Data Labs: looking at breed popularity

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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

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

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

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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

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