Yearly Archives: 2015

Border Collie

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN.  ENGLAND

HISTORY

Considered by many as the quintessential sheepdog, this breed has a natural instinct for driving stock.  Border Collies keep their sheep in order by staring and stalking, unlike traditional herders such as Welsh Corgis that tend to nip at heels.  Almost all Border Collies are descended from a dog maned...
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English Springer Spaniel

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN.  ENGLAND

HISTORY

As part of the Gundogs group, Spaniels were initially bred, or flush, game birds, forcing them to take wing into the line of of the guns.  They watch where a bird falls and are usually sent to retrieve it.  This division includes small, silky-coated, long-eared dogs such as the Springer...
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Tips on Socializing your Dog

Properly socializing your dog in a positive and safe environment is a big step towards raising a stable canine friend.  In an urban environment like Hong Kong it helps our dogs to adjust and adapt to the congestion and limited spaces that are available.  It’s a lifelong process that is particularly important during puppy-hood where...
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Your Dog’s Amazing Sense of Smell

Unlike humans who largely experience the world through their eyses, for dogs the sense of smell is by far the most important sense.  This is how they generally explore and provides the bulk of information on the their surroundings.  By harnessing their incredible ability to identify and locate source odours dogs have been trained to...
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Dachshund

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN.  Germany

History

A popular pet in Hong Kong, the Dachshund or Sausage Dog was developed in the early 1500s.  Some experts believe this breed's roots may go as far back as ancient Egypt.  The name in German literally means "badger dog".  It comes in three varieties including the long-haired, wire-haired and the...
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So Your Female Dog Humps – Why?

As with male dogs female humping is not an unusual behaviour.  It is not uncommon for either sex to mount human legs, toys and other dogs.  Primarily a behaviour used for mating purposes, it is clearly a necessary activity for male dogs to engage in but what about females?  Engaging in humping is indeed a...
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