UK Dogs

Puppy Farming: We Have It Bad but We're Not Alone

Janetta Harvey | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK
Janetta Harvey

Whether you call them puppy mills in the US, puppy farms in the UK or puppy factories in Australia, it all boils down to one common factor: money. We need one government to stand up and say enough is enough and to encourage their neighbours to join suit.

Adorable Bulldog Doesn't Like Wearing His Life Jacket

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Comedy

Sorry Basil, but if you keep jumping in the pool you're going to have to wear a life jacket all the time. I don't care if you think purple isn't yo...

This Dog Might Be Broken

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Comedy

We can't quite tell what this cute Alaskan Malamute is trying to do... Is he broken? Is he trying to hypnotise us? Is he practising for his new job as...

10 Ways to Keep Your Dog Healthy

Kristina Johansen | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kristina Johansen

As your dog gets used to exercise, extend the daily walk or run to twenty to thirty minutes. Alternatively, take your dog for a swim - taking a dip in a pool or lake is a great and alternative way for your dog to exercise.

Robo Pets Can Never Replace Real Pets

Marie Carter | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Tech
Marie Carter

Anyone who has ever been responsible for a pet knows they give as good as they get in terms of unconditional love and devotion. So, I read with some amusement the thoughts of an 'animal welfare' researcher in Oz who believes that robotic pets will soon replace our beloved living and breathing best friends.

Adorable Husky Really Doesn't Want To Have A Bath

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Comedy

We've heard of cats avoiding water at all costs, but dogs are normally different. This adorable little husky is determined not to get into the shower....

Barking Mad Celebs

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

If there’s one thing a celeb loves (almost) as much as themselves, it’s their dog. And with owners who aren’t short of a few quid, these are ...

Johnny Depp's Dogs Face Death Unless They 'Bugger Off' Out Of Oz

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

Johnny Depp has been warned he has until this weekend to remove his dogs from Australia or they will be put down. The actor has been accused of ill...

People Said This Poorly Puppy Wouldn't Survive, Boy Did She Prove Them Wrong

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Dave Meinert's pet pooch Pegasus was born with a pigment deficiency defect. The Great Dane was rescued from "backyard breeders" as a puppy. Sadly,...

Letter From an English Pet Dog

Stephanie Ashby | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Ashby

Dear Dogs-of-the-World, I live in England, and it is my theory that the English are (excuse the pun) dog-gone mad! Here are some things I have noticed when I have been out and about....

An Open Door Policy for Pooches?

Marie Carter | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK
Marie Carter

Pets, and it is generally dogs, at work can help people relax and lower the levels of the stress hormone cortisol as well as having a positive effect on blood pressure. They can also improve morale and even contribute to team working.

The 2015 General Election Campaign - Doing It Doggy Style

Mr Pickwick | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Politics
Mr Pickwick

This is the first General Election campaign I have lived through where I am at a loss who to vote for.

Pets With a Voice

Sharon Bull | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK
Sharon Bull

There has been so many occasions over the past thirteen years I have sat with my pet moggie and had a one way conversation. Good times, bad times, t...

Adorable Puppy Doesn't Understand Why He Has Hiccups

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Comedy

Buck, an 8-week-old Heeler puppy, has a problem. Something is inside of him and it makes him feel funny. Watch as he oh-so-adorably tries to scare ...

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 Ainsworth | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Megan Ainsworth

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...