Bruff's Bark Blog: August 2014

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Happy National Dog Day!

Apologises for the short delay!

Yes, the 26th of August is officially National Dog Day!

But what is it?

National Dog Day (Also known as: International Dog Day & National Dog Appreciation Day) is celebrated August 26th annually and serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, and acknowledges family dogs and dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. Dogs put their lives on the line every day - for their law enforcement partner, for their blind companion, for a child who is disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and pulling victims of tragedy from wreckage.

 - National Dog Day Website

And how do you celebrate it?

Well there is many way to celebrate it! From simple things like having a  good walk with your dog(s), getting them gifts and treats, helping others with their dog(s) or giving a new life to a dog in a shelter and adopting them!
Check out the website for more ideas!

But there is one idea we love at Bruff's Bark and that's getting some fabulous photos, so without further ado here's Oscar and Oscar!

The new Baywatch star!

Relaxing after a big walk!

Monday, 18 August 2014

A Little Catch Up!

Apologises for the lack of posts recent of our Band Members in action, it's been pretty busy with new members joining and the end of the holidays meaning we are back to full steam!

We'll start with the recent exclusive Pug Club meet up in which both Rudi and Frank were apart of! So here is a little men both looking pretty good if we do say ourselves!

Next up we have an update on Elmo, he's recently had a bit of surgery but he's still happy and going strong even though he's become quite a lazy boy and will happily sleep than go for a walk.

Next up another little collage of some our members enjoying themselves!

Left to Right: Oscar, Chloe, Yogi and Kelly
Finally we've got a new face for you all to meet, he's a small older boy who's new to the area but is full of joy and energy, so without further ado here's Sammy


And here he is in action with Hilary!

Friday, 8 August 2014

The Dog Years!

It's been said that 1 human year equates to 7 dog years, but recent studies have shown this to be wrong. They show that it varies between both sizes and breeds of dogs.

Here's recent article on the subject.
For a quick calculation:

For first two years:
  • 12.5 years per human year for the first two years for small dogs
  • 10.5 years per human year for the first two years for medium-sized dogs
  • 9 years per human year for the first two years for large dogs
For years 3+:
  • Small: Dachshund (Miniature) 4.32, Border Terrier 4.47, Lhasa Apso 4.49, Shih Tzu 4.78, Whippet Medium 5.30, Chihuahua 4.87, West Highland White Terrier 4.96, Beagle 5.20, Miniature Schnauzer 5.46, Spaniel (Cocker) 5.55, Cavalier King Charles 5.77, Pug 5.95, French Bulldog 7.65
  • Medium: Spaniel 5.46, Retriever (Labrador) 5.74, Golden Retriever 5.74, Staffordshire Bull Terrier 5.33, Bulldog 13.42
  • Large: German Shepherd 7.84, Boxer 8.90
Also if you are fan of the oldies - aren't we all? - here's a nice article on some dogs who have lived past 100 years!

And if you want to check how old you are in dog years in the breed(s) of your choice, check here!