Barking Blondes: Doggy Day Care, The Dog Blog

Barking Blondes: Doggy Day Care

The latest research by the RSPCA reveals that a staggering 85% of Britain’s dogs are suffering from being left alone. The charity is now campaigning to make owners aware of the natural ‘pack’ instincts in their dog.

By | The Dog Blog | Friday, 17 April 2015 at 4:54 pm

Barking Blondes: ‘Dangerous Dog’ sentencing, The Dog Blog

Barking Blondes: ‘Dangerous Dog’ sentencing

This week, the Sentencing Council, drafted a new guidance for courts, on  ‘dangerous dogs sentencing’.
Last year we saw the maximum sentencing for an owner, whose dog kills a person, increase from two to 14 years.
The much-anticipated new guidelines, have now been sent to experts for public consultation. They will follow on from the changes made [...]

By | The Dog Blog | Tuesday, 24 March 2015 at 9:15 am

The Barking Blondes: Crufts 2015

As with any beauty pageant, this year’s Crufts had its dark side.

By | The Dog Blog | Monday, 9 March 2015 at 4:13 pm

Barking Blondes: Let’s celebrate all “brindle staffies”!, The Dog Blog

Barking Blondes: Let’s celebrate all “brindle staffies”!

Interesting to see posters across London promoting the advantages of owning a staffordshire bull terrier.  Images of gentle looking staffies adorn the walls of bus shelters with the words “They are softer than you think”
Battersea Cat and Dogs Home launched the campaign and maybe its due to the amount of staffies found in this country’s [...]

By | The Dog Blog | Wednesday, 4 March 2015 at 8:52 am

Barking Blondes: Resident “house dogs”

How would you react, if, when you booked into your hotel, there was a dog waiting to welcome you at Reception?

By | The Dog Blog | Monday, 16 February 2015 at 4:48 pm

Barking Blondes: Dogs living outside, The Dog Blog

Barking Blondes: Dogs living outside

On a recent long weekend break to Spain, we were excited to spy a British bulldog asleep on an adjacent balcony. From our apartment, we could watch his every move and were concerned to discover there were no evidence of food or water bowls. After, what was an uncharacteristically cold night for the area, we were even more alarmed to see he had not been moved indoors and it was apparent the owners were away.

By | The Dog Blog | Tuesday, 10 February 2015 at 10:31 am

The Barking Blondes:Vet fees and a tribute, The Dog Blog

The Barking Blondes:Vet fees and a tribute

What price do you put on your pet’s health?
This is often a decision pet owner’s are forced to confront before making a trip to the vet.
We know that vets have their overheads to factor into pricing and, in most cases, you’re buying into years of knowledge and experience . However, for every visit, whether [...]

By | The Dog Blog | Friday, 30 January 2015 at 5:08 pm

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

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