The Dog Blog
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 [...]
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.
It’s over a year since our book was published and since then the market has been flooded with dog related publications.
So we were flattered to be invited to speak at Kilburn’s first literary festival, held at the popular Tricycle Theatre. It was a sell out and how gratifying to perform in front of a dog [...]
If it’s possible for us to have got out of bed the wrong side in the morning can the same be said of our dogs?
Do they have moods that swing from elation to despair and back up again? For no apparent reason.?
Is the mystifying reason for your dog uncharacteristically snapping at a stranger simply because [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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% [...]
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