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Woof Guide | Shopping for your Dog at Crufts 2015

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In a matter of days Crufts will take place at the Birmingham NEC. With no less than five huge halls, packed with breed fancying, canine competitions, dazzling dog displays and endless shop-til-you-drop ops, it’s a whirlwind of excitement. Plus with lots of new styles, products and generous show offers to tempt you, deciding what to buy is likely to send you into a tailspin. Follow our paw and footprints with Barkarama’s guide to shopping at Crufts, and you won’t go home to a disappointed dog. 

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Woof Guide: StyleTails & PipsDish Dog Lovers Sunday Lunch 

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Sorry for our blogging absence. Basil and I have been caught up in a social whirlwind, culminating with the inaugural StyleTails and PipsDish Dog Lovers Sunday Lunch, which we attended last Sunday in London’s Covent Garden.

As doggy outings go, this relaxed, friendly and tasty afternoon has soared to the top of our ‘fun things to do you with your dog’ list, and is a must-do for modern dogs about town and their owners …

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New Buy: Phileas Dogg’s Guide to Dog-Friendly Holidays in Britain 

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With another Bank Holiday coming up and summer within paw’s reach, the launch of Phileas Dogg’s Guide to Dog-Friendly Holiday in Britain could not have come at a better time.

We’re especially excited by its arrival, not only because it’s written by dogs, for dogs but because our very own Basil Barkarama features as one of the Rover Reporters, sharing his guide to Brentwood, Essex …

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My Dog-Friendly Neighbourhood: The Stately Hound’s Guide to Chiswick, London 

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If you’ve woken up this Bank Holiday Monday feeling clueless on how to enjoy the extra day off, help is at paw with our latest ‘My Dog-Friendly Neighbourhood’ feature courtesy of our BFFs at The Stately Hound.

With stylish tastes and a fondness for sharing their ultimate wish-lists, the boys at ‘Stately’ live by the motto that West is Best. Today, they share their favourite dog-friendly hangouts from their West London neighbourhood of Chiswick. Over to you Stately Hound ...

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My Dog-Friendly Neighbourhood: Paws&Purrs Guide to Hackney, London

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We go here, we go there but Basil and I can’t get everywhere, which is why we’ve called on two of our favourite doggy pals - Betty the Jack Russell and her owner Liz of Paws&Purrs – to kick off Barkarama’s new ‘My Dog-Friendly Neighbourhood’ feature.

The duo reside in Hackney, which is a busy borough of London. Now for those living in the sticks, the thought of inner-city dog ownership in a place like Hackney may be an unlikely concept. But actually, according to our pals at Paws&Purrs it’s probably one of the most dog-friendly places in the country! Over to you Betty and Liz for your guide to dog-friendly Hackney ….

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New Opening: Sit, Stay & Shop at Scooby’s Dog-Friendly Boutique Coffee Bar

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Great coffee, scrummy cake and dog-friendly; Basil and I are feeling pretty damn excited at the news that Scooby’s Boutique Coffee Bar will open its door TODAY in North London’s Muswell Hill.

With its’ human and hound menu, lounge and boutique dog shop, Scooby’s sounds like just the kind of place for us modern dog owners to meet ‘n’ make friends, old and new. I caught up with Scooby’s owner Lisa Owen-Hughes earlier this week to find out what doggy delights lay in-store …

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News: BOW WOW London Opens in the West End

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New pet boutique BOW WOW London has 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 stylish Seven Dials area. 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.

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The Woof Guide: Gaucho Doggy Sunday by Guest Dog-Blogger Anubis

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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 Anubis to review one of London’s hottest hound tickets in town. Over to you Anubis ….

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