The Pdsa Dickin medal

The PDSA Dickin medal In my last post, Dickin medal for war hero Chips i wrote about the heroism of A dog called Chips. However the overwhelming thing to you all seems to be amazed by is that there is a scheme for awarding medals for gallantry to our animal comrades called the PDSA Dickin Medal. The …

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Dicken Medal for war hero Chips

The Dicken Medal The Dicken Medal is the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross, awarded for extreme acts of courage in exceptional circumstances. Awarded by the Peoples Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA). CHIPS I was listening to the Radio when i heard the most remarkable story, the Story of Chips, a Husky cross who served …

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Dogue De Bordeaux adoption

Dogue de bordeaux With thanks to Dawn Jeffs. Dogue De Bordeaux adodption is one to take careful consideration over. For those of you who have seen “Turner and Hooch!” the DBD is very much a Hooch Character, i am informed by Dawn that her DBD is as soft as they come though and good with …

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First dog Advice 

So you’ve decided you want your first dog? Do you know what you need for your first dog. Well here come a few tips A solid lead of course and a collar and current United Kingdom law requires the dog to be electronically tagged and if your breeder hasn’t you need to get the dogs …

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Holidays are over Back to work

Holidays are over The Christmas Holidays are over, I sit writjng this on the final evening about to walk Stella. Stella had a visit to the Vet this morning for her 3 monthly Glands to be cleaned out. An experience I cannot recommend bring in the room for. Poor dog is not going to know …

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Breeding Fear of Dogs

Carrying on from last post Staffordshire Bull Terrier. I want to relate a couple of anecdotes to you.  I’m hoping you will share to the world. Also please comment and share your own similar story. Anecdote 1 Get that F******g thing away The first piece is from facebook. Its author has given me permission to share it, …

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Staffordshire Bull Terrier

following on from what to consider when adopting a dog here is the first breed specific breakdown, my favourite breed the Staffordshire Bull Terrier   Overview of the Staff Staffordshire Bull terriers were bred from the larger more aggressive breeds with the faster more tenacious Terrier, creating the breed largely grouped, by the USA at least, among …

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what to consider when adopting a dog

Ok i have stated before i am no expert, but these a few tips to consider when adopting a dog. Environment Your home environment, is it big enough to handle the dog you want? Is the garden and yard secure and is the breed your buying adept at jumping gates or tunneling. Are you a …

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Staffy Nanny dog

I have written several posts about Stella and or the reputation of the Staffy Nanny dog. Adopt a staffy being the mist recent. Staffy Nanny dog anecdotes Today I want to give you a couple of anecdotes. Anecdotes from my own memory as to evidence the status of the Staffy Nanny dog. When my daughter was born …

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Assistance dogs 

Personal introduction to Assistance dogs In the post on friendlytravelguide I titled a Sunday roast on a Saturday  I was at the Harvester with my fiancee and my mother in law. We were enjoying dinner when a family with a dog came in and sat down. The lady was not blind and my first impression was that it was …

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