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The Scottish Terrier
  • Friday, September 20, 2013

History The Scottish terrier is a small dog that is sometimes called the Aberdeen terrier due to it originating from the Scottish town with the same name. It came to prominence during the late 18th century and was bred with the purpose of hunting and flushing out small prey such as rodents and den animals; … Continued

The Newfoundland
  • Friday, September 20, 2013

History The Newfoundland is a breed of dog that originates from the island that shares its name. Newfoundland (the island) lies off of the east coast of the North American continent and is a part of Canada. It is here that the Newfoundland breed  was developed through breeding the Native Indian dogs of the island … Continued

The Dachshund
  • Friday, September 20, 2013

History Often called a ‘sausage dog’, the Dachshund is a small canine that has a long body, short legs and floppy ears. Its heritage is thought to be traced back to the 16th century in Germany where the breed was created by mating various English, French and German hounds and terriers together. The original purpose … Continued

The Border Terrier
  • Friday, September 20, 2013

History Originating from the area covering the English-Scottish border, Border Terriers were first known as Coquetdale or Redesdale Terriers, relating to the specific areas where they came to prominence. It wasn’t until the late 1800’s that the dog became known as the Border Terrier. The name is thought to stem from the fact that these … Continued

The Beagle
  • Friday, September 20, 2013

History Although regarded as a British breed, the origins of the Beagle are thought to have come from other countries on the continent, with the breed evolving from small hounds used for hunting small game in the south of Europe. The Beagle is an old breed that has proved popular throughout the western world for … Continued

The Turkish Van
  • Friday, September 20, 2013

History Steeped in history and thought to be one of the oldest domesticated breeds of cat, the Turkish Van is a feline that is thought to have been around since 1600 to 1200 BC. The discovery of a horde of ancient jewellery, belonging to a centuries-old civilisation called the Hittites, shows carvings of a white … Continued

Submissive Urination
  • Friday, September 20, 2013

Some dogs will have a habit of urinating inside the house despite having been properly trained as a puppy. If the dog urinates whenever he or she gets scared or intimidated then it may mean that they are doing it as a sign of submission. Puppies do this quite a lot as they are still … Continued

The Psychology of Dogs: Body Language
  • Friday, September 20, 2013

When talking about the psychology behind the behaviour of dogs, an important aspect to consider is body language. A dog, whilst able to vocalise using noises such as barks and yelps, cannot actually use words to tell a human how it is feeling. Therefore, in order to communicate with humans as well as other canines, … Continued

Destructive Chewing
  • Friday, September 20, 2013

As any dog owner can testify, all dogs will chew through something at some point. It is only natural for a puppy to chew as he/she will want to explore everything and anything. However, once a puppy has grown into a dog they will still have a natural instinct to chew things; this may be … Continued