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The Iditarod Sled Dog Race – Husky Heaven or Husky Hell?

The Iditarod Sled Dog Race – Husky Heaven or Husky Hell?

The Race Yesterday marked the official start of the 2017 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Alaska. The race was initially due to begin on Saturday but was postponed due to a lack of snow on part of the trail and the unusually high temperatures for this time of year. This annual race has been running since 1973 and the trail spans the entirety of the state of Alaska. A lone musher (person who drives the dogs) and a team of…

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Crufts – The Good, The Bad, and The Fluffy

Crufts – The Good, The Bad, and The Fluffy

Crufts, the oldest and perhaps one of the most well known dog shows in the world, kicks off today. As always I find myself incredibly conflicted over this event. On the one hand it is, above all, a celebration of dogs and a gathering of dog lovers from all over the country and indeed, the world. However, on the other hand, parts of the event encourage and celebrate the breeding of unhealthy dogs and inappropriate handling. In this post I…

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10 Beautiful Bull Breeds

10 Beautiful Bull Breeds

Now, it’s no secret that I absolutely love “bull breeds”. I think they are absolutely fabulous dogs who so often get bad reputations that they simply don’t deserve. The term “bull breeds” originally referred to a group of dogs who were initially bred for the sport of “bull baiting”. Nowadays the term “bull breeds” is mostly used to describe dogs which are “bulldog-like”. Unfortunately when some people hear the term “bull or bully breed” they assume that the dogs are…

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