Health

  YouTube videos of this German Shepherd, which went Best of Breed at Crufts, the largest dog show in the world, have been circulating. Years ago, there were videos labelled Pedigree Dogs Exposed and afterwards The Kennel Club, I believe did breed standard reviews and some breeds were actually “on watch”.  Breeds should appear fit […]

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Margaret on September 7th, 2015

    In the above pix. is Ch. Calliope Rita C.D. a very fun loving Bouvier Des Flandres. She was bred by me and came from two of my imported Bouvier Des Flandres: Ch. Farleycross So Far so Good at Calliope (from the UK) and Ch. Rick Lois From the Dogsfarm at Calliope (from The Netherlands). I very […]

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Margaret on February 10th, 2015

The above has been floating around the dog communities on Facebook. I do not know where it originated but the subject of exercise in puppies and young dogs and growth plates is an interesting and important topic. I have always been told by top overseas breeders that the best exercise for puppies and young dogs […]

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Margaret on August 16th, 2013

[embedplusvideo height=”360″ width=”450″ editlink=”//bit.ly/13FY8MA” standard=”//www.youtube.com/v/G-KYUAHTwTo?fs=1″ vars=”ytid=G-KYUAHTwTo&width=450&height=360&start=&stop=&rs=w&hd=0&autoplay=0&react=1&chapters=&notes=” id=”ep8113″ /]   Sometimes a litter of puppies might include a “swimmer” and that is a puppy that appears to be unable to stand and try walking like other normal puppies in a litter.  The “swimmer” puppy will have its legs and arms outstretched and be unable to sit […]

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Margaret on July 8th, 2013

In an ideal situation, new born puppies are completely taken care of by their mother.   However, sometimes, humans need to step in to help and ensure that in the case where the puppies mother might be unable to feed them successfully, they still  get milk.  A bitch might have mastitis, or another infection, or […]

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This was seen in yesterday’s issue of Barbados Free Press and I am one of many individuals who think that Barbados should have better animal rights legislation so I am glad to see a major blog like Barbados Free Press taking it up! I hope there would be an investigation to reveal the accuracy of […]

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Margaret on December 13th, 2012

This post did carry for over six months the widget which was a petition in support  for animal rights in Barbados. It is hard to imagine that animals would be forced to endure the suffering of some of the dogs shown. Dogs tied to trees for a whole day, hardly fed and with little fresh […]

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Margaret on May 29th, 2010

One of the common causes of an allergy in a dog might come because it is allergic to certain types of food, corn, soy, meats like pork and beef can set an allergic dog into a state of agony with itching and the poor dog will be constantly licking the affected areas, and might be […]

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Margaret on January 26th, 2010

Dogs although they might have grounds to play on might not be motivated to exercise unless they are puppies at play. And their humans might be like wise. But put the two together, and a walk might do wonders for the health of the owner(s) and the dog(s). Barbados is a small island surrounded by […]

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Margaret on December 15th, 2009

Barbados has a variety of birds as bird lovers can testify. In our gardens, the most common are sparrows, humming birds, yellow breasted birds and black birds (Quiscalus lugubris). These black birds with their intelligent looking golden eyes are bold enough to enter open style restaurants for bread crumbs and scraps of food left on […]

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