Dog Health Problems by Breed

big group of purebred dogs sitting on bench - some of these dog breeds are prone to health conditions

Got a pedigree pup ruling the household? Then you might already know some dog health problems are more common in certain breeds. This doesn’t mean your purebred dog is necessarily going to suffer from them, just that their risk is higher. Some dogs are born with a higher risk of issues due to their breed, … Read more

Hip Dysplasia in Dogs

hip dysplasia is common in german shepherd dogs

Hip dysplasia in dogs is quite common in breeds like the Labrador, Golden Retriever, and German Shepherd. It’s a disorder that happens because the dog’s hip joint doesn’t develop correctly. As with many hereditary conditions, it tends to be more of an issue in certain purebred dogs and less of an issue with others. If … Read more

Ins and Outs of the Dashing Dachshund (aka Sausage Dog)

brown dachshund running on grass

The Dachshund is sometimes called a sausage dog. Especially by kids who might find the breed’s real name a bit hard to pronounce. But though you might think it’s because they look a little bit like sausages with legs, it’s actually sausages which are named after the dog. Not the other way round. What we … Read more

Stolen Dogs on The Rise Since Pandemic

Stolen dogs on the rise include this Labrador

The number of stolen dogs in Australia has at least doubled since the pandemic started. Pet theft once wasn’t such a major concern, but COVID’s had two knock-on effects: With the constantly changing levels of lockdown, people want a dependable friend more than ever. Lots of people have lost their job stability, leading to a high unemployment … Read more

Pug: Breed Profile, Health, and History

pug lying down on floor

The Pug… ahhhh what a sight. With their wrinkly little faces and adorable snores, it’s not hard to see why they’re popular pets. But did you know they’re actually one of the oldest dog breeds around? Find out more about where these adorable companions originated from, what they love and hate, and what health issues … Read more

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