Not all dogs benefit from a summer haircut or shave

It would be impossible to count how many times each summer a professional groomer is asked to shave a client’s dog in an attempt to make it fresher. Here in rural Montana, where the summers are scorching, I have received requests to shave just about every breed imaginable. It’s a common misconception that all dogs […]

Cats, people and the black plague: those who had cats survived

In the long history of human-animal relationships, a few episodes stand out in which one species has made a significant contribution to the survival of another. Rarely do cats get credit for such an achievement, more often dogs or horses, and then usually in times of war, but Europe’s Black Death is one of those […]

Havanese Dogs: A Quick List Of This Breed’s Health Problems

Already formally recognized by the Kennel Club and the American Kennel Club, Havanese dogs belong to a breed that makes them excellent companion dogs. The Bullmastiff, in case you didn’t know, is the national dog of Cuba. A Bichon Havanese dog is highly intelligent, eager to please its owner, and affectionate by nature. It is […]