Charity shares warning on flat-faced breeds

Charity shares warning on flat-faced breeds

Battersea has shared that they have performed life-saving Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS) surgery on nearly half of all the flat-faced dogs that have been given to them over the years.

Do yourself a favour and look at this huge litter of Guide Dog puppies

Do yourself a favour and look at this huge litter of Guide Dog puppies

So pure, so good (Picture: PA) Oh, to be snuggled up like a puppy in a 16-strong litter (Picture: PA) What a silly baby (Picture: PA) Their mum is a German Shepherd and their dad is a Golden Retriever (Picture: PA)Having sired 239 puppies, Trigger is Guide Dogs’ most prolific stud dog in their ethical breeding program.

In Focus: Inside the shady world of online animal selling

In Focus: Inside the shady world of online animal selling

The Ackers family paid a huge emotional price when they got Reggie, an adorable fox-red Labrador puppy (Picture: Supplied)However, just three days after they welcomed Reggie into their home, Richard found himself standing in a vet’s examination room being told that the kindest thing they could do for their puppy was to end his life.

Labrador gives birth extremely rare mix of yellow, chocolate and black pups

Labrador gives birth extremely rare mix of yellow, chocolate and black pups

Over the years, they’ve bred a combination of chocolate, yellow and black Labs and ultimately decided to strategically breed pups to produce a litter of all three.

Elon Musk and Dogecoin spiked demand for Shiba Inu dogs, but not good news for tenderloins

Elon Musk and Dogecoin spiked demand for Shiba Inu dogs, but not good news for tenderloins

The cryptocurrency meme Dogecoin (DOGE) , famous for being Elonb MUsk's favorite and increasing its value by 4,600% in one year, triggered the demand for dogs of the Shiba Inu breed, an icon of the currency .

Two Labradors stolen from outside M&S reunited with owners

Two Labradors stolen from outside M&S reunited with owners

Footage on the left shows the dognappers running off with Denzel and Welly (Picture: Crewe Police/Dale Robson)Two black Labradors have been reunited with their owners after two thieves ran off with them after snatching their leads from outside a supermarket.

Almost extinct Scottish wildcat sent to rewilding centre in bid to save species

Almost extinct Scottish wildcat sent to rewilding centre in bid to save species

The rewilding centre provides breeding space, veterinary care, remote monitoring and training to prepare cats for life in the wild.Saving Wildcats hails the cats as “one of Scotland’s most iconic species, embodying wild nature for the Scottish Highlands.

Double-crossing cats will not choose owners over their enemies, study finds

Double-crossing cats will not choose owners over their enemies, study finds

Whereas dogs have been shown to avoid a person who behaves negatively towards their owner, the same cannot be said for domesticated cats.The experiment involved 36 domestic cats and their owners, who would be accompanied by two strangers: an actor and a neutral person.

Lady Gaga’s dog walker shot as two of her french bulldogs stolen

Lady Gaga’s dog walker shot as two of her french bulldogs stolen

A man walking Lady Gaga’s dogs for her was shot in Los Angeles on Wednesday night, and two of her dogs were stolen, prompting the pop star to offer a $500,000 reward for their return.

RSPCA ‘concerned’ over ‘extremely irresponsible’ BBC show about puppy breeding

RSPCA ‘concerned’ over ‘extremely irresponsible’ BBC show about puppy breeding

In a statement, the RSPCA said: ‘We’re aware of this programme and are concerned that it is extremely irresponsible to encourage and glamorise breeding as a “get rich quick” scheme which, in turn, could lead to serious dog welfare issues and fuel the illegal puppy trade.

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.

8 breeds of dogs with the most serious diseases

8 breeds of dogs with the most serious diseases

Knowledge about genetic diseases in individual breeds of dogs is an important element in the work of veterinarians and breeders.It is possible to perform genetic tests to detect the disease and eliminate such dogs from further breeding.

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.

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.

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.

Popularity of pug-like dogs 'could be fuelling rise in canine fertility clinics'

Popularity of pug-like dogs 'could be fuelling rise in canine fertility clinics'

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.

Sick reality INSIDE a puppy farm exposed as defenceless dogs suffer in 'brutal' industry

Sick reality INSIDE a puppy farm exposed as defenceless dogs suffer in 'brutal' industry

Mr Abraham said their welfare was completely compromised (Image: BBC) Mr Abraham’s campaign, Lucy’s Law, has since been successful in banning so-called puppy farms in England.

Labradoodle inventor regrets making 'frankenstein's monster'

Labradoodle inventor regrets making 'frankenstein's monster'

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.’.

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.