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Are handbag dogs trumping the bigger pooches?

Are handbag dogs trumping the bigger pooches?

Smaller dog breeds are becoming more popular among homeowners, according to new findings.

According to the Kennel Club registration figures, even old favourites such as the Old English Sheepdog and the English Setter are no longer as common as smaller pooches.

The research showed that registration for larger breeds, such as the English Setter, dropped by 32 per cent.

Conversely, the so-called 'handbag' dogs are the 'top risers' when it comes to registrations, with registrations for the French Bulldog increasing by 529 per cent, while interest in the Smooth Coated Chihuahua rose by 221 per c...

Dog owners 'setting more money aside for their pet'

Dog owners 'setting more money aside for their pet'

The vast majority of dog owners plan to indulge their pet this Christmas, according to new findings.

Research published by PetSafe revealed that more than four in ten owners plan to give their dogs special treats this year, with at least 83 per ce...

Best ways to use positive reinforcement

Best ways to use positive reinforcement

Positive reinforcement is an important part of dog training. It helps to encourage dogs to behave in the way you want them to and enables you to form a stronger bond with your pet.

However, if they are used in the wrong way then dogs may become to...

Weight management for dogs

Weight management for dogs

Obesity in dogs is a growing problem in the UK. With over 50 per cent of dogs suffering from obesity, it is essential that owners take steps to get their dog's weight firmly under control.

There is also some evidence that some owners dismiss their...

Choosing a family dog

Choosing a family dog

When looking at bringing a dog into a family with young children, it is essential to consider both the individual dog’s characteristics, and those of the breed. The following are a selection of breeds known for their child-friendly qualities.

 

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