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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: Pooch postcodes

Are certain breeds of dogs better suited to the city whilst others prefer a rural vista?
We all know choosing the right dog for your lifestyle is a key factor to being a responsible owner. But how many of us also consider the relevance of our geographic environment before choosing our mutt?
A recent study, called Dog [...]

By | The Dog Blog | Monday, 26 January 2015 at 8:23 am

Barking Blondes: Hair of the Dog, The Dog Blog

Barking Blondes: Hair of the Dog

Retailers are constantly in pursuit of THE gadget that will successfully remove dog hair from clothes and furniture. Cleaning up pet fur is big business for the hound pound and choices range from special suction attachments for the domestic vacuum to mittens coated in Velcro!
Living with a dog means letting go of some of those [...]

By | The Dog Blog | Sunday, 11 January 2015 at 7:25 pm

Barking Blondes: A dog’s take on Christmas, The Dog Blog

Barking Blondes: A dog’s take on Christmas

The family mutt is inquisitive and eager to be part of the festive activities. How shocked, we were then, to hear one owner confess that she locks her labrador away in the utility room on Christmas Day. We assume this was to remove him from annoying  the visitors and to prevent the chaos around tempting [...]

By | The Dog Blog | Monday, 22 December 2014 at 9:59 am

Barking Blondes: Christmas charity begins with dogs at home, The Money Blog

Barking Blondes: Christmas charity begins with dogs at home

The Mayhew animal rescue centre in North West London is holding its annual carol concert, this Tuesday, at St Johns Church in Hammersmith.
Billed as “Tinsels & Tails’ it kicks off the festive season in style. Drawing the support of animal loving celebs like Peter Egan, Bill Bailey and XYZ, it’s a chance to toast the [...]

By | The Money Blog | Saturday, 13 December 2014 at 10:35 am

Barking Blondes: Dog trainers, The Dog Blog

Barking Blondes: Dog trainers

Social network is no stranger to hoaxes, and this week there was an alarming hoax post stating that the dog trainer, Cesar Milan, had died. Let us state here, he is alive and well and so is his gorgeous dog Junior.
As with any hoax, its impossible to discover who is responsible. However, since we have [...]

By | The Dog Blog | Sunday, 7 December 2014 at 6:00 am

Barking Blondes: Washing the dog, Uncategorized

Barking Blondes: Washing the dog

A few years back, we starred in a Sky series “ A Different Breed”, which explored the lives of a chosen pack of dogs and their owners.
One of the episode’s centred around an automated dog wash in North London.
Situated in an out house, in the car park of The Spaniards Inn, it was an eccentric [...]

By | | Sunday, 30 November 2014 at 10:39 am

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

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