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3 Lhasa Apso Dogs

Lhasa Apso Dog Breed

The Lhasa Apso is a companion lap dog weighing around 6 to 7kgs and stands at just 23 to 28cm. They generally live for around 14 years and are a Pedigree breed recognised by all the major kennel clubs and placed in the Utility Group. The Lhasa Apso They are a wonderful companion thanks to…

Lowchen Lion Dog

Lowchen

General Information about Lowchen Dogs

Dog With Cannula

Hyperthyroidism in Dogs, what is it?

Hyperthyroidism in dogs is a rare condition where the thyroid glands generate an excess of thyroid hormones leading to a constant state of metabolic hyperactivity. In other words, the thyroid glands are in overdrive. Located in the neck, the thyroid gland produces the hormone thyroxine (T4) and several other essential thyroid hormones. All these hormones…

Manchester Terrier Puppy In Agility Class

Are Manchester Terriers good as family dogs?

Whilst many Terrier dogs find it difficult to acclimatise to family life the Manchester Terrier is a sensitive and devoted family dog. Despite that this dog was originally bred for ratting and rabbit hunting they have evolved into excellent dogs for children and adults alike, particularly those families that are active and enjoy tie outside….

Lakeland Terrier On A Beach

What kind of dog is the Lakeland Terrier?

A former hunting dog the Lakeland Terrier is a master showman in the show ring, a clever and active dog, much under-rated as a family dog, which is a pity as they love entertaining and spending time with children. A very active dog so not one for sitting on your lap all day but for…

Irish Terrier Wheaten

The Irish Terrier, Wheaten, Red and other colors.

The Irish Terrier is one of the raciest members of the Terrier Group, having a longer body and longer legs than any other Terrier. Occasionally has a wiry coat but some have a beautiful soft silky wavy fur coat that comes in Wheaten, Red Wheaten, Red and Golden Red. A very popular hunting dog in…

Affectionate Havanese

What is a Havanese Dog and where is it from?

The Havanese Dog is a fun little bundle of fur from Cuba where it is considered to be the national dog. It is ideal as a Lap Dog or an affectionate family friend capable of performing tricks. Origin: ~ Cuba.Originally Bred for: ~ Lap Dog, Performer.Colour: ~ Any combination of colours.Coat: ~A double coat with…

Fox Terrier Wire

The Fox Terrier Smooth and Fox Terrier Wire. Are they the same dog?

Two breeds but one Dog? What is the difference?

Drever Dog

Is the Drever a dog and if so what kind?

Drever’s are a small hunting dog from Sweden with their ancestry coming from German Scent Hounds. A medium sized dog with a long body, short legs and a very keen sense of smell, they were often used to hunt deer or drive game for hunters, often in packs. They are still used for some hunting…

Dorgi 2

What is a Dorgi dog?

The Dorgi dog is a cross between a Dachshund and a Pembroke Welsh Corgi. This hybrid mix was born when one of Queen Elizabeth’s corgis called Tiny mated with a Dachshund called Pipkin, belonging to her sister, Princess Margaret. Clearly happy with the result, the sisters bred more Dorgis. These included Cider, Berry, Vulcan and Candy, who belonged to the Queen, and Rum, who…

Danish Swedish Farmdog

The Danish-Swedish Farmdog, what dog is it?

This is a lively, alert and intelligent little dog that loves attention. Now very much a family lap dog this native Scandinavian breed was historically a farming dog used for hunting and keeping yards free of vermin. Origin: ~ Denmark and Southern Sweden.Bred for: ~ Farming companion, Ratter and Guard dog.Colour: ~ Dominantly White with…

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What kind of dog is the Coton de Tulear?

This is a very small dog that is considered to be the Royal Dog of Madagascar. A white bundle of fluff and fun. Origin: ~ Madagascar.Bred for: ~ Lap Dogs, Fun loving, Gentle natured Family Pets.Colour: ~ White, occasionally Grey or Black and Tri-Colours.Coat: ~ A soft coat to touch mid to long length, wavy…

Dandie Dinmont Terrier Pepper

What is a Dandie Dinmont Terrier?

The Dandie Dinmont Terrier has its genic roots firmly in Scotland. This short legged long bodied terrier breed is known for its distinctive ‘Topknot’ of hair. They are a tough but friendly little breed that dates back to the 1700’s. Origin: ~ Scotland.Bred for: ~ Farm work including hunting Otter and Badger. Coat: ~ A…

Cockapoo

What is a Cockapoo(dle) dog like?

Cockapoos are one of the Hybrid mix dog breeds, also known as a designer breed. Cockapoo’s are believed to be one of the first of the modern termed designer dogs although breeders have been doing this for decades if not centuries and such hybrid mixes are considered hybrid mixes until a generation of them is…

Cockalier 1

What is a Cockalier?

The Cockalier is a hybrid mix breed from the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Cocker Spaniel. Origin: ~ UK and the USA.Bred for: ~ Fun loving, Gentle natured Family Pet.Colour: ~ Black, Brown, Red and White with a mix of the various colours from both parent breeds.Coat: ~ A medium to soft touch of…

Pembroke Welsh Corgi Side On

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Origin: ~ WalesBred for: ~ Driving cattleCoat: ~ Straight, short, fairly harsh.Colour: ~ Red, sable, brindle, blue merle, black, with white flashings to various colours.Height: ~ 10 to 12 inches or 25 to 30cms.Weight: ~ 25 to 30lbs or 11 to 14kgs.Lifespan: ~ 12 to 13 years.AKC Group – Herding Group History of the Pembroke…

Chorkie, Chihuahua X Yorkie

What is a Chorkie?

Also known as a Yorkiechi this dog is a cross between a Chihuahua and a Yorkshire Terrier. As the picture shows below this dog is tiny and is a definitive Lap Dog. It is another of the modern Hybrid mixes and is not accepted by the AKC or the UK Kennel club, thus it is…

Cesky Terrier In Profile

What is the Cesky Terrier?

The National dog of the Czech Republic, this small gentle mannered companion dog with a loving manner was originally bred to hunt vermin by the geneticist Dr Frantisek Horak. Origin: ~ Czechoslovakia – Czech RepublicBred for: ~ Hunting verminColour: ~ Dark Grey, Grey, Grey & Tan, Grey Blue, Light Brown, Silver and Wheaten.Height: ~ 10…

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi -What is it?

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is a small squat dog with a square head, large bat shaped ears and intelligent alert eyes above a long nose. The neck is wide and short to a broad chest over short legs with large feet. The back is straight to a narrow waist with strong hips and a long…

Brace For Shoulder After Surgery

Osteochondritis dissecans in Dogs (OCD or OD)

Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) is an abnormal development of bone tissue from cartilage. The most commonly affected are the shoulder and elbow joints. Within joints like the shoulder, knee, elbow, and ankle, a cartilage flap develops causing lameness. The cartilage flap can detach itself completely from the underlying bone structure and get lodged in the back…

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3 Lhasa Apso Dogs

Lhasa Apso Dog Breed

The Lhasa Apso is a companion lap dog weighing around 6 to 7kgs and stands at just 23 to 28cm. They generally live for around 14 years and are a Pedigree breed recognised by all the major kennel clubs and placed in the Utility Group. The Lhasa Apso They are a wonderful companion thanks to…

Lowchen Lion Dog

Lowchen

General Information about Lowchen Dogs

Dog With Cannula

Hyperthyroidism in Dogs, what is it?

Hyperthyroidism in dogs is a rare condition where the thyroid glands generate an excess of thyroid hormones leading to a constant state of metabolic hyperactivity. In other words, the thyroid glands are in overdrive. Located in the neck, the thyroid gland produces the hormone thyroxine (T4) and several other essential thyroid hormones. All these hormones…

Manchester Terrier Puppy In Agility Class

Are Manchester Terriers good as family dogs?

Whilst many Terrier dogs find it difficult to acclimatise to family life the Manchester Terrier is a sensitive and devoted family dog. Despite that this dog was originally bred for ratting and rabbit hunting they have evolved into excellent dogs for children and adults alike, particularly those families that are active and enjoy tie outside….

Lakeland Terrier On A Beach

What kind of dog is the Lakeland Terrier?

A former hunting dog the Lakeland Terrier is a master showman in the show ring, a clever and active dog, much under-rated as a family dog, which is a pity as they love entertaining and spending time with children. A very active dog so not one for sitting on your lap all day but for…

Irish Terrier Wheaten

The Irish Terrier, Wheaten, Red and other colors.

The Irish Terrier is one of the raciest members of the Terrier Group, having a longer body and longer legs than any other Terrier. Occasionally has a wiry coat but some have a beautiful soft silky wavy fur coat that comes in Wheaten, Red Wheaten, Red and Golden Red. A very popular hunting dog in…