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Popular dogs in the Middle East

May 26, 2010 by sandor.fagyal

Many people would think that the weather in countries like Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain or Qatar might be too hot for dogs so they are very rare in the region. However, that couldn't be further from the truth. Even though the circumstances are not ideal for breeding, dogs are increasingly popular in the Middle East.

The two main reasons why people in the Middle East own pets are protection and pleasure.

The classic protection breeds like the German Shepherd and Rottweiler are very popular, but there seems to be more and more demand for less known breeds such as the Cane Corso and Caucasian Mountain Dog. These breeds have a natural inclination to guard the territory they live in and the people they regard as family.  

The mighty Cane Corso

There is an important distinction to make between protection or guard dogs and watchdogs. While smaller breeds can also act as watchdogs to alert the family in case of danger, guard dogs must be big and intimidating enough to threaten the possible intruder to the point of retreat.

Whose da boss? Me! Oh yeah? Prove it

November 20, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

Remember the post about how Cavaliers are Friendly? Well this proves it. This pictue is too cute! It's a stare down match. Who will win? Turtles can wait a long time you know....

We'd better hope that the turtle doesn't suddenly decide to go for a quick nip!

Who is da boss
Image Credit: colorblindpicaso

Celebrity Dogs - Liv Tyler and her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

November 19, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

Liv Tyler has achieved lasting in her limited role as "Arwen" in the Lord of the Rings. According to lore, Elves (The race to which Arwen belonged) had a love for nature including animals. Tyler loves dogs, as evinced by her doting care on "Neal", her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Liv Tyler and her Cavalier

Cavaliers are very friendly and lovable. But did you know that at one point of time the dog was given royal favor by King Charles II? Apparently Charles I had a King Charles Spaniel in the household and it was a favorite of his children. Hence the name.

It was decreed that they were never to be disallowed entrance to any public house on the grounds that they were pets and animals! A magnificent honor, and one that isn't shared by any other breed in the world.

Do you want to check out some Cavalier Puppies? Come and visit us.

Celebrity Dog - Amanda Bynes with her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

September 23, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

Amanda Bynes has wowed teenage audiences for years. She is the fifth highest paid celebrity under 21, and has starred in movies like "She's the man" and "Hairsprays"

Here we see her with a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Aptly named "Charlie".

Amanda Bynes's dog

The King Charles Spaniel is often called "The Ultimate Lap Dog". It is one of the most affectionate breed of dogs and meshes very well with other breeds. It is noted for it's friendliness towards other dogs several times it's size. This can sometimes work to it's disadvantage as it doesn't always realize that all other dogs don't share the love so much!

They are extremely social and are therefore very demanding of constant care and affection.

Want to learn more? Check out Euro Puppy's Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Puppies!

Celebrity Dogs: Jennifer Love Hewitt and her Dog

March 6, 2008 by ann

The lovely singer-actress: Jennifer Love Hewitt can be seen posing with her beloved Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy. In some ways the saying that "like owner, like dog" is true. Both are small, feminine and very good looking!

Jennifer Love Hewitt and her dog

Charlie The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Surfing Prodigy!

February 21, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

Euro Puppy loves to showcase canine prodigies. Those furry friends of ours, that stick out in a crowd like a paw out of water...It seems the FCI was wrong about Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, when they put this little dog breed in the 9th group with all the other companion dogs. It seems they excel at surfing as well! A Cavalier as a lap dog? A Cavalier as a bird dog? Forget that! Watch out Kelly Slater!!! You got some hard-core canine competition coming your way! Charlie the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a good enough pro to be the new face of Rip Curl, Quicksilver or Billabong...way to go Charlie!

Surfing Cavalier King Charles Spaniel


Ask Euro Puppy USA: "Cavalier King Charles Spaniels as Bird Dogs?"

February 14, 2008 by ann


Can you train Cavalier King Charles Spaniels as Bird Dogs?




Dear Pierce,

Thank you for visiting Euro Puppy and for your query. Concerning Cavalier King Charles Spaniels as bird dogs…let me explain a few things, before I can answer your question...

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is an interesting breed since it is first and foremost a companion dog. Even the FCI registers it in the 9th group, which is designated for companion dogs. All the other spaniels belong to 8th group as designated by the FCI. This group is for the spaniels that are more hunting / bird dogs. A Cavalier, however is in its element if it is around people and family members. Therefore it is a companion dog. However, like all Spaniels, the Cavalier also has a genetic background of being a hunting dog…or a gun dog /bird dog since it was used to retrieve birds and game.

Of all the Spaniel breeds, the original Cavalier is the only one that developed into a lap dog and therefore its hunting instincts have quite drastically been hindered. The other Spaniels, like the Springer Spaniel or an American Cocker Spaniel are also great family dogs, but their hunting, bird dog instincts are far greater, since they are still today used for such activities. Cavaliers, however have been known to catch small birds in mid-flight that fly too close to the ground. Such behavior is a result of their earlier use as a hunting dog, and as such, they can develop habits that predispose them to chase small animals such as chipmunks, squirrels, etc. Because of this, it is recommended that care should be taken when walking a Cavalier off-leash, as they can single-mindedly chase a butterfly or squirrel onto a busy road or other dangerous situations without regard for their own safety if not properly trained.

Small Dog Breeds.....Great For Apartment life...

February 11, 2008 by ann

Just because you live in a small home or apartment doesn’t mean you can’t have a dog. There are a lot of small toy and companion breeds that can make excellent pets for people with small flats or homes. However, you should remember that even small dogs like variety and exercise, so be prepared to take your small dog for walks. Once you have made that commitment to yourself, you can choose which breed of dog is most suitable to you and your lifestyle.

Small dog breeds make the cutest puppies, and one of the cutest small dog puppies around is the Maltese. This popular small dog breed usually only grows no more than six or seven pounds in weight. It has a beautiful white coat. The Maltese is a very ancient dog breed and has a strong constitution. However, don’t keep it in very hot areas, due to its thick coat. This is a very playful little dog. A Maltese makes a great companion if you like lively little pets and enjoy the grooming chores as well.

Another very cute long haired small dog breed is the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel . This lovely small dog is as elegant as its name and weighs about twice as much as a Maltese. The Cavalier is a friendly small dog that gives a lifetime of loyal attachment. This is the ideal dog if you prefer to lead a quiet life.

Top of the line in long haired small dog breeds is the Lowchen. If you enjoy spending long hours brushing, and don’t mind the hefty price tag of this little dog, then the Lowchen is for you. The beautiful `Little Lion’ dog can cost anything from $1000 and upwards. The Lowchen is a true indoors and it also seems to suffer from`separation anxiety’ so don’t get this dog breed if you are away for long hours every day.

If you prefer a little dog with a shorter coat,

Dog Art: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Paintings

February 1, 2008 by ann

Artist, Sarah Theophilus’ distinctive style as well as her passion for dogs take the contemporary approach to the tradition of pet portraits much further. Her dog paintings capture the candid, the intense, and the more quirky nature of our beloved companions. Her art can be seen at Pet Portraits in Pastel.

Meagan the Cavalier

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a small spaniel with a coat of substantial silky hair of moderate length, often with a mild wave. Four colours are recognized: Black and Tan;Tri-colored; consisting of black, white and brown; Red or also known as Ruby colored, and a color classification called Blenheim, which is chestnut brown on white. The breed originated in the 20th century. Its roots can be found in the older King Charles Spaniel of the Restoration.The goal of the breeders was to get back the origianal longer limbs and straighter nose of the very first King Charles Spaniel. Over the years there were numerous crossings with Asian toy breeds like the pug, and the king Charles Spaniel developed a puggish muzzle. This puggish muzzle is what the breeders of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel wanted to breed away. What came to be, was a stunning little dog, that resembled the first dog of King Charles and became a favorite pet worldwide.

Euro Puppy Doesn’t Have to Go Far, to Get to the Far-East!

December 19, 2007 by ann

Healthy and Happy Puppies Find Loving Homes in the Far-East!

While successfully integrating itself into the Middle-Eastern minds, the Far-East has also proved to be a market with wonderful potentials for Euro Puppy. With many success stories in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, China (Hong Kong) and Japan, Euro Puppy can now safely say, that they are the top provider of the highest quality European puppies from the best European breeders! A satisfied customer saw the arrival of his much-awaited French Bulldog in Singapore. Although regulations made it impossible for him to immediately take his puppy home, as one month quarantine was compulsory, the little French Bulldog found a loving home with his Singaporean family after 30 days. Euro Puppy has a loyal customer in Hong Kong as well, who has come back not once, not twice, but four times to Euro Puppy, to expand her “collection” Tibetan Mastiffs! She is often stopped by locals, and she is told that her dogs are some of the best Tibetan Mastiffs in Hong Kong! The satisfied owner remarks: “I am very proud to say that my four Tibetan Mastiffs are the top of their breed, here in Hong Kong. Euro Puppy only gives the Best. I am lucky to have found Euro Puppy and I am happy to have this wonderful breed!” Her dogs are non-aggressive as well, while the ones born in China seem to be. Euro Puppy’s top European breeders have taken the aggression out of this mammoth-sized breed to make them loving family members and astute guard-dogs as well. Another Euro Puppy puppy to have arrived to Hong Kong is the rather rare and large Hungarian Komondor breed that goes by the name of “White Rock”. He remains one of the few if not the only one of his kind in the whole of Hong Kong!

The Far East