Explained: How the retriever got its golden coat

Explained: How the retriever got its golden coat

Rather dogs needed mutations in two areas of the ASIP gene to get different yellow coat patterns.Lighter coats would have helped dogs living during glaciation periods millions of years ago (Getty)Co-author Dr Chris Kaelin at the Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville, Alabama said: ‘We were initially surprised to discover that white wolves and yellow dogs have an almost identical ASIP DNA configuration.

Can you walk dogs in the snow? Does snow hurt dogs paws?

Can you walk dogs in the snow? Does snow hurt dogs paws?

It's important to look after a dog's paws during periods of cold weather (Image: GETTY).Washing and drying a dog's paws is a good idea after a walk in the snow (Image: GETTY)Dog owners should also be aware of other hazards during snow periods, such as grit.

Can you walk dogs in the snow?

Can you walk dogs in the snow?

It’s fine to walk your dog, but limit your time outdoors and keep a close eye on them (Picture: Getty)It’s also important to keep your eye out for ice and slush, as they will often contain antifreeze, which is lethal for dogs.

Search for man after starving dog dumped in park ‘like piece of rubbish to die’

Search for man after starving dog dumped in park ‘like piece of rubbish to die’

A man who took the dog to the vet reported finding her in the park but left no details, so now the RSPCA and the practice is keen to speak to him.

Siberian Husky’s unique markings makes her look like she’s wearing glasses

Siberian Husky’s unique markings makes her look like she’s wearing glasses

How cute (Picture: Jam Press)When Catarina Carvalho, 24, brought home her puppy Tsuki, she quickly fell in love.When Tsuki first came home (Picture: Catarina Carvalho/ Jam Press)‘She is starting to get more affectionate as she is growing up but still likes to have her space.

Dogs & D-Day: How to include your pet in your wedding

Dogs & D-Day: How to include your pet in your wedding

Sharadha Vijay, who got married in a church in Chennai, says, "Since pets aren't allowed at the church, I threw a soiree the next day at a pet friendly venue, to specially include my baby Euro in my celebrations.

Mumbai’s pets put their stylish paws forward in the rains

Mumbai’s pets put their stylish paws forward in the rains

It’s clear that while pet parents have their rainy-day dressing in place, they are also adding a dash of style to their pooches’ rain gear.The minute the sky turns dark, Colaba-based stylist Mili Shivjiani Puri gets her pet dog Malibu all dressed up to go out in the rain.

Give your furry babies some TLC at home during the lockdown

Give your furry babies some TLC at home during the lockdown

The type of brush you use depends on the coat condition of your pet.Bathe your pet, but not every day: Dogs have a very different skin texture, so it’s important not to use soap or shampoo meant for humans.

Adorable dog who models for big brands has become an Instagram sensation

Adorable dog who models for big brands has become an Instagram sensation

Such as photogenic face (Credits: Katie Ramsden / SWNS.COM) In her signature yellow coat (Credits: Katie Ramsden / SWNS.COM) She’s modelled for all kinds of brands (Credits: Katie Ramsden / SWNS.COM)Just like human social media influencers, Marley is flooded with free gifts from brands, who ask to be featured on her Instagram.

Artist with anxiety and depression finds solace by painting her chihuahua travelling to different times and places

Artist with anxiety and depression finds solace by painting her chihuahua travelling to different times and places

Tiny Tita also loves getting dressed up (although she does need to be bribed with treats for the photographs Becki paints from) with the artist saying: ‘She doesn’t mind wearing the clothes and lifts her left paw up first and puts it through an armhole and then she puts the right paw in.

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.

Shampoo me right

Shampoo me right

The anatomy of the skin of dogs is different hence the chemicals which are soothing to us in our human shampoo may not be comfortable for the pets, or suit them.

Dog looks so different after grooming owner doesn’t recognise him

Dog looks so different after grooming owner doesn’t recognise him

Nanuk before his groomer’s appointment (Picture: CATERS NEWS AGENCY)Samoyeds are known for their white, fluffy coat, which looks like a lion’s mane around their face.Seven-year-old Samoyed Nanuk isn’t recognisable at all now, though, after a mishap at the groomers left him looking more like a Bull Terrier.

Sainsbury’s launches adorable collection of Christmas jumpers for dogs

Sainsbury’s launches adorable collection of Christmas jumpers for dogs

Ahead of the big event, Sainsbury’s has just launched its Tu range of Christmas jumpers for dogs , and the designs are adorable.It’s pretty affordable too, so you could get more than one design – £14 for jumpers and £12 for the coats, with the range available in-store and online.

How to tackle hair shedding of your pet

How to tackle hair shedding of your pet

Shedding is a natural process in which your pet gets rid of old and dead hair to get a shiny new coat.Shedding tools are specially designed to remove dead hair from the coat and make it smooth and silky.

Woman orders £9 wedding petticoat from Wish – but it only just fits her dog

Woman orders £9 wedding petticoat from Wish – but it only just fits her dog

The petticoat didn’t fit Kaz, but it did fit her dog (Picture: SWNS)A bride-to-be was disappointed after buying a size 16 petticoat skirt to wear under her wedding dress, only to find it was so small it fit her dog instead.

Coping with hair shedding

Coping with hair shedding

1) Infestation and infection: Presence of parasites like fleas and mites triggers hair loss; these infest the dog and irritate the skin, causing severe itching which results in scratching and hair loss . A healthy coat is less likely to have loose hair to shed.

Mineral magic and its effect on coat condition

Mineral magic and its effect on coat condition

The most notable nutrients involved in skin and coat health include protein, fatty acids and zinc, as well as select vitamins and trace minerals. Although rare, vitamin deficiencies can result in several skin and coat problems.

Dog Paw and Coat Care for the Winter

Dog Paw and Coat Care for the Winter

Emollient lotions and waxes also are available and are designed specifically to help protect the tender, dry dog paws from the harsh winter elements.

How to keep your dog safe in the snow

How to keep your dog safe in the snow

(Picture: Getty) Make sure they have a warm and cosy bed Give your dog their own spot to run to when they come in from the cold – think a cosy bed with their very own pillow and blanket, away from any draughts.