Meet Pirate – the world’s oldest Great Dane!

“I truly believe we have tails to thank for Pirate still being with us. It’s not very common to see a great Dane as old as he is and I think it’s partly due to his special food. We are so happy we found tails.” Sarah, Pirate’s owner Looking for a feel-good story? We might … Read more

Revealed: Best Dog Breeds to Help With Post-Lockdown Anxiety

10 Dog Breeds to Help With Post-Lockdown Anxiety

Back in April we shared our Dog Difference Study  with you; the largest ever study into the impact that our pets have on our lives. The report explored how dogs in particular have become attuned to our emotions and have been helping us cope with the stresses and strains of lockdown living.   You already know … Read more

Meet: The Toy Poodle

The toy poodle is the smallest of the poodle breeds and is popular among dog lovers all over the world. Highly intelligent and eager to please, these small dogs are easily trained and make wonderful companions.  Origin  The poodle is one of the oldest breeds dating back over 500 years. But the exact origin of … Read more

5 small dog breeds with a big personality

Small dog breeds may lack in stature, but their personalities can pack a real punch. When it comes to our beloved dogs, small is definitely mighty. They may be cute and cuddly, but don’t be fooled into thinking you have a shrinking violet on your hands. Small dog breeds have a lot to say for … Read more

Top Belgian dog breeds

Belgian dog breeds

Having met the most popular French dog breeds, we thought it was time to find out more about their Belgian neighbours. Here are six of the most popular dog breeds from Belgium, and a little bit about what makes each one of them so endearing. Belgian shepherd Great work ethic There are actually four breeds … Read more

Have we finally cracked the Brachy #breedtobreathe genetic code?

French bulldog

Have we made a breakthrough on breathing problems in dogs? A recent scientific paper* from The University of Edinburgh is being reported to have found the genetic basis for breathing problems in dogs. And it’s attracted lots of media attention as well as lively discussion from dog owners across the world. On first glance, it … Read more

Introducing the top 15 Scottish dog breeds

Think you know your Dandie Dinmont from your Shetland Sheepdog? Your Skye Terrier from your Cairn Terrier? Of course you do. We’re not getting into favourites here, but we can thank Scotland for some of the most beautiful dog breeds out there. And we’re going to celebrate 15 of them right now; what they’re known … Read more

9 Irish dog breeds

Our favourite thing about the Emerald Isle is its variety of dog breeds. The Irish word for dog is ‘madra’ and here are the 9 madraí that call Ireland their home.

Meet: The Bichon Frise

Did you know that Bichon Frise means ‘curly lap dog’ in French? Read Lucy Walker’s post about the charming breed’s history, characteristics and more.

5 fascinating Chinese dog breeds

Chinese breeds are often accompanied by fascinating ancestry. From the Shar Pei to the Pekingese, find out all about the breeds here.