Vivien

Vivien RichardsonWebsite: http://www.dreamdogs.co.uk

I have loved dogs all my life, ever since I used to work with the border collies and Shire horses on the farm down the road when I was at school. Aged 14, I got my first dog – a black miniature poodle called Susie Wong. Since then, I’ve owned dogs all my life, including miniature poodles and shih tzu, and have over 30 years’ experience of caring for and breeding dogs, having cared for more than 30 dogs in total over the years, and countless gorgeous little bundles of fluff.

Nowadays, I no longer breed puppies and live with my beautiful, black shih tzu called Ouzo – yes, she’s named after the Greek alcoholic drink!

Latest posts by Vivien:

Web design company features dog as ‘part of the team’

Web design company features dog as ‘part of the team’

We all love our dogs, and even think of them as ‘human’ sometimes. A web design company in Cheshire has taken that a step further by including their office dog in their team’s profile section on the website. Bailey, a shih-tzu, has been given the... (more)

Distance learning courses company celebrates ‘Bring your dog to work day’

Distance learning courses company celebrates ‘Bring your dog to work day’

As most dog owners are away, Friday June 24th is the third annual ‘Bring your dog to work day’ in the UK, with businesses throughout the country allowing their staff to bring their dogs into the office. One such company taking part is the distance... (more)

Women bond with dogs like their kids, study shows

Women bond with dogs like their kids, study shows

Research carried out in the U.S. has indicated that most women’s minds respond to their dogs the same way they do their children. During the study, which was conducted by (more)  Read More →

Breast cancer detection by dogs trialled

Breast cancer detection by dogs trialled

A UK charity is funding a scheme to work out whether it is practical to use canines to detect a serious form of cancer. The Buckinghamshire-based charity, Medical Detection Dogs, was set up to (more)  Read More →

Labrador called Body wins the Palm Dog

Labrador called Body wins the Palm Dog

The doggy star of Hungarian film Fehér isten has won this year’s prestigious Palm Dog Award. Body, a Golden Labrador, played the (more)  Read More →

Dogs really do love their owners

Dogs really do love their owners

Research has suggested that dogs really are a man’s best friend, after scientists found they release the same chemical solution as humans to show love. According to a study by boffins at (more)  Read More →

Bucharest rescue dogs to ‘Romania’ in Britain

Bucharest rescue dogs to ‘Romania’ in Britain

Good Friday lived up to its name for a group of 28 pooches shipped over from Romania, all of which went to homes in Surrey and South London on that day. A lorry-full of excited canines arrived (more)  Read More →

Fife dog rescued from blaze

Fife dog rescued from blaze

A Ballingry family are breathing a sigh of relief following the rescue of their pet dog during a middle-of-the-night house fire. The blaze broke out at (more)  Read More →

Rescued pooch to have prosthetic limbs fitted

Rescued pooch to have prosthetic limbs fitted

A dog that was found by a Norfolk animal charity in Romania is to have new false legs fitted after having recovered from being poisoned. The charity, Safe Rescue for Dogs, is an organization that (more)  Read More →

UK’s first dog radio to be broadcast this month

UK’s first dog radio to be broadcast this month

The UK’s first radio station targeted at dogs and their owners, Hound Waves, is to be broadcast in two days’ time. The station, which is supported by animal charities and celebrities, is being launched as part of (more)  Read More →

Older Posts »
Dream Dogs