Dog Breeding

Open Love Letter to the Minister: How Can I Tell You that You Hold the Key to My Heart?

Linda Goodman | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK
Linda Goodman

Dear Minister, no that's too formal. Mr Eustice - oh darn it ... My dearest George, We've never met but I've seen you from afar in the big House and ...

How Puppy Buyers Could Be Helped to Spot Good From Bad Breeders

Janetta Harvey | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK
Janetta Harvey

Puppies are making headlines and for reasons most decent people would rather not think about, especially those wanting a puppy and trying to pick thei...

Breeding Bad - The True Cost of Irresponsible Pet Breeding

Rachael Millar | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK
Rachael Millar

Before you allow your cat or dog to have a litter, ask yourself - what's the true cost of breeding pets for a bit of extra cash?

This Ugly Truth Behind the UK's Biggest Beauty Pageant for Dogs

Violet Owens | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK
Violet Owens

If the Kennel Club changed the breed standards to put the welfare of the dogs first and only awarded prizes to those breeding healthy dogs, the lives of thousands if not millions of dogs could be improved.

STUDy: Dogs Evolved To Look Like Human Babies

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Dogs might have evolved to look like cute human babies, a study has suggested. In the study, rescue dogs that were best able to pull on the heart s...

Dog of the Week

Louise Glazebrook | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Glazebrook

The Anatolians are designed to work very closely with a flock of sheep and its shepherd. They roam the vast, hot lands of Turkey to guard against man and wolf. When the shepherd sleeps the dog takes over.

Are You Barking Mad? Having Your Dog Microchipped is a Good Thing

Holly Alsop | Posted 24.06.2012 | UK
Holly Alsop

In a bid to make dangerous dog owners accountable, the government has announced plans to microchip all new-born puppies in the UK, resulting in huge criticism from the public.

Why Dog Breeding Laws Must Be Changed

Adrian Ramsay | Posted 25.05.2012 | UK Politics
Adrian Ramsay

Dogs are being bred, and repeatedly inbred, with known major health conditions and deformities. The animals with the greatest genetic purity are being used for breeding because the traits of specific breeds are then exaggerated - but it is often these traits that cause horrific suffering.

Crufts - A Parade of Genetic Freaks

Yvonne Taylor | Posted 06.05.2012 | UK
Yvonne Taylor

Dogs don't care about winning trophies or titles, and yet they are the ones who pay the price for breeders' selfish and superficial pursuits.

Are you Sure you Want a Puppy?

Annabel Burn | Posted 14.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Annabel Burn

Today whilst walking the dogs I met a lady who had two lovely pedigree rescue dogs. She confessed that these dogs showed no behavioural problems and ...