Tuesday, November 30, 2010

All the luck...

Some dogs have all the luck, don't they? This little Jack Russell loves his walks - with all the good smells - around Port Hercule in Monaco.

Friday, November 26, 2010


This adorable Maltese Terrier (bichon maltais in French) was sitting on a bench overlooking Larvotto beach. She's called Ritzy. A good name for a Monte Carlo dog, don't you think. Such a little character and only 3 months old.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Border Terrier

Border Terrier | Dog GatesYou better prefer a serious dog fence with this dog.

The Border Terrier is a hardy little dog who will want to be part of your family. They are not as feisty as other terrier breeds, but they do still have a mind of their own. They are intelligent, creatively so, and though they are trainable, they are also independent thinkers, so they are not the most obedient breed. However, they do excel in earthdog, obedience, and agility trials.

Border Terrier | Dog HousesThese are active, agile, athletic dogs who need daily exercise. They are high-energy (though not hyper) and are happiest when they have a job to do. While they are, in essence, a no-frills working dog, they are also excellent housedogs. While they are affectionate, and while they do want your attention, they are not in your face and under your feet every minute. They will be content to be in the room with you, hear an occasional word from you, and get a few hugs a day. Unless you have food -- then all bets are off.

Border Terrier | Dog Training AidsThey have a high prey drive and will chase small furry critters, including cats. They make good farm dogs because they keep nuisance animals away. But they will also kill your son's pet hamster. They will also bolt across the road after a neighborhood chipmunk. They are not car smart and more Border Terriers are killed each year by cars then by disease or old age. Borders are also prone to just wandering off looking for someone to visit. They are really quite friendly! It is best if a Border Terrier has a dog fence -in yard, but even then, be aware that they are the Houdinis of the dog world. They can climb fences and they can dig under them, so you had better prepare to invest in a serious dog fence.

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Photo Credits: thebestofbreeds.com | puppydogweb.com | redorbit.com | petside.com

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I am Thankful

I got a new foster sister for the holidays! Her name is Winnie and she is super cool. We have a whole lot of fun playing together.
How lucky am I to have such a pretty friend?

Monday, November 22, 2010

Two Spots

The other day we met Beamish, the Bernese Mountain Dog.  Today, we meet Two Spots, a 7-year old Australian Blue Heeler.

I met Beamish and Two Spots near to Menton's market with their owners - a charming Canadian couple who had flown over from Canada to stay in their Menton apartment and have their baby in the hospital in Monaco.  Following our meeting I looked after Beamish and Two Spots for a few days during which time the baby - a beautiful little girl - was born in Monaco.

So now Beamish and Two Spots have a new baby sister!

Friday, November 19, 2010


Bloodhound | Dog FurnitureDo dog doors fits in this dog?

Bloodhounds are the perfect companion pet for a human who wants a challenge. Their noble expression can be quite charming and a Bloodhound will be the most affectionate and loyal dog in the world, but you will earn it! They are stubborn. They like to be in charge and they assume that they are. While some breeds aim to please you, the Bloodhound aims to challenge you, just for his own entertainment.

Bloodhound | Dog bark collarsPossessing a superior sense of smell, a Bloodhound is likely to take off on a trail ignoring all your commands to stop. They need to be in a fenced-in yard (and they don't do well with invisible fences) or on a leash at all times. However, they can pull like a tractor, so start training them to walk on a leash early! A bloodhound puppy usually starts behaving like an adult at about three years old, but you will be training your bloodhound for his whole life. A "teenage" bloodhound will be very energetic and need lots of exercise. A "mature" bloodhound might nap all day. Bloodhounds of all ages will need to spend time with you and hate to be left alone. With lots of love and patience, the bloodhound can be well-trained and well-behaved, and several of them have done well in obedience competition.

Bloodhound | Dog DoorsThey are very intelligent, but it takes a while for them to learn not to chew and eat batteries, rocks, towels, and diapers. They are incredibly gentle with children, but need to be closely supervised, because children will be tempted to pull on the Bloodhound's extra skin. Their bark is frighteningly loud and deep. They also howl. So while they can be particularly stinky due to the folds in their skin, and while they can be a touch stubborn, while they can shoot drool and slobber on four walls at once, they are also lovable, loving, loyal, and fun, unless you want them to play fetch -- that they just will not do. They will shower you in cuddles and attention and needs lot of cuddles and attention in return.
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Bloodhound | Dog Furniture | Dog bark collars

Photo Credits: bloodhoundrealty.com | thebreedsofdogs.com | iwannapet.com | greatdogsite.com

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Have you ever met a Bernese Mountain Dog that isn't totally adorable?  They have the most divine temperaments.  I met 7 year old Beamish in Menton one day - out with his Canadian owners and his friend, Two Spots. We'll meet Two Spots in the next post -  and then I'll tell you their story...

Monday, November 15, 2010


This cute little 3 year old Jack Russell lives in Menton and was watching the display put on by the Newfoundlands last month.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Black Russian Terrier

Black Russian Terrier | Petsafe Pet CollarThis dog needs a Dog Retriever Trainer from the very first.

The Black Russian Terrier is large, intelligent, robust, powerful, protective, and territorial. He loves his family deeply but is aloof and distrustful toward strangers. He is a good watchdog, and doesn't usually bark unless there's a reason. He is born with an instinct to guard and protect, and he will protect your family, yard, house, and vehicle.

Black Russian Terrier | Dog Retriever TrainerJust his appearance alone might thwart intruders. He is confident and courageous. He will instantly become defensive in dangerous situations, but relaxes as soon as the danger passes. Because of his size, strength, and dominant nature, early obedience training is really important. He is alert and responsive and adapts well to training.

This dog needs lots of human companionship, and will want to be part of the family. He will want to be with you at all times, following you from room to room and sharing your life. They love to go for rides, so you might need to get a bigger vehicle. Some BRTs want to be touching their owners at all times, just so they know they are still there. They will want to sleep with you and they love to give big, wet, sloppy kisses, especially when you are in a deep sleep. Not that you'll get much sleep because they also snore like chainsaws.

Black Russian Terrier | Dog FenceThey will develop behavioral problems if they get lonely. They need daily exercise and love to hike, swim and jog. They excel in obedience and agility competition. They are excellent jumpers. They are wonderful with children and like to lick leftovers off their faces. BRTs are very gentle and quite tolerant of ear and tail pulls. Just be sure you don't let your toddlers try to ride them like a horse. Their beards get quite wet, especially if they've just had a drink. They can spray water on your walls and ceilings. And they always love to snuggle, whether or not their beards are wet. They can do well with other pets, but two unaltered males in the same household will want to dominate each other. The Black Russian Terrier is a determined, fearless, and deeply devoted dog. With proper socialization and training, he can be an excellent companion.

Black Russian Terrier | Dog Fence
Black Russian Terrier | Petsafe Pet Collar | Dog Fence

Photo Credits: mistylakespetresort.com | dogtastic.org | pgaa.com

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Dogs are so patient, aren't they? They just want to be with us - doesn't matter if we are texting, reading, watching the television, ignoring them - so long as they are with us, they are happy.

This lovely Sheltie waits quite happily with her owner near the beach at Cap Martin.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tibetan Mastiff

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Black and Tan Coonhound

Black and Tan Coonhound | Petsafe Petsafe collar is recommended in this hunting dog.

Primarily used as a hunting dog, the Black and Tan Coonhound can also make a loving family pet. They are people-oriented, gentle and playful. They love to spend time with their families. They will expect to be allowed on the furniture and they love to go for rides in the car.

Black and Tan Coonhound | Petsafe Most are laid-back and good with children and other animals. However, most will also take any opportunity to chase small animals up a tree and then bark to let you know they've done so. Their bark is deep and booming -- Westminster Kennel Club calls it a "mournful bawl" -- and your neighbors might not appreciate it. Though they do not need to hunt to be happy, they do need moderate daily exercise on a leash or a fenced area.

Black and Tan Coonhound | Patio Pet DoorsA dog fence is important, as the Black and Tan has an excellent nose and will follow his nose on a trail he finds exciting. He will tree the neighborhood cat. These are independent dogs who are slow to mature, so early obedience training is important. These are outgoing, friendly, happy-go-lucky dogs who adapt well to any situation in which they are loved. Just be careful with giving kisses, as many of them like to drool!

Black and Tan Coonhound | Patio Dog Door
Black and Tan Coonhound | Patio Dog Door | Patio Pet Doors

Photo Credits: ets4you.com | dogsindepth.com | justme.ws | i-love-dogs.com

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I just found out about this awesome piece that an artist named Christine Head did of me. I feel so special and loved! My foster dad says that it captures my sparkly eyes and slight smirk perfectly. I am wiggly but I was a little bit embarrassed to be known for my snoring (even if it is true). :P But I guess if no one else minds it why should I? :) Thank you, Christine! I love it!

You can check out this sketch and a bunch of Christine's other work here--including a cool piece of one of my best buddies, Jonny:

Monday, November 8, 2010

Tibetan Terrier

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Toy Fox Terrier

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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Toy Poodle

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Friday, November 5, 2010


This little Min. Pin is called Portugais because he comes from Portugal and lives with a Portuguese family in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin.


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