Dalmatian Facts Personality: The Dalmatian is elegant, yet playful. It is also a highly intelligent and active breed with a very sociable personality and a craving for love and attention. Attitude to strangers: Can be wary and will alert their owners to any unusual happenings. Backyard Requirements: This breed is highly active and needs to […]
Boxer dogs are suitable for families as they are fun, smart and willing to please. Facts Personality: A fun-loving family dog, the Boxer dog has a good sense of humour and a genuine willingness to please. A smart individual with energy to burn, the Boxer remains a puppy for most of its life. A great […]
The Weimaraner thrives on exercise, is a high-energy breed and loves room to run around. Facts Personality: A friendly and alert dog, also loving and full of energy. The Weimaraner takes great joy in pleasing and working with its owner. An obedient breed, the Weimaraner will try to take the upper hand if not properly […]
Hungarian Vizsla A combination of good looks, athletic prowess and loyalty makes the Hungarian Vizsla a wonderful companion for dog lovers, as Michelle Segal discovers. Facts Favourite activities: This pooch needs about an hour each day of physical exercise (playing and socialising in an off-leash park is ideal). It also loves to swim and excels […]
Heart disease in dogs is a major killer and is not preventable, but improving treatments show a not-so-gloomy outlook for dogs today. Sue Moses takes a closer look at heart conditions in canines and how to beat them. Brock, an eight-year-old Boxer, was enjoying his daily run in the park when he suddenly crashed to […]
As spring has sprung, it’s time to have a think about some of the challenges these coming months may have for your dog’s health.
With an increase across Australia of the dreaded Parvovirus, Wendy Bartlett looks at ways you can protect your pooch from this contagious disease. Parvovirus, a highly contagious disease causing severe gastrointestinal problems like vomiting and diarrhoea, affects puppies under the age of six months, but all dogs are at risk of contracting the illness if […]