Dogs prefer petting to talking

by Mark James on September 11, 2014

The University of Florida has carried out a study that found that pooches prefer a pat on the head rather than verbal praise.

For some time it has been known that (more…)

Breast cancer detection by dogs trialled

by Vivien Richardson on August 21, 2014

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…)

BVA reminds owners to keep pets cool

by Mark James on July 30, 2014

As temperatures continue to rise, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) has once again reminded dog owners of the dangers of heatstroke.

Every time that the weather gets hot, vets witness (more…)

Dog owners petition Eurostar and UK government

by Mark James on July 9, 2014

Pet owners have set up a petition to try to persuade the owners of Eurostar to provide dog-friendly carriages on their trains.

Currently, no pets are (more…)

New website to help dog owners combat dysplasia

by Leanne Thompson on July 2, 2014

The launch of the Cornell Estimated Breeding website is predicted to help dog owners and breeders to better understand the issues surrounding hip and elbow health in some purebred dogs.

On the site, the public and stud dog breeders can (more…)

New app to help people find their ideal dog

by Mark James on June 6, 2014

The New York based dog gift firm BarkBox has come up with an innovative new app.

The mobile application is designed to match (more…)

Big Scoop as the Dogs Trust launches poster campaign

by Darren Jamieson on May 16, 2014

Keep Britain Tidy and the Dogs Trust have launched their nationwide competition to design a dog waste awareness poster.

Children aged 7-11 can enter the Big Scoop 2014 competition, which (more…)

One-eyed mongrel re-homed in Sussex after devastating attack

by Mark James on March 27, 2014

A dog that had suffered crippling abuse on the streets of Romania has now found a new home in England.

The mongrel, called Lillie, has recently been (more…)

New charity launched by Norfolk husky owner

by Leanne Thompson on January 22, 2014

A Husky and German Shepherd dog rehoming charity has recently been set up, using its founder’s heroic canine pet as its inspiration.

Blue-eyed Siberian husky Bolt is (more…)

Scientific study reveals how dogs can foresee human behaviour

by Leanne Thompson on December 26, 2013

Biologists working at Dundee’s Abertay University have discovered that in future years, dogs will understand and learn how to predict human behaviour.

The project, which was led by Clare Cunningham, revealed how dogs have evolved through thousands of years of exposure to (more…)

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