Pickles are an odd little treat in the canine world. There are some pups that won’t go anywhere near them because of the sour taste and the strange flavors. Then there are others than can’t get enough of them.
In some ways, they aren’t too dissimilar from humans with this “love it or hate it” relationship. However, we all know that the nicest treats aren’t always good for us.
Pickles are something of a great area for many owners that aren’t too sure about the healthiest diet for their dog. On the one hand, they are a vegetable. On the other, they are processed. So, can dogs eat pickles in a healthy manner?Continue reading
The idea of a Miniature Golden Retriever is something that many dog lovers are keen on. They love the pure bred Golden for its look and temperament, but find it is much too big a dog and too difficult to take care of.
Creating Golden Retrievers that stay small sounds like a tall order, to pardon the pun. So are there Miniature Golden Retrievers and, if so, what can owners really expect from them?Continue reading
There are many doodle dogs out there that have been bred to ensure a strong blend of the very best gene of the hypoallergenic Standard or Miniature Poodle and another, perhaps more common dog.
The German Shepherd Poodle mix is a prime example of two very different dogs that should create an interesting hybrid.
There are high hopes over intelligence, athletic ability, loyalty and a gentle spirit. Also, as with pretty much every Poodle cross, there is the assumption that this will be a non-shedding, hypo-allergenic cross. As we know from other dogs, this perfect 50/50 split isn’t always a guarantee, so what can dog lovers expect here?Continue reading
There are many “doodle” dogs around these days – Labradoodle, Goldendoodle, Aussiedoodle and more – all of which get their name because of the cross breeding with a Poodle, usually for a better quality of coat, or a slightly more intelligent dog.
The name Sheepadoodle may sound a little alarming at first, but this is another of those interesting poodle hybrids rather than some strange form of livestock.
They are a fairly new hybrid, but one that breeders are keen to promote and export. This is because they are seen as such a perfect mix – according to those breeding them anyway.Continue reading
The Dachshund Lab mix, also known as the Dachsador to its loving owners, is one of those dogs that has to be seen to be believed.
The two parent breeds are such contrasting animals, in so many ways, that it is difficult to imagine the results.
Some expect a Labrador on tiny legs, or a more athletic dog with the face and features of a dachshund. The reality isn’t usually quite as extreme as that – although there are some reports of genetic mixes gone wrong.
So what can new owners expect here?Continue reading