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Saying Goodbye to Your Beloved Dog….

It is never easy to lose a loved-one. Dogs are family members. They either grow up with us, or join our circle of trust the moment they enter our family. Nature works in mysterious ways. Small dogs live for a long time. Large dogs live for a short time. A Havanese can live up to 19 years if properly cared...

Why Do Dogs’ Eyes Glow in the Dark?

You have most probably seen that your dog's eyes glow at night, like flourescent globes. Ever wonder why they do that? Well it has a rather simple scientific explanation. Dogs have a mirror-like layer of cells called the tapetum lucidum (bright carpet in Latin) at the back of their eyes. Humans do not possess these cells. The job of these...

The Truth Revealed About Your Dog’s Real Age!

You sit, looking at your dog that has been with you for a countless number of years. You wonder..."If Spot was actually a human...how old would he be? Would he still play ball, or sit under the tree in the garden like Grandpa?"...Well dogs age differently and the magical 7 years does not always apply. Euro Puppy is proud to...

The Naked Truth About Hairless Dog Breeds!

We have probably all seen the interesting dog breeds that are labeled as the hairless breeds. Some would call them disgusting; some would call them strange, but more often than not the reactions are due to a lack of knowledge. What do we really know about the naked dog breeds? For years, scientists have believed that the hairless dog breeds...

Here’s a Quick List of the FCI Dog Breed Groups

Under which group does your dog fall? FCI means the "Fédération Cynologique Internationale" which is a dog breed standards organization. It promotes and protects purebred dogs. The list of FCI Groups for Dog Breeds: Group 1 – Pastoral Group 2 – Mastiffs & Pinschers Group 3 – Terriers Group 4 – Dachshunds Group 5 – Spitz breeds Group 6 –...

Fighting Dogs vs. Guard Dogs…

Fighting Dogs are a perplexing group of dogs to comment on. The majority of them are loving pets with adults and children. The problem is that when they go awry, they are exceptionally dangerous because when they bite, they hold on with exceptional determination and won't let go. They also have the inclination to lose their loving nature when they...

Some Awesome Facts about a Dog’s Perfect Sense of Smell, Hearing and Sight…

What does it really mean when someone says, that "the nose knows best?" Well, dogs naturally have a wonderful sense of smell. They have many more sensory 'smelling' cells than a man's 5,000,000. A Dachshund, for example has 125,000,000; a Fox Terrier has 147,000,000 and a German Shepherd (often used as a 'sniffer' dog) has 220,000,000. Truffle hounds can find...

What Everyone Ought To Know About The Dog That Cannot Bark…

There must have been times in your life when you had wished that your dog would just stop barking! Or maybe the neighbors have threatened to go to the police, if Fido carries on without a break. Well if you are one of those people, who loves dogs, but cannot stand the barking, there is hope! Have you ever heard...

World’s Fastest Dog:

Most domestic dogs are able to reach speeds of 19 miles per hour (30.5kms per hour), when running flat out. The greyhound, the king of canine speedsters, is capable of reaching speeds of up to 40 miles per hour (64kms per hour)! The greyhound is not only the fastest dog but second only to the Cheetah as the world's fastest...

World’s Oldest Dog

"Bluey" was the name of the Australian cattle dog that was formerly owned by Les Hall of Rochester, Victoria, Australia. Bluey holds the Guinness world record for the dog with the longest recorded lifespan in history, having achieved the age of twenty-nine years, five months and seven days. He was finally put to sleep due to old age. He was...

World’s Most Developed Dog

The Norwegian Lundehund (lunde: puffin and hund: dog ; also known as: Norsk Lundehund, Norwegian Puffin Dog) is a small dog breed originating from Norway and originally bred for hunting puffins. The Lundehund is the world’s most developed dog, as it has 6 toes and can close its ears! It has a great range of motion in its joints, allowing...

World’s Best Drug Sniffing Dogs

A US Customs Labrador named "Snag" has made 118 drug seizures worth a canine record of $810 million. The greatest number of drug seizures by dogs ever made was recorded as 969 counts in 1988. IN ONE YEAR! The team of "Rocky" and "Barco" patrolled the Texas and Mexico border, alias "Cocaine Alley." They were so good that Mexican drug...