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Every Thursday from 10pm Joanne Good and Anna Webb discuss all things canine on BBC London 94.9.

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Barking Blondes: What breed of dog makes the best pet?, The Dog Blog

Barking Blondes: What breed of dog makes the best pet?

A question for all you dog owners out there.. “What made you choose one breed over another?
Everyone has a ‘preferred’ view on what’s the  perfect or ‘Top Dog’. Some decisions might be based on ‘personality’ , looks and fashion rather than more fundamental points like intelligence, health and lifespan.
Often its based on history “My family [...]

By | The Dog Blog | Sunday, 23 November 2014 at 7:51 pm

Barking Blondes: Puppy smuggling, The Dog Blog

Barking Blondes: Puppy smuggling

As we begin the countdown to the festive season, The Dogs Trust reminded us this week, of their now famous slogan, ‘A Dog is for Life and not just for Christmas.”
Despite the charity’s tireless campaigning for puppies not to be bought as Christmas presents, ‘Fido’ is still high on the list for Santa every year.
However, [...]

By | The Dog Blog | Sunday, 16 November 2014 at 6:00 am

Barking Blondes:Dogs in Politics, The Dog Blog

Barking Blondes:Dogs in Politics

We are all familiar with the image of a campaigning, grinning, politican holding a baby but is the act of humanity quite so strong if the same MP is clutching a dog?
With a general election on the horizon we wonder if a dog owners vote can be swayed by a strategically placed mutt?
The two of [...]

By | The Dog Blog | Sunday, 26 October 2014 at 6:00 am

Barking Blondes: Rescuing from abroad, The Dog Blog

Barking Blondes: Rescuing from abroad

Known as “a nation of animal lovers,” it’s a concern, therefore, that Britain’s animal rescue centres are bursting at the seams. Despite the likes of Paul O’Grady and his successful Battersea Cats and Dogs home series, there are simply not enough homes to go round.
Some of the blame can be linked to the fact that [...]

By | The Dog Blog | Sunday, 19 October 2014 at 6:00 am

Barking Blondes: Pet Shops

Whilst many high streets across the country are struggling to survive, there is one corner of retail that appears to be thriving…..the local pet shop.
Benefitting from a surge in pet ownership here in Britain, the hound pound is booming. There’s a trend for a new breed of pet shop. Often they’ll be grooming services in-store, [...]

By | | Sunday, 12 October 2014 at 6:00 am

Barking Blondes: Pet Nups

Relationship break ups are never pleasant and along with who gets what in the vinyl collection, for pet owners, there is also the dilemma of  “Who get’s the dog?”
As with children, the dog could be traumatised by the fragmentation of the family circle. Although the decision over the car, or the sofa is often acrimonious [...]

By | The Dog Blog | Saturday, 4 October 2014 at 1:53 pm

Barking Blondes: ACCESS ALL AREAS FOR DOGS!!!!, The Dog Blog

Barking Blondes: ACCESS ALL AREAS FOR DOGS!!!!

Busy old week this week. The new season of ITV’s Alan Titchmarsh show has kicked off and we are lucky enough to be joining it as Pet Experts for a third season.
Monday found the two of us, with our seasoned performers Molly and Matilda, strutting our stuff through the corridors of ITV studios. The girls [...]

By | The Dog Blog | Sunday, 21 September 2014 at 2:23 pm

The Barking Blondes: Lost Dogs, The Dog Blog

The Barking Blondes: Lost Dogs

Many films and works of fiction have been based on the tear-jerking scenario of a lost dog making its way home.
Well how about this to tug on the old heart strings?
A Labrador cross who covered 120 miles before being reunited with its owner?
Howard Hughes, a reporter from BBC Radio Berkshire, contributed to our dog radio [...]

By | The Dog Blog | Sunday, 14 September 2014 at 6:00 am

EUROSTAR CONTINUE TO SAY “NO” TO PETS, The Dog Blog

EUROSTAR CONTINUE TO SAY “NO” TO PETS

Today ( Sunday) a group of peaceful pet enthusiasts, calling themselves “Get Pets To Paris”, will be meeting outside St Pancras station as part of a campaign to encourage Eurostar to become more dog friendly.
Despite ferries, airlines, and Eurotunnel being open for dogs, Eurostar is yet to optimise the burgeoning ‘hound-pound’ market.
Considering that 27% [...]

By | The Dog Blog | Sunday, 7 September 2014 at 8:00 am

The Barking Blondes: Dog People, The Dog Blog

The Barking Blondes: Dog People

With the passing of a close friend, the Barking Blondes realise just how important their dogs are

By | The Dog Blog | Saturday, 30 August 2014 at 10:29 pm

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