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Cats, Which Breed is Britain’s Most Popular

There are certain regions in Britain that seem even more cat lovers than others. Top of the shop are Wales, the South West and the South East. In fact, a staggering 5% of cat owners in the South East live with a family of five or more cats!. The most popular choice of cat in the UK is the moggy – a cat that does not hold a pedigree – and 55% of owners have this type of cat. Possibly, this also [...]

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Britain’s Most Popular Dog

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier, also affectionately known as a Staffie, is a breed of small to medium sized dog, short-haired, that was developed in Staffordshire, England, where else? and northern parts of midlands city Birmingham. The breed first originated by crossing the Bulldog and Black and Tan Terrier, and evolved over time with the excess of other breeds for refinement of purpose which, in mid-19th century Victorian England, was varmint control and dog fighting. The Staffie is considered [...]

Hedgehogs, How to Help a Sick or Injured One

Hedgehogs are in trouble – research for endangered species shows that hedgehogs have declined by about 30% in the last 10 years and there are thought to be less than one million left in the UK. What to do if you’ve found a sick or injured hedgehog Hedgehogs normally hibernate from November through to mid March, but they can sometimes be seen around during this period changing nesting sites.  It is quite unusual to see a hedgehog wandering around during [...]

How to take the best photos of your pet

How to take best photos of your pet. Taking photos of your pet can be quite difficult. With a few simple tricks and camera settings it’s not impossible to capture amazing, professional-looking photos of your pets and be worthy of displaying in your home. How do you get your pet to cooperate? There are several tricks of the trade, but in the end it comes down to patience and being ready for that special momen. In a perfect world you’d have [...]

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A Dogs Dry Nose, Information about Why and Possible Remedies

If your dog dog has a dry cracked nose there are many reasons that could have caused it. You could, see anything that could cause this by watching your dog if they are doing anything different from their normal routine. A veterinarian will have all the methods to see what causes a dry nose. Simply contact them. They will be able to determine if allergies are the cause. Allergies can do more than just dry up your dog’s [...]

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Unicorns, a Short Look Into Their Origins

Pliny The Elder, The ancient Roman naturalist wrote extensively on “unicorns” in his book. “Unicorns are the fiercest animal, and it is said that it is impossible to capture one alive. It has the body of a horse, the head of a stag, the feet of an elephant, the tail of a boar, and a single black horn three feet long in the middle of its forehead. Its cry is a deep bellow.” In the 7th-century the scholar, Isidore of [...]

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Do Staffordshire Bull Terriers Make Good Pets?

Do Staffordshire Bull Terriers Make Good Family Pets? Staffordshire Bull Terriers have a reputation as a status symbol, so people cant imagine them as family pets – but this couldn’t be further from the truth. A survey conducted showed that nearly 75% of people would definitely or probably not consider re homing a Staffie. However, 80 per cent of people acknowledged that the breed’s bad reputation was down to irresponsible owners, and not the dogs themselves. [...]

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The Wren, Some Amazing Facts About Our Commonest Bird

The Wren, Some Amazing Facts The wren can be recognized by its tail which points upward and its darting flight. It is a difficult bird to spot due to its brown colouring and being a small size. They are also shy and secretive by nature. The easiest way to find one is by listening to its loud musical trills and harsh clicks. The wren has a slightly curved bill for searching in tree trunks and on the ground for insects. Their colour [...]

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Guide Dogs Great British Dog Survey 2018

The Results are in! Which county has the most dogs in England    –    HAMPSHIRE Which county has the most dogs in N Ireland  –    ANTRIM Which county has the most dogs in Scotland    –    ABERDEENSHIRE Which county has the most dogs in Wales         –    CARDIFF Most popular male dog name                                –    ALFIE Most popular female dog name          [...]