There have been a number of stories in the news about Pit Bull attacks lately, which begs the question: are Pit Bulls truly the vicious dogs the media portrays them to be or are the specific dogs in the news simply dogs who have been poorly socialized and bred to be aggressive?
In the interest of full disclosure, I should tell you that I have never personally lived with a Pit Bull, and that the few Pits I have met have been very nice dogs.
Are Pit Bulls really that vicious?
Limitations of statistics
Which of us hasn’t at one time or another wished we could “take this job and shove it”? It’s often tempting to think about leaving the rat race behind, but given that most of us like to eat and live in a house, there’s the small matter of bringing home the bacon. They say you should do what you love (and the money will follow). Have you ever considered a dog-related business?
Dog business is big business
According to the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association, Americans...
The bond between dog and owner is the same in North America as Europe. Take heart, and keep track of your loved one!
By Helen Husbands
Battersea Dogs and Cats Home has reunited a pooch with its owner after seven years.
Lyn O’Byrne’s Lurcher, Rhia, was stolen from the veterinary practice where she worked in Kent in January 2001. Since then she has moved to Brighouse in West Yorkshire and thought her beloved dog was lost forever.
But last week the veterinary...
Nowadays, insurance is a way of life. It’s required for our automobiles and motorcycles, it covers our homes and boats and even planes. If you’re taking a trip to exotic locations like Belize or the Caribbean or even just across your state or province there are plenty of options for travel insurance. But what about your pet – does it make sense to look into pet insurance that will assist you with medical costs and care?
Over the last several years, the pet insurance industry has grown and...
The world of dog conformation shows can be confusing to the newcomer. Here is doggies.com’s guide to getting started.
Choosing a breed
If you are uncertain which breed you wish to show, spend some time visiting dog shows in your area. At any bench show, the dogs will be kept at the arena when they are done showing so you can mingle, ask the handlers about the dogs, and observe how the dogs of a particular breed act. (By contrast, an unbenched show allows the dogs to leave after they...
It’s always fun to take your dog to the dog park or to a doggie daycare, but how do you know if your dog will be safe from the other dogs there? What if your dog is the one who is endangering other dogs?
One of the first things you should consider when choosing a playmate for your dog is the relative size and strength of the two dogs. Small dogs have very often been hurt or even killed by playing with older, stronger dogs, even though no ill intent was present. Larger dogs,...