3 Ways to Cool Down in Summer


July 9, 2012
steve

So how does your dog cool down
in the heat of summer? Find a shady spot, drink plenty of water or stay
indoors?

Well not these dogs: 

Shari Morehead Labradors
pictured here are Mongo Pete, Little Pete, Auggie, Odie and Sugar Bear. Shari
calls them her “Lab Team.” On this sunny summer day, the labs found a
large stick in the River and competed to bring it over to Shari “When they
all find one stick, they all want that stick.”

 

Carol Gattis trains a brood
of lab puppies in her backyard pool. Carol says, “At this age, they’re
unable to jump out of the pool on their own.” But it sure makes for a
phenomenal picture!

 

Phil Carlson’s four dogs were
enjoying some sun and relaxation in the backyard pool in Denver, Colorado. (But
then the dogs realized they had no way out of the pool.)

Our thanks to MNN for helping
us with these great pictures.

Do you have any pictures of
your puppy or dog keeping cool, if so please send to Euro Puppy

 

 

 

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Competing-Mako Dog Show, Hungary


June 20, 2012
steve

On a sunny, hot day in Mako, Hungary over 1500 great dogs and their owners competed for awards and recognition, many of our breeders were there to show off their wonderful dogs, with many others travelling internationally to attend.
There were over 50 different breeds, from the Hungarian Komandor and Pumi, to the more lavish beautiful English Cocker Spaniel and English Bullmastiff and well as the ever popular Golden Retriever.

Here are a few of many photographs taken.

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Staff Photos


June 18, 2012
steve

Since Euro Puppy’s inception over 10 years ago, Euro Puppy has yet to show our ‘ faces’ to you. So to rectify this, recently on a glorious sunny day, all Euro Puppy staff went to an old established park in central Budapest together with some of our shortly to be transported puppies, to have our pictures taken. But more importantly to have fun with the excited batch of puppies, in the end, with all pictures taken the puppies and staff were all ‘dog tired’.

So to introduce the Euro Puppy staff to you, please enjoy our pictures:

Standing: Steve, Tibor, Sandor and Eddie

Kneeling: Pal, Győrgy, Karoly and Zsolt

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Introducing your New Puppy to the Family


May 14, 2012
steve

Children and Puppy

Your
first day home with your puppy is a special day for you and your family.  Everyone will
be trying to find their new position in the household.  There are new
responsibilities, new adventures, and new toys everywhere!

Bringing a new puppy home is
exciting but it can also be quite expensive, exhausting, and scary.  A puppy’s needs are not unlike any new
addition to the family.  They need lots of love, patience, and kindness,
but they also need clear rules and expectations from day one.  They will need a
place of their own and a safe environment all around them. 

Preparing for your Puppy 
Preparations for your first day home with your new puppy should begin well before they ever romp across the living
room or leave their footprints in the grass outside.

Your family should be made aware of the way having a new puppy can change the structure in your home.  Children
need to understand that puppies are not toys and cannot be treated as such. 
Everyone needs to know that anything left out could get chewed, messes will get
made, and a puppy will need to sleep
as much as they will need to play

 

Introducing the new Puppy to
Your Kids
 
Your first day home with your new puppy
w
ill set up what will become a standard of care for the future.  Make sure children are taught to be
careful when handling a puppy
 and
small children should NEVER carry a puppy
around.  An adult should monitor interactions with small children at all
times.  Some puppies are very
fragile and all puppies are wiggly, and rambunctious.  Children should
be taught to treat a puppy with respect.  Children should never be in
charge of discipline or correction of behavior.
 

When introducing a puppy to children
in your home, make sure you lay down ground rules first.  The children should be clear
on what the rules and expectations are
 before you start to teach them to the
puppy.  If a small child would like to hold the puppy they should first
sit down, so when the puppy wriggles away, they will not fall and get hurt. 

Some basic rules should include:
1. Pick up your toys…or they may get ruined.
2. Do not wake a sleeping puppy. They need their rest.
3. Do not interrupt a puppy that is eating. You might get bitten.
4. Do not carry a puppy around. Puppies break when dropped.
5. Do not hit a puppy. It is an adult’s job to discipline.
6. Treat a puppy like a friend, not a toy.

If you’d like to find out more about introducing a new puppy to your family, download our free ebook: My First Best Friend. 

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5 facts you didn’t know about Vizsla dogs


May 7, 2012
Peter

Vizsla puppy

Fact #1 

In a way the Vizsla has more in common with cats than other dogs. No, it doesn’t purr and meow, but it’s a self cleaning dog and has very little of the odour most other dogs possess. So the Vizsla is an ideal match for those with a sensitive nose and no desire to bath their dog every week.

Fact #2

The Vizsla breed does not have an undercoat, therefore it should not be kept outside during wintertime.

Fact #3

The Vizsla is sometimes mentioned as one of the so called “Velcro dogs”. The term refers to the fact that Vizslas are very sociable and prefer to be around their humans, and it plays on the clinging ability of the Velcro hook-and-loop fastener.

Fact #4

The Vizsla breed has a known history of more than 1000 years, but the breed almost became extinct under the communist occupation of Hungary after World War II.

Fact #5

The Vizsla excels in retrieving game on all sorts of terrain, including water. It has a natural instinct to be a great gun dog. No hunter could wish for a better companion. 

vizsla puppy

If you are considering adopting a Vizsla puppy, you should know that these dogs need at least an hour of exercise every day to preserve their health. If you can fulfil the Vizsla’s need for exercise, you’ll have a very special new friend in your life. 

Although the Vizsla is a great gun dog, it is also one of the most affectionate ones. Vizslas thrive on human attention and bond very strongly with their owners. They prefer to spend all their time around their human family, which includes nights. If allowed, they will happily sleep under the sheets in the same bed with their owners. 

 vizsla puppy

Due to its loving and affectionate nature, the Vizsla is also a great match for families with small children. Vizslas will engage in playful games and all sorts of fun activities with children and can be fully trusted not to hurt them. However, the long wagging tail of the dog (unless docked), may unintentionally slap children on the face, which might result in tears. 

Vizslas themselves cry occasionally if left alone for long periods of time. The breed is not recommended to people, whose jobs require them to leave home for several days in a row.

We’d be pleased to hear your stories if you have a Vizsla dog of your own! 

If you’re thinking about getting one, visit our Vizsla puppies for sale

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Send a postcard of your puppy with Puppy Cards


April 11, 2012
Peter

Puppy Cards app

Having seen the overwhelmingly positive response after we lanched our first app last year, we couldn’t hold back… While our first app focuses on helping you to find your dream puppy, this time we put fun in the centre of attention.

We all know that buying a new puppy is one of the biggest decisions in our lives. And once we have our new fluffy friend with us, we just want to tell everyone! Our new app, Puppy Cards, makes that really simple and fun.

You just take a photo of your pup with your phone or pick one you’d taken earlier, write up a short message to go with the photo and there you go, you have a beautiful postcard to send to all your friends and loved ones.

Puppy Cards app

In addition, the app pins your postcard on a map so that future owners can see if there are dogs and owners where they live. The app can use your current location automatically, but you can also enter a city manually.

The app is free to download and use for everyone, not just Euro Puppy customers. Go have fun!

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Causes of Seizures in Dogs


April 3, 2012
Peter

Many dog owners experience their dog having some sort of a seizure at some point of their lifetime. Being aware of the possible causes might make all the difference. This guest post from our friends at seizuresindogs.net will help you identify dangerous situations.

Canine seizures may be caused by a number
of different things. Some causes of seizures
in dogs
may be from an unknown illness, where as some may actually be
hereditary. Regardless of the causes of seizures, it is important to seek
treatment from your veterinarian as soon as your dog has seized. Your
veterinarian will be able to tell you what the cause of your dog’s seizure was,
and can assist you in choosing the right medical treatments and therapies.

To determine the exact cause of seizures in
your dog, there are a number of different tests that may be performed. Some of
these tests may include MRI scans, fecal tests and cerebrospinal fluid taps.
Seizures are actually not uncommon in dogs, but they can be very serious if the
cause is life-threatening.

The most common causes of seizures in dogs
include:

Poisoning – Household
products and chemicals may cause seizures in dogs. Food such as chocolate can
cause chocolate poisoning in dogs, which can lead to serious side effects such
as seizures. Rat poisons and antifreeze may also cause seizures if left
untreated for too long. These are very serious and often lead to death if left
untreated.

Heat stroke – Heat
stroke is a common cause of seizures in dogs. Heat stroke can be very dangerous
and requires medical attention as soon as possible. Look for other symptoms of
heat stroke such as thick saliva, bright red tongue, fever and heavy panting.
Heat stroke may occur if your dog is left outside in the sun with no shelter,
as well as if he is left in a car for too long in hot weather.

Epilepsy – This
is often known as idiopathic epilepsy, which means there is no known cause for
it. These seizures seem to be inherited. Many breeds are known to be prone to
epileptic seizures. These include Golden Retrievers, Poodles, and Beagles.
Idiopathic epilepsy is the most common cause of seizures in dogs.

Canine Distemper – Canine
distemper is a serious condition that a dog may contract if he is not properly
vaccinated. When canine distemper goes untreated for more than two weeks, it
evolves into the nervous system, which is when seizures may occur. Distemper is
related to grand mal seizures. Look for other symptoms of distemper such as
extreme drooling, aggression and head shaking.

Brain tumors – Brain
tumors put pressure on the brain. This pressure can cause seizures in your dog.
Often times, seizures are a small symptoms of brain tumors. Look for other
symptoms such as aggression, drooling, and loss of coordination.

Head trauma – If
your dog has had any accidents involving the head, these injuries may later
cause seizures. Sometimes these seizures will not appear for months, and some
may be as soon as weeks after the head injury. Head injury related seizures are
most common with concussions.

Hypoglycemia – Low
blood sugar may cause seizures as well. It is known that small dogs have a
higher chance of hypoglycemia if they are not fed a balanced diet. Dogs who
have diabetes may get seizures if they have been given too much insulin as
well.

Disease – Certain
medical diseases may cause seizures as well. This is most often in older dogs.
Some diseases that may cause seizures include Lyme disease, encephalitis,
Cushing’s disease and liver and kidney diseases. Some diseases may be treated
once, or require lifelong treatment.

 

Treatment for seizures in dogs

The
cause of your dog’s seizure will determine the exact treatment and therapy options.
Sometimes, seizures can be treated with one dosage of medication. Often times,
however, seizures are a life-long ailment that requires constant treatment.
Your dog will likely need to be tested regularly and medications may change
over time. This means that medications may be given more often, or less, or the
type of medication may change.

Diet
and exercise are also important when dealing with seizures in dogs. Diets high
in fat and sugar will need to be changed, and exercise to help with weight loss
and simply to stimulate the nervous system will also be required.

 

For
more information about seizures in dogs, causes, symptoms, treatment options
and more, visit http://www.seizuresindogs.net

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5 Facts about Caucasian Mountain Dogs


March 26, 2012
Peter

Caucasian Mountain Dog

Not sure if you are seeing a dog or a lion? Looks and ill-deserved notoriety can be deceptive. Let’s look at some facts.

Is the Caucasian Mountain Dog inherently dangerous?

No. The Caucasian Mountain Dog, also called Caucasian Shepherd, is not inherently dangerous. The breed has been used as a shepherd dog to guard flock for hundreds of years. It is very suitable for this job, because its robust built and enormous power enables it to fight off volves or even bears if necessary. But it would never attack the sheep it was supposed to guard. The same is true for a well trained CMD in the family. It would never attack the people he regards as family, the same way it would not attack its sheep. 

Is the Caucasian Mountain Dog a family pet?

While the Caucasian Mountain dog can live in a human family, it is not your typical family pet. The CMD is an extremely large dog, and because of its inherent herding instinct, it may seem to chase children around, while it is actually only trying to keep them in the flock. This my be misunderstood by children and sudden, unexpected reactions may surprise the dog. To sum up, the CMD is not recommended to families with small children. 

Should I get a Caucasian Mountain Dog?

Yes, provided that you are not the first time dog owner. In fact, you should be a very experienced dog owner to be able to keep the alpha role to yourself. It is also an advantage if you have a strong phisique if you want to handle this giant of a dog. You should also keep in mind that this dog requires lots of exercise. Only get a CMD if you can devote quite some time to this special breed. 

Does the Caucasian Mountain Dog make a good protector?

Yes, the CMD makes a perfect watch dog and guard dog. It needs no special training to become a good guard dog as its protective instincts will guide him. It can differenciate between the people who it regards as family and everyone else who may try to enter the property. Friends of the family need to be introduced one by one and need to be accompanied by a trusted family member until the dog has fully acquainted himself with the stranger.   

Is it easy to train a Caucasian Mountain Dog? 

If started at a very young age, it is not so difficult. The later you start training, the more resistance you’ll experience as is the case with all dogs. The specialty of the CMD is that it needs lots of early socialization to become managable as an adult dog. A Caucasian Mountain Dog that never met other people and animals as a puppy and young dog, can be extremely difficult to keep under control as an adult. 

If you think you have what it takes to look after a CMD, visit our Caucasian Mountain Dogs for sale

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BarkBox – Make your best friend happy!


March 12, 2012
Peter

barkboxThe last thing we expected was to bump into Matt Meeker, one of the
brilliant minds behind BarkBox, here in Budapest. Yet, that’s exactly what
happened just last Friday. Matt, also cofounder of meetup.com, came to Budapest
to share his experiences as a serial entrepreneur with his European fellows.

We joined Matt for a drink with local entrepreneurs and it wasn’t long
before we discovered that we share the same passion for dogs. Matt told us
about his Great Dane puppy, who looks almost exactly like Theo
and how his latest venture, BarkBox is already making big waves, despite having
started only a couple of months ago.

We thought BarkBox was a genius idea, because not only can you get a box
full of fun gifts for your own dog every month in the mail, but you can also
give it as a gift! How cool is that! On top of that, they are giving 10% of the
value of each box to a local shelter.

We were fascinated by Matt’s story of BarkBox and in return
Matt was amazed to learn how Euro Puppy has shipped puppies to over 90
countries in all parts of the world. He was especially keen on our iPhone app,
because he loved how it barks when a new puppy of your desired breed becomes available :)

We look forward to seeing Matt around next time and wish the
whole BarkBox team best of luck. May you make a lot of dogs happy!

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