Archive for September, 2005

Why do dogs eat grass?

Sunday, September 18th, 2005

I often read about people wanting to know why dogs eat grass. Or even asking “How can I stop my dog eating grass?” because it disturbs them when they see their loved pet being sick from it. Well, in answer to the second question is “You can’t” or even better “Don’t” because there could be […]

Poppy the Police dog is still going strong

Saturday, September 17th, 2005

A dog with a nose for trouble… other peoples! At 13 years old, Poppy is a police sniffer dog who just seems to be getting better and better at her job. “Recently she discovered over a kilo of amphetamines with a street value of more than £10,000 hidden in some thick holly bushes at Bromsgrove,” […]

Benji, not a Manchester Terrier!

Friday, September 16th, 2005

Mandy McFadden, from The British Manchester Terrier Club, writes to inform me that Benji (the dog that lost the race because of the call of nature) is not what he seems. Don’t worry, it’s not as sinister as I just made that sound! This is what she says: “After looking at the picture of Benji, […]

How To Choose The Perfect Dog Name For Your Puppy

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

I’ve chosen the following article for two reasons. Firstly, we’re looking to adopt a new dog at the moment and are thinking about names for the ones that we’re seen down at the Dogs Trust. Also, in the server logs for this site, I see that people have been coming here having searched for advice […]

German Shepherds and the very talkative Muppet.

Monday, September 12th, 2005

We visited the Dogs Trust in Salisbury the other day thinking of adopting a dog and pretty much fell in love with every dog there. We’re not after something as large as an Alsatian, but one there got my attention. He was called “Muppet” and he had a silly expression to suit! Mainly he kept […]

What is the Manchester Terrier

Saturday, September 10th, 2005

After yesterday’s post about the Benji the Manchester Terrier I thought I’d do some research on what a Manchester Terrier actually is. At first glance he looks like a smaller Dobmerman, sharing the colouring with that or a Rotweiler. A quick look on Wikipedia confirms this. Apparently a breed created in medieval times in the […]