Can Dogs Use Logic? A Highly Interesting Read

How about this for some fancy talkin'? “ Chrysippus , albeit in other things as disdainfull a judge of the con- dition of beasts as any other Philosopher, considering the earliest movings of the dog, who comming into a path that led three sever- all wayes in search or quest of his Master, whom he…

My Theory on Jealousy in Dogs (It Doesn’t Exist!)

According to research by scientists, dogs can display signs of jealousy comparable to humans. Personally, I don’t believe they do and I’ll explain more about that in a moment. But first let us look at the new research done in the name of science. The experiment consisted of taking pairs of dogs and getting them…

Has Cross Breeding Gone too Far?

I’m all for intelligent, selective cross breeding to widen the canine gene pool…but some experiments are, quite frankly, an affront to nature. This is one of them. Outrageous.

Dog v Cat – The Fundamental Differences

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All Dog Breeders Aren’t Evil Villains, But Some Are

Ever since the airing of Pedigree Dogs Exposed on the BBC, debate has raged about the role dog breeders have played in creating a mess of some much loved, but sadly debilitated dog breeds. There have been accusations of broad brush labelling of all breeders and many have felt personally slighted by the vitriol born…

What Causes Fatal Dog Attacks & How Can We Prevent Death by Dogs?

As always, there is a lot of discussion about how we can introduce laws to tackle the problem of dangerous dogs. It’s a heated debate often grounded in media hype, misguided prejudices and emotion. Rather than make kneejerk decisions on what we THINK we might know about serious and fatal dog attacks we should be…

The Health Benefits of Dog Ownership

Dog Owners Live Longer, Are Happier and Healthier: Report Academic research has revealed that dog owners are happier, healthier and likely to live longer. Whilst it has been established for some time that pet ownership makes people happier, it has now been shown that the benefits of owning a dog outstrip those of cat or…

Alice Cooper & The 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act

Some people never learn from the mistakes of history. Former Home Secretary Ken Baker is one of those people. His introduction of the 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act and, along with it, breed specific legislation (outlawing/banning certain dogs by ‘type’) has been an unmitigated failure. A disaster on every level. Dog attacks have not reduced, the…

Are Vets Losing The Trust of Pet Owners?

Today (Oct, 2009) the BBC will broadcast the results of a K9 Media inspired vet fees survey. The results highlight the – sometimes massive – range of fees being charged for ’standard’ procedures. As much as £100 difference in the cost of a standard neutering procedure, in the SAME county! I believe the vet fees …