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
The Yorkshire Terrier or Yorkie is one of the most popular breeds at Gudog, only coming behind the cross-breed and the Labrador.
It was born from the union of various English breeds, like the Paisley Terrier, the Waterside Terrier and the Clydesdale Terrier.
As you well know, the Yorkshire Terrier is a very caring dog and very protective of their family, although slightly wary of other dogs. In many cases they usually stand up to other dogs that are much bigger than them, regardless of the consequences. They are very brave! Continue reading
How many of us have wanted to have a Golden Retriever at some point in our lives? The fame that these adorable dogs have is well earned. Initially bred as hunting dogs, now they are a part of millions of homes worldwide where they not only care for the family but, in many cases, they make their companion’s life easier. Continue reading
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.
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.
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.
During WW2 our canine counterparts had a role to play as well, most becoming mascots, couriers or friends to confide in and even in the case of one brave dog a ‘prisoner of war’. Continue reading
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.
Here at Gudog we love to bombard your brains with some cool facts, obviously about our canine best friend. So here it is, our list of 5 interesting things we think you will enjoy. Continue reading