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Choosing a Dog

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The Importance of Breed Research

Each breed of dog has its own unique characteristics. When you are looking to bring a new dog into your family, it is therefore important that you research breed profiles so you can find a dog to match your personality and lifestyle

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Breed Profile: The Standard Poodle

Best in Show for Crufts 2014 was awarded to Afterglow Maverick Sabre, better known as “Ricky”, a handsome Standard Poodle owned by his handler Jason Lynn together with John and Sandra Stone. This popular breed is instantly recognisable, with their elegant gait, proud, balanced physique, and often remarkable clips. Here is our introduction to this beautiful and intelligent breed.

Are you Ready for a Dog?

Owning a dog has many benefits – they offer companionship and entertainment, they can help keep you fit, teach children responsibility, and they can even boost your mood. They can provide a world of happiness and fulfilment for the right owners.

Groomers at Discover Dogs 2013

Discover Dogs is an exciting up-and-coming event ideal for all dog lovers, hosted at Earl’s Court in London on the 9th and 10th November. Established in 1996 by the British Kennel Club, over the past 17 years Discover Dogs has become a leading canine event, offering people the opportunity to celebrate and learn about dogs.

Breed Profile: The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

This spirited little breed was unfamiliar to many watching – indeed the breed is a relatively rare sight outside of the show ring. We at Groomers have therefore decided to provide an introduction this active and affection breed, typically abbreviated to PBGV.

Rehoming a Dog: The Adoption Process

There are many benefits to rehoming a dog. They are usually house-trained, neutered, and will have been vaccinated and micro-chipped. You will also get the opportunity to offer a rescued dog a loving home, which is a reward in itself. Here is our basic guide to typical processes when rehoming.

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Where to Buy a New Pet

Once you have decided on a new pet, and have determined you can afford it and can give it all the care it needs, you need to find a suitable place to purchase the animal. This can be a difficult task – even seasoned pet owners can find it hard to track down an appropriate place to buy a new dog or cat, where the animals are cared for and have had the best start in life.

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What it Costs to Own a Dog

To be a responsible dog owner, it is important to evaluate the cost of dog ownership in relation to your own personal income. When you take a dog into your life, you agree to take on certain costs that are often vital to the animal’s wellbeing. Sadly, many dogs are given away to rescue centres, or are even put down because their owners can no longer afford to care for them. It is therefore vital you consider the true cost of dog ownership before you bring a new four-legged friend into your home.