We 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.
Are 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.
After 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.
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.
For the last 6 years Eddie has been Euro Puppy’s main customer contact and proudly assisted many customers from all over the world including some big cricket playing nations such as India, South Africa and England and other nations where the game is really starting to develop and take off such as Hungary itself.
According 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.
We have recently received a letter from Petra, a Happy
Miniature Bull Terrier owner in the United Arab Emirates and we think her
experience will help many of you out there searching for that special puppy of
She starts her letter: “I have received the puppy and
all went well. I must say that I am very happy with my choice.” Her puppy is indeed
very good looking and confident which you can tell just by looking at her face.
Petra continues: “I have always gone
directly to breeder to purchase my dogs because I wanted to see where they come
from, how the parents are kept and how well the puppies are socialized.”
It is perfectly reasonable from anyone looking to buy a
puppy to want to visit the breeder in person, see the parents, the environment
and of course, the puppy itself. However, the traditional way of selecting and
purchasing a puppy is not an option for everyone:
because I live in the UAE and I have little time to look for breeders with available
puppies in my short summer holiday, I had to rely on strangers like you to do
the leg work for me.”
That’s where Euro Puppy comes in. We visit the breeders
personally, photograph their puppies, give them a good health check and will
only recommend the ones to you that meet the standard. If you want to save yourself
the “leg work” as Petra says, we are here to help.
must admit that I had my doubts buying an animal from the internet. I was a
little worried that I was purchasing a dog from horrible breeding facilities
where the bitches are covered over and over again to make maximum profits. I
worried that the puppies were not well kept and psychologically disturbed.”
The regulations of each country regarding the transportation of live animals varies greatly. However, our 10 years experience of shipping dogs to over 80 countries makes us your best option to have your dog shipped. We fully comply with the regulations of each destination and make our dog's well-being the number one priority at all times. Our dogs get food and water during their travel and their crates are cleaned in an animal holding facility. They travel in a climate controlled room on the airplane, which insures that they are effected by the journey as little as possible.
At Euro Puppy, every dog comes with an ISO compatible microchip ($30 value) at no extra cost. Microchipping is now an international standard and is no more painful than a vaccination. The microchip can normally be detected between the shoulder blades of the dog. In the US, AVID chips are used and AVID chip readers will not detect the ISO compatible microchips. Please make sure your reader can read ISO compatible chips.
You will find our service to provide great value for money, as our prices include:
You get the all this, plus a fury little thing you'll love for life.
Airlines have strict regulations regarding the dimensions and quality of the crates allowed on board. The crate must be escape and leak-proof. It must be ventilated on at least two sides and must provide enough room for the dog to stand up and turn around. We make sure to provide the right crate ($75 value) for your puppy at no extra cost.
In addition, the official, on duty veterinarian at the airport checks each dog to make sure it is healthy and fit to travel. This is how all of our puppies are double checked before they travel.