Stray dogs: Indians are bringing Indian doggos home as their lockdown companions

Stray dogs: Indians are bringing Indian doggos home as their lockdown companions

Pune-based Kapil Patwardhan, who helps people adopting stray dogs, helped around 55 dogs get a home during the lockdown period.Sheila R, Rajasthan-based, animal activists, says that the youngsters are more woke and they know that a lot of illegal breeding goes behind bring pedigree dogs in the market.

A dog is for life, not just lockdown: how to buy a healthy puppy in a pandemic

A dog is for life, not just lockdown: how to buy a healthy puppy in a pandemic

That many responsible, licensed dog breeders have closed their waiting lists, following a huge increase in demand during lockdown, while unscrupulous sellers are cashing in on soaring prices?Before lockdown, a pedigree or a designer-breed puppy (like a poochon) would typically cost up to £1,500, she said.

Labradoodle study reveals dogs are actually mostly poodle

Labradoodle study reveals dogs are actually mostly poodle

English cocker spaniels and American cocker spaniels also made small contributions in some dogs.“The thing that we didn’t expect to such a degree was that the Australian labradoodle retains a huge amount of poodle genome and doesn’t retain a lot of the Labrador retriever genome,” she said.

‘Filthy and emaciated’ Labradoodles found abandoned by side of road

‘Filthy and emaciated’ Labradoodles found abandoned by side of road

The animals have now been taken to a rescue centre (Picture: Scottish SPCA / SWNS.COM)Jenny Scott, an SSPCA inspector, said: ‘The dogs were found in an appalling condition.

Dog owners warned of ‘puppy snatchers’ after attempts to steal pets on walks

Dog owners warned of ‘puppy snatchers’ after attempts to steal pets on walks

Angie explained: ‘He started asking about Mabel – her name, her breed and how old she was.’.‘Those people will try and get your dog away from you using their name and treats, even if it is on a lead.

Abandoned by families, many large dogs struggle in shelter homes in Bengaluru

Abandoned by families, many large dogs struggle in shelter homes in Bengaluru

Sam, as it turns out, was abandoned by his former pet parents, as they realised the difficulties of keeping a big dog in a family with children a tad too late.People tend to buy a breed that is trending and fashionable, and those end up in the abandonment circle,” Chinthana signs off.

Meet August, the world's oldest golden retriever at 20 years old

Meet August, the world's oldest golden retriever at 20 years old

"When Augie hit 20, I gave her a couple more months, then contacted the rescue again, saying 'Now we have the oldest golden retriever, because she's over 20 years old,'" Hetterscheidt said, adding that she and her husband also checked Guinness World Records, but they don't qualify dogs by breed.

Adorable Great Dane is still obsessed with the cuddly toy she had as a puppy

Adorable Great Dane is still obsessed with the cuddly toy she had as a puppy

Too cute (Picture: Mandy Helwege / SWNS) Elliot the dog and Elliot the dragon are best pals (Picture: Mandy Helwege / SWNS)‘My Elliot was named after Elliot the Dragon, I had her name picked out shortly after she was born.

Dog breeders see huge surge in demand for puppies during lockdown

Dog breeders see huge surge in demand for puppies during lockdown

She said: ‘I think most responsible breeders have been quite cautious about that explosion in demand and just made sure that they find the puppy owners that have thought about the breed that they’re buying and that this is a lifetime decision, not just a Covid decision.’.

Dog with ‘world’s longest nose’ at 12 inches becomes internet sensation

Dog with ‘world’s longest nose’ at 12 inches becomes internet sensation

Lily Kambourian, 27, adopted Eris in 2018 (Picture: mediadrumimages/ @ErisTheBorzoi) Her nose is more than 12 inches long (Picture: mediadrumimages/ @ErisTheBorzoi)She currently has more than 177,000 followers on Instagram, with hundreds of photos showing off her day-to-day life.

Mum spends more money on her pampered pomeranians than she does on her son

Mum spends more money on her pampered pomeranians than she does on her son

Bear (left) and Beau (right) at Christmas (Picture: Mercury Press & Media)Hollie Cummins, 30, truly adores her two pomeranian dogs , spending hundreds on providing them with the most lavish lifestyle possible.

Most popular dog breed in the US has been revealed

Most popular dog breed in the US has been revealed

This week, the American Kennel Club (AKC) released its 2019 registry list, which marked a record-breaking popularity streak for the dog breed.The list also revealed the least-popular dog breed of 2019 - the English foxhound - which placed 193rd.

Dogs are for life, not just coronavirus lockdown, says charity

Dogs are for life, not just coronavirus lockdown, says charity

A dog is for life and not just for the Covid-19 lockdown, a charity has warned after online searches about getting a puppy surged by 120%.We’re encouraging potential dog owners to carry out our new test to see if you’re dog ready.

Labrador retriever tops the list of most popular dogs in America (again!)

Labrador retriever tops the list of most popular dogs in America (again!)

The German shepherd, golden retriever and French Bulldog all followed Labradors but the Pembroke Welsh corgi made it into the top ten for the first time, knocking out the Yorkshire terrier.

People in lockdown told not to make impulsive pet decision

People in lockdown told not to make impulsive pet decision

Holly Conway, the head of public affairs at the Kennel Club, said: “While we would underline that now isn’t the right time to bring home a puppy, or make an impulsive decision to get a pet, these [search] figures could be a sign of more people looking to find a breeder directly in the future, which is extremely positive and what Lucy’s law aims to impose.

Get a pup/dog only if you are a responsible enough...

Get a pup/dog only if you are a responsible enough...

Little do they realise that keeping a dog requires hard work and one needs a tremendous amount of patience and time.Don’t adopt dogs because your children or you find them cute.

Majority of dogs suffer from anxiety, study finds

Majority of dogs suffer from anxiety, study finds

According to researchers, who studied the behaviours of more than 13,000 pet dogs in Finland, 72.5 per cent of the pups exhibit traits such as noise sensitivity, fearfulness, fear of surfaces and heights, inattention/impulsivity, compulsion, separation-related behaviour, or aggression.

Crufts 2020: How do dogs get their pedigree names?

Crufts 2020: How do dogs get their pedigree names?

Annually the prestigious dog show is organised by The Kennel Club, which is also the major body responsible for the naming and registering of pedigree dogs.But for a purebred dog to be considered pedigree, the dog must be registered by an organisation such as The Kennel Club.

Pet raccoon spends his days riding a boat and hanging out with a golden retriever

Pet raccoon spends his days riding a boat and hanging out with a golden retriever

As the pet of Caryn Williamson, 44, who lives in Hudson, Indiana, Rebel gets to spend his days travelling around in a boat, eating his daily egg for breakfast, and hanging out with his best friend, a golden retriever called Remington.

Dog gives birth to 10 new puppies of Britain’s rarest breed

Dog gives birth to 10 new puppies of Britain’s rarest breed

Red and white setters have been on the decline since Victorian times (Picture: BNPS) The red and white setter has fallen to the bottom of the Kennel Club’s vulnerable breeds list after only 39 were born last year (Picture: BNPS)Jim Cuddy, chairman of the Red and White Setter Club of Great Britain, said: ‘Having 10 new puppies does help the breed, given as there were only 39 last year.