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Halloween Dogs

October 31, 2008 by sandor.fagyal
Let's celebrate Halloween with dogs!


Happy Halloween!


Dog Lamps #29: Wacky or Tacky?

October 31, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

Every week Euro Puppy showcases a dog lamp. Is it tacky or wacky? We will leave it up to you to decide. While having our own beliefs, we would love your comments...Enjoy....

Playful Dog Lamp - Perfect for Night Table.

Make your home dog-themed with this cute puppy night lamp! At first glance it seems rather crude, but then you realize that the essentials are all there for a very pretty piece of work.

The hollowed out eyes along with the droopy ears give the impression of intense anticipation for something. As if he/she is just about to spring!

Dog Lamp

Even the stub of the tail signifies that something's up. Caught in the very act of swishing, the whole piece is one of fun and frolic. Ideal for a child's bedroom as a night lamp.

The height of the lamp is 8 inches and is perfect for a bedstead.

So? Wacky or tacky? What do you think dear Dog lover?


Miss the Frisbee!

October 30, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

Ok, so I'm not sure if this is funny or not, but after close inspection, I simply have to say ..... it's VERY funny :D

The doggy here has missed the frisbee by a mile...

What you gotta love is the absolute conviction the dog has that the frisbee is exactly where he thinks it is! He aint gonna get a cookie for this one. You can be sure of that.


Frisbee Dog

But I have to congratulate the photographer on his skill. What a shot! The precise moment when the poor woman hasn't yet fully realized that a pair of jaws are coming towards her at sonic speed! I wonder what happened after that....


Who needs a show dog?

October 30, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

I often wonder at people who collect dogs for show and critically examine each for defects. It's almost as if they say - "If you have a defect, you're not worthy of my attention". In my opinion, unless the passion for "The perfect dog" is coupled with a greater love for dogs in general, then it's proof that the person is just doing it to push themselves up, and not for a love of dogs at all.

See how in this poem, a dog pleads to demonstrate that he or she isn't built of eye candy. It makes us realize that all dogs are special. And you don't need to be a pretty dog to be a great friend.


Yes, I Am A Show Dog

They asked if I’m a show dog, I heard my Mom say "No".
She said that I was better,
And didn’t need to go.

I show my family that I love them,
With hugs and kisses true,
With extra special tenderness,
When one is sick or blue.

I show my family that I care,
Almost every day,
When strangers pass by our house,
I shoo them all away.

I show my family I adore them,
When I greet them at the door,
With happy yips and wagging tail,
Who could ask for any more?

I show my family that I’m loyal,
And love them all the same,
When they make mistakes with me,
Or forget to play my favorite game.

I show my kids that I’ll protect them,
When Monsters come in the night,
I chase them all out the window,
And cuddle to ease the fright.

So I may not be a show dog,
With pretty hair and bows,
But my family, they do love me,
And it’s for them that I do show.

---By Marian Whitley---


Miniature Bulldog or Mini English Bulldog?

October 29, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

So, just what is a Miniature Bulldog? As there is often a grey area here, it’s Important you know that there are Mini Bulldogs, and then there are Mini English Bulldogs. These types should not be confused with each other! The former being a cross/mix breed (Bulldog with Pug, Boston Terrier or/and French Bulldog) and the latter being a pure-bred English Bulldog, but just smaller in size. As you can see here, the big difference here lies in the keyword, English.

Mini or Miniature Bulldog crosses are usually 3-4 generations removed. This is to fine tune the trademark look of the Bulldog but in a more compact size. This variety is not yet recognised by any major association or kennel club such as FCI or AKC. This type is most often the shortest in the body and the more sporty, active rather than being a couch potato. Obviously the more squat, rambunctious Pug and Frenchie are having their influence here.

Mini or Miniature English Bulldogs are not a separate breed in itself. They come from registered English Bulldog parents. This poses the difficult question of how can I be sure/guaranteed that my puppy will be a Mini? To answer this, I would say that a major kennel club or association would need to start recognising the breed and set a standard that everyone has to adhere to and thus be able to register as an official Mini English Bulldog litter.

Miniature English Bulldog

If you think you know enough already, please feel free to check out our available Miniature English Bulldog puppies. If you would like to learn more, please carry on reading below.

House training your Puppy

October 29, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

Techniques for House training your puppy can vary depending on your lifestyle. Some people have their own garden where they let their dogs poop, which becomes manure after a while, so you don't need to be present to pick it up after them.

In this case, the only requirement is that you train you dog to poop outside. The key to doing this is to have a regular schedule. If your puppy knows that he/she is going to be let out of the house at a particular time, chances are that they will time their potty. If you have several dogs already, then the puppies pick up the pattern from them.

Cute Puppies
Image Credit: George G. Hoffman

Initially when your pups are young, try and have a separate place for them to poop. The place should be far away from the sleeping area and when you observe them getting ready to let go (Sniffing around, moving in circles), pick them up and place them there. Ideal is a piece of news paper also referred to as paper training.

I understand that this requires constant care and supervision, but hey, that's what a puppy's all about!

Celebrity Dogs - Phoebe Price and her Yorkshire Terrier

October 28, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

Phobe Price, who launched her new fragrance "Phoebe's Phantasy" recently, has her very own Yorkshire Terrier called Henry.

Phoebe Price and her Yorkie

Phoebe was in the news recently for Suing Chanel for not letting her into an elite party! Nevertheless, her Yorkshire Terrier looks really handsome. And his name is Henry.

Though Yorkshire Terriers are looked on as toy dogs, they are remarkably self confident and intelligent. In fact, they will occasionally challenge dogs much larger than they are. However, they never assert themselves in a mean way among other dogs, and are therefore often chosen for inclusion into families with existing dogs.

They also don't need to be pampered all the time and will be content to walk instead of being carried. A leftover trait from their lives as terriers perhaps?

Want to see some more cute Yorkies?

Blue French Bulldog Photos

October 28, 2008 by sandor.fagyal
Just a gorgeous puppy. Sorry, if I carried away too much with the art...

Blue French Bulldog


The French Poodle .... Not from France?

October 28, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

There is quite a bit of dispute regarding where the Poodle originated. Many sources say that while the French were responsible for the development of the breed, they are not inherently from France.

Indeed, the word poodle itself comes from the German "Pudel" meaning 'Splashing dog'. This shows that the Poodle wasn't bred for show at all, but for hunting!

Image Credit: deanna

The story goes that the hair of the poodles were hampering their ability to properly participate in the hunt. To make things easier, the hunters sheared off the hair leaving it only in places where protection was needed like the hips and the ankles.

Today of course, they are considered more for their looks than for their hunting capabilities. But goodness gracious! Who would have thought it?


Doggy Humor - Mmmmm. That was nice - Uh Oh!

October 23, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

You know how when your dog loves something that you put in front of him in a bowl, and they lick it clean way after it's empty? They chase it around the room making an awful racket.

Sometimes, they go a little too far, and this is what happens:
Cute Dog

Best part is, he'll never learn :) . The big baby.