The Cavoodle is a small, purpose bred “Designer Breed” that is cross between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Miniature Poodle. Whilst they are not a new breed, they have certainly become very popular over the past 10 or so years.
Cavoodles are affectionate, playful and energetic. However, if you have a smaller backyard, they find themselves quite content! (Of course, still needing walks and exercise).
The Cavoodle, being cross bred with a Poodle means that their coat is hypoallergenic and they do not malt. This does mean however that they require regular grooming, every 6 – 8 weeks and regular brushing to keep their coat neat and tidy.
Their coat comes in a variety of colours such as red, white, black, gold, tri-colour and blenheim just to name a few!
Cavoodles are very gentle and loving and actually prefer the company of humans over other dogs! As they are generally quite small, they are suitable companions for small children and other small pets, and have been known to become very strongly attached to specific people in their human family! They can be known to have a short attention span as puppies, but with constant and consistent training they will quickly learn the house rules!
They are wonderful family members. Their inquisitive nature will keep everybody entertained and would make a great addition to any family looking for some four-legged love!
Congratulations to Zahrah, our Dog of the Month for March 2019!
Zahrah is a fun loving little Cavoodle who loves to holiday here at We Love Dogs Kennel Resort, and lets be honest, we just love it when she visits!
Zahrah is energetic, fun and full of character. Congratulations Zahrah!
Whippets are a medium size breed which resemble the Greyhound.
Originating in England in the late 18th and early 19th Centuries, they were bred to hunt by sight, however historical artifacts do show that small “Greyhound like” dogs have appeared in ancient Egypt’s palaces and are thought to be ancestors of today’s Whippets.
It is believed that the first known Whippets were known to be English Greyhounds too small for stag hunting in England’s forests however were great at open space hunting for rats, rabbits and hares. It wasn’t until the mid-19th century that Whippets began being bred to race.
Classified as “Hound Dogs”, they are a lean but muscular and athletic dog with a short, smooth coat that comes in many variations of colours, including white, black, fawn, brindle, blue, and variations of these colours.
Whippets are known to be very intelligent dogs however are slow to learn, so we need to be patient and gentle with them. Whippets can be trained in agility and obedience. In agility training you will train your Whippet to do obstacles such as jumps, ramps, see-saws, hoop jumping and tunnels.
They are gentle, affectionate and tolerant dogs, however when racing they are competitive!
Whippets are quite healthy dogs, that are not prone to issues such as skin allergies, ear infections or food sensitivities, however they are known to suffer from Heart Arrythmia. But with proper nutrition, exercise and regular vet checks, Whippets can live up to 12 – 15 years.
Whippets are a great addition to any house, whether you are a young family, a couple or someone living on their own, they will love you, and they make great watch dogs, announcing the arrival of company before you even know they have arrived!
Thinking of welcoming a Whippet into your world? You won’t regret it!
Our new February Dogs of the Month for 2019 are....
Fairy and Wags
The Whippets! These two characters are loving their holiday at the Resort. They provide plenty of cuddles for all the Doggy Doaters and are always on their best behavior - especially if food is involved!
The Pug’s face, with deep wrinkles around big, dark eyes and a flat round face can’t help but make anyone smile. The Pug’s name comes from the Latin word for “fist” because their faces resembles a human fist! They are square dogs with substantial limbs and curly tails. Pugs are the sturdiest dogs of the toy group, befitting their mastiff heritage.
Believed to have originated in China, Pugs were known to be highly treasured by Chinese Emperors and were guarded by soldiers. In the 16th Century they were then brought from China over to Europe.
Pugs are easy to keep and have serious tendency to become obese unless their diet and exercise is watched carefully. With their short nose, they don’t do too well in the heat so please observe carefully for heatstroke. Pugs also tend to snore a lot! Their short nose also means that they are prone to catching a cold.
Do Pugs shed? You better believe it! Although they have short, glossy coats, these wrinkly wonders are heavy shredders. You’ll need to brush your dog daily, aside from the shredding, pug grooming is relatively low-key. The most common colour of a Pug is Fawn; however, they can also be Black, and some can have touches of Apricot or Silver.
Pugs have wonderful and big personalities, they are often described at “Multum in parvo”, which is Latin for “much in little”. They are strong willed but are very rarely aggressive in any way. They are great with children and whilst small, they are sturdy enough to play. Whilst the like to nap, they thrive on human attention, you will often find that they follow you around to avoid missing out on any of the action!
If you are thinking about adding a Pug to your family, you won’t regret it! There is a lot of love in their small stature making the perfect addition to any home.
With another year and another month comes another Dog of the Month announcement! A big congratulations to......
This delightful little Pug is enjoying his holidays with the We Love Dogs team whilst he goes through some rehabilitation following a recent illness.
You can never walk past Chen Chen without being lured in by his beautiful eyes for a cuddle and of course a good snort!
A Dog's Christmas Rule List!
1. Be especially patient with your humans during this time. They may appear to be more stressed-out than usual and they will appreciate long comforting dog leans.
2. They may come home with large bags of things they call gifts. Do not assume that all the gifts are yours.
3. Be tolerant if your humans put decorations on you. They seem to get some special kind of pleasure out of seeing how you look with fake antlers.
4. They may bring a large tree into the house and set it up in a prominent place and cover it with lights and decorations. Bizarre as this may seem to you, it is an important ritual for your humans, so there are some things you need to know: - Don't pee on the tree - Don't drink water in the container that holds the tree - Mind your tail when you are near the tree - If there are packages under the tree, even ones that smell interesting or that have your name on them, don't rip them open - Don't chew on the cord that runs from the funny-looking hole in the wall to the tree
5. Your humans may occasionally invite lots of strangers to come visit during this season. These parties can be lots of fun, but they also call for some discretion on your part: - Not all strangers appreciate kisses and leans - Don't eat off the buffet table - Beg for goodies subtly - Be pleasant, even if unknowing strangers sit on your sofa - Don't drink out of glasses that are left within your reach
6. Likewise, your humans may take you visiting. Here your manners will also be important: - Observe all the rules in #4 for trees that may be in other people's houses. (4a is particularly important) - Respect the territory of other animals that may live in the house - Tolerate children - Turn on your charm big time
7. A big man with a white beard and a very loud laugh may emerge from your fireplace in the middle of the night. DON'T BITE HIM!!
Our Dogs of the Month, Popski and Eugenie have some great tips on how you can remember to keep your pooches happy during the festive season!
Christmas time can become stressful around the house for us, so imagine what it must be like for our pets! Things being moved around the house, bright flashing trees are going up and lots of visitors are coming and going. This can all be very exciting for our dogs can also a little intimidating at the same time. Here's some tips to help keep Fido comfortable and enjoy the festive season.
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