Synonymous with Irish Setters , Irish Red and White Setters and more recently English Cocker spaniels. We have a lifetime of experience in Dogs, our results showcase our talents as breeders and exhibitors. As breeders, our undeniable passion is to produce the most beautiful, top quality reared, healthy puppies, We have bred numerous champions and top winners. All are adored family companions not only for ourselves but for other owners too. We also qualify our dogs in field to ensure there natural instinct is maintained. As exhibitors we have won many awards such Best of Breed, Group and Best in Show winners in over 16 different countries. Together with accolades for ‘Top Breeders and Top Puppy. All of our dogs live happily together at home with our family. All of them, from the youngest puppy to the oldest veteran, are special and loved. Breeding is our dedicated passion. All puppies are adored, all have been given the best start in life and will only be av…Read more about Celligne Kennels – Irish Setters , Irish Red and White Setters and English Cocker spaniels
Lacsar is a small but successful show kennel owned by the mother and daughter partnership of Mairin Jackson & Emer Wright. Based in South Eastern Ireland, we have had dogs all our lives and, between us, we have a keen interest in breeding, showing, handling, judging and stewarding at top level. We have competed regularly at Championship Shows in Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe since 2012. Since then, our dogs have amassed well over 700 Green Stars between them, along with countless other top awards at shows both at home and abroad, including Crufts. We are passionate about preserving and protecting the future of this ancient breed. All of our dogs are health tested for genetic conditions which can affect the breed before we consider breeding from them. No expense is spared, from rearing our puppies using only the best quality products, to importing dogs of new bloodlines from all over the globe in order to enhance our breeding programme, everything that we do…Read more about Lacsar Show Kennel
Name of Kennel: Shannavarius. What age were you and how did you become involved in the world of Dogs ? From early 2006 at 12 years old, I've been widely interested in cynology and show scenes in Poland. With continuous growing interest, support and encouragement from my family and many people I've met throughout this experience, I got involved in Junior Handling, where I successfully competed across the country, gaining essential experience and knowledge of handling various breeds of dogs, including my beloved Whippets. My parents, unlike in most cases, never had pedigree dogs and were never involved in dog showing before I explored my interest. A dream of owning a Whippet - or being owned by one, as it turned out - was soon born as I fell in love with their outstanding, loving temperament and elegant, delicate yet strong appearance and outline. It took nearly ten years before the dream became a reality, but finally, after a long wait, my dream came true, and …Read more about Shannavarius Whippets – Featured Kennel
Name of Kennel: Seóidín (pronounced showdeen, meaning little jewel. What age were you and how did you become involved in the world of Dogs: I grew up with dogs, we had English springers and English setters growing up. My extended family all were dog lovers. We also kept horses. My dad is former secretary and Chairman of The English Setter Club, though his interest was more in field trials and working dogs. When I was just aged ten I did a school project on Japanese Chin, and as a child spent years recording dog programmes on tv, watching Crufts etc. When I was a child, my dad had a book of dog breeds by Barbara Woodhouse. I wanted a Japanese Chin and at 15 my parents had decided I was old enough to have a dog. They couldn’t find a chin and Maltese or a Peke was my second choice. I got a Maltese as a gift from my parents and have never looked back! What Breeds of Dogs have you had over the years: Grew up around gundogs but the breeds I have now are the only ones I…Read more about Seóidín – Featured Kennel
Name of Club: Great Dane Association of Ireland When year was the Club established: 2016 Does the Club host any open or championship dog shows or breed seminars: The Association hosts an IKC Breed Championship Show annually. This year it is on May 27th at Naas Racecourse. We also carry out regular social walks (4 a Year Country wide) in conjunction with the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Ireland. We produce a Calendar for Members to Showcase their Dogs and to distribute to their Friends and Families. What advice would you offer to anybody that is interested in becoming an owner of the breed: We offer advice to would be owners via our Website and directly from our various members who are custodians of the Breed. We always welcome new members and are fully inclusive for Pet owners and show people alike so get in touch if you want to share your experience of your Great Dane with ours. Does the breed have any specific health tests that should be done before a Dog …Read more about Great Dane Association of Ireland – Breed Club Feature
Name of Club: .Smooth Collie Club of Ireland When year was the Club established: 2016 What advice would you offer to anybody that is interested in becoming an owner of the breed: Help and advice is always available from our Honorary Secretary Maureen Timmins - Does the breed have any specific health tests that should be done before a Dog or Bitch is used at stud or bred from: Specific health tests for MDR1, CEA, PRA, DM Contact / [email protected] Website: smoothcollieclubofirelandRead more about Smooth Collie Club of Ireland – Breed Club Feature
Name of Kennel: Kensana Golden Retriever Ireland. The Kencana mine is one of the largest gold mines in Indonesia and in the world. Because I am from China originally, having a kennel name with some Asian background means a lot to me. What age were you and how did you become involved in the world of Dogs: I was always fascinated about dogs when I was young but my mum didn’t allow me so have one back then in China. So I swore when I have my own family, I would have as many dogs as possible. Now my dream has come true. We moved the house over 13 years ago from Galway city centre to the country just to have more space so we can facilitate more dogs. What Breeds of Dogs have you had over the years: When I was engaged to my husband back in 2000, I asked him to buy me one of those Dalmatian puppies as an Engagement present instead of a diamond ring as I loved the movie 101 Dalmatians. He was very much obliged and that was our first family dog called Wizard before the ki…Read more about Kensana Golden Retriever Ireland – Featured Kennel
Name of Club: All Ireland Collie & Sheepdog Society. When year was the Club established: 1926 Does the Club host any open or championship dog shows or breed seminars: Two Rough Collie Breed shows per year. What advice would you offer to anybody that is interested in becoming an owner of the breed: Help and advice is always available from our Honorary Secretary Irene or Assistant Secretary Maureen Does the breed have any specific health tests that should be done before a Dog or Bitch is used at stud or bred from: Specific health tests for PRA, CEA, DM and MDR1 Contact / Website:[email protected] or [email protected]. WebsiteRead more about All Ireland Collie & Sheepdog Society – Breed Club Feature
Name of Kennel: Weemacs Hairydogs What age were you and how did you become involved in the world of Dogs?: According to my mother, I would try to jump out of my pram to pet a dog. However I didn’t start raising them till I was in my late 20s living in California. I rescued a wonderful Great Dane, who got me hooked . So many of my friends loved her that I had to have a litter to keep everybody happy. The rest is history What Breeds of Dogs have you had over the years?* I also raised Jack Russell's, once again, mostly for acquaintances who loved my dogs. Over the years I’ve rescued many dogs from Newfoundland’s, Labrador, Golden Retriever to a Scotty. What would you consider to be your main breed and the one people associate you with? Since coming to Ireland ( I’m originally from Scotland) but spent many years in the United States. I fell in love again with the Scottish Deerhound, I remember we had some on the Estates that my dad worked on. What attracted …Read more about Featured Kennel: Weemacs Hairydogs – Scottish Deerhounds
Name of Kennel: Demolition Force What age were you and how did you become involved in the world of Dogs?: We always had a family dog since I was a child. What Breeds of Dogs have you had over the years? Jack Russell's and English Bull Terriers. What Breeds of Dogs have you got now? English Bull Terriers. What would you consider to be your main breed and the one people associate you with? English Bull Terriers. What attracted you to this breed? When I was a child, a neighbour had one and I loved their unique appearance. I also loved their enthusiasm for life and fun! They are ready to play games with anyone willing to give them their time. What advice would you offer to anybody that is interested in becoming an owner of the breed? They would have to have knowledge of the breed and ideally not be a novice dog owner. They are extremely sensitive, kind, intelligent, super with children but have a rather stubborn streak. Does the Breed have …Read more about Featured Kennel: Demolition Force English Bull Terriers
Name of Kennel: Lesandnic What age were you and how did you become involved in the world of Dogs?: 8 years old - my Mum started to show labradors. I joined in and enjoyed the mega trips in those days to far flung places like Cork and Limerick, and started to show the dogs in junior handling classes. I did however prefer golden retrievers to Labradors and saved sixpence in a bottle for years towards my first golden. I still have Joan Gill's book on the breed, signed by both Joan Gill and Joan Tudor, the latter very understanding as I could not afford her book as it was more expensive! I then lost interest in dog shows for a while and concentrated on ponies. Mum got interested in miniature wire haired dachshunds but I still hunkered after a golden. Then, eureka! Mum "swapped" two miniature puppies for a beautiful standard wire haired bitch called Birdie. She was terrific. Same colour as a golden, could walk for miles and keep up with my pony on the beach - I was hooked.…Read more about Featured Kennel: Lesandnic Standard Wire Haired Dachshunds
Name of Kennel: Corrib Gun Dogs What age were you and how did you become involved in the world of Dogs?: My father bought be my first dog (Black Labrador bitch) in 1992 when I was 12 years old. What Breeds of Dogs have you had over the years? English Springer Spaniels, Irish Setters and Labrador Retrievers What Breeds of Dogs have you got now? Same as above! What would you consider to be your main breed and the one people associate you with? Labrador Retrievers What attracted you to this breed? Living on the Shannon Estuary there is no better companion in the field than a Labrador Retriever What advice would you offer to anybody that is interested in becoming an owner of the breed? Make sure that both parents are from healthy lines, if people are asking alot of money for a pup then it's your right to ask for all proof of the health and achievements of the pup's parents. When you get yourself a puppy try and join a local dog club and learn …Read more about Featured Kennel: Corrib Gun Dogs
Can you tell us about Lolmar Goldens and the services you provide: Lolmar Goldens offers numerous canine reproductive services. We can offer a full reproduction package from ovulation detection, Artificial Insemination/Natural Mating to ultrasound scanning at 30 days post mating or Insemination. So this isn’t your run of the mill stud service; Well, yes and no. The traditional stud service is available however, taking a more scientific approach, we can dramatically improve the chance of a bitch going home in pup. Scientific Approach ? Yes. Mark is fully trained and Accredited in Canine Reproduction, Canine Artificial Insemination and Canine Cytology. We can accurately predict a bitch’s fertile period and mate her on her most fertile days. Cytology can also detect split and silent heats which can save everyone lots of time and hassle and allows us prepare a plan for the bitch and her owner for her next cycle. Artificial Insemination is a very useful service to off…Read more about Lolmar Goldens – Golden Retriever & Miniature Schnauzer Stud Dogs PLUS full canine reproduction package
Name of Kennel: Mossbawnhill What age were you and how did you become involved in the world of Dogs?: I became involved in the dog world at a very young age via my parents,as my father bred long haired GSD's and my mother always had a miniature poodle in the house,so I basically grew up with dogs and have actually never had a time in my life when I haven't lived with at least one dog. What Breeds of Dogs have you had over the years? I have lived with quire a few different breeds over the years,as I say as a young child it was miniature poodles and long haired GSD's,then in the early eighties my father bought me a whippet to go to the stables with me and also keep up with the ponies whilst out hacking,when I left home I had a flat coated retriever and a wiemaraner and then when I met my husband Ryan and bought our first home we took on his old golden retriever and then got a rescue border collie,after that came a harlequin great dane and then the working gundogs..…Read more about Featured Kennel: Mossbawnhill Whippets
Name of Kennel: Lolmar Goldens What age were you and how did you become involved in the world of Dogs?: My fathers a vet so I was exposed to the welfare and care of animals from a very early age. Dogs obviously were my favorite. We always had dogs in our house but I bought my first dog, a springer spaniel age 14, I sold my drum kit to finance the purchase. What Breeds of Dogs have you had over the years? My springer spaniel Bracken, was my first dog, but over the years I have owned and bred Great Danes, English Bulldogs, Golden Retrievers and Mini Schnauzars. What Breeds of Dogs have you got now? Lolmar Goldens concentrate solely on Golden Retrievers and mini Schnauzars now, both fantastic breeds and we love working with them every day. What would you consider to be your main breed and the one people associate you with? I suppose people would associate me with Golden Retrievers more so than the Schnauzars but mainly because of the retrievers popularit…Read more about Featured Kennel : Lolmar Goldens
Daisy Irish Champion Dessaur “Driving Miss Daisy” 03/08/2018 – 12/10/2018 Sadly we had to give our final hugs to our beautiful Dachshund, Daisy on the 12th October. In early June Daisy had been diagnosed with Intervertebral Disc Disease . This horrible disease is common in certain breeds like Shih tzus,Cocker Spaniels, Beagles. IVDD however is most prevalent in Dachshunds and it is just heartbreaking to watch your dog go through it. We fell in lovely with this adorable breed 18 years ago when we saw them for the first time while on holidays in Italy. They just looked so cute, stylish and classy and we were besotted. Unfortunately like a lot of people we did not do our research on the breed and just fell in love with how they looked ! We knew nothing back then of Intervertebral Disc disease that is way too common in Dachshunds. We don’t regret a single day we have had with this wonderful breed as they are so affectionate, loyal and great watch dogs but I never want to …Read more about In memory of Daisy
Danno AKA Irish Champion Dessaur Hawaii Five O - 03/08/08 – 09/05/16 Danno was born in our kitchen on the 03rd of August 2008 and the first and last voices he ever heard was ours, his life was brought to an abrupt end on the 09th May this year due to the negligence at one of Ireland's leading veterinary practices, Gilabbey Veterinary Hospital in Cork. Events leading to Danno being Put To Sleep On Monday 23rd November 2015 we attended Gilabbey Veterinary Hospital for the first time after being referred by our vet. The cause was that Danno our Male Standard Smooth Dachshund had symptoms of spinal injury. At this consultation Shane Guerin examined Danno and gave us a detailed explanation as to what was actually happening. The surgery to be performed on Danno was Thoracolumbar Hemi-laminectomy (Spinal Surgery) and the decision to carry out this procedure is based on what symptoms are present on a scale of one to six. One being the dog feeling pain and six meaning the dog w…Read more about Gilabbey Veterinary Hospital, let our dog fall on his head
Small kennel and only breed occasionally. I mainly do parti colour from Swedish, Italian and Scottish lines. I show my dogs all over Ireland and made up several show champions. Anybody is welcome to view my kennels and my dogs! Check out our link on the Breeders Tab for more contact informationRead more about Donatal Cocker Spaniels
We are a small kennel who specialise in the German shepherd dog We show and work our dogs All our dogs are hip and elbowed scored and graded excellent for breed type Find our contact details on this listRead more about German Shepherd Dogs “Agacamp”
Whenever I left Kyla behind, I used throw an arm around her strong neck and say "bye baby". The dreaded day came on April 7th when I had to say my final "bye baby" to my gentle giant, Kyla, who went downhill rapidly, during the 3 days prior, with heart failure. She seemed fine up to then or maybe she was just being brave. This was one of the worst weeks of my life. I looked for help from all quarters but to no avail. She was critically ill on day 1 when she was put on oxygen and a drip of heavy meds. I was told I could take her home in the evening of day 1 with 29 tablets to be taken over the following 24 hours. I watched her tired body heave up and down, her anxious eyes just staring into space and there was no rest for this kind and gentle dog. I promised her that she'd never have to leave her home again and she didn't. The procedure was carried out at home by our favourite vet. I sat with Kyla on her bed, her head in my hands, I kissed her over and over and told…Read more about Bye Baby
With the site getting over 600 visits per day we get quite a few emails from people looking to be put in touch with a reputable owner / breeder of the breed they have researched and now want to introduce to the family. Probably the most popular requests we get are for Miniature Schnauzers, Labradors & all the different varieties of Dachshunds. In the case of one of the above breeds that I got 5 emailed enquiries for in the last 2 weeks, I wanted to see what the relative breed club had to offer by way of web presence and information for the potential owner. When on the website for the breed I clicked on the puppies / dogs for sale and noted that there were 3 litters available. Now before I put the 5 people that had emailed me in touch with one of the particular advertisers I wanted to ensure that the pups were a result of a mating between 2 adult dogs that had been tested for the minimum breed specific health tests recommended for the breed. I emailed the person wit…Read more about How to lower your vet bill over the life of your dog.
Name of Kennel / Prefix / Affix: Still undecided 12 years later. What age were you and how did you become involved in the world of Dogs? I have always been animal mad since as long as I can remember, always having a particular interest in dogs. When I was around 11 years old I was badly bitten by a dog while out playing with friends and became absolutely terrified of them. My parents bought me a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy to help me get over my newly developed fear of dogs and through her I made new friends who also had a Cavalier. Months later those friends where going to a dog show in search of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy and asked if I’d like to go to see some well behaved friendly dogs, I agreed and was bitten again, but this time by the dog show bug. The rest is history. What Breeds of Dogs have you had over the years? I always had a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel growing up as a child and my Dad always had a Boxer. Before I was bitten I had a Dalmat…Read more about Japanese Chin – Featured Breed – Lee Grogan
I have owned Weimaraners since 2011 but I have owned dogs all my life with breeds such as labrador, poodles and West Highland. I had long admired the Weimaraner and after much research I found the lovely Blue George (Finn). A few months later I decided to get Finn a companion and Sky Cloudy Misty Over Ballygrooby arrived. Tragically we lost Finn at just over a year old after an episode of bloat. We were devastated and threw ourselves and Sky into showing to keep ourselves busy! We were delighted when Sky's showing career took off! Hope arrived with us in 2014 and has had another extremely successful show career so far! I breed one litter every two years and each of my girls will only ever have two litters in their lifetime. Our next litter is expected around 17th April 2016, this is Hope's first litter with my homebred Ballygrooby All about Soul Irish Junior Champion, aka Hogan as the sire. I welcome enquires and am always happy to chatRead more about Ballygrooby Weimaraners
Bow Wow Wow We’re just about recovered from what can only be described as an insanely busy week end at Pet Expo. This was the 9th year that the show gave pet owners and potential pet owners their fix on all things pet related. Obviously being involved with the Dog Breed Village I am biased in saying that it ranks up there with some of the other major attractions, and based on the feedback, post Expo on my personal facebook page where I posted pictures of the Breed Village, it delivered exactly what we set out to do every year. The message that all the breed village representatives get across to the huge numbers that visited over the 2 days, is one of responsible dog ownership. Often when people hear the term breeder, they shudder. It implies something “bad” and suggests that pedigree dog breeders are creating health difficulties in dogs down the line. This 2 day event gives us the opportunity to wave our hands in the air and say, hello, we are here, and tell t…Read more about Dogs & the lessons we can learn from them.
We've been working on organising this years Dog Breed Village for Pet Expo which is being held in the RDS Simmonscourt on the 07th & 08th November, and here under is the list to date of the magnificent Pedigree Dog breeds you can get up close & personal with over the 2 days at this fantastic event. I'm sure you'll have to use Google (As I did) to find out what some of these breeds look like before you attend, as some of them are not only rare in this country, but endangered world wide !!!! The dogs owners will be on hand both days to answer any questions you have about the breed or just in relation to responsible dog ownership, and as they are amongst some of the most knowledgeable people in Ireland in their respective breeds, you'd be barking mad to miss this opportunity. Pyrenean Mountain Dog Gos d'Atura Catala (Catalan sheepdog) Leonberger Club Of Ireland Emerald Isle Newfoundland Club Rhodesian Ridgeback Basenji Black Russian Terrier South Russia…Read more about Pet Expo 2015 RDS Dublin 07th & 08th November
Name of Kennel: Glentore What age were you and how did you become involved in the world of Dogs?: I showed my first dog, a Cairn Terrier called Rosstemple Charmer (Ross) at the age of 12 What Breeds of Dogs have you had over the years? Cairn Terrier, Tibetan Terrier, Scottish Terrier What Breeds of Dogs have you got now? Scottish Terriers What would you consider to be your main breed and the one people associate you with? Scottish Terrier What attracted you to this breed? Initially I loved the look of the Scottie with it's strong, robust appearance and bright almond shaped eyes. When I got to know them better I loved their playful, independent temperament and how they are so loyal to their owners. What advice would you offer to anybody that is interested in becoming an owner of the breed? - Scotties are independent and like to do things their way so it is important to start training as early as possible. Positive reinforcement training techniques work best - Scott…Read more about Pedigreedogs.ie | Featured Kennel |Glentore Scottish Terriers
Don't knock the person that researches a particular breed a wants to purchase a pedigree dog from a person that knows the breed inside out and carries out all the breed specific health tests before breeding from adult dogs that have great temperaments. The resulting pups have the very best chance of going on to lead long & healthy lives and very rarely if ever end up in a shelter / pound due to the screening that the owner / breeder does before placing a pup in a suitable home. Promoting responsible breeding / breeders and dog ownership is also a very valid form of combating the mess that back yard breeders & puppy farms create that often end up in the terrible situation of a pound / shelter due to being bred from unhealthy unsocialised dogs. By showing people there is a right way, they can then make an informed choice. But if you don't go down the above road, please visit your local shelter before you buy a dog from the back of a car on the by pass because t…Read more about Responsible Dog Breeders in Ireland
Do you like Dogs ? Do you like all dogs, Cross Bred & Pedigree ? Do you think that Dogs deserve to live a life based on the Five Freedoms ? Do you think that a lot of people need to be educated in relation to owning a dog and providing this dog with the Five Freedoms ? Do you think that the government and organisations in Ireland charged with the promotion of responsible dog ownership could do more ? Do you think that events like Pet Expo (07th & 08th November RDS Dublin) are a useful tool in relation to educating the general public ? Do you think the next generation of people in Ireland will be more compassionate & more educated when it comes to being a responsible dog owner ? Do you think Ireland will ever shake off its reputation for being the puppy farm capital of Europe ? Do you think that the rise in canine disease like diabetes has anything to do with the what dogs are being fed today ? Do you think that annual vaccinations for dogs are n…Read more about What do you think ?
The aim of the Breed Village at Pet Expo Dublin is as follows To give the potential dog owner : All the relevant information on exercise,training,grooming,feeding and housing requirements of the breed from some of the top people in their chosen breeds in Ireland Who have fully researched the breed, information on the correct route and process when considering bringing a pup or adult dog into your home A chance to see their chosen breed in the flesh, with all the coat and slobber that may go with the breed Information on breed specific health tests that both parents of any potential pup should have taken A reference point for the future should any interested persons need further information before making the decision of being "owned" by the breed The Breed Village is an opportunity to showcase Pedigree Dogs and educate the general public about potential ownership of same. If you are interested in a certain breed and go to a responsible breeder, that carries …Read more about Pet Expo RDS Dublin 7th & 8th November 2015 –
Doris Dachshund 7/11/01 - 30/09/14 It was with great sadness that we had to say goodbye to our beloved Doris on the 30th September last year. We had 13 wonderful years with Doris and she brought us tremendous happiness, we will never forget her ! We very rarely had to bring Doris to the vets but unfortunately in April 2011 she had a few symptoms that caused us concern. She had started to drink a lot of water and would often shiver despite being in a warm house. We brought her straight to the vets and after taking some bloods and doing tests he diagnosed Doris as a diabetic, she was 9 years old. We were both devastated upon hearing this news as we knew a little bit about diabetes in humans but we knew nothing about it in dogs, but this would soon change. The vet explained to us what we would have to do on a daily basis to care for our diabetic dog but it was all too much to take in at the time and it took us a while to get our head around things. Doris now had …Read more about Diabetic Dogs – How we manged Diabetes in our Dog
I hate Dogs. No that's not it. I hate the people that own dogs. That's not right either. What I have come to realise is that I hate people that think they know everything about dogs. Hate probably isn't the right choice of word as hate is a very strong emotion, and one that I don't use that often, reserved especially for people that skip queues and unhelpful employees in call centres. One thing the team here at Pedigree Dogs stated from the outset is that we are far too intelligent to suggest that we know all things about dogs, having never officially studied the subject, and we only have a slightly better knowledge than the man (or woman) on the street. However what we don't know we will always ask for advice from an expert. The basics are easy, research your breed, research a breeder, be prepared for bringing a pup or dog into your house, apply fair & consistent training from an early age, feed appropriate food and when old enough make sure to exercis…Read more about I hate Dogs !
The team here at Pedigreedogs.ie are delighted to announce details of our first ever Easter Sale. Like other well know brands in Ireland, such as Aer Lingus & Ryan Air who constantly seem to be having a seat sale, we have decided to follow the same route (excuse the pun) and have our very own sale. We are having a 50% off sale, so from now until midnight on Easter Monday, ALL dogs advertised on the Pedigree Dogs website will be available to purchase for 50% less than the asking price. Yes you did just read that right, 50% off all dogs advertised on the Pedigree Dogs web site. You see over the last 5 years of running the registered web site in Ireland for dogs, we've come to the conclusion that a large percentage of people in Ireland look upon pets & dogs especially as a commodity, that can be exchanged, traded against, haggled for or simply dropped like a hot potato as quickly as the fashions change. Taking into consideration the above, and the fact that …Read more about Pedigree Dogs 50% Off Easter Sale
Today five years ago, the Pedigreedogs.ie website went live on the World Wide Web. In the 5 years since we launched the site, we have learned an unbelievable amount not just about dogs & people, but also about search engine optimisation and techy things we would never had gotten involved in only for the site. The site also got us involved with the event organisers of Pet Expo and as a result we have organised the Dog Breed Village for them for the last 4 years. The world of Dogs in Ireland is massive covering such areas as rescues, puppy farms, dog shows, agility, and so much more, and you would have to be extremely foolish to think that you can improve the life of all dogs in each of these areas. What we have come to learn over the past 5 years is that it would be extremely unlikely that we will win the war on puppy farms, but we can all make a difference by winning the odd battle along the way. Promoting responsible dog ownership and the responsible breeding o…Read more about Pedigree Dogs Happy 5th Birthday
Hello Doris & Happy New Year (Well I hope it is for some) My name is Billy & I am a 9 week old Bichon Frise. You might already be thinking what could a 9 week old puppy be writing to you about as their life should just be beginning, but trust me, I'm not wasting your time, as even though I've only been on this planet for what must seem like the blink of an eye, I have already lived through a lot. That's even taking into consideration that the first 2 weeks of my life, my eyes were closed, but now they have been well & truly opened. The first thing I remember was how cold it was. It wasn't just me, my Brothers & 1 Sister also felt it and together with them & my Mother, we'd pack as tightly as we could to keep the little heat we had shared amongst us. The next thing I recall was the noise. Screaming & yelping seemed to be coming from every angle, but knowing myself & my siblings were not alone didn't make it any easier. When my …Read more about Straight from the farm to your house.
This is a guest post by Dean Barrow who runs raw feeding website, Raw Dog Food. Raw feeding is getting increasingly popular amongst dog owners these days, and it’s no surprise that they’d like their pets to be as healthily as possible. For those of you in the dark, raw feeding is the process of mimicking a dog’s natural diet as closely as possible. This is done by feeding what dogs have been eating for thousands of years - raw meat. There are two distinct feeding methods undertaken by raw feeders, these are BARF, short for Biologically Appropriate Raw Foods, and the Prey method. That doesn’t mean you have to take sides though, some feed one, the other, or even a mix of both, whatever works best for you and your dog. BARF - Biologically Appropriate Raw Foods This is the quickest and easiest way to start feeding raw, BARF is essentially a pre-mixed blend of raw meat, bone, fruit and veg, calculated for the perfect nutritional balance for your dog. The Prey Method Pr…Read more about Starting your puppy on raw dog food