Everything you need to know about owning a Dachshund

Ruby the Sausage Dog looks up at Rosie

Short, sassy, and a big personality – it could only be the Dachshund. These hot dogs are one of the most recognisable breeds on the planet, and it’s not hard to see why. Their short legs and long back are key characteristics of the modern Dachshund – or sausage dog – and it’s this look … Read more

Data Labs: looking at breed popularity

Noodle the Dachshund runs over the fields

This blog was written using stats taken from tails.com Data Labs, a project involving Dr Lorna Brightmore (Lead Data Scientist) and Dr Sean McCormack (Head Vet). At tails.com we’ve had dogs of all ages and breeds join us over the last 7 years. Over this time, certain breeds have come in and out of popularity … Read more

Finding your perfect dog breed

worms in dogs and how to treat them

Carolyn Menteith is a behaviourist at tails.com with over 25 years of experience working with and training dogs. With Valentine’s Day almost here, if the endless hearts and flowers on social media are making you will you feel lonely and in need of love, forget eHarmony, Match.com or even the endless swiping of Tinder. With … Read more

How to feed a retired Greyhound

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So you’ve decided to welcome a Greyhound into your home – congratulations! Despite their incredible speed on the track, once retired these lean racing machines are actually soppy couch potatoes, perfectly content with an hour’s walk each day followed up by lots of cuddles on the sofa. Now it’s time to think about their diet. … Read more

Why do Huskies howl so much?

If there was ever a dog that liked to talk, it’s the Husky. In fact, not only do they like talking, but they’re quite fond of a good sing-song too. In today’s blog post, we’re going to answer the following question; Why do Huskies howl (and talk) so much? Wolf-a-likes Youtube and Tiktok are filled … Read more

Breed all about it

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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

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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

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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