The Chihuahua

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There are many theories about the origin of the Chihuahua. It is believed that the Chihuahua comes from an an ancient breed from Central America called “Techichi” that lived in the Toltec civilisation. The Aztecs conquered the Toltecs, welcoming the Techichi into their civilisation. According to representations and paintings of the discovered Techichi, the Toltec civilisation believed that the Techichis were “magic” dogs, that they could cure illnesses and guide the Toltecs towards eternal life. The Chihuahua as we know it today was discovered in the city Chihuahua (Mexico) in 1850.

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Dog Facts

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Facts!

The muse

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.

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Hearing dogs

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We have all heard of dogs for the blind, but have you heard of dogs for deaf people?

Being the intelligent animals they are, dogs can help us in all parts of our lives. For years man’s best friend has been assisting those with sight difficulties, illnesses and for emotional support such as therapy dogs. So it made sense their big brains be put to use helping people hard of hearing. There are now hundreds of dogs around the UK acting as a set of ears for their owner.

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Extinct dog breeds

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Your Beagle, Greyhound, Yorkshire Terrier and any other breed you may have didn’t just magically form like so, their ancestors after many years evolved to make them how they are today. Of course, along with all living species many forms are lost when their expertise are no longer needed, specifically in the canine world dogs used for hunting.

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Aging Dogs

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Your dog spent all his life at your side. It’s been your loyal companion, it shared with you all your joys and sorrows for long long years. Now the time came to return all the loving and care you’ve received.  However, in order to take a good care of your senior pooch, you need to be aware of the changes it’s going through as well as different needs. Continue reading

Dogs and Children

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Many think that having both children and dogs at home is incompatible. The reality is quite different though. However, not only a recent study has shown that dogs and children are, in fact, quite similar, but there is plenty of evidence that children and dogs can live in harmony. What is more, it can be also beneficial for your offspring.  Below you will find a couple of reasons to get a four legged friend for your child.  Continue reading