Caucasian Shepherd: family pet or ruthless killer?


November 14, 2011
Peter

Caucasian ShepherdWe have been experiencing a steady growth in the number of enquiries for Caucasian Mountain Dogs or Caucasian Shepherds as they are also known. We’ve been trying to figure out what the increase in popularity can be attributed to, but we can only guess.

One of our guesses is that the Caucasian Shepherd breed has been featured in a National Geographic show 3 years ago in the US and this has had a long lasting effect on the popularity of the breed. Clips of the show, such as the one below, are available on Youtube, generating hundreds of thousands of views as we speak.

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Worried about your dog's shedding?


October 12, 2011
Peter

Chinese Crested DogAre you worried about your dog shedding in the autumn and turning into a hairless dog like the Chinese Crested? 

You may have noticed your dog shedding more than usual as the days grow shorter, the trees turn yellow and the weather cools down. This might seem like a strange way for preparing for winter, so you might think something is wrong with your dog.

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Malta and Sweden easing pet entry rules


October 4, 2011
Peter

dog swedenAfter the United Kingdom, Malta and Sweden are also simplifying their pet import legislation from 2012, falling in line with the rest of EU member countries.

This is great news to anybody about to import a dog, as the six long months of quarantine will no longer be required. The details of the new rules are unknown as of this moment, but both countries are likely to introduce legislation similar to that of the UK, as we reported in July.

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How to introduce a new puppy to your cat


September 19, 2011
Peter

Dog with cat

The photo was provided by Mario Tabraue, former representative of Euro Puppy USA,

director of Zoological Wildlife Foundation.

 

Many families own a cat prior to bringing a new puppy in the home. For a young puppy, leaving its mother, litter mates and adapting to a completely new environment can be stressful enough, while meeting a cat – even if it’s not as large as the one above – can easily cause trouble. 

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Dognapping on the rise


August 24, 2011
Peter

dognappingAccording to a recent article of USA Today, the number of dogs being stolen has risen dramatically in 2011.

Stealing dogs with the intention of demanding a ransom from the owner is not
a new phenomenon. In fact, the first ever dognapping case was recorded in 1934. The stolen Boston Terrier was returned to its
owner after 5 long months so the story had a happy ending.

Dogs become part of our families. They will be just like a small brother or
sister to the kids. And when they are kidnapped and there is a chance that
money can buy them back, we pay gladly – provided that we have the money
demanded, that is.

Over time, as conformation showing became more popular, show dogs became the
targets of thieves. It’s easy to see that if the owner of a regular dog is
willing to pay thousands of dollars in ransom, the owner of a valuable show dog
might pay tens of thousands of dollars to get his pooch back.

Dognapping – not only for ransom but reselling, experiments and a number of
other purposes – has become widespread in the United States by the 60’s. So
much so that it had actually become one of the most talked about issues of the
time. The public dismay and the floods of letters demanding something to be
done put enormous pressure on the senate. As a result, the “Dognapping Law”,
which became the Animal Welfare Act of 1966 was born.

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