While most dogs, like us humans, prefer a warm climate, some of them thrive in cold weather and definitely don't need to be dressed in winter. In this post, we are introducing 5 dog breeds that we think are best suited for cold climates.
We have been experiencing a steady growth in the number of enquiries for Caucasian Mountain Dogs or Caucasian Shepherds as they are also known. We’ve been trying to figure out what the increase in popularity can be attributed to, but we can only guess.
One of our guesses is that the Caucasian Shepherd breed has been featured in a National Geographic show 3 years ago in the US and this has had a long lasting effect on the popularity of the breed. Clips of the show, such as the one below, are available on Youtube, generating hundreds of thousands of views as we speak.
Are you worried about your dog shedding in the autumn and turning into a hairless dog like the Chinese Crested?
You may have noticed your dog shedding more than usual as the days grow shorter, the trees turn yellow and the weather cools down. This might seem like a strange way for preparing for winter, so you might think something is wrong with your dog.
After the United Kingdom, Malta and Sweden are also simplifying their pet import legislation from 2012, falling in line with the rest of EU member countries.
This is great news to anybody about to import a dog, as the six long months of quarantine will no longer be required. The details of the new rules are unknown as of this moment, but both countries are likely to introduce legislation similar to that of the UK, as we reported in July.
The photo was provided by Mario Tabraue, former representative of Euro Puppy USA,
director of Zoological Wildlife Foundation.
Many families own a cat prior to bringing a new puppy in the home. For a young puppy, leaving its mother, litter mates and adapting to a completely new environment can be stressful enough, while meeting a cat - even if it's not as large as the one above - can easily cause trouble.
For the last 6 years Eddie has been Euro Puppy’s main customer contact and proudly assisted many customers from all over the world including some big cricket playing nations such as India, South Africa and England and other nations where the game is really starting to develop and take off such as Hungary itself.
According to a recent article of USA Today, the number of dogs being stolen has risen dramatically in 2011.
Stealing dogs with the intention of demanding a ransom from the owner is not a new phenomenon. In fact, the first ever dognapping case was recorded in 1934. The stolen Boston Terrier was returned to its owner after 5 long months so the story had a happy ending.
Dogs become part of our families. They will be just like a small brother or sister to the kids. And when they are kidnapped and there is a chance that money can buy them back, we pay gladly – provided that we have the money demanded, that is.
Over time, as conformation showing became more popular, show dogs became the targets of thieves. It's easy to see that if the owner of a regular dog is willing to pay thousands of dollars in ransom, the owner of a valuable show dog might pay tens of thousands of dollars to get his pooch back.
Dognapping – not only for ransom but reselling, experiments and a number of other purposes – has become widespread in the United States by the 60’s. So much so that it had actually become one of the most talked about issues of the time. The public dismay and the floods of letters demanding something to be done put enormous pressure on the senate. As a result, the “Dognapping Law”, which became the Animal Welfare Act of 1966 was born.
We have recently received a letter from Petra, a Happy Miniature Bull Terrier owner in the United Arab Emirates and we think her experience will help many of you out there searching for that special puppy of yours.
She starts her letter: “I have received the puppy and all went well. I must say that I am very happy with my choice.” Her puppy is indeed very good looking and confident which you can tell just by looking at her face. Petra continues: “I have always gone directly to breeder to purchase my dogs because I wanted to see where they come from, how the parents are kept and how well the puppies are socialized.”
It is perfectly reasonable from anyone looking to buy a puppy to want to visit the breeder in person, see the parents, the environment and of course, the puppy itself. However, the traditional way of selecting and purchasing a puppy is not an option for everyone:
“But because I live in the UAE and I have little time to look for breeders with available puppies in my short summer holiday, I had to rely on strangers like you to do the leg work for me.”
That’s where Euro Puppy comes in. We visit the breeders personally, photograph their puppies, give them a good health check and will only recommend the ones to you that meet the standard. If you want to save yourself the “leg work” as Petra says, we are here to help.
“I must admit that I had my doubts buying an animal from the internet. I was a little worried that I was purchasing a dog from horrible breeding facilities where the bitches are covered over and over again to make maximum profits. I worried that the puppies were not well kept and psychologically disturbed.”