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Bringing a puppy into your life can be an exciting and rewarding experience, but it also comes with unique challenges and responsibilities. This week we’re taking a look at how to navigate the journey of getting a puppy, covering everything from selecting the right breed to suit your lifestyle, to the first six months of puppy parenthood. Spaniel puppy photo by Kinshuk Bose on Unsplash Choosing the Right Breed of Dog for You and Your Family Selecting the right breed is a crucial first step in your puppy journey. Every breed of dog has different temperaments, exercise needs, and care...

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The coronavirus pandemic in the UK saw many of spending a lot of time at home and re-evaluating what is important, and for many of us, this meant getting a dog. But for some folks, things didn’t always go so well. During lockdown many puppies were bought online using ‘click-and-collect’ or ‘click-and-drop’ services, Many dogs were not viewed with their parents or even seen or examined properly before being purchased and the Kennel Club reports that this system of puppy buying has become the ‘norm’ as an alarming legacy of lockdown. Last autumn they conducted their #BePuppywise survey in order to establish...

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Research from dog care website, rover.com has revealed some of the nation’s favourite breeds of dog and identified which are becoming more popular. At the top of the list were mixed breeds, closely followed by Labrador Retrievers – which are still the country’s favourite pedigree dog breed. Jack Russell terriers and Cocker Spaniels are also becoming more popular. For the latter, this may be due to the popularity of crossbreeds bred from two pedigree dogs. One of which also made the list – the Cockapoo, which is a cross between a Cocker Spaniel and a Miniature Poodle. Talking about the...

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In the news this week: Animal charities are warning people to be wary of irresponsible breeders selling puppies and kittens on Facebook, due to the unprecedented demand for pets in the UK during lockdown. Facebook rules clearly state that you are not allowed to buy and sell pets on their site but an investigation by the BBC this week has found many puppies and kittens being offered for sale on the popular social media platform. Now animal charities are telling buyers to beware. Not only because it is wrong to buy a pet on Facebook, but because some of the ads could...

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Welcome to our new monthly blog series all about Murdock the lurcher puppy, with candid insights and practical tips on welcoming a dog into your home. Choosing a Puppy I’ve been looking into getting a pup for quite a long time, since my dear old lurcher Beau passed away a couple of years ago. As a family, we haven’t rushed into things. Beau was a very special dog and we have been taking the time to find the right dog for us, to suit our lifestyle and temperament. A dog that could become an integral part of our family, like Beau...

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