Although it feels like only yesterday we were announcing our June Dog of the Month, it's time already to announce our lucky July Dog of the Month.
This colourful ball of energy brings so much joy to the Doggy Doaters every time he visits. Archie is a Spoodle and typical to his breed he just LOVES everyone and everything, he is a text book social butterfly!
We look forward to sharing more of Archie with you all!
The Siberian Husky is a strong (physically and mentally) hard working sled dog that, as their name would suggest, originated in Siberia. They were used for centuries along the eastern Siberian peninsula as working dogs, for sled pulling, herding and guard dogs.
Their thick coat and solid build makes their body ideal to weather the harsh winters and their strong endurance allowed them to work long, hard days. Their ability and stamina to move so quickly through the snow made them ideal for sled dogs, being able to transport people and their goods and also be used in artic races.
Their breed was essential during the diphtheria epidemic in 1925 when they were used to transport much needed medicine to people all over the country. Since then, they have been fundamental working dogs all across the world, including serving in the Army’s Artic Search and Rescue Unti during World War II.
Today, they are still used for sled work, guard dogs and hunting.
They Husky is medium to large breed dog, with males reaching up to 60cms in height.
Being a working dog, they require plenty of mental and physical stimulation to avoid any naughty behaviour. A bored Husky can be a very destructive Husky and they are also well known for their escape artist abilities, especially if there is something exciting to chase on the other side of the fence.
Their heavy, thick coat requires daily brushing and sheds heavily twice a year. This warm covering over their body makes them ideal for colder climates and being able to withstand temperatures as low as -50° to -60° C. Being bred to withstand such cold weather does mean they need assistance if living in tropical or hot areas and are not recommended for hot climate living. Their coat colours vary from solid black and pure white to red and white, brown, gray, silver, wold gray, sable and more.
The Husky is often known to have bi-eyes (two different coloured eyes) which is very common for the breed. They can also have parti-eyes which is when one eye has two half colours, these will be either blue or brown.
The Husky is a perfect addition to any active family with plenty of room to move. They can be accommodated in smaller apartment type arrangements providing they are given plenty of mental and physical stimulation daily. If well socialised from a young age, a Husky will enjoy living with other animals in their home, being pack working animals they love being with other dogs and thrive on structure and having a job to do.
Can you believe we are in June already - what a weird year it has been so far. But we are very excited to be announcing our next Dog of the Month....
Tsubaki, the beautiful Husky, is our lucky June Dog of the Month. Congratulations!
This sweet girl is currently enjoying her second post operative rehabilitation care stay with us, as she recovers from her second TPLO surgery.
Being able to offer our post operative care is something we love being able to do and meeting beautiful pooches like Tsubaki along the way make it so worth it.
Be sure to keep an eye out for her upcoming posts and progress of her recovery.
The sturdy, confident Jack Russell is a breed everyone knows. They date back to as early as the mid 1800’s where they were used as a hunting dog for small game, ideal for foxes as they were able to dig into their dens. Their name originates from a minister, name Rev. John Russell.
As they became so popular as working dogs, the Jack Russell Terrier Association of America, in 2003, changed their name to the Parsons Russell Terrier Association of America, from this time onward the working line of Terriers was known as the Jack Russell whilst the American show Terriers were known as the Parsons Russell Terrier (longer legged Jack Russell)
Today, they are great little family pets who always provide plenty of entertainment. They come in a smooth or rough coat in varying colours, breed standard states white should be the predominate colour with at least 51% of the coat being white with a mixture of either black or brown markings and in some rare cases brindle markings have been recorded. Both the smooth and rough coats are easy to groom and maintain with regular brushing and bathing only when needed.
From their past blood lines, the Jack Russell Terriers of today are a fearless breed. As with all dogs, if raised correctly around young children and other dogs they are great within the family. Being a strong-minded breed, they require a pack leader from day one to avoid any small dog syndrome issues. Training and boundaries need to be set and followed from a young age to avoid destructive and aggressive behaviours – which are a known trait of unruly Jack Russell’s. Daily exercise is a must, to help burn their physical and mental energy. They are known to be great jumpers so if their needs aren’t met, they may just take themselves off on their own adventure to explore and keep themselves busy.
Although a great little dog, the Jack Russell is not just for everyone and thrive in a balanced environment where they are part of the family but not the boss of the family.
Although we are currently navigating through some uncertain times, the one thing that we can all agree on is our Dog's put a smile on our faces. So there is no better time to share our next April Dog of the Month for 2020. A big congratulations to.....
The Jack Russell Terrier. Little Miss Milly is full of personality and loves her cuddles and play times with toys of course!
With her beautiful little face how can you not just fall in love with her straight away?! We know you will enjoy her upcoming blog too!
The Moodle, also known as a Maltipoo, is a hybrid breed of dog, mixing the Maltese with a Poodle. They offer another option for those who enjoy the very popular mix of Oodles by mixing a Poodle with another small breed dog. Essentially, by have a Poodle in the mix, this should offer little to no shedding so makes the breed ideal for those with allergies or sensitives to dog fur.
But did you know the interesting facts about each of these breeds that come together to make the Moodle?
We are very excited to announce our March 2020 Dog of the Month is.....
This adorable little bundle just melts the heart of all the Doggy Doaters. Little Miss Ruby is a Moodle, Maltese cross Poodle and she is just a lover! She adores being adored and rightly deserves the crown as princess for the month of March!
The original Pomeranians were much larger in size, weighing up to 30 pounds, and were developed from the ancient Spitz breeds. The Pomeranian got its name from the region of Pomerania, which is now the area of Germany and Poland and originally worked as Sheep Herders. Many famous people in history owned this beautiful breed, including Marie Antoinette, Emile Zola, Mozart and was eventually shown and bred down in size by Queen Victoria herself. The Pomeranian is an intelligent breed who makes superior circus performers!
Did you know that Pomeranians come in a range of different colours and patterns, and the colour of their nose varies with the coat colour? How cool is that!
Grooming is a high priority for this breed, their double thick coat require daily brushing and regular professional grooming.
Although Pomeranians are ideal for Apartment Living, they do require a daily walk and play through-out the day – Playing alone will not fulfill their primal instinct to walk and discover. Those who do not get to go on a daily walk are more likely to display behavior problems as Pomeranians are prone to falling victim to ‘Little Dog Syndrome’. This is a human induced behavior that is NOT Pomeranian traits, and may cause your little one to become anxious, temperamental and aggressive towards larger dogs. They also bark and yap to tell their human what to do as most humans treat this toy sized companion in such a manner that they do not see them in the way of a pack leader, for this reason are not recommended for children and would be much better suited for the elderly or a confident, mature owner.
Scary to believe that we are already at the time to announce our second dog of the Month for 2020.
We are excited to share that our Dog of the Month for February is....
This adorable little Pomeranian mix has just melted his way into the hearts of all the Doggy Doaters, and with a cute little face like that - how couldn't he?!
Keep an eye out for Gus' upcoming blogs so he can share with you some interesting facts about his breed!
The Papillon, also known as the Continental Toy Spaniel, is a small spaniel type dog originating from France & Belgium. Their history dates as far back as the 1500’s, using appearances in art to track when they first began to appear.
The name Papillon is actually the French word for “butterfly”, as their ears and long fringed hair on them appear like a butterfly.
Papillons have a single-coated fur so they do well in the heat, however they tend to feel the cold! Their coats come in many different colours, some of which are white & black, white & Lemon, white & sable, tri colour, red, brown & white and fawn & white just to name a few. They are small dogs, weighing between 3 – 4 kilograms for the females and 3.5 – 4.5 kilograms for the males, standing no taller than 20 – 28 centimeters.
The Papillon, has a life expectancy from anywhere between 12 – 15 years.
Papillon’s are smart and social dogs, they love to play, are great with children and people in general, but benefit from being socialised very early on in life. They are very adventurous dogs with high energy levels that require plenty of mental and physical stimulation. But they are also very happy to snuggle up and be lap dogs too!
Can you see one of these little guys fluttering into your life?
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