Dr Ron Schultz, professor and chair of pathological sciences at The University of Wisconsin, joined us on the radio show a few months ago, via Skype.
Dogs are big business! As well as dog ownership doubling in six years, the pet industry has boomed in the UK, with an estimated value of £7 billion, increasing by seven per cent annually despite the recession. The past decade has seen an explosion of doggy gadgets, toys and clothes. Well, now it seems the computer age has targeted dog owners with the app market believing it can enrich your relationship with your dog.
Whoever would have thought that in the fight for top TV Christmas ratings, two dog-themed programmes would have been placed so prominently in the schedule?
Our dogs were sent reindeer antlers in the post this week. As you will see in the picture, Molly (the miniature bull terrier) loves them. She adores to dress up. However, Matilda (the bulldog) doesn’t. She ate hers.
Macy Gray was a guest on our show this week to enthuse over her two young bull breeds Trigga and Weezy, both of which were left behind in America.
This weekend is Discover Dogs at London’s Earl’s Court and we have been asked to judge. What sounds like a great gig is in fact one of the most stressful challenges in our diary.
There is a dog in our block that barks incessantly and has done so since we moved in four years ago.
We spent a harrowing Friday judging the nominations for The Wetnose Animal Rescue Awards. It’s difficult to write about animal rescue charities without sounding saccharine and sentimental.
The Kennel Club have just announced the winner of their Dog Photographer of the Year. It’s worth taking a look at the finalists. From 5,000 entries with categories such as Dogs at Play or Dogs at Work, they are proof that man’s best friend is always camera friendly.
Two new dog-themed television series burst onto the box this month, along with the trend of endlessly popping a pooch into a commercial, it is proof of the increasing popularity of dog ownership.
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