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  • 15th JUN 2021
    Dachshund
    COUNTRY OF ORIGIN. GermanyHistoryA 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 ...

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    15th JUN 2021
    Miniature Schnauzer
    Country of Origin: GermanyThe Miniature came to prominence as a distinct breed around 1899. He was originally bred to control the many types of vermin found on farms.Noted for his distinguished bearde...

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    15th JUN 2021
    Separation Anxiety - Part 2
    The Treatment PlanThe objective is to reduce and eventually eliminate the dog’s underlying anxiety by using desensitization and counter-conditioning. Instead of anxiety developing when left alone th...

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  • 15th JUN 2021
    Pembroke and Cardigan Welsh Corgis
    Country of Origin. WalesOriginating in Wales the Welsh Corgi is classified as a small herding dog. There are two distinct breeds which are recognized: the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and the Pembroke Welsh C...

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    15th JUN 2021
    Toy Poodle
    Country of Origin: GermanyThe Poodle breed comes in 3 sizes and is one of the world’s most popular breeds. Although it is the national dog of France, poodles are believed to have originated in Germa...

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    15th JUN 2021
    Separation Anxiety - Part 1
    A relatively common condition, separation anxiety occurs when the owner or guardian has left or is about to leave. It results in unwanted behaviour such as barking, howling, chewing, digging, urinatin...

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  • 15th JUN 2021
    Border Collie
    COUNTRY OF ORIGIN.  ENGLANDHISTORYConsidered by many as the quintessential sheepdog, this breed has a natural instinct for driving stock.  Border Collies keep their sheep in order by staring...

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    14th JUN 2021
    Rhodesian Ridgeback
    Country of Origin. South Africa/ZimbabweAlso known as the African Lion Dog, the Rhodesian Ridgeback is a breed developed in Southern Africa. European immigrants to Southern Africa brought with them a...

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    14th JUN 2021
    Walking Large Dogs Off Leash
    Walking a dog off leash can be a great bonding experience between the handler and dog. It’s a great way for your dog to explore, socialize, engage and utilize all her senses while burning off energy...

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  • 14th JUN 2021
    Pet Health & The Microbiome
    What Is The Microbiome? The microbiome is the community of microorganisms that live on both the inside and outside of your pet.  These microorganisms  (a combination of bacteria, v...

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    14th JUN 2021
    The Pug
    COUNTRY OF ORIGIN. CHINADating back to 400 BC the Pug is considered one of the oldest breeds of dogs. There is considerable debate as to the origins of this lovable breed. Most breeders believe it or...

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    14th JUN 2021
    Submissive Urination
    Submissive urination is not an abonormal behaviour. In the canine world urinating in the presence of other dogs is one way to communicate that she is not a threat. Submissive behaviour usually involv...

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  • 14th JUN 2021
    French Bulldog
    Country of Origin: FranceThe early bulldog was selectively bred for a downsized or "toy" bulldog as a lap pet companion and continues to fulfill this role today. The "toy" bulldog was to later become ...

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    14th JUN 2021
    What is "Bloat"?
    Bloat is the second leading cause of death in canines and is extremely stressful and painful. It occurs when something has gone wrong with the digestion of food resulting in rapid gas buildup inside t...

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    14th JUN 2021
    Is Apartment Living Appropriate for your Dog?
    Living in an apartment with a dog can be challenging. Too much time spent at home often leads to dogs becoming frustrated and bored resulting in unwanted behaviours such as barking and chewing. Fortun...

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  • 14th JUN 2021
    The Quick Guide on CBD Oil for Pets
    Research suggests dogs and cats can also benefit from the many healing properties CBD oil provides to humans.Here are some of the main benefits associated with CBD oil:Prevents cancer cells from growi...

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    14th JUN 2021
    English Springer Spaniel
    HISTORYAs 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 sen...

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    14th JUN 2021
    Chinese Crested (Hairless)
    Region of Origin: AfricaThe modern Chinese Crested is believed to have originated in Africa and was called the African Hairless Terrier. Born in the same litter, there are two distinct varieties to th...

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  • 14th JUN 2021
    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 t...

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    14th JUN 2021
    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 informat...

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    14th JUN 2021
    Top 5 Dog Training Tips
    1. Pay Attention to Body LanguageObserve your dog’s body language. If your dog appears to be uncomfortable in a new environment or meeting other dogs, animals or people, don’t force the issue and ...

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  • 14th JUN 2021
    Golden Retriever
     Country of origin: Great BritainOriginating from the Scottish Highlands in the late 1800’s, the Golden Retriever was mainly used for hunting. Bred as a gun dog it was often tasked with retriev...

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    14th JUN 2021
    English Setter
    COUNTRY OF ORIGIN. EnglandDeveloped more than 400 years ago the English Setter is a distinct breed from the Gordon and Irish Setters. The origins of the setter breed can be traced back to 1500 in Fran...

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    14th JUN 2021
    What Causes Paw Licking?
    Excessive paw licking is a common issue that can lead to serious skin problems if left untreated. There are a number of causes and it is important to identify the correct one to ensure the appropriate...

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  • 14th JUN 2021
    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 ...

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    14th JUN 2021
    Pomeranian
    Country of Origin. GermanyThe Pomeranian or Pom Pom is classified as a Spitz breed. It descended from the sled dogs of Iceland and Lapland and was bred down to its current size in Pomerania, which is ...

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    14th JUN 2021
    Does your Dog Bully other Dogs?
    Balanced dogs get plenty of time to play, interact and socialize with other dogs. Dog parks can be a great place for this when dogs understand and display proper play protocol. The following are body ...

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