UK Dogs

15 Adorable Puppy GIFs To Get You Through The Final Days Of The General Election

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Comedy

Recently, we brought you 15 Cat Gifs To Distract You From The General Election. But now? Now it's time to big out the big guns... and big ears and ...

Pet Dog Helps Teen With Autism Kiss His Mum For The First Time

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Parents

A 14-year-old boy who loathes physical contact has hugged and kissed his mum for the first time, thanks to a shelter dog. Joey, from Los Angeles, w...

You've Never Seen Anything As Delighted As This Dog Is With A Prune

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Comedy

We think that O2 could save thousands of pounds on its advertising campaign by simply using this video. Because nothing sums up 'Be more dog' than ...

Get Fit With Fido: What Dog-Friendly Exercise Burns the Most Calories?

Monica Cafferky | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Monica Cafferky

Twice a week, I drag myself to the gym and before I leave the house I put my dog Tilly in the kitchen. She always looks forlorn as I close the dog gate, so when I heard about dog agility classes I thought it would be good exercise for us both.

Herbie Hound Spreading His Specialness Around the Globe

Vicky Brook | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Parents
Vicky Brook

We work hard at school, get jobs and have children. We always look on the bright side of life and rarely spend time planning for the unthinkable scena...

Mind the Crap!

Megan Marine | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Megan Marine

I recently professed my love for my new home of London. But even the city of your dreams will have its shortcomings, and London has one filthy habit I can no longer ignore. Every time I pretend not to notice it, the sh*t hits the fan. Or rather the shoe. You see - and I say this with the utmost respect - London is full of sh*t. Dog sh*t, to be precise.

The Death of Embarrassment Over Pet Bereavement

Marie Carter | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK
Marie Carter

There is little doubt that losing a beloved pet can leave a massive hole in a family's life. Unlike the death of a human family member, which understandably attracts a huge outflow of sympathy, love and care in both actions and words, the death of a pet can be bewildering for other reasons.

What's So Wrong With 'Pet Parenting'?

Marie Carter | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Parents
Marie Carter

What's so wrong anyway with treating a dog or even a cat like a 'fur kid'? Or perhaps I am already on a losing argument when I use the term 'fur kid', as it is so often derided? Pets have 'personhood'; they can act and create a relationship.

This Is Why Puppy Eyes Make You Go Weak At The Knees

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you're convinced your dog has a powerful hold over you, then this will certainly explain why. Staring into a dog's eyes can increase oxytocin l...

Dog Walkers Beware -- More Toxic Sausages Found

PA | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK

Police have stepped up patrols in a popular dog walking area after more cocktail sausages laced with suspected toxic slug pellets were found. The late...

Dogs Can Sniff Out Prostate Cancer With Over 97% Accuracy

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Dogs really are man's best friend - especially when it comes to sniffing out potentially lethal cancers, a new study has found. Research suggests t...

Failure To Clean Up Your Dog's Poo Will Now Cost You £100

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There are few things worse than realising you've trodden in dog poo, especially if it's before an important meeting or a hot date. But dodging the ...

Is Poor Assessment of Our Pets' Body Shape Fuelling Pet Obesity?

Elaine Pendlebury | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Pendlebury

Obesity is the number one concern among vets when it comes to man's best friend but worryingly, nearly half of people surveyed are not aware that it's a major issue. Yet obesity is linked to serious problems such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease and a shorter life expectancy.

Ten Things No-One Told You When You Decided to Get a Dog

Stephanie Ashby | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Ashby

It's not like having an extra child. Children learn to wipe their bums and muddy feet, and they learn to feel embarrassed. Dogs never learn that dragging their bum across the patio to clean it (usually when you have visitors) is not nice to see. And your dog will never feel embarrassed.

Cute Howling Husky And His Friends Are The Latest Hit Boyband

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Comedy

When Marshall the Spaniel was annoying Sky the Husky, it looked like things could turn ugly. But before long the pair turned their adversity into a...

Someone Lost Their Pet Dog To An Alligator...

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK

Shocking footage has been uploaded online showing a giant alligator calmly swimming through the water with someone's pet dog hanging lifeless in its j...

Adorable Sign Ends Chester The Pittie's 5 Year Wait For A Home

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Comedy

For five long years Chester the Pittie had waited for someone to give him a home after he was found on the streets and housed in a shelter. Despite...

35 Corgis To Get You Through Your Day

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Comedy

The four-day weekend is over and it's back to work - and not everyone is feeling too hot about it. Help I still have Easter holiday brain! Got a me...

11 Hours Of Puppies Sleeping: Can You Watch It All?

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Comedy

Presented without comment, here is an 11-hour video of some adorable puppies being astoundingly cute. Watch as they stretch, yawn, snore, cuddle an...

London Family Forced To Flee Home When Pet Starts Fire

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK

A family was forced to flee their South London home when their pet dog set the kitchen alight. The blaze was started when Leo, a Staffordshire-Boxe...

Dogs Trying And Generally Failing At Life

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Comedy

These dogs are trying so, so hard... but just not quite getting there. But they can't be faulted for a lack of determination. (function(d, s, id) ...

Women and Big Dogs: An Easy Target for Everyday Sexism

Joy Jewell | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joy Jewell

Bruce wasn't difficult down to the fact that he's a big dog with a puppy personality, no, I was failing him because having a vagina means I am ill equipped to train anything taller than my ankles.

This Dog Walking On A Treadmill Gets A 'Saturday Night Fever' Soundtrack, And It's Perfect

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Comedy

Devoted followers of this section - that's all of you, right? - may remember Munchkin. But then, who can forget a Shih Tzu dressed as a bear walkin...

Man's Best Friend?

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

While it may seem clear that pets are sometimes a profoundly positive influence on the lives of their owners, people vary enormously in terms of the quality of their relationships, human and animal alike, and the benefits derived from them.

Open Letter to Pet Industry Federation (PIF), 25 March 2015

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK
Marc Lee Abraham

You claim this Quality Assurance measure will ensure the "highest standards" are reached by pet shops but you do not appear to recognise that these ought to apply to the entire supply chain rather than just the sale premises - which rarely provide for the young puppy's emotional and developmental needs.