina to run alongside horse-drawn carriages as a status symbol but also to protect the horses from potential prey?
Know your Utility dogs? Here's the official list of breeds within this group:
|Boston Terrier||Lhasa Apso
|Bulldog||Mexican Hairless (Intermediate)|
|Canaan Dog||Mexican Hairless (Miniature)|
|Chow Chow||Mexican Hairless (Standard)|
Posted on: April 15 2016
During National Pet Awareness Month, we're thinking about all the workers who own dogs. Do you bring your dog to work with you? How dog-friendly is your workplace?
Let's take a look at some of the world's most famous offices that welcome canine colleagues.
Kurgo is a dog's best friend
Pet product supplier Kurgo has a vibrant office in Massachusetts that is like a nursery for pooches.
Workers sit in booths with gates, so they can either keep dogs in or out. The whole office is an open space where animals and owners can interact. Meeting spaces have chairs at perfect dog-patting height, and wide, open spaces allow the dogs to roam freely. There are plenty of toys for dogs to play...
- Tips & Advice
- Training & Behaviour
- Grooming & Wellbeing
- Puppy Talk
- News & Competitions
- Muddy Paws Testers
- Travelling with your Dog
- Cute and fun
- Dog Breeds
- You know you're a Labrador owner when....
- Introducing the Working Group
- You know you're a Spaniel owner when....
- Introducing the Utility Breed Group
- Do you have a dog-friendly office?