More than one in four dog owners suspect their new pet came from a puppy farm, according to the Kennel Club.
Research carried out for Puppy Awareness Week, which runs this week from September 1 to 7, revealed the rising cost of owning a puppy as people are buying 'mail order pets' online or from newspaper ads, not realising that many of the puppies being sold through these routes have been illegally smuggled from abroad.
Prepare to be amazed as Andrea McHugh reveals some little known facts about our remarkable canine companions.
We're building up a training regime with the help of dog trainer Lisa Jackson, from Kempsey, Worcestershire. Your Dog readers can do the exercises together with their pets, as part of a weight loss and get fit programme. The exercises are easy to begin with and will get progressively more difficult as the months progress.
Tabloid columnist and novelist, Tony Parsons doesn’t hold back as he tells Michael Hallam about his passion for pets.
Tony Parsons loves dogs. The introductions are barely over at his Hampstead home before he says: “Let me introduce the star of the show” and his Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Stan, bounds in. Stan revels in all the fuss, and then we head out for a walk on Hampstead Heath.