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“She wouldn’t hurt a fly!”

Just last week, Rishi Sunak announced a ban on a specific breed of dog: the American XL Bully. Whilst the name sounds more like something you might find in the…

Dog ownership decreases mortality following a heart attack

Canine lovers will be pleased, though probably not surprised, to hear about the results of two recent studies reporting the apparent health benefits of dog ownership. A Swedish study looked…

The Dog House

Channel 4’s new documentary series has been described as ‘a dating show for pets’, as it follows the employees of Wood Green, The Animals Charity. The show tells the stories…

How crowdsourcing DNA solved the mystery of Huskies’ blue eyes

The piercing blue eyes of a Siberian Husky finally have a genetic explanation thanks to crowdsourcing of dog DNA. Researchers from a company called Embark compared the genetic codes from…

Test yourself on your dog knowledge: it’s for science

Do you think you know dogs? Then test yourself, for science! Everyone who is familiar with dogs can tell you that their behaviour is largely related to their breed. Chihuahuas…

The benefits of fur-weather friends in childhood development

A recent analysis suggests that owning a pet in childhood aids in a child’s development. Relationships with others are a key contributor to childhood development, and researchers wanted to find…

Flat-faced dogs: so adorable they can hardly breathe

French bulldogs, as well as other flat-faced dogs, might not be a responsible choice when deciding on a pet. In fact, veterinarians are urging pet-owners to withhold from purchasing brachycephalic,…

The Delights of Dogs and the Problems of People

There are many dog lovers out there, so the first thing that must be said to stop tongues wagging in vain is that there are no dogs in this show.…