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Killer dogs Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 August 2016 14:12

In less than a week two people have been killed by dogs, in unrelated incidents.  In the first, a man was trying to protect his Yorkshire terrier, in the second a 3 year old boy was happily playing.  The two horrific killings have thrown light on the Dangerous Dogs Act - and why it's emphasis on breeds is ineffective.  In fact, in the first case the dog had been seized as a pit bull type and then once measurements proved it not to be, released back to the owner.  Here at the CBC we believe the Act needs re-writing and rather than ban certain breeds the focus needs to be on behaviour.  Dogs that behave in a danergously aggressive way should be seized - irrespective of their breed.  But it is important to remember that no dog is born aggressive: the way it is reared will determine its behaviour.

 
Cool dogs Print E-mail
Friday, 12 August 2016 08:54

A mini heatwave is forecast for the week ahead so dogs need to be kept cool.  Ice creams are not good for dogs so we make our own ice lollies.  Just boil up some chicken bones and strain the stock, then toss in a few chopped carrots and bits of broccoli and pour into ice lolly moulds and freeze.  Dogs love them!

 
Abandoned Print E-mail
Friday, 05 August 2016 08:40

Most of us assume that Christmas is the worst time for abandoned dogs.  But the RSPCA says no, abandonment peaks in July and August.  Presumably this is because either owners can't afford boarding kennels or leave it too late to book a place.  And so rather than give up their holiday, they dump family pet ...

 
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