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Dog Sunbathing; keeping safe in the sun

Does your dog love to sunbathe? Do they seek out the sunniest spot and snooze the afternoon away? It seems that our dogs just like us enjoy the feeling of the sun warming their backs. But do we need to worry about our doggy sun worshipers or can we just let them enjoy the feeling […]

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15 fun facts about dog paws

Have you ever studied your dog’s paws? Probably not, like most dog owners a dog’s paw only really gets noticed when there’s something wrong with it. But a dog’s paws, just like our human feet are a sophisticated piece of kit. Ideally designed to cope with different terrains, a range of temperature and a good […]

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Dog Hackles; Hair-raising facts

Whether you’ve got a feisty Fido or calm canine, you’ve probably, at some point been aware of your dog’s hackles.  For many owners, the raising of the fur along a dog’s back and shoulders is cause for alarm. As most people associate it with aggression. But raised hackles are a much more sophisticated form of […]

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Why do dogs eat mud? We dish the dirt.

It can be frustrating, can’t it? You spend a fortune on high-quality dog food and buy the latest doggy treats. Yet your dog prefers to get his teeth stuck into mud, tree roots and bark. Although we may view dirt as something unpleasant, our dogs do not share our view.  As adults, mud is usually […]

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Boxer German Shepherd mix; an essential guide

With so many ‘designer’ dogs available you would be hard pushed not to find one that is suitable for you and your lifestyle. Choosing a dog is an important process, and thought needs to go into whether the personality of your chosen breed will suit you and your family long term. Inviting a dog to […]

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Advanced dog tricks; 9 super stunts

So you’ve mastered the basics and feel up for a challenge. You and your dog are on the same page, eager to learn and impress your friends and family with some advanced dog tricks. But where do you start? What trick will be the most impressive and endear your four-legged friend to your nearest and […]

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Lab Husky mix; A review

What do you get when you cross one of the most popular dog breeds with one of the most stunning? The Siberian Retriever is a cross between a Siberian Husky and a Labrador Retriever. Also known as a Huskador this Lab Husky mix has a lot to offer if you are active and love the […]

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Yorkie pug mix, the perfect pint-size companion

If you are thinking about inviting a small dog to share your life with you, the Yorkie Pug mix may already be on your list of dog breeds to consider. Also known as the Pugshire, Yuggie and Porkie the Yorkie pug mix is a small dog with a big attitude. While crossing a Yorkshire terrier […]

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Chihuahua-pug mix, a look at this cute combination

If you want to share your home with a small dog, you may already have considered a Pug or Chihuahua. Both breeds have big personalities despite their small stature and are popular choices. With the increasing fashion for designer dogs, it means that there are many mix breed dogs from which to choose. The Chihuahua-Pug […]

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Australian Shepherd poodle mix; A review

Poodles are everywhere it seems. If you are looking for a mix breed dog with intelligence and personality, don’t be surprised if you find out that one-half of it is Poodle. So what makes Poodle DNA so desirable? For the most part, Poodles are chosen for their versatility. Not only are they available in three […]

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