Furs class: Italian train operator now offering ‘reserved space next to you for your dog’

Furs class: Italian train operator now offering ‘reserved space next to you for your dog’

Italo, which runs high-speed trains nationwide in competition with Italian State Railways, is telling passengers: “If your dog is medium or large in size or if you do not want [it] to travel in a pet carrier, you can select the ‘Dog’ option from the train search engine and purchase the service at an affordable price along with your ticket.“In this way you will be able to keep it comfortably next to you during the trip in a dedicated space.

Christmas 2021: 11 of the best gifts to give cats, dogs and small pets

Christmas 2021: 11 of the best gifts to give cats, dogs and small pets

Practical and stylishIf you like your designer homewares then this stylish curvy dog bowl by iconic Italian brand Alessi looks good enough to serve up a snack for yourself.

Moschino launches a new line of designer dog clothes

Moschino launches a new line of designer dog clothes

Italian fashion house Moschino has unveiled a new line of designer dog clothes – and prices don’t come cheap.Fashion designer and creative director for the brand, Jeremy Scott, has launched a new range of pet clothes, with 14 ready-to-wear looks – as well as canine accessories.

Interactive: see how your favourite dog breeds are related to each other

Interactive: see how your favourite dog breeds are related to each other

Photograph: Phil Crowder/Alamy This created a messy, intertwined relationship between different dog types, with the details of a breed’s origin sometimes recorded only in oral history.The German shepherd shares DNA with Italian dog breeds, including the cane paratore, according to researchers.