Stories: About a shepherd & his sheep dogs

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The Londog’s November “Story” is dedicated to Tobin Bird, the shepherd, and his sheep dogs. Tobin is based in Woodside farm, in Kent, where he takes care of over 300 sheep, a number which can grow to up to 700 heads during the summer. Ben, Tess and Tig, his three border collies, assist him in his job.

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A Spooktacular Dog Halloween Twothousandsixteen

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Who said Halloween is for children had no idea of what it can turn out with a pack of dogs. Last weekend we headed to two Halloween dog events: the Barge House’s Howl-o-ween and The Halloween Walk and Show at the Spaniards Inn in Hampstead. Both in aid of All Dogs Matter, both with dogs (and some humans of theirs) dressed up in glorious outfits!

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Stories: Sashi & Lily the Newfie

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Tons of energy, giant size, very affectionate, a bit drooling. Guess who is it? The Newfoundland dog! Not many people know that Nana – Wendy, John and Michael’s dog – in Peter Pan was a Newfie. And that it was also a Newfie, according to some legend, that helped rescuing people from the Titanic’s sinking. But how does it look like living with a good-hearted giant like a Newfoundland dog?

This is the story of Sashi the data scientist and Lily the Newfie. You will discover a bit about the breed and fall in love with their fairy tale.

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Dog travelling in the time of Brexit: have your say!

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Have you ever travelled with your dog from the UK to mainland Europe and back? If so, you will be aware of the set of rules on vaccinations, tapeworm treatment and approved routes which in some respect a bit complicate the life of pet owners.

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Dog fouling between dog access restrictions and London boroughs’ initiatives

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There are many obvious reasons for cleaning after your dog, but there is one which should compel also the laziest among dog owners. In this blog post you will find some considerations about the relationship between dog fouling and dog access restrictions in parks, and discover how you can benefit from 5 interesting initiatives London Councils have developed to encourage virtuous behaviours.

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