Royal Mail appeal to dogs to back off!

by Darren Jamieson on July 31, 2008

The postman is the natural enemy of the dog.

Since the dawn of time it’s been the case that dogs bite postmen. It’s one of the laws of the universe. Now it seems that the postmen have had enough, in Calderdale at least. The Royal Mail has appealed to dog owners to stop their pets from attacking its postal workers.

According to the Royal Mail, 6 workers dealing with the HX postcode were attacked by dogs in the last three months. A total of 93 postal workers were attacked by dogs in the Yorkshire area during the same period. (more…)

Dogs attacked by nude sunbather

by Darren Jamieson on July 30, 2008

A man from Portland, USA, accidentally found himself, his children and his two Chihuahua dogs on a nudist beach on Columbia River. He landed on the beach with his family after his raft ran ashore due to a navigation error.

According to police, the man landed inside the ‘clothing optional’ section of the beach, causing one nude sunbather to exception to his presence, and particularly that of his two dogs. The nude sunbather allegedly attacked the man, and his two Chihuahuas, using a police baton as a weapon. (more…)

Pit Bull owner arrested after his dogs killed two cats

by Darren Jamieson on July 29, 2008

Two pit bull type dogs went on what police described as a ‘rampage’ on Monday when they roamed the streets of Cambridge. The two dogs apparently killed two cats and tried to attack teenagers. Armed police and angered residents went in search of the dogs in a witch hunt that ended with one of the dogs being run down by a car.

The incident started at 7:20am and even sparked a police helicopter to search for the dogs. Both dogs were eventually caught.

According to police, a 31-year-old man from Cambridge was in police custody after being arrested for allowing the dogs to roam ‘out of control’. (more…)

Dog and his handler killed in Afghanistan

by Darren Jamieson on July 27, 2008

This week a British para-dog and his handler were killed in Afghanistan, by Taliban forces, when they came under heavy fire from an ambush.

The soldier, part of the Royal Army Veterinary Corps was attached to the Parachute Regiment. Both he and his dog were killed on Thursday while on a routine patrol near his bade of ‘Inkerman’. (more…)

My Dog Coach for Nintendo DS

by Darren Jamieson on July 25, 2008

Forget Nintendogs, Ubisoft are planning to release a game for the Nintendo DS that shows you how to train your dog for real.

This game isn’t for casual gamers who want to train their virtual puppy and play with him using the stylus. No, ‘My Dog Coach’ is for those who have a real puppy who just won’t stop barking when you leave the house, or wants to rip all of the wallpaper from the wall in your kitchen. (more…)

When Is My Bitch Ready To Breed?

by Leanne Thompson on

If you want to breed from your dog, then it is necessary to get her mated with the stud dog at the right time.  Your bitch can only be mated when she is in season.  Make sure you have found a stud dog in plenty of time before the season, seen and checked the stud dog, negotiated payment with the stud dog owner, and anything else you need to check.  See our earlier articles on Stud Dogs Checks and How Much Should Stud Dog Fees Be for more details.

Frequency of Season

A dog generally comes into ‘heat’ or into ‘season’, as it is often termed, twice a year.   She will (more…)

Can your dog sing?

by Darren Jamieson on July 24, 2008

No, it’s nothing to do with a new TV show by Simon Cowell, it’s a choir being formed in Swansea for singing dogs. Dogs from the area with great singing voices and wanted to join the canine choir and pay tribute to a local dog from the area that used to rescue swimmers who were drowning in the Swansea docks.

Local dogs from Swansea are being auditioned for their singing voices by artist Richard Higlett.

The song is called ‘A Song For Jack’ and is to be performed at a concert in Swansea city, by the dogs. (more…)

How Much Should Stud Dog Fees Be?

by Leanne Thompson on

Once you have done the checks on the stud dog, you are ready to arrange payment.  There are no laws or rules on how much a stud dog fee should be.

However, the general rule of thumb is that the stud dog owner will normally charge a fee equivalent to the price of one puppy.  Alternatively, the stud dog owner may negotiate with the bitch owner to take a puppy, in which case the stud dog owner will normally take their pick of the litter.

There are, however, no rules on this and so you will see many variations, such as:

If a stud dog is ‘unproven’ (more…)

Jennifer Aniston’s boyfriend can’t win over her dog

by Darren Jamieson on July 23, 2008

Meeting your girlfriend’s parents always used to be the toughest part of a relationship for any guy, as he has to win over her dad and her mother at the same time. However these days it’s more important that your girlfriend’s dog likes you, otherwise the relationship can be over before it has a chance to start.

Actress Jennifer Aniston is one such girl whose dog, Norman, is difficult to please, at least for her new boyfriend John Mayer. (more…)

Stud Dog Checks Before Conception

by Leanne Thompson on

Earlier we wrote an article about deciding whether or not you should breed your dog (see Things To Know Before You Breed Your Dog).  Assuming you decided you have the time, the money and the knowledge to breed her, here is a quick guide to a few more checks you should do before proceeding. (more…)

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