Dog detects owner’s breast cancer

by Darren Jamieson on April 10, 2014

A nine-year-old collie called Max has alerted his owner to a serious health issue.

The discovery comes after Maureen Burns had been to see a doctor with (more…)

Hero dog to be awarded for saving young owner’s life

by Leanne Thompson on October 23, 2013

People will soon gather at the House of Lords to watch a dog from Essex receive an award for his courageous behaviour.

Geo, a German Shepherd-Collie cross, will accept a prize from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), which is one of the largest conservation charities in (more…)

Dogs Trust centres launch appeal for new owners

by Vivien Richardson on June 19, 2013

Over 118,000 stray dogs were rescued by the Dogs Trust charity in 2012 and this staggering statistic is steadily increasing. In order to rehome these (more…)

Border collie becomes Britain’s first water-based sniffer dog

by Mark James on June 5, 2013

A border collie from Bolton has begun intense training after being named as Britain’s first ever underwater sniffer dog.

Sniffer dogs have always been (more…)

Talented dog set for the big screen

by Vivien Richardson on February 20, 2013

The first ever pooch to win Simon Cowell’s talent show ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ is likely to be the subject of an upcoming film, his owner says.

Speaking to (more…)

Devoted dog stands by owner for 24-hours in muddy bog

by Vivien Richardson on October 24, 2012

A Hampshire pensioner had her pet canine to thank for providing warmth and companionship after she slipped into a bog during a routine afternoon walk.

The 82-year-old woman, who (more…)

Dog on a quest to go from fat to fit

by Mark James on October 10, 2012

Tilly, who is a Border Collie mixed with a German Shepherd, was recently taken in by Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in search of a new home. Despite Tilly’s energetic personality, she has (more…)

Border Collie and owner scoop Crufts competition top prize

by Leanne Thompson on March 21, 2012

Natasha Wise, a 29-year-old dog trainer, has been rewarded for her efforts after a triumphant experience at the annual Crufts dog competition on March 11th 2012. Dizzy, her Border Collie pet dog, competed in the event for the Championship Agility Medium award, which has only been available at Crufts since 1978. Following months of training, the five-year-old dog and Natasha competed against four fellow pooches in a flawless routine. (more…)

Come by! TV institution set for return

by Mark James on September 14, 2011

Sunday nights were never the same without One Man and His Dog. Marvelling at how well trained the collies were, wondering how the shepherd made those piercing whistling noises and trembling in anticipation at whether or not the sheep would finally enter the pen were a staple for many.

However, after a period away from our screens, sheepdog trials are due for a return to our screens, albeit with a few new twists.

The World Sheepdog Trials, due to air on More 4 this Thursday 15th September, will feature heartrate monitors attached to the sheep to indicate how nervous they are, and therefore how likely they will be to make a run for it, accelerometers on the dogs’ collars to record how fast they (more…)

Evil Bob going for free in online ad

by Mark James on June 19, 2011

Tem Sosa, a pig farmer, tried to get rid of her border collie when she recently posted an ad online. While she has no qualms about giving the dog away for free she frankly writes about his bed behaviour, wonky teeth and smelly breath.

In the advert that she posted onto the secondhand sales site Preloved she said:

‘Evil Bob would love to find the perfect home as I have put up with him for nearly ten years and can’t take much more.

‘He is probably the worst dog you will ever meet. He started life as a failed (more…)

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