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Nothing is sacred - not even a microchip Print E-mail
Tuesday, 21 February 2017 13:19

It's tempting to imagine that now that your dog is microchipped, if the worst should happen and he should get lost or be stolen, it would be relatively easy to trace him.  But there have been cases of dog theft where the chip - which is about the size of a grain of rice - has been dug out, making it almost impossible for dog and owner to be reunited.  DogLost, the national organsisation for registering missing dogs, says that this has happened, albeit rarely.  We can only hope that the incidence of such a cruel practice does not increase.

It's all down to the breed you choose Print E-mail
Monday, 20 February 2017 10:46

Apropos our last post about the popularity of French bulldogs, perhaps one should consider a golden retriever instead - if you want to appear intelligent!  Apparently the breed has the best educated owners with 23% of them having a masters degree or phd.  But Yorkshire terrier owners are thought to be the happiest, and pug owners the richest...

A French invasion? Print E-mail
Friday, 17 February 2017 11:55

After 27 years as Britain's most popular dog, it seems that the Labrador is about to be knocked off the top spot by the French bulldog.  Ten years ago just 650 French bulldogs were registered with the Kennel Club but last year saw 21,470 registrations.  Their popularity has almost certainly been fuelled by so-called celebrity owners such as the Beckhams and Lady Gaga.  Unfortunately buying a dog because it is fashionable will almost certainly lead to an increase in unscrupulous breeders - leading to health and welfare problems for the breed. 

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