Saturday, April 27, 2013

Dogs in the fashion world

fot. William Wegman

A few days ago the media published photos of the latest collection of the Swedish fashion brand - Acne Studios. Of course, my blog isn’t dedicated to fashion, but at the pictures which promote well-known brand were surprisingly not models, but the dogs. Is that an exaggeration? Certainly, the advertising campaign will be remembered for years to come because of the unusual models. The question is whether using of defenseless animals to promote a product, in this case it was necessary?

William Wegman - author of the photographs created for Acne Studios seven portraits depicting dogs in outfits from the latest collection of the Swedish brand. Dogs present such suits, shoes, hats and other accessories. Although this isn’t the first such campaign, but portals emphasize the artistry of fashion images. They say that dogs - pointers Weimar in every picture look like dandies of fashion world.

fot. William Wegman

I’m not sure that dogs were happy wearing this clothes. What’s more, for me – dogs could be replaced with human models. Judge for yourself. Btw, I fall in love in this breed of dogs, I will write about them as soon as possible.

fot. William Wegman

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Miniature dogs

Miniature dogs look like toys, touch deeply or even raise a smile on people face. Seeing the little quadrupeds, many people forget that despite its small size, it’s still a dog. They are more prone to disease, easier to hurt and sometimes live less.

Many people looking for a small dog, but they aren’t aware that the popular miniature york or maltese, as a race, don’t exist. Unfortunately, the demand for the smallest dogs made that man for profit began experimenting with genetics. The human impact makes the subsequent litters of dogs can be born smaller and smaller. They are also genetically poorer. It’s often forgotten, too, that such experiments tragically affect not only the appearance of the breed (quality, or robe, and her coat), but also on the health of dogs. So before you decide on a specific breed, let's see how looks its normal pattern.

Although it’s fashionable, especially among celebrities wearing thumbnails on four legs in a coat pocket or purse cache, show friendly feelings of the smallest dogs in the world can end up being quite scary for them. Dogs are often weak and should not be propagated. Sometimes they are infertile. Experts often refer to them as "a hotbed of diseases" and the genetic defects that may appear even after several years. For the owners of such dogs may mean that they can expense a lot of money for a treatment of dog. Cancer, dysplasia, allergies, malocclusion... these are just some of them.

But we all know that the advantage of having a miniature dog may be the fact that it makes no problems when we are traveling. It doesn’t need a lot of space and the owners of hotels often agree on the presence of four-legged thumbnails in your property. The only problem may be that it tend to be noisier than the larger breeds. Their barking can really bother you, but at home they can be better than an alarm.

The most important is that they are the most charming and the cutest dogs in the world. They can seduce even people with the most hardened hearts!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Beagle is one of the oldest breeds of hounds. The history of the smallest of the hounds isn’t entirely clear. We don’t know exactly where they’re ancestors came from. Some researchers believe that the beagle comes from ancient Greece, where he reached France. The second theory is that the ancient Romans in Britain - they found a hunting dog similar to a beagle. Hounds are one of the breeds of dogs, over the years related to the British royal court. Beagle had Elizabeth I, William III and George IV.

In the UK, Beagle Lovers Club was founded in 1895 and a few years later, these dogs have appeared in the United States. The most common representative of this breed of dog is "Snoopy" comic book character from the comic strip "Peanuts" (Peanuts). Beagle also had U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Beagle is very docile and obedient, but a little stubborn. It’s still used for hunting rabbits and hares. Beagle is now primarily a family dog as man's faithful companion. Excellent nose beagle is our only problem, paradoxically, when we decide to keep it as a family dog (home). Please note that if the beagle encounters an interesting scent, such as rat, rabbit or shopping neighbor took nose to the ground and will follow the trail, and rarely can be appealed. 

Beagle easily adapts to life in the family. This dog is calm, loyal and friendly. It’s social and there are no major problems in dealing with strangers, which, however, advertises, giving a loud voice. Beagle is also sociable and tolerant towards other dogs. The dog usually don’t accept, however, other animals, especially small ones. Problem may be keeping beagle with a cat, and a total disaster will tandem beagle + mouse, guinea pig or a hamster. All of these small animals are likely to quickly become a tasty snack for the beagle.

Beagle characteristic is the lack of any kind of aggression, it is so perfect companion for children, which is significantly tireless companion, taking part in all of their dealings. It’s cheerful, affectionate, loves to play and adapt to any situation, but also easily offended and do not forget injuries. Beagle is very greedy and should always control the amount of food eaten by the dog, because the dog will consume any amount of food. 

This is a healthy breed of dog, but they can suffer from infections or weakening of the immune system and disease as a result of genetic factors. Due to the long, hanging ears, beagles are prone to bacterial or fungal infections of the parts of the body and require careful maintenance. 

Beagle may be the first dog in the family, but his upbringing isn’t quite so simple. From a young age to act consistently with it. It requires a lot of patience, and meaningful activities. The hardest trick is to learn beagle coming on command, because he still has a strong hunting instinct and his only passion is hunting. This dog doesn’t show the full readiness to obey. It’s an independent, self-reliant and has a tendency to vagrancy.