December 2018

German Shepherds bring the big bucks at the cinema

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According to a recent study, German Shepherds claim the top spot when it comes to box office smashes. The pet insurer, Everypaw, analysed the top 50 live-action films starring dogs to better understand if there was a link between breed type and film earnings. Of the 35 breeds, pedigrees appeared in 97% of the box […]

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Can allergy-friendly dogs prevent allergic reactions?

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Allergies to dogs have increased in prevalence presumably as a result of increased dog ownership and sensitisation.  Consequently, public interest in “hypoallergenic” breeds has surged in the last decade.  Such interest was boosted when President Obama selected Bo, the Portuguese Water Dog – a breed considered ‘allergy-friendly’ – to be America’s First Dog due to his […]

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Survey suggests pet health is more important than our own

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Every so often a survey is released by insurers aimed at grabbing the headlines – and ASDA Money’s recent survey did just that.  Pet owners were asked a series of questions relating to food purchases for themselves and their four-legged friends.  The results suggested over half of all pet owners put their dog’s health above […]

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Blue-eyed dogs – new study reveals genetic duplication

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Striking and elegant, there really is something special about blue-eyed dogs.  Whilst previous research has shown that blue eye colour is associated with coat colour, a recent study has revealed a genetic tweak can result in dogs having blue-eyes. The study was conducted by Embark,  a dog DNA company, with researchers from Cornell University College […]

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