Monday, January 31, 2011

Swedish vallhund

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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Turkey Dog

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Welsh Springer Spaniel

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Yupi, the Border Terrier

I love Border Terriers. All the ones I've ever met have such super temperaments. This is Yupi who is four and a half and lives in Monaco. When I met him he was out for his morning walk in Fontvieille.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Whippet Dog

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Super Cute Puppies is AGAINST abuse of Malaysian poodle "Sushi"

A 15-minute video clip of a man abusing a toy poodle has triggered a nationwide hunt by Internet users in Malaysia.
The clip showed the man repeatedly hitting the puppy, named Sushi, while training it to stand on its hind legs.
Angered by the images, netizens exchanged emails and messages via websites like Facebook and Twitter over the weekend to search for the man and the woman behind the camera.
So far, several users have pointed the finger at a man and his ex-girlfriend as the likely "dog abusers". 
A photo of them on Facebook has attracted over 400 angry and often obscene comments but the claims have yet to be verified.
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said it had joined the ad hoc online investigation and was appealing to the public for more information. (The Malaysian Insider)

How to Pick Out the Perfect Puppy for Your Children

Deciding to get a pet is a big step. Puppies are a great choice, but there are several things to consider before you choose which puppy you want—especially if you have children. Letting children pick the puppy isn’t always a good idea, simply because children tend to just pick the cutest or the puppy that likes them the most. Instead, take time to do your homework so you can decide what puppy will be best for your family.

What Kind of Puppy?

The first thing to do is decide what sort of puppy you want. Different breeds of dogs yield different activity levels, natural instincts, and full-grown size, among other things. If you have children, it’s usually best to pick a dog breed that yields a medium activity level, tolerates lots of affection and attention, has a gentle temperament, and is easy to train. Some good dog breeds that are loyal, can tolerate a little rough handling from children, and are affectionate dogs themselves are golden retrievers, Irish setters, Labrador retrievers, beagles, and mixed-breed dogs. Information about different breeds and their personalities can be found here.

Exercise and Grooming

Along with temperament, different breeds of dogs need certain amounts of exercise and grooming. Very active dogs need lots of exercise (up to four walks a day), so you have to decide if you and your family will be able to adequately take care of your pet. If you have a very active family, but you choose a very low-activity puppy, your pup will have a hard time keeping up. In addition to exercise requirements, you must be able to groom your pet properly. Long-haired dogs usually require more grooming and are more likely to cause allergic reactions. Make sure your children aren’t allergic before picking out a puppy, and make sure your family will be able to adequately care for it.

Is Adoption an Option?

Another decision to make before picking out a puppy is to decide whether to buy it from a pet store or adopt it from a shelter or a rescue organization. Usually, it’s better to adopt, because the shelter generally has a better idea of the puppy’s background and where it was born. Workers in shelters generally become attached to the animals, so they know a lot about them and what their temperaments and tendencies are. Also, adopting puppies from a shelter is a way to forge a connection of trust between your family and your new pet. Many pets get euthanized every year, simply because not enough people adopt. By adopting, you’ll save a life. It’s also cheaper to adopt, because the shelters provide medical attention to their animals, so you’ll save on medical expenses.

Interaction with Children

The final step in the process of picking the perfect puppy is to see how it interacts with your children. Take your children along with you to see and observe if the puppy responds well to the attention your children give, and vice versa. If the puppy is too energetic for your children, they might get scared. By observing how the puppy interacts with your children, it’ll be easy to tell which one is the right fit for your family.

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We humans usually get our flu shots in October or November each year to help prevent getting the flu virus and feeling awful. Over the past several years, many dogs in 34 states have become ill from a year long flu virus which is highly contagious.

Canine Influenza Virus (CIV from this point on) causes respiratory infection in dogs and is often called the "dog flu". Every one of our puppies and dogs is vulnerable to this illness. CIV was identified in 2005 by Dr. Cynda Crawford. This canine virus has been documented in animal shelters, boarding kennels, dog parks and tracks, pet stores and humane and rescue groups.

There is no evidence at this time that the "dog flu" can spread to humans. However, it may be wise that young children, pregnant women and the elderly limit or even avoid contact with dogs that are ill.

Common symptoms of CIV:
·         Cough that worsens with activity and persists for minutes
·         Frequent sneezing
·         Runny nose with clear or thick green nasal discharge
·         Fever 103° to 106°
·         Tiredness
·         Difficulty breathing
·         Loss of appetite
How does CIV spread? This virus passes from one dog to another through tiny virus particles in the air. This is done by coughing or sneezing, touching noses and playing with infected dog toys.
 What should you do if your puppy develops a cough? Call your Vet and describe the symptoms. Make an appointment to see your Vet so your pet can be evaluated and recommend the proper course of treatment.
 Your dog should be brought to a special area, not to the waiting room where other dogs are present.
 All dogs, regardless of breed or age, are susceptible and have no immunity to CIV. Puppies and older dogs have the greatest risk of death to this virus, up to 10%. CIV will develop in 80-90% of all dogs exposed to this flu virus.

*Please contact your Vet and ask if this Canine Influenza Virus is present in your area. Also, it is extremely vital that your dog is up-to-date on all of its vaccines.
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Sealyham Terrier

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Schipperke Dog

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Puli Dog

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Portuguese Water Dogs

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Edouard, the Market Dog

Meet Edouard, a year old French bulldog. He was with his owners, a young couple from Nice who have a stall in the small market that's near to the bus station in Menton. Don't be put off by his being on a chain. He is well wrapped up against the cold and fast asleep until I bothered him!

Polish Lowland Sheepdog

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Pitbull Dogs

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Friday, January 21, 2011


As promised (see previous post) here is Nanu's little friend. She's called Nona and is 5 months old. Shih-tzus are adorable but shih-tzu puppies are good enough to eat!

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Brussels Griffon

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are happy little "Velcro" lapdogs. They usually attach themselves to one or two people in the household and will want to be with that person 24-7. He will want to sleep with you, go to the bathroom with you, and sit on your feet while you do the dishes. You will never be alone again.

Brussels Griffon | dog housesThe Brussels Griffon does not do well if he does not get lots of companionship -- he will become sullen and withdrawn. A well-cared for Brussels Griffon is a cheerful, charming, curious companion dog. They are intelligent and sensitive and do well with obedience training. They can be taught to perform a variety of tricks. And if you laugh at them, you will only encourage them, as they love to act like the home's court jester. They are very eager to please you. Making you happy makes them happy! They are good at obedience trials, agility competitions, conformation, and tracking trials. However, they can be difficult to housetrain and are sometimes stubborn about walking on a lead.

Brussels Griffon | petsafeThey make good watchdogs and will bark when someone comes to the door, but they are often shy with strangers and new situations. They like to be active. (They are especially energetic the first couple years of life.) They will want to take daily walks, and they love to romp and play, running circles around your house just for the fun of it. They do best with a dog fence in yard so they have room to run around. They get along well with other pets, but they don't know they are small, so they might try to dominate larger dogs and get hurt. They are so small that most breeders will not let them go to homes with very young children, who might unwittingly injure the dog. If you are looking for an affectionate, somewhat self-important, toy dog who will need to be an integral part of your family, a dog with almost human expressions, the Brussels Griffon might be for you!

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Facts about Animals

Animals have always been an integral part of our lives. We have been sharing the same world with them over the centuries. Facts about animals have always fascinated every one of us. Though we are dependent on animals in one way or another, still some people are poaching them for their greed. Forests are also disappearing at an alarming rate. Many animals are either extinct or on the verge of becoming extinct.

Many animals need to be taken proper care of, if we want them to be alive for the future years. Following facts about animals should be read with proper sense of care and responsibility before it’s too late:

Gorilla – Gorilla of west central African rainforests of Zaire and Rwanda are losing their habitat due to disappearance of forests and also being hunted for meat. The Ebola virus has already done a great damage to the Gorilla population.

Jaguar – Jaguar is the fastest beasts of prey among the cat family. This magnificent animal is also on the endangered list.

Bengal Tiger – In year 2010, the population of Bengal tiger estimates at approximately 1,411 in India, 200 in Bangladesh, 155 in Nepal and 67–81 in Bhutan. In 1900, there were almost 5000 Bengal tigers alive and now we have only 1400 odd tigers. These numbers prove that there is a great need to protect these animals.

Orangutan – Orangutan are the cute creatures with mops of orange hairs upon them. They are also on the endangered list. Loss of habitat and poaching has resulted in the decline of their numbers.

Extinct animals are those animals that used to live in the past but now they don’t exist. Here are some extinct animal facts:

Tyrannosaurus Rex - Tyrannosaurus Rex went extinct about 65 million years ago. It was believed to be one of the largest animals. It was up to 43.3 feet in length, height was 16.6 feet and it weighed approximately 7 tons.

Quagga - Quagga was half-zebra-half-horse animal species, which got extinct in the year 1883. This is was one of the most famous animals of Africa and the last of the Quaggas died at the Artis Magistra Zoo, Amsterdam on 12th August 12, 1883.

Steller's Sea Cow - Steller's Sea Cow went into extinction in 1768. This creature’s habitat was on the Asiatic coast of the Bering Sea. This animal was large weighing up to three tons. It almost resembled a seal and had two forelimbs that were stout, and had a whale-like tail too.

Irish Deer - Irish dear is believed to be the largest deer to have ever existed. It went into extinction approximately 7,700 years ago. It was a native animal of Eurasia which covers Ireland to east of Lake Baikal.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011


The lady who owns this little shih-tzu also has another shih-tzu - a puppy (we'll see her next time) and at home in Switzerland, she has four other dogs. I met Nanu enjoying the sunshine near the swimming pool in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin.