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Breed Focus: Dachshund

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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. 

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Events: The London Pet Show & All About Dogs this Weekend

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Make a date with the dogs this weekend with two fun days out – the London Pet Show and All About Dogs in Essex.

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The Woof Guide: Pedigree Tea by Guest Dog-Blogger Anubis

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Our furry friend and freaky featurette star Anubis the Barkless Dog is guest posting for Barkarama, with the help of her dog-mum, to bring you her ‘Woof Guide’ to Pedigree Tea at The Princess Of Wales in North London’s fashionable Primrose Hill.

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Basil's Blog: A Trip to Doggy Daycare

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Young pup Basil is forever by my side but with an important funeral to attend, and without a dog-sitter to call on, what to do? Thankfully my parents came good with a suggestion – their local doggy daycare centre a.k.a. crèche for canines. However, I wasn’t going to let Basil go to any old place; my parents were sent to vet the place. Thankfully, they reported back that Trendy Pooches Doggy Daycare in the Wirral was a suitable play-date location for their beloved grand-pup.

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Basil's Blog: Starting the New Year with a Doggy Bucket List

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Firstly let us wish you a Happy New Year. We hope you had as great a break as we did with our pup Basil, who’s pictured above posing with our joint Christmas haul - bit a of a doggy theme this year as you can see. We’ve only had him for five weeks but it’s hard to imagine life without our little ‘American Gent’. Anyway that's enough gushing for one post, there's a shiny, New Year to address.

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Event: Support the Fight Against Puppy Farming at Pup Aid 2012

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September is already shaping up to be a good month in our doggie calendar – first with Diva Dogs Day at the end of the month and now Pup Aid 2012, an all day festival for dog lovers designed to fight back against the cruel trade of puppy farms.

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News: The UK’s First 24-Hour Self Service Dog Wash

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Trendy Pooches Dog Grooming Salon and Spa in the Wirral is home to the K9000 - the UK’s first 24-hour coin operated, self-service dog wash. Already massively popular in the States, the K9000 Dog Wash caught the eye of entrepreneurial salon owner Glynis Stewart, who quickly spotted its' potential appeal for both her local clientele and passing trade, who flock to the area to enjoy dog walks along the nearby rural beach.

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The Woof Guide: Phileas Dogg’s Recommended Days Out with Your Dog

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Today Phileas Dogg, Britain’s only dog-friendly travel website written by the dogs themselves, are guest writing for Barkarama. Their chief re-pawter Atlee and his editor/owner Jane Common share their favourite dog days out.

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