12 goldendoodle puppies find homes after viral Facebook post

12 goldendoodle puppies find homes after viral Facebook post

"The owner is taking her time and making sure that the puppies are going to good homes, and making sure that she matches families up with the right dog," Mikols said.

Owners urged to snub fashion as high cost of flat-faced dogs revealed

Owners urged to snub fashion as high cost of flat-faced dogs revealed

Flat-faced dog breeds cost twice as much in veterinary bills and average more annual vet visits than other breeds, according to an Australian survey of five years of pet insurance claims.

Dog owner shocked to find her great dane had 70 teeth

Dog owner shocked to find her great dane had 70 teeth

His teeth were placed all over (Picture: Aurora Rutledge/Caters News)‘Loki is a giant puppy and is very energetic – so I hadn’t had a chance to look inside his mouth myself beforehand.

Podgy pug has a condition which means he has lots of chubby rolls

Podgy pug has a condition which means he has lots of chubby rolls

An adorably podgy pug born with excessive fat rolls is defying the odds by living his best life. ‘We have owned dogs our entire lives, however we didn’t know much about pugs, and unfortunately, we trusted Theo’s breeder.

Crufts uncovered: ‘Dog people look like hairdressers with very small clients’

Crufts uncovered: ‘Dog people look like hairdressers with very small clients’

‘I wonder if owners spend a lot of time thinking about their shoes.’ Photograph: Will Sanders/The Guardian There are many prizes to be won at Crufts , in obedience, agility and flyball (a relay with balls), but it’s best in show that counts: the winner is a dog as close to perfect as there is, photographed amid the sponsor’s dog food, not knowing what the hell is going on.

Puppy put to sleep after cruel ear-cropping TORTURE to make it appear 'tough'

Puppy put to sleep after cruel ear-cropping TORTURE to make it appear 'tough'

Tragic puppy shows off cropped ears and barrel chest before being destroyed (Image: SSPCA) The one year old dog was dumped in a park suffering horrific pain from having her ears croppped to make her appear fearsome, as well as enduring the effects of intensive breeding.

Miracle dog survives DEADLY -20C snows after being lost in the snow for TWO WEEKS

Miracle dog survives DEADLY -20C snows after being lost in the snow for TWO WEEKS

Old Lady the St Bernard trapped in woods for 17 days (Image: Ruff Start Rescue/Facebook) Old Lady has already endured the torment of spending much of her life on a puppy breeding farm but fortitude and strong will has seen her survive this greatest challenge.

The Invention of the Modern Dog review – our long obsession with canine design

The Invention of the Modern Dog review – our long obsession with canine design

Selective breeding is how it’s done, the careful matching of mates in order to produce puppies with exactly the desired characteristics. Miscegenation was blamed, too, for a certain lowering of the doggy moral tone Tempers started to fray to the point where, in 1880, one breeder sued the newspapers for libelling his prizewinning bloodhound.

California will soon require pet stores to only sell rescue dogs and cats

California will soon require pet stores to only sell rescue dogs and cats

Originally approved in October of 2017 by Governor Jerry Brown, a new state law will go into place on January 1, 2019 that requires all pet stores to get dogs, cats, and rabbits from rescue organizations rather than breeders.

Home for Christmas! Stolen dog ABANDONED by sick breeders - 'My best friend is back!'

Home for Christmas! Stolen dog ABANDONED by sick breeders - 'My best friend is back!'

Bella's three-year ordeal left her riddled with mange (Image: Kennel Club/Francesca Sharp)Much-loved Bella as only reunited with her pining owner after being dumped on the streets having been treated abominably by unscrupulous breeders looking for fat profits.

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.

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.

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.”

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

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.