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

Meet: The Golden Retriever

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Golden Retrievers are among the most popular pet dogs in the world and are instantly recognisable due to their luxurious golden coats. In this article, we’re going to tell you all about this beautiful breed of dog and what you can expect from one as a pet. Origins Up in the Scottish countryside, hunting wildfowl … Read more

Meet: The Great Dane

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When we think of really big dogs, a couple of breeds will likely make an appearance in our minds and one of those is almost certainly going to be the Great Dane. These leviathans of the dog world can make excellent pets (if you have the space for them) and in this post, we’re going … Read more

Meet: The Rottweiler

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Rottweilers make wonderful pets, and faithful companions – we’re here to tell you all about these beautiful dogs. Origins One truly fascinating fact about the Rottweiler is just how old the breed is and as far as we can tell it goes back to at least the Roman era, and may even be older than … Read more

Meet Pirate – the world’s oldest Great Dane!

An update: sadly the lovely Pirate passed away in November 2020. He lived a wonderful life, filled with love and treats from his rescuers – he will be missed. “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 … Read more