Wednesday, March 27, 2013

How tragic a young girl dies after being attacked by four dogs in the UK.

How tragic a young girl (Jade Anderson) dies after being attacked by four dogs in the UK.

If you read the link in the Guardian, the police are still trying to confirm the breed, but two of the dogs are thought to be Staffordshire bull terriers and two bull mastiffs.

It's so important to socialise your dog, whatever breed you have. As all dogs can have the potential to attack, but there is no question and I think it is your moral obligation if you own a dog that is so strong and has the potential to cause serious damage like the Staffordshire bull terrier , Pit-bull and bull mastiffs  etc, to train them properly

I know even a Yorkshire terrier could cause injury to a child, but to my knowledge no child has been killed by a Yorkshire terrier.

I am sure there will be many on my Facebook page who will reply with the claim that their bull terrier, pit- bull etc  is a pussy cat and would never attack and that is great, good and you probably right it will never happen , but please don't think because he is a pussy cat with you in your home, that he may never attack. I have seen many dogs in Tenerife that should have muzzles on them, but their owners claim that their Rottweillers, staffordshire-pit bulls etc  are fine and it's no need for their dogs  to wear one. The problem is that it only takes one attack to ruin an innocent persons life, being scarred for life at the very least or killed.

The fact is Pit-bulls, Staffordshire bull terriers, etc  have incredible strong jaws and will cause far more damage than many other breed of dogs and it only needs to happen once, and it could be the only time the dog has ever attacked in it's life, but it could end in tragedy as it did sadly for Jade Anderson. So proper training is so important and using a  muzzle in public if your dog is listed as dangerous is essential, and the right thing to do !

Friday, March 15, 2013

Dogs that need homes

Bacon, is a male staffordshire. He has been at K9 for 8 months. When he arrived he was very skinny and heartworm positive, with the help of a sponsor he is now fit and healthy. K9 need to find a home for him quickly as they can't keep him in the area designed for puppies. 
He is very friendly with people and likes to play with a ball. He would be best suited as the only dog, but may be ok with others if trained and kept in check. He is around 2 years old give or take. If interested in adopting Bacon please come along for a visit and take him for a walk. Ring Hazel at K9 Tenerife 608 121 081 kennels open 11pm - 2pm
How to get to K9 - K9 is at Las Chafiras on the San Miguel side of the motorway. Follow the San Miguel road for 400 metres, you will see the First Impressions Building on your right hand side. After a further 300 metres you will see a road off to the right. Continue on this road for approx a mile. The kennels are on the right on a bend. Car parking opposite the entrance.
 Elvis is two years old at staying at  accion-del-sol if you are interested in adopting him ring Marion....922778630

Directions to Accion-Del -Sol .On the TF1 going north from the airport towards Santa Cruz take the turning off for the Granadilla Industrial Port, exit A. Head towards the sea and windmills go straight across one roundabout when you reach the next roundabout veer right up towards the Ecological centre. You will stop and see a hut ( you can't go any further as their will be barrier and somebody outside the hut) Aktiontier is up a track on your right about a 100 metres...

Sunday, March 10, 2013

My views on Crufts

One of the most interesting things about Crufts were the different charities which were discussed on the program, for example 'The Medical Detection Dogs' a organisation that trains dogs to help people with life threatening health problems see link  also the Dogs for the disabled charity that trains assistance dogs for children and adults with physical disabilities.

Personally though, I think Best of Show is a weird concept.  I can understand the agility section, heel work etc, because the dogs are doing something active and they look as if they are having fun, but poncing around the ring doing nothing but basically showing off your fur style and how you walk is just well strange. Another thing one of the finalists had a very sloped back, don't tell me that is natural. Plus there were quite a few fatties in the ring .!

The crufts presenter discussed with a  kennel club representative if hybrid dogs ie labradoodles would every be accepted  in crufts. How snooty is that, I don't think any self respecting doodle would want to ponce around a ring anyway. Personally I have better things to do than take a bath every week or even more and have my fur brushed every time I move, no, no wouldn't suit me !

Lastly what is it with the ridiculous show names is that really necessary an example 'Belleville honeynut crunch' sounds like a breakfast cereal not a name of a dog. I mean to say you got to laugh,

Thought I would make a couple up myself.....

Philippe Viscount Butt Face the Great Woofer - Bulldog

Salvador Dali of Kentwood Keep and Eye on my Nuts - Great Dane

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Storms and pets

It's windy where I live today and it's predicted to get near hurricane strength. if you would like to check out the updates on the storm hitting the canary Islands go to Janet Anscombe website.

Don't forget your pets make sure they are safely inside.

                                         Me having my last walkies before the storm hits.

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