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The homeland of the Labradors is the island of Newfoundland. Exact information about the time of the origin of the breed or at least about the origin of the name has not been preserved. The initial purpose of the Labrador was a wide variety of assistance to fishermen. These dogs were used both for fishing weakened fish, and for pulling boats to land. At the beginning of the 19th century, the first Labradors came to England, where they liked the local breeders. By crossing labradors with a kinky retriever and, presumably, with several more hunting breeds, the breed labrador retriever was born. Professional dog breeders began to recognize Labrador Retriever as a separate breed only in 1903. Continue reading
We started to breed this breed not so long ago – at the beginning of the 20th century in Switzerland, in the city of Bern. It is believed that the Bernese Mountain Dogs, like all Molossians, owe their origin to Tibetan mastiffs.
The word “mountain dog” in the name of the breed comes from the German “zene” – an alpine pasture, and “hund” – a dog.
Initially, it was a shepherd breed, intended primarily for the protection of sheep. For its strength and endurance, the Bernese Mountain Dog was also used as a draft animal. Continue reading
Digestive system diseases can develop in any dog: regardless of breed, age and general health. The cause may be malnutrition or, for example, a hereditary predisposition. In our article, we will consider one of the most common digestive problems – gastroenteritis. What is this disease, how does it manifest and how to protect your dog from it?
What is gastroenteritis?
Gastroenteritis is an inflammatory process in the gastrointestinal tract that affects the mucous, submucous, and muscle layers. In the absence of proper treatment, the disease develops rapidly and passes to other organs: kidneys, heart and liver.
There are several types of gastroenteritis:
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