According to a study by the Royal Veterinary College, pugs are 3.1 times more likely than crossbred dogs to be overweight due to overeating. And… Read More »Pugs have the most insatiable appetite of all dog breeds
Here are the top four lifespans and the bottom three for UK dog breeds 2014 as per a study titled: Longevity and mortality in Kennel… Read More »Infographic of longest and shortest lifespans of UK dog breeds
NEWS AND COMMENT-UK: During Covid market forces pushed up dog prices significantly. More people wanted to adopt a dog and the supply wasn’t there until… Read More »Post-pandemic dog prices have fallen in the UK
Flat-faced dogs such as the French bulldog have brachycephalic skulls. Their muzzles are substantially shortened. This alters their internal anatomy. This, in turn, makes it… Read More »Half of flat-faced dogs require surgery to help them to breathe
Did Rachel Johnson, Boris Johnson’s sister and an LBC presenter, decide to deliberately breed her cockapoo dog, Ziggy, in order to satisfy her maternal instincts?… Read More »Rachel Johnson deliberately bred her cockapoo. Good or bad?
The Kennel Club breed standard for the brachycephalic, flat-faced, fashionable French bulldog and pug (as two examples) are clear on what is required in respect… Read More »Breeders of fashionable flat-faced dogs in breach of breed standard
Joe Wicks, the fitness guru who achieved celebrity during these extensive coronavirus lockdowns while providing online exercise regimes on his YouTube channel, has made a… Read More »Joe Wicks unwisely promotes unhealthy French bulldog
Queen Elizabeth II is 94 years old and looking like she’s going to make a 100. She likes dogs particularly corgis and has owned 30… Read More »Queen Elizabeth II has outlived all her dogs bar one
Staffordshire bull terriers are probably potentially more dangerous than mainstream domestic dogs because (1) “gameness” has been bred into many lines of this breed of… Read More »Are Staffordshire bull terriers dangerous?
No, as an individual citizen of California it is illegal to own a purebred wolf (100% wolf DNA). I’m presuming that the question is being… Read More »Is it legal to own a wolf in California?
It just occurred to me that there appears to be what I have described as the “great triumvirate” in the world of dogs. I’m referring… Read More »The great triumvirate: dog breeders, pet insurance companies and veterinarians
A study concluded that 66% owners of brachycephalic (round-headed short-muzzled) dogs would recommend their dog breed to others and 93% would adopt another despite the… Read More »Short-muzzled dog owners are unconcerned about their dog’s health problems