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The German Shepherd – Information, Facts and Advice

Learn about the German Shepherd’s diet, origin and health to discover what makes this breed unique. The German Shepherd’s History Originally a herding breed, the German Shepherd pedigree soon showed just how versatile it could be with its aptitude for many different types of work and service, including within the military – even as far…
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The Bichon Frise – Information, Facts and Advice

Learn about the Bichon Frise’s history, diet, and health to discover what makes this breed unique! The Bichon Frise’s Origin The Bichon Frise is thought to have originated on the Island of Tenerife in the Mediterranean and taken to mainland Europe by traders. The laid-back personality and teddy bear look of this breed meant that…
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The West Highland White Terrier – Facts, Information & Advice

Learn about the West Highland White Terrier’s history, diet, and health to discover what makes this breed unique! The West Highland White Terrier’s Origin A true Scottish breed, the West Highland White Terrier – also known as the Westie – was originally developed from the Cairn Terrier by the Malcolms of Poltalloch in the Mid…
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The Dachshund – Facts, Information & Advice

Learn about the Dachshund’s history, diet, and health to discover what makes this breed unique! The Dachshund’s Origin Short-legged hunting dogs are thought to have been found across Europe since the Middle Ages, but this breed originated in Germany where its name Teckel means “badger dog” – giving a clue to its original work. Today’s…
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The Shih Tzu – Facts, Information & Advice

Learn about the Shih Tzu’s history, diet and health to discover what makes this breed unique! The Shih Tzu’s Origin Lady Browning is responsible for bringing the Shih Tzu to England in 1930, and by 1933 a breed standard had been drawn up. But where do Shih Tzus come from? The Shih Tzu is thought…
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The Pug – Facts, Information & Advice

Learn about the Pug’s history, diet, and health and discover what makes this breed unique. The Pug’s origin Ever found yourself wondering “where do Pugs come from?” If so, you’re in luck because you’re about to find out! Also known as Carlin or Mops, the Pug is believed to be a very old breed who,…
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The French Bulldog – Facts, Information & Advice

Learn about the French Bulldog’s history, diet, and health by reading this French Bulldog guide – discover what makes this breed unique! The French Bulldog’s Origin Despite its name, the French Bulldog can attribute at least part of its heritage back to the UK – where a breed of Toy Bulldog was popular in some…
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The Yorkshire Terrier – Facts, Information & Advice

Find out all kinds of Yorkshire Terrier facts and discover what makes this breed unique. The Yorkshire Terrier’s history The Yorkshire Terrier’s origins lie in the North of the United Kingdom. Also known as the Yorkie, this breed is descended from a multitude of different small terrier breeds. Officially named by the Kennel Club in…
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The Chihuahua – Facts, Information & Advice

Learn about the Chihuahua’s history, diet and health to discover what makes this breed unique! The Chihuahua’s Origin Taking their name from the Mexican state where they became fashionable, the Chihuahua breed rose in popularity rapidly in the 19th century, and was recognised by the American Kennel Club in 1904. Interesting Chihuahua facts: “Where do…
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Keeping your pets calm on Bonfire Night

Fireworks season is usually a time of revelry for most, however it could probably be deemed as the time of year that your pet would rather avoid, with the constant frightening and unexpected loud noises partnered with endless bursts of overpowering colour. Despite this, you can take some simple steps to prepare for this time…
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The Maine Coon: Size, Origin, and More!

While Maine Coons are highly people-orientated cats, they are not overly dependent. They do not constantly pester for attention, but prefer to be where their owners are, investigating whatever activity they’re involved in. Maine Coons are known for their sweet and gentle nature. They generally get along well with children and dogs, as well as…
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The Persian Cat: Grooming, Health, and More!

This breed has a quiet, musical voice, but communicates mainly with their large, expressive eyes. The Persian has a sweet, gentle nature and is easy to live with. They are happy to be combed and petted, and like to play but are unlikely to join in boisterous games. Persians are creatures of habit and prefer…
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