Study finds dog size, height, and head shape predictive of disease prevalence

Some diseases in dogs are related to certain physical characteristics. For example, larger breeds have a higher risk of getting hip dysplasia and certain neoplastic diseases while breeds with wider and shorter heads, such as Pug and French bulldog, are more likely to experience breathing problems and dystocia. Therefore, if we know the trends in […]

Study finds that English Bulldog Breed health issues will be difficult to improve

Credit: Niels C. Pedersen, Ashley S. Pooch and Hongwei Liu The English bulldog is one of the most popular breeds in the world because of its child-like appearance and demeanor. The alterations in body type and behavior needed to create the breed have required physical changes well beyond its village dog ancestors. These changes have occurred over hundreds of years but have […]

Montreal enacts Breed Specific Legislation

Once again, a city has voted to enact breed specific legislation that restricts current “pit-bull type” dogs and outlaws the ownership of new ones.  It is utterly infuriating on many levels for those of us who work with these “type” of dogs on a regular basis.  But rather than belt out a profanity-laced, emotional post about […]

The 4 ways dogs Learn

As I was walking the little lady to school this morning, I had a brief panic attack when I couldn’t remember whether or not I locked the sliding glass door into the backyard.  This has only recently become an issue because Sully is tall enough to slide the door open!  This wouldn’t be bad in […]