Bad news: Your chocolate Labrador won't live as long as other Labs

Bad news: Your chocolate Labrador won't live as long as other Labs

In some bad news for chocolate Labrador Retriever lovers everywhere, new research shows that they have shorter life spans than their black and yellow cousins.Not only that, but they also have higher rates of skin disease and ear infections.For the study, researchers analysed data from more than 33 000 Labradors in the United Kingdom.

8 Chihuahua Gifts for Dog Lovers

8 Chihuahua Gifts for Dog Lovers

With pages full of comical and charming photography of Chihuahuas tackling their many “duties” and self-appointed household roles, this engaging book makes an ideal gift for dog lovers who love seeing their favorite breed exhibit this delightful, amusing behavior.

Life expectancy of chocolate labradors is linked to their colour, finds study

Life expectancy of chocolate labradors is linked to their colour, finds study

Scientists are warning that the second most popular dog breed in the UK is more vulnerable to a number of serious health problems including obesity, ear infections and joint conditions.

Maltese Dog Breed

Maltese Dog Breed

Art objects dating back 3,000 years depict this beautiful little dog, whose breed name may derive from the island of Malta or the Sicilian town of Melita. Its silky, pure white coat is long and hangs straight to the ground from a center part running from nose to tail.

Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise

A breed standard was drafted, and under its new name, which means curly-coated lapdog, the Bichon Frise was admitted to the register of the French Kennel Club. Standing 12 inches or less at the shoulder, the Bichon makes an ideal city companion.

7 Interesting Facts About Pit Bulls

7 Interesting Facts About Pit Bulls

Here’s an interesting dog fact for you: Did you know a Pit Bull is not a specific dog breed? The term is usually used to refer to one or several different bully breeds, including the American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier (also known as Amstaff dogs), English Staffordshire Bull Terrier and the Bull Terrier.

Adoption vs buying – the pros and cons of both worlds

Adoption vs buying – the pros and cons of both worlds

As someone who has never been a dog person, I was not happy when my family decided to have a pet in the house.

Test-tube lion cubs raise hope for big cats’ survival

Test-tube lion cubs raise hope for big cats’ survival

The owner of Ukutula Game Reserve & Conservation Centre Willi Jacobs, 60, said: “They are both absolutely perfect cubs in every way."They are happy, healthy and playful – and leading us a merry dance."We decided to honour the researcher Isabella by naming the female cub after her and the male after her fiance Victor.”

Franken-Dogs: 9 Wickedly Cute Mixed Breed Dogs

Franken-Dogs: 9 Wickedly Cute Mixed Breed Dogs

One reason this adorable cross breed dog skyrocketed into pupularity is because it requires less grooming compared to a regular Golden Retriever, thanks to its Poodle side, but has the wonderful laid-back personality for which goldies are known.

Bring home the right pooch, the right friend

Bring home the right pooch, the right friend

Suitable to familyIf you have children at home, you can choose from children-friendly, gentle and lovable breeds like Pug, English Cocker Spaniel, Boxer, Beagle, Basset Hound, Labrador, German Shepherd and Golden Retriever, amongst others.

8 German Shepherd Gifts for the Dog Lovers in Your Life

8 German Shepherd Gifts for the Dog Lovers in Your Life

The “It’s Not a Home Without a German Shepherd” sign by Imagine This Company is the perfect gift for German Shepherd parents, because they can assuredly let every visitor know just how much they appreciate their smiley, four-legged family member.

US woman hunts and kills rare BLACK GIRAFFE, poses for pic and says it’s a DREAM COME TRUE

US woman hunts and kills rare BLACK GIRAFFE, poses for pic and says it’s a DREAM COME TRUE

Will and Grace star Debra Messing described Talley on Instagram as a “disgusting, vile, amoral, heartless, selfish murderer” and told followers: “With joy in her black heart and a beaming smile she lies next to the dead carcass of a rare black giraffe in South Africa.

Hundreds of golden retrievers met in Scotland for 150th anniversary of breed

Hundreds of golden retrievers met in Scotland for 150th anniversary of breed

More than 360 golden retrievers turned out to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the breed at the Guisachan Estate in Scotland. "Not one bark in these dogs," recalled Doreen McGugan, chair of the Golden Retriever Club of Scotland.

8 Most Popular Cat Breeds in India

8 Most Popular Cat Breeds in India

Depending upon the breed, they can live up to 20 years, and like any other pet, they too become family members. Before adopting one, do brood about whether do you want a pure breed or a street cat?

8 Popular Dog Breeds in India

8 Popular Dog Breeds in India

Here are some friendly and popular dog breeds that go well with Indian climate and can be the perfect addition to your family… German ShepherdOne of the most easily available breeds in India, German Shepherds are intelligent, alert and courageous dogs.

Puppies: Puppies sold ‘wholesale’ online, thanks to loophole in law

This results in dogs having genetic defects, and many times people who ‘order’ such pups simply do not want them.

Small-sized dogs live longer than large breeds

For example aversion of long fur can be one of the reasons a lot of people prefer dog breeds like Labradors or Beagles. A Great Dane (one of the largest dog breeds) has a life span of 8-10 years and a Chihuahua (smallest dog breed) can live up to 18 years.

Vet bills and dog breeds: ‘I wish I had never bought my pug’

Vet bills and dog breeds: ‘I wish I had never bought my pug’

The dog they’re surrendering can’t breathe, has a mouth full of rotting teeth, is blind.”Gavin is adorable, but he has cost his owner thousands.Source:Supplied“What is baffling is that people are happy to pay breeders, puppy farmers or pet shops anywhere up to $2500 to buy their pug as a puppy,” Herceg said.