According to records, the Golden Retriever was first bred around 1890 in Inverness-Shire, Scotland by Dudley Marjoribanks - Lord Tweedmouth. Who could have known that crossing the Flat-Coated Retriever with Tweed Water Spaniels, Blood Hounds, and Irish Setters would turn into one of today’s most popular and revered breeds?
The Bulldog had its origin in the British Isles and was a descendant of the Asiatic mastiff. The name "bull-dog" was originally provided because of the breed's use in bull baiting. Back then, Bulldogs were aggressive, ferocious and courageous animals having the power to attack a grown bull from the underside, a cruel sport that was finally banned in the 19th century.
Some behavior problems can be easy to fix while others are more serious. It is important for you, as a dog owner, to have a plan for building positive behaviors in your dog, whether you adopt them as a puppy or later in life. Let's take a look at the 10 most common canine behavior problems, and how to correct them.
Summer is upon us which means it’s time to remember how dangerous the heat and humidity can be for our furry friends. Leaving canines in cars, walking dogs on hot pavement, or leaving them outdoors without access to water can lead to extreme heat stroke in dogs.
The Greyhound is one of the most ancient breeds known to man. It originated in the Middle East and Northern Africa. Carvings of the Greyhound were found in the Egyptian tomb of Amten as far back as 2900 B.C.
Every year, millions of Americans hit the road in search of fun, adventure, or just some peaceful time off. More and more, these plans include traveling with their four-legged companions. Travel can be stressful for canines. They can become sick, injured, or lost in the process. Planning for potential dog hazards can go a long way towards making your vacations more relaxing and memorable for you and your furry friends. Here are some tips to maintain dog car safety!
It is only fitting that I begin the vetisin.com breed spotlight articles with the Afghan Hound, as I personally bred, showed and lure-coursed them for over 25 years. One of the world's oldest breeds, the Afghan hound was bred for speed, agility, and strength.
The safest way to travel by air with a small pet is in an approved carrier that can be taken on board and kept under the seat in front of you. Large pets are required to be placed in the cargo area, which presents a few risks. Here's some tips to keep in mind when flying with a dog!
I often hear pet owners, pet food manufacturers and even veterinarians describe modern day canines as omnivores based solely on their being fed a diet consisting of both plant and animal matter. Few stop to think that today's domesticated dogs consume what we have decided is best for them.