The Poodle come in three breed recognised sizes, these sizes are determined by their height and not weight.
The Toy Poodle is 10 inches or under at the highest point of the shoulders.
The Miniature Poodle must be over 10 inches and 15 inches or less at the highest point of the shoulders.
The Standard Poodle is over 15 inches at the highest point of the shoulders
The Poodle breed has been very popular and dates back to Western Europe over 400 years ago. It appears the exact origin of the breed is unknown and a bit of a controversial subject depending on who you ask. Known by a lot of people as the ‘French Poodle’, France has taken claim as the originating country for the breed although the American Kennel Club recognises Germany as the country of Origin for the Poodle. It is believed this is also how their name originated, as Poodle in German means ‘one who plays in water.’
The famous ‘Poodle Clip’ that we all know is not just for show, originally their coats were clipped in this way to assist the dogs when moving through water, leaving hair on their leg joints to keep them warm and protected.
They were used as working dogs to retrieve waterfowl and are great for sniffing out truffles for farmers. The Poodle is a very intelligent which made them perfect to be used as performers in the circus.
With their high intelligence and keen ability to impress make the Poodle a perfect family pet today. With their varying sizes they are suitable for apartment living as well as loving the space of a larger property. They thrive on having rules and boundaries and learn very quickly. Being so smart though means they need plenty of mental stimulation, to avoid any bad behaviours developing.
The Poodle is a number one pick for any allergy sufferers, as they shed little to no hair and have a woollen coat. Extensive grooming is needed for this breed, with a full body clip being needed every 6 to 8 weeks. When in full coat, daily brushing is required, especially after spending time in the garden or long grass. There is a range of ‘Poodle Clips’ they help to keep their temperature regulated all year round.
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 Spoodle is a hybrid breed of dog, created by mixing a Cocker Spaniel with a Toy or Miniature Poodle. The crossing of these two breeds was first started in Germany and over the last decade their popularity has just continued to grow.
They are considered a small breed dog that make great family pets and are ideal for those with allergies or sensitivities to dog fur or dander. Depending on what percentage of Poodle is in each Spoodle, will determine how little shedding their coat will have, the more Poodle, the less shedding.
As with most ‘Oodles’ the Spoodle is a friendly, confident dog who loves to be with everyone (humans and dogs alike) They are very much an ‘energizer bunny’ breed of dog, who are on the go all day long. They have plenty of energy to burn and just love to play, which makes them perfect for a family with children or an active house hold.
With the combination of a Poodle and Spaniel coat the grooming requirements are high for the Spoodle, needing daily brushing (unless clipped) and professional grooming and clipping every 6 weeks. They can be prone to ear and eye issues so these should be checked and cleaned regularly as needed.
The Spoodle coat can grow into a long beautiful length but does need to be brushed daily and after any playtimes in grass as they can easily pick up burrs and sticks. A damp, dirty coat can quickly lead to hotspots which is very uncomfortable for the dogs. Their coat can come in a variety of colours including golden, black, brown or blonde and can be with or without white markings.
The Spoodle is suitable for most living arrangements, from large farm land to small apartment living, providing they get plenty of exercise and stimulation and the chance to get out and meet and greet everyone!
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.
We understand that one of the scariest parts of going on holiday is having to leave your dog in the care of someone else, especially if they have special medical needs.
Part of our care includes our Advanced Medical Needs option, which allows us to accommodate guests regardless of what medical requirements they have.
With Doggy Doaters attending to our guests 365 days of the year and a manager living on site, we can attend to any guests 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
This includes our diabetic guests who require insulin to be administered 12 hours apart and epileptic guests who also require their medication every 12 hours.
Our dedicated team of Doggy Doaters are trained to administer all types of medication, including oral tablets and liquids, ear and eye ointments and injections.
We also welcome any extra professional care to come and visit your dog whilst in our care, this can include (but is not limited to) bowen therapy, red light therapy and massages. Our K9 Limousine service also means that your pooch can be transported, in style of course, to any appointments they may require during their stay.
With our Luxury facilities and experienced staff, you can be assured that no matter what your dog's medical needs are whilst they are on holidays, that they will be attended to with love whilst on holidays at We Love Dogs Resort.
One of the scariest parts of dog ownership is when our beloved pooch becomes ill and in some circumstances needs surgery.
With the growing demand from our customers to assist in these situations, our Post Operative Rehabilitation Care came about.
Using our amazing 7 Star Luxury Suites, we are able to accommodate guests at any stage of their post operative rehabilitation. Some guests that we have cared for following surgery include TPLO and ACL surgeries, spinal surgery, open wound recoveries and broken bones.
Our Rehabilitation and Special Needs Suites have been designed to give our team control of how much space guest's can have access to during their recovery. For guests coming straight out of surgery who need restricted movement, our small recovery rooms offer the perfect, relaxing environment. With a TV and heating and cooling to keep them comfortable, our Doggy Doaters are able to take the guests out for their short leash walks ( as approved by their attending vet) and return them safely back into their room to relax and recover. As they move through their recovery and may be allowed more area to move in between, we can open up to our small recovery outside, undercover court yard areas to help build up strength and mobility.
Our K9 Limousine service offers the easiest and most comfortable way for your recovering pooch to travel. We are able to collect from your home or the vet clinic that the surgery has taken place at. We pride ourselves on our strong and open communication with both your regular vet and also the vet that has conducted your dog's surgery (should these be different) and are able to return your dog to their clinic at anytime should a check up be required. We also like to keep communication open with you as their owner to keep you up to date with any changes should this be your wishes.
With our K9 Limousine service, we are also able to transport your dog to any post operative rehabilitation services and also welcome these services to the Resort should they need to work on your dog whilst they are with us. This includes, but is not limited to, hydro therapy, bowen therapy, red light therapy and massage.
All of our Doggy Doaters are trained in all areas of medication administration and post operative care which includes:
A very special part of our Doggy Doater's role is to be able to care for our Golden Oldie guests as they enter their 'golden' years of life. We offer care and accommodation for any breed and size guest who are in their senior years.
This is a job that we are honored to be able to do and understand what a hard time it can be to leave your oldie when you have to travel.
With 24 hour care you can be sure your 'Golden Oldie' will be given the highest level of attention and love whilst enjoying their holiday with us.
We offer easy to access low line bedding for those suffering arthritis. Movement from inside to outside through our large human size doors throughout the day is easily accessible with no ramps or stairs and comfortable bedding available throughout all areas.
Our oldies enjoy the same 7 star luxury suites as our other guests, with fully heated and cooled rooms so we can temperature control their inside space all year round. A TV to provide light background noise and of course, the love and care of our Doggy Doaters all day long.
We understand the needs of our Golden Oldies can vary and our Doggy Doaters are fully trained and equip to help in anyway they can, this includes but is not limited to assistance with mobility, getting up and down and moving around, assistance with going to the bathroom, massages and gentle walks to help those sore joints and administering medication, including oral, liquid and injections.
With assistance from the minute they arrive to the minute they depart, you can find comfort in knowing your Golden Oldie is getting the 7 star treatment they deserve whenever they come to holiday at We Love Dogs.
Our Small Breed Luxury Care, offers a 7 star holiday, from the time of arrival to time of departure. Our Luxury Suites offer the perfect home away from home, fitted with TV's, luxury couches and bedding and access all day from indoors to an undercover court yard (meaning protected outdoor access all day, regardless of the weather) leading onto a beautiful, artificial K9 grassed play yard with a drainage system underneath. This means even after heavy rain, our guests can enjoy roaming around on a grassed area that isn't wet or muddy.
Our large outdoor spaces offer perfect play areas for those social little butterflies who we can pair with compatible play mates, based on size, temperament and personality. For those who come in as families that just want the space to themselves or those who prefer the company of the Doggy Doaters instead of 4 legged friends, we are always happy to accommodate by showering with plenty of extra cuddles and love.
Although here at our Pearcedale location, we are only suitable to accommodate larger guests who require special needs care (golden oldies, advanced medical needs, post operative rehabilitation care - wait for posts later this week for more info!) that doesn't mean that your younger, larger breeds pooches have to miss out. Our beautiful property in Baxter is the perfect answer for your full of energy, large breed pooches! Dogs Country Club and Kennel Resort is located on 13 acres at the start of the Mornington Peninsula and with 10 different areas separating all guests by size, temperament and personality you can assured that your pooch will be cared for in only the highest standards. With large quarter acre grass paddocks surrounding the property, it ticks all the boxes for your large breed, high energy, young, healthy doggies. Click HERE to find out more about Dogs Country Club.
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For more information, don't hesitate to contact our team on 59785831. We can't wait to meet to your pooch to pamper them for their next holiday!
Want to keep your pooch included in the Easter fun this weekend? Why not get together with the kids (big and little kids!) and make some yummy Easter Biscuit Dog Treats?!
What you will need:
1 and ¼ Cups Rice Flour
2 Free Range Eggs
2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
¼ cup Whole Wheat Flour
Want to decorate with icing?
Natural Food Coloring
Time to cook!