Life with Dogs

Make your dog a movie star

On August 16th, 2013

Make your dog a movie star

On August 16th, 2013

Think your dog has the X-factor? Mel Hearse reveals how to make your faithful Fido a movie star. Earlier this year, my son’s school had a visit from the star of a major Hollywood blockbuster. They all knew his name, and he held their avid attention for his entire visit. But this mega-celeb wasn’t Orlando […]

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Australia’s best dog beaches

On January 28th, 2009

Australia’s best dog beaches

On January 28th, 2009

A family trip to the beach isn’t complete without your four-legged friend. Laura Greaves has the lowdown on the country’s best pooch-friendly stretches of sand and surf. Its a sunny Sunday afternoon at Ocean Beach, a pristine strip of sand at Umina on the New South Wales Central Coast. The joyful barking of some 40 […]

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Caroline Zambrano investigates the possibility of dog licensing to replace and the alternatives to breed specific legislation. In the past decade, many states in Australia have passed Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) with varied restrictions relating to the breeds nationally banned from importation: the American Pit Bull Terrier or Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino […]

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Many people want to see their dogs have pups, but realistically this can be dangerous for your dog and can also add to the huge problem of abandoned animals. Dogs Life learns why breeding should be left to the experts. Many dog lovers will recall the exciting birth scene in the popular Disney cartoon 101 Dalmatians. […]

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Media & BSL

On August 31st, 2008

Media & BSL

On August 31st, 2008

Caroline Zambrano examines the influence of the media when it comes to reporting on Breed Specific Legislation (BSL). In the headline news… “Pit Bull Attacks Mourners” BBC News Online, 15 January, 1998. “Pit Bull Attacks Oakland Woman” San Francisco Chronicle, United States, 12 March, 2001 “Three Pit Bulls attack two-year-old Ottawa boy” CTV.ca (Canada), 2 […]

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Breed Specific Legislation

On August 22nd, 2008

Breed Specific Legislation

On August 22nd, 2008

Trying to understand the reasons behind breed specific legislation can make as much sense as hitting a brick wall. Dogs Life attempts to shed some light on this touchy subject that is affecting thousands of dog lovers worldwide. By Michaela Bilik Most people are familiar with the Salem witch trials of 1692, where names were cried […]

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Puppy Farms

On August 10th, 2008

Puppy Farms

On August 10th, 2008

The term “puppy farm” conjures up a lot of negative feelings. Caroline Zambrano investigates these farms with some very interesting findings. NOTE: Some information in this story may upset some readers For animal welfare organisations and supporters, the words puppy farm bring to mind breeding facilities housing hundreds of dogs in dirty conditions and horrific […]

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Dogs On Film

On July 26th, 2008

Dogs On Film

On July 26th, 2008

To help raise awareness of the animals which share our planet, Billie Dean and Andrew Einspruch started Laughing Owl Productions and entertain us with life-affirming, warm, witty and often mystical film and television productions. Michelle Minehan reports about dogs on film. These days, Billie and Andrew focus on making films from their animal sanctuary in […]

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Katie Cincotta takes a look at Australias most popular dog breeds.   Short, frumpy, feisty, floppy, curly, cuddly, lazy or jumpy … with more than 400 dog breeds in the world, our canine companions come in all shapes and sizes, as varied and unique as us humans. In fact, there’s probably a dog to suit […]

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Doggy Birthday Bash

On June 28th, 2008

Doggy Birthday Bash

On June 28th, 2008

Celebrate your canine’s big day by throwing a doggy birthday bash! Dogs Life gives you the best pooch party tips… When Jessie turned two years old, her family threw her a birthday party where the guests wore party hats, sang Happy Birthday around a special cake with candles and played games, before going home with […]

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