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Dognapping on the rise

August 24, 2011 by Peter

dognappingAccording 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.

Most Popular Small Breed Dogs

October 22, 2009 by ann

Being very portable, easily adaptable to different climates and more affordable in maintenance, it is no wonder that small breed dogs are growing in popularity. Noted for being lively and energetic, they make terrific pets for apartments and are comfort dogs as well. People living alone or the elderly feel better with them around. The following small dogs are popular for their uniqueness.

Dachshunds or “Weiner dogs”: They are fearless and loyal.

Shih Tzu’s’: Lion appearance demands attention and respect

Yorkshire terriers: Crave for owner’s company and are known to be jealous.

Pugs: Sweet and huggable

Chihuahuas: Charismatic and have big hearts.

Smaller dogs tend to have a longer life expectancy and not subjected to health concerns of big dogs such as hip dysplasia or arthritis. However keep in mind that smaller dogs don’t mean smaller responsibilities. They still need attention, love and visits to your local veterinarian.

Dog Quotes #52

July 24, 2009 by sandor.fagyal
"Bulldogs are adorable, with faces like toads that have been sat on." - Colette
Cute Bulldog
"I spilled spot remover on my dog. He's gone now." - Steven Wright


Dog Quotes #46

March 25, 2009 by sandor.fagyal


"I hope if dogs ever take over the world, and they chose a king, they don't just go by size, because I bet there are some Chihuahuas with some good ideas." - "DEEP THOUGHTS" by Jack Handy




Chihuahua is the longest living dog breed

February 12, 2009 by sandor.fagyal

It's an open secret among dog lovers and dog breeders that smaller breeds generally outlive larger ones. Why this is so, is not generally known. In accordance with this trend, the diminutive Chihuahua is the longest living breed of dog!

Chihuahua puppy

The breed standard specifies that they can live from 11-18 years of age. However, there are people whose Chihuahuas have lived for over 25 years! This is quite astonishing in the scheme of things. It's equivalent to a human living till they're 125 years. Chihuahuas are therefore long term companions and will grow along with your children till they are well into their teens.

However, this breed of dog suffers from certain breed specific health problems. Also, they are the only dog breed born with the dog equivalent of a "fontanelle". These holes in the skull when they are born, close up with time, but for the first 6 months of their existence, great care needs to be taken over them.

Chihuahuas also enjoy each other's company over that of other dogs. Not surprising really. If I was 6 inches tall, I would seek out my own kind too!

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Pedro & Rosita's Christmas

December 13, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

Pedro & Rosita

It's a romantic full moon, when Pedro said, "Hey, mamacita, let's do Weeweechu."

"Oh no, not now, let's look at the moon!" said Rosita.

"Oh, c'mon baby, let's you and I do Weeweechu. I love you and it's the perfect time," Pedro begged.

"But I wanna just hold your hand and watch the moon." replied Rosita.

"Please, corazoncito, just once, do Weeweechu with me."

Rosita looked at Pedro and said, "OK, one time, we'll do Weeweechu."

Pedro grabbed his guitar and they both sang.....

"Weeweechu, Weeweechu, Weeweechu a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year."



Chihuahua Puppies for Christmas

December 9, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

I put together a selection of cute and tiny Chihuahua puppies for your enjoyment.

Chihuahua Puppies
Created on a Mac using Comic Life

Thinking of buying a puppy for Christmas? Check out our Chihuahua pups TODAY!


Celebrity Dogs: Demi Moore and her Dog

February 12, 2008 by ann

It is clear as mud, that Demi Moore loves her tiny Chihuahua. Her beloved dog is called "Vida Blue". Chihuahuas are lovely, small dogs that originate from Mexico and make great companions world-wide. It is easy to travel with them, and they put smiles on faces regardless of what age you are!

Demi Moore and her dog


Celebrity Dogs: Paris Hilton and her Dog

January 10, 2008 by ann

Paris Hilton collects dogs like others collect stamps. The hotel heiress has a deep love for animals; so much so that she has become a vegetarian as well! Although her menagerie has a lot of animals to boast with, Tinkerbell, the short-haired Chihuahua remains as much of a celebrity as her owner. Tinkerbell was named after the tiny fairy from the Peter Pan story.

Paris and Tinkerbell


Popular Paws # 16: Chihuahua

December 31, 2007 by ann

Chihuahua: Gidget the Mascot from the Taco Bell Advert

The Taco Bell chihuahua was a popular advertising figure and mascot used by Taco Bell. The Chihuahua is a breed commonly associated with Mexico, as are the tacos that the restaurant serves. The name of the dog used as a model is "Gidget" and in commercials, the dog (sometimes depicted as a Mexican revolutionary wearing a beret or as a bandit wearing a sombrero) was made to speak through special effects. His advertising catch-phrase was "?Yo quiero Taco Bell!", Spanish for "I want Taco Bell!". It was subtitled on commercials as "I want some Taco Bell." The figure grew popular, so much so that even toy figures of the dog were produced. Taco Bell stopped showing the dog in advertisements in 2000 in order to pursue other campaigns.

“Yo vengo de Euro Puppy

Taco Bell!

Chihuahua Taco