The pine processionary (also known as Thaumetopoea pityocampa) is a caterpillar which comes down trees between December and April in a “procession” of several caterpillars winding their way to a soil loose enough to burrow.
So far, so good. Yet this tiny insect, in the larval stage, can turn out to be extremely dangerous for dogs and humans alike, especially if you spend a lot of time outside.
If you are inseparable from your hairy friend but also keen to work out, look no further, dog agility is what you need!
Dog agility was born in 1977 in England at the Crufts Dog Show. The idea stemmed from creating a show jumping event for dogs to keep the audience entertained during the intermission, and since then it hasn’t stopped attracting fans.
Every year people attempt to break world records and many of them succeed. They cover a enormous span of weird and wonderful, from achievements such as the world’s most tattooed man to the longest duration living with scorpions. The Guinness Book of World Records itself holds a record for the best-selling copyrighted book of all time. However, it is not only humans that enjoy trying to beat these records, many animals also take part and here are some of the amazingly talented and unusual world records held by dogs. Continue reading
Like Labradors that are often confused with Golden Retrievers, the Boston Terrier is often mistaken for a French Bulldog and vice versa.
It is true that the resemblance between the two breeds is striking, and confusion quickly sets in, making it difficult to tell the difference between a French Bulldog or a Boston Terrier. Continue reading
After the historical announcement on the 9th November 1989 that the border between the two Germanies would open and after the fall of the Berlin Wall, more than 6,000 dogs from the GDR (German Democratic Republic) were abandoned and forgotten. They were no longer needed as guards. Continue reading
Have you ever wondered where to take your dog for a walk in Glasgow? Here is a list of dog parks in Glasgow that you and your dog can go without having to worry about being thrown out. However remember, you should always comply with the house rules of any public space. Continue reading
The Frisbee is commonly associated with playtime in the park, lobbing the Frisbee as far as we can and waiting for our pooch to retrieve the disc in record time. Well, this park activity is now considered a dog sport, with competitions and trophies to be won. Continue reading
Pablo Picasso had a Dachshund called Lump, named after the German word for ‘Rascal’. Picasso was once cited as saying, ‘Lump, he’s not a dog, he’s not a little man, he’s somebody else.’ It is reported although Picasso had many dogs, Lump was the only one he took in his arms.
If you have a dog, you will know the perils of trying to fit in enough exercise for them around your hectic schedule. As much as your dog loves walkies, it can be a chore and sometimes lonely for many of us. Continue reading