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For some reason, we rarely hear about the Indian dog breeds. All around us, we see dog breeds that have originated outside India like the Labradors, Boxers, German Shepherds, and Pomeranians. The stray dogs that we see - we rarely pay attention to their origin or breed names. Regardless, there are plenty of dog breeds that have originated from...
Tips for First time dog owners
Getting a dog is an exciting time for everyone in the family. But first-time dog owners are often not aware of what is ahead. Taking care of a dog is very similar to taking care of a child - it is a multi-year commitment, you have to ensure proper education (training) and also anticipate any health issues. It will...
dog shivers during firecrackers
Fireworks and storms can cause alarm for pets. Dogs may tremble and shake, run away frantically or may cower and hide. For us in India, this is seen often during Diwali and the wedding season. My boxer, Bingo would tremble for hours while we tried frantically to comfort him. Loud noises like firecrackers and thunder are heard more intensely...
Best Family Breed India
Most articles about the best family dogs in India focus on Indian breeds. That is obviously a great way to choose since these dogs would already have acclimatized themselves over the years. However, in this article, we tried to take an alternative route. Start from the top to see what research indicates (for compatibility with children and intelligence) and...
Buying a dog in India
Buying a Dog in India? Here Is What to Look for in a Breeder There are so many pups in need of a home, that we highly suggest looking at adoption first. However, if you have made your decision to buy, please make sure that you judge your breeder properly. There are a lot of breeders in India who are mistreating...
Umeed Shelter Gurgaon Pups
For such a huge country, India has far too few animal shelters and serious animal-care places. I visited one such place yesterday, Umeed For Animals located in Baliawas Village, behind Pathways School, Gurgaon-Faridabad Highway ( Opp. Teri Gram) in Gurgaon (Gurugram) Haryana. The best landmark is to look for the Pathways School board, that is where you have to turn inside...
Air travel with dogs in India
If there is one downside in owning a dog, it is in the care we have to take while traveling. Either we have to find a dog boarding kennel, leave our pooch with a relative or drop the travel plan altogether. But what are the options if we want to take our dog with us, we researched air travel...
Common Dog Health problems
The worse thing about owning a dog is seeing them suffer from any kind of disease and pain :-( For most of us, and especially for the first time dog owners, it is difficult to grasp what kind of health problems our dogs could suffer from. We are unaware of what they can be facing and they obviously have limited...