Flamboyant fidos and their owners are invited to strut their woof in Doggy Pride this Sunday 28th July, as part of Brighton’s annual Pride celebrations and with another warm weekend predicted, it’s set to be the hottest ticket of this year’s canine calendar.
New pet boutiqueBOW WOW Londonhas opened up in the heart of the city’s West End to cater for the growing number of hounds who accompany their owners to the office. With our own day job being located right on their door step, we caught wind of their opening early stopping by to say hello to co-owners Taro Takeuchi and Jason Maddocks, as they were in the throws of setting up shop at 50a Earlham Street in Covent Garden’s stylishSeven Dialsarea. From then on we were on countdown to their launch finding any excuse to wander past their door until the official opening, which was hosted by celebrity dog owner Sheridan Smith and her Japanese Spitz Trish.
It’s been a busy few weeks since I last put paw to laptop and what an exciting time it’s been. I am especially thrilled to report that I am the latest ‘cushion star’ for Nikki Szabo’sMad About Dogscollection – and in not just one but two hand-painted designs! Should you like the look of my squishy face and care to share your home with me, cushions are priced £45 each fromNikki-Szabo.co.uk. The ‘BASIL’ pictured left is me as a puppy, and the ‘BASILEUS’ on the right shows me, as I am now and using my pedigree name.
If you thought festivals were just for revellers of the two-feet kind then think again. This weekend the trendy folk at Stoke Newington pet boutique Paws & Purrsare hosting 'Bark-it-Tude' – a one-day, doggy festival for fun-loving, hipster hounds and their owners to bark it up and woof out.
Basil Barkarama has had a busy schedule of late what with training, walks with fellow squishy facers and hanging out with world famous male models so we called upon our favourite Basenji Anubisto review one of London’s hottest hound tickets in town. Over to you Anubis ….
In this month's Breed Focus we turn our attention to the dashing Dachshund a.k.a. the sausage dog, wiener dog (for our American fans), the Doxie or the Daxie Originating from Germany, they were first bred to scent, chase and flush out badgers and other burrow-dwelling animals, or in the case of the miniature dachshund - to hunt smaller pray such as rabbits. However, in today’s world he has a much easier life kicking back as a family pet but that's not to have they have surrendered their digging instincts – their large and paddle-shaped front paws are often used to dig into a blanket or an enticing patch in the garden.