Know what to expect from your pet with our breed breakdown; information about each breed's appearance, health, life span, personality and more.
Pitbulls man's best friend, just another animal, or the enemy? Pitbulls are the most misunderstood breed of dog. American Pitbull Terrier is one of the many names of the Pitbull. Pitbulls have a bad reputation but not all Pitbulls are as bad as people say. Because of all the negativity about pitbull’s people are scared of them. Pitbull’s should not be judged before you get to know them. Pitbulls are now being put to sleep because of their bad reputation. And people who say that this breed is the worst breed a person could have has never had a pitbull as a pet.
How to take good care of Caucasian Shepherd Dogs
Bringing up and taking care of dogs could be a challenging job. According to historians, Caucasian shepherd dogs were tamed more than 25,000 years ago. Since that time, the human race has taken care of over 400 breeds of different shapes and sizes. These dogs have been the universal favourite of owners who love canines.
Cats Say Meow
Devon Rex These cats have big ears and their bodies are thin. They look a bit unusual. They can quickly learn tricks and love to have their humans around. These cats are referred to as people-orientated snugglers that enjoy cuddling up to their owners at night and will wake them up with hugs, kisses and purrs of affection in the mornings. Devon's love to have cat toys tossed at them and ten-fold return the love their owners shower on them.
Dog Breeds: American Bully
The American Bully actually as several different names, among these Bully Pit, Bullypit, Bully Pit Bull, Bully Pitbull, and American Bully Pit. All of these are actually the same dog. It should be noted that some hybrid clubs use the term bullypit to refer to the American Bulldog/American Pit Bull Terrier mix, but this is an incorrect usage. Bullypit (and the variations) is a term meant to reflect a purebred dog of a certain type.
What to Name the Dorpa?
My friends have just acquired a new Dorpa sheep (known as a cleanskin as they do not require shearing) from the Murrumbateman Field Days and it needs a name. The sheep is a whether (this means that it has been pruned) so it will be employed as a pet to eat the grass on their quarter acre block in a country town. So yesterday we went through various names such as Amos, Daphne Dorpa and I suggested Dick the Dorpa - no make that Dickless Dorpa I said; more suited to his "whethered" state.
Is It Safe To Get Your Dog Groomed During Covid-19 Outbreak?
Although the pandemic has taken over the entire world, one can’t deny that not everything can come to a grinding halt. Let’s take our dogs as an example. Dogs need regular grooming and care to maintain their fur. One can’t let a dog be with grooming for long, as it may result in the presence of ticks and various other problems. However, experts have suggested that grooming your dog during the pandemic is a bad idea. One can’t deny the fact that getting a pet groomed inevitably brings people closer together, and raises the risk of coronavirus transmission for both the pet owner and the groomer. When the nations demand people to stay at home, they do so because of the ongoing trouble of transmission. Staying at home isn’t just for us, it’s for our entire families, and dogs are a part of our families.
Groodle - The Finest Doodle Ever
Groodle aka Goldendoodle in many parts of the world is a cross between the Golden Retriever and Poodle. As it is the product of two of the most intelligent and loving breeds, the end result is even cuter and smarter than the parents.
9 Little-Known Facts About Scottish Folds
For years, my spouse and I longed for a pet but couldn’t decide what kind would be right for us. We loved dogs but at the time, we weren’t home enough during the day to take care of one properly.
Big Dog, Big Heart
Saint Bernard's are a very large breed of dog. Most people know them from the movie Beethoven. Based of that movie most people believe them to be big, fluffy, lovable family dog. There are even several movies that have Saint Bernard's as rescue dogs in snowy, cold climates. However, there are some people who know them from the movie Cujo. Based off this movie people will believe them to be vicious and mean dogs that should be feared.
Love at first sight
I have owned dogs my entire life, the breed I was most used to was the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. These dogs have a bad rep but in my opinion they are looking at the wrong end of the lead. I came across an ad once for an American Bulldog, I had never owned this breed before. I did a bit of reading on their breed and decided to go pick this dog up. I arrived at the door and was welcomed in. As I walked into the living room I saw the dog I had seen so many times but only in picture form, he approached me and instantly the owner told the dog off he went as flat as a pancake, this dog was scared he also looked underweight for his size. The woman wanted £1000 but I offerred her £600 due to his condition. I attached the lead handed over the money and left. Once outside the dog was jumping around like an excited deer, it was evident he had, had no previous training. Once I got home I introduced him to my female Staffordhire Bull Terrier called Roxy, it was like love at first sight. I called the vet and made an appointment for him to be seen, his name was Geo but I changed it to Buddy as I felt it was more suited to his sweet nature. At the vet it was found Buddy had 14 injuries including a fractured tooth along with his weight it was clear he hadn't had the best start in life, he also had muscle wastage in his hind legs consistent with being sat down a lot. The vet looked at me with a concerned look and said this dog has been abused. This saddened me, as I took his big bear head in my hands I looked at him and made him a promise, his life of abuse was over. Buddy had no seperation anxiety he loved it with me and would shower me in licks and cuddles it was like he was saying thank you. He had weekly visits at the vets to be weighed he put on 2kg in a 2 week period, the vet was pleased. He was booked in to be nuetered and settled in to his new life. Buddy fitted right in and passed all tests with flying colours, he was great with kids and other dogs. Buddy is nearing his 9th birthday the thought of life without him is just too much to bare. I made the choice to get another American Bulldog the search was on, I came across a post on facebook of a female American Bulldog and she was in labour. I typed the name into my messenger and enquired about the puppies. I was the first to message so was given pick of the litter, we chose a boy with a red patch around his eye and some patches on his back, we named him Kano. Kano was in Newcastle and we lived in Scotland, an 8 hour journey from us. I was super excited so off we set for Newcastle to pick up the new addition. When we arrived we were welcomed and taken to the living room, and there sitting on the lady's knee was Kano and he was stunning. He did ever so well on the drive back up sleeping most of the way, he had a little car sickness but apart from that it was a successful journey. Now to see if the big boy liked him, as soon as Buddy saw Kano his tail was wagging he wanted to play and before long they were cuddled up together sound asleep, Success!! I thought to myself. I stayed in contact with the family sending them pictures and videos of Kano as he grew, they were glad he went to good home. I remain close friends with the family and we talk on social media a lot. I got a message one day to say that their bitch was pregnant again this was not planned and they had no choice but to deal with it. The puppies were just too tempting I booked another one this time a little girl called Bonnie, she is pure white except from one red patch on her back. I then picked another one this time a boy his name is Bronson and he is pure white, I know you probably think I am insane but the way I see it is I can't make a difference for every dog in the world but I can make a difference to mine. I have always wanted a pack of dogs, we love the outdoors so American Bulldogs are well suited to us and our life style and I have the time and patience to look after them. It will be hard work no doubt about that but by the end we will have a pack of Bulldogs that are happy and fulfilled. Bonnie and Bronson are 4 weeks old now and due to be picked up soon, another road trip to Newcastle. The couple are glad 2 more of their babies come join us in Scotland to have the time of their life.
What's that breed?
What is in a dog breed, and how to find your match By Sarah Elizabeth As Angela mentioned in our last blog, potential dog owners should research the breed of dog they are thinking about getting. Does their temperament match yours? Do their needs match your lifestyle? Do you have time for a pup that needs a lot of attention, or is an older mature dog fit your life better? Or does your work-from-home set up have you feeling lonely, and you have all the time in the world to tackle a new pet in the family?
You don't know it yet, but you need an OEB in your life
For many years, my son has asked for a dog. For many years, he was told that it wouldn’t be fair to have a dog in our small apartment. A few years ago we moved into a larger home with a large yard that felt like it was made for dogs. It took us two years and a lot of research to finally take the leap and bring home a puppy.