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.

Bouncer the Labrador has tumour lump the size of a football removed

Bouncer the Labrador has tumour lump the size of a football removed

Bouncer after the op (Picture White Cross Vets / SWNS)Zoe, a mother-of-four, said: ‘We were scared as the lump had grown so suddenly, but government guidelines meant unless it was an emergency, we could not go to the vets at that time.

Blue Cross reveals how to safely give a dog ice cubes in a heatwave

Blue Cross reveals how to safely give a dog ice cubes in a heatwave

Caroline Reay, clinical lead at Blue Cross, stresses that the cube should be an appropriate size for the dog.For example, you don’t want to give a tiny dog a massive ice cube.

Tiny puppy left wandering the streets during lockdown gets a new home

Tiny puppy left wandering the streets during lockdown gets a new home

Marvin, now in foster care (Picture: Blue Cross)Animal Welfare Assistant Bradley Tovell noticed that although he was in good health, he was very nervous so he set up a camp bed and stayed with him on his first night.

Hot cross buns are toxic for dogs so don’t give in to their puppy eyes

Hot cross buns are toxic for dogs so don’t give in to their puppy eyes

Dr Laura Playforth, professional standards director for out-of-hours pet care firm Vets Now, said: ‘It’s unclear exactly what causes the toxic effects of raisins but just one can kill a susceptible dog so real caution should be taken with foods, like hot cross buns, that contain them.

Adventure cat loves nothing better than hiking with his canine chums

Adventure cat loves nothing better than hiking with his canine chums

Arlo the Maine Coon tabby cross loves to venture across the Dales (Picture: Mercury Press & Media/@) Always with his dog best friends by her side (Picture: Mercury Press & Media/@) What a little adventurer (Picture: Mercury Press & Media/@)Owners Crissy Lister and Marc Shaw first discovered Arlo’s love for the outdoors when they took him on a walk with their three dogs last year.

Lovable rescue dog and viral sensation, Olly the jack russell, returns to Crufts for final time

Lovable rescue dog and viral sensation, Olly the jack russell, returns to Crufts for final time

The video of his fall from back in 2017 has now been viewed over 13 million times, and the world fell in love with the little rescue dog who was simply excited to be at the competition.

Taking the lead: why a jog with a dog is the latest fitness craze

Taking the lead: why a jog with a dog is the latest fitness craze

At Cani-Fit, another canicross training company, founder Lindsay Johnson says her clients and their dogs particularly enjoy the social aspect of the weekly hour-long training runs.

Therapy dogs stationed at UK airport to help nervous flyers

Therapy dogs stationed at UK airport to help nervous flyers

Southampton International Airport has employed some four-legged helpers (Picture: Therapy Dogs Nationwide)A UK airport has come up with a fur-proof way to make flights more enjoyable for nervous flyers.

Puppies named after the seven dwarfs get adopted in time for Christmas

Puppies named after the seven dwarfs get adopted in time for Christmas

Seven adorable puppies named after the dwarfs have all found new homes just in time for Christmas.(Picture: Blue Cross / SWNS)Dopey, Doc, Bashful, Happy, Grumpy, Sleepy and Sneezy have all found homes in time for Christmas.

Men wrote a note asking to walk neighbors' dog — and the dog responded

Men wrote a note asking to walk neighbors' dog — and the dog responded

Jack McCrossan and his three housemates aren't allowed to have a pet in the home they recently began renting in Bristol, England, so they decided to write a letter to their new neighbors asking if they could walk or play with their dog sometime.

Dog who ate Christmas bauble did ‘the most festive glittery poop’ the Blue Cross had ever seen

Dog who ate Christmas bauble did ‘the most festive glittery poop’ the Blue Cross had ever seen

The Sharpei, who lives in Grimsby, was very sick after eating part of a bauble – resulting in her passing ‘the most festive glittery poop’ the team said they had ever seen (they didn’t include pictures, which is probably for the best).

Staffie with a stiffy: Dog owner can’t get sex toy out of her pet’s mouth

Staffie with a stiffy: Dog owner can’t get sex toy out of her pet’s mouth

It took Lissa an hour to wrangle the sex toy out of Hunis mouth (Picture: Caters News).

Downing Street gets new resident – a dog named Dilyn

Downing Street gets new resident – a dog named Dilyn

A momentary distraction from what is likely to be a hugely turbulent week in politics has arrived at Downing Street, in the form of a 15-week-old puppy.The arrival of the dog may come as a shock to 12-year-old Larry, the No 10 cat which has served three prime ministers.

How to keep your pets safe in hot weather – especially if you have a balcony

How to keep your pets safe in hot weather – especially if you have a balcony

The summer months are riddled with dangers for household pets (Picture: Getty/Blue Cross)Pet owners are being warned not to open their windows or balconies to cool down their homes on hot days.

Dog shot 36 times and had legs chopped off

Dog shot 36 times and had legs chopped off

Flo has no hind legs (Picture: Pudz Animal Sanctuary)Mrs Fairless, 50, said: ‘When they first met they’d just used to play all the time.

My children have blind parents, but we're still a normal family

My children have blind parents, but we're still a normal family

My world consists of my husband, William, our little boy, Jordan, six, and girl, Nikyta, two and a half, and our two guide dogs (Picture: Hetal Bapodra)As a blind mum I am always being asked ‘how do you manage?’.

Dog abandoned and tied to tree 50 metres from animal shelter

Dog abandoned and tied to tree 50 metres from animal shelter

Officers from the RSPCA Ashley Heath Animal Centre in Ringwood, Hampshire, said Bruce was ‘very scared and shaking’ when they found him. Bruce was ‘very scared and shaking’ when they found him (Picture: Solent) Now they have launched an investigation to try and find Bruce’s owner.

'It is a shame!' Britain’s tiger-striped dogs WAIT LONGER for new homes than other rescues

'It is a shame!' Britain’s tiger-striped dogs WAIT LONGER for new homes than other rescues

"It would be lovely if 2019 could change the fortunes of some of the longer stay dogs in our care and they could finally find their forever home.” Stella still waiting a year on at RSPCA Millbrook Animal Centre in Surrey (Image: RSPCA) STELLA.

These are the most popular names for rescue dogs

These are the most popular names for rescue dogs

(Picture Dogs Trust / SWNS)Bella and Max are the most common names for rescue dogs taken in over the past year. Another crossbreed, four-year-old Max, is looking for a new home at the Loughborough centre in Leicestershire.