British dog owners encouraged to bake their own doggie treats

by Leanne Thompson on October 22, 2014

The BAFTA award-winning programme The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) has inspired many people to start baking, including for their pets.

It has been argued that when (more…)

Kazakh nomads fight to preserve rare dog breed

by Darren Jamieson on October 15, 2014

Nomadic hunters and herdsmen in Kazakhstan are trying to save one of the rarest dog breeds in the world: the Tazy, which is also called the Kazakh greyhound.

For centuries, the pastoral nomads of (more…)

First luxury dog hotel opens in the UK

by Clare Jones on October 1, 2014

A dedicated hotel for pampered pooches has just opened in Brighton.

Believed to be the first of its type in (more…)

Pooches compete in US surfing competition

by Leanne Thompson on September 18, 2014

The annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon took place in Southern California recently, with 80 canine entrants taking part.

Despite warnings of a hurricane, the (more…)

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…)

Novel about Royal dog released

by Darren Jamieson on September 4, 2014

A new book detailing the fictional adventures of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s dog is available to the public.

The author of the novel, Aby King, was inspired to pen the book after (more…)

Dogs blessed on Saint Roch day

by Clare Jones on August 28, 2014

In El Alto, Bolivia, a Roman Catholic priest blessed dozens of pooches on a saint’s commemoration day.

Saint Roch is the patron saint of the Bolivian city, but he is also that of dogs, along with (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…)

Doggy detective continues his adventures

by Darren Jamieson on August 8, 2014

The seventh book in a popular canine mystery series has been released.

Paw and Order, which went on (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…)

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