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.
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.
The boom in popularity of flat-faced dogs such as pugs and French bulldogs may be fuelling a rise in canine fertility clinics, some of which advertise banned procedures, an investigation has found.
Speaking with Sum of All Parts, an Australian science podcast, Wally Conran, who invented the breed, said: ‘I opened a Pandora box and released a Frankenstein monster.’.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”