Life with Dogs

Love barks

On August 27th, 2013

Love barks

On August 27th, 2013

We all know dogs are faithful companions, but your four-legged friend could even help you find your soul mate since love barks when you least expect it, writes Laura Greaves. Who would have thought the humble pooch could be the ultimate “wingman”? According to research, dogs are a great ice-breaker: people with dogs meet more […]

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Passion for dog fashion

On August 26th, 2013

Passion for dog fashion

On August 26th, 2013

Supermodel Kristy Hinze chats to Mamta Bhatt about her snazzy four-legged family and the launch of her dog fashion range, LEGITIMUTT. Genetically gifted, Kristy Hinze has had a career spanning 15 years in the fashion industry. From her title as the youngest model to sign a contract with Australian Vogue to her hosting days on […]

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Action hero dogs

On August 23rd, 2013

Action hero dogs

On August 23rd, 2013

Human beings aren’t the only species with action-packed jobs. Tim Falk finds out what it’s like to be a real-life action hero dog. Police dogs Meet Edge, a four-and-a-half year old pooch who has a job with a difference. While most dogs Edge’s age spend their days chasing balls, going for walks and lazing in […]

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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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