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One of the most extraordinary things about the domestic dog is that they show the greatest range of shapes and sizes than any other mammal on the planet – or indeed that has ever lived! Just think about that for a moment and it seems even more amazing. How can a Chihuahua and a Great … Read more

Meet: The Parson Jack Russell Terrier

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You’ve no doubt heard of a Jack Russell Terrier, but what about a Parson Jack Russell Terrier? What sets this breed apart from its more common cousin, and does it make a good pet? In this post, we’ll tell you all about it. Origins ‘The’ Jack Russell was actually John Russell who was, as it … Read more

Meet: The Samoyed


Samoyeds are some of the most beautiful dogs in the world, and to many of us, they look like big and cuddly teddy-bear-cloud-Christmas-snowball dogs. But does this breed make good pets? In this blog post, we’ll tell you what you need to know. Origins Up in the frozen wilds of Siberia, you will find the … Read more

Meet: The Shiba Inu

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Many joy. Much wow. Is there any dog so synonymous with an internet meme as the Shiba Inu, known to many simply as Doge? The adorable face of this dog has been shown all over social media websites, but is the Shiba Inu the right breed of dog (or doge) for you? In this blog … Read more

Meet: The Whippet


Many people who see a Whippet will think of them as a small Greyhound but this is very much its own breed with plenty of interesting finer points to explore. In this post, we’re going to do just that, so do try to keep up with this little Whippet. Origins That common comparison with the … Read more

Meet: The Dalmatian

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One of the most instantly recognisable dogs on the planet, the Dalmatian can make a wonderful addition to your home, though there are a few things you should know before getting one, or even one hundred and one of them. Let’s learn a little more about this iconic breed. Origins The dog takes its name … Read more

Meet: The Cocker Spaniel

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If there was ever a dog that deserved the name “sweetheart”, it’s surely the Cocker Spaniel. One of the most brilliant breeds for pets, this dog started life as a hunting dog, but it’s caught our hearts and is now one of the most well-regarded pets in the UK. Let’s learn a little more about … Read more

Meet: The Irish Setter

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The Irish Setter is known to many of us as the Red Setter due to its deep red or deep ginger  colouration, but the questions is; do these dogs make good pets? In this article, we’ll give you all the details you need to know about this unique breed. Origins As you may well have … Read more

Meet: The Greyhound


When you think of a Greyhound, you may well think of racing and six of these animals chasing a mechanical bunny, but it’s also worth remembering that dogs of this breed make exceptional pets. In this post, we’re going to learn a little more about the Greyhound. Origins At an archaeological dig in Syria some … Read more

Meet: The Doberman


When many of us think of a Doberman, we think of a dog that looks fierce, but do these formidable pooches make good pets? In this post, we’re going to tell you all you need to know about this famous breed.  Origins Relatively speaking (when you consider some dogs have been with us for thousands … Read more