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All I Want for Christmas is ‘Bow’

Here’s what a great Christmas looks like – being cuddled up with your furry friend, drinking hot chocolate and watching cute holiday-themed movies! Make the most of this season of joy with your pets. (PHOTOGRAPHY - STILLS BY ROHIT) Our lovely pet parents share how their pets make their life and this festive season all the more bright and happy. Spreading cheer, one wag at a time…

Vikas Khanna embracing pet parent

Indian chef, restaurateur, cookbook writer, filmmaker, humanitarian... and most of all, a pet lover, Vikas Khanna has a lovely tale to be told about his dogs—Tiddy and Plum. He considers his pet dogs as one of the best parts of his life. They are his comfort, friends and family.–by Jyaneswar Laishram Born in Amritsar, Vikas Khanna is now based in New York City. He had a mixed Pomeranian…

Erica Fernandes –Champion actress with her Champ

Talking to Erica Fernandes to know her lovely memories with her pets, how she evolved as a pet parent and what responsible pet parenting means to her. Erica Fernandes is a popular Indian TV actress and model. She made her way into the audience’s heart through the beautiful portrayal of Dr Sonakshi Bose in the serial Kuch Rang Pyaar Ke Aise Bhi. You also know her as the lovely Prerna from…

Indie at Heart– Anuja Chauhan & her love for Indie dogs

Anuja Chauhan is a famous Indian author who worked as an advertising professional before pursuing her full-time literary career. She is known for her books, The Zoya Factor, Battle for Bittora, Those Pricey Thakur Girls, and the latest being Club You to Death. She’s a mom to three loving kids and her love for furry babies is all over the social media. Let’s hear from Anuja in her wit and…

An Angel of Love Called Charlie!

With our 100th Issue let’s celebrate Charlie, a charming Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, who came into the family of H.E. Reuben Gauci, High Commissioner of Malta to India and is all love. It all started with Reuben’s daughter Alisa who wanted to bring home a pet! Charlie H.E.Reuben, Alisa, Charlie & Dr Olga H.E. Reuben Gauci, High Commissioner of Malta to India, with his wife Dr…

Increible GEMS OF INDIA!

India has always been the land where dogs were loved and were a part of the household. It is in recent times that the trend of international breeds has taken over. Do you know that native dogs are the incredible gems of India. There are so many native breeds of India that people don’t know about. They are perfect for our climate and topography. So know more about these beauties. It’s time to…

Wonderful Weimaraners: Friendly & Fearless Gentle Giants

Prithviraj’s parents (Prakash Patil and Ujwalarani Prakash Patil)with Brutty, Thor & Daisy Prithviraj with Daisy Prithviraj with Thor & Daisy Weimaraner is likely to be the oldest German Pointing breed and have been purebred since 1900. The typical Weimaraner is friendly, fearless, alert and obedient—all traits that make him an excellent companion. –by Prithviraj Prakash Patil…

16 Charismatic Characteristics of Dashing Dobes

Dobermans are one of the most popular dog breeds internationally. Strong, majestic, and athletic, they are perfect companions and will make a great pet. Know more about dashing dobes! -by Vishnu Dutt Tripathi 1. Sporty & stylist Dobermans are of medium size, strong and muscularly built. Through the elegant lines of their body, stature, and stern expressions of determination, they signify an…

Royal Rajapalayam— A Native Pride of Indian Canine Heritage

Many Indian dog breeds are lesser known because of the increasing craze of imported breeds among pet parents. One of the root causes of the decline is due to people’s lack of information of these native breeds. Rajapalayam is one such Indian breed who has gained popularity lately. Let’s find out more on this breed. –by Dr AR Ahlawat, Dr AD Verma, Dr HA Sharma, Dr MD Odedra and Dr GP Sabapara…

learn to Channelise breed specific need for happiness

Breed profile is like an “Instruction manual” giving you an overview of what the dog is programmed for. It was our ancestors who interacted with these breeds, and over a period of years we have designed those finer qualities and capabilities that make our dogs look in a certain way, act in certain way, and support us with certain skill sets. The more purebred the dog is, the more he will be…

The majestic Mudhols made in india for sure!

–by Dr Rameez Bloch, Dr Shual Ahmed R, Dr Dhaval Vaghela, Dr Bharat Gohil and Dr Tanvi Patel India is home to about 20 dog breeds, but sadly none of them are recognised internationally. Rajapalayam, Chippiparai, Kombai, Kanni, Mudhol Hound, Rampur Hound and Caravan Hound are some of the most popular ones. The state of Karnataka is blessed with three such indigenous dog breeds, of which,…

Fantastic 14 Breeds from around the World

Dogs are the only animal to have so much variation in appearance without branching into a separate species. While every breed is meant to make for best companion or friend, we select Fantastic Fourteen here to know their distinctive feature, nature and disposition.-by Garima Singhal Samoyed Originally bred to hunt, haul sledges and herd reindeers in Siberia, they proved their mettle as great…

Save the Beagles!

Dogs, especially Beagles, are a favoured species in toxicology studies. They undergo a lot of stress and toxins during their tenure at laboratories. But animal lovers are now endeavouring to rehabilitate, re-home Beagles because only love can bring joy in the lives of these animals. In January this year, Pune-based ResQ Charitable Trust brought home 21 Beagles from a laboratory. They were being…

Dogo Argentino – the white hunter of pampas

A Dogo Argentino is a treat to the eyes – he strides with pride, looks regal, confident, determined and courageous. This muscular and confident dog will come up to you, make an eye contact and then lovingly lick up your face – a perfect blend of power and gentleness. Powerful, agile, intelligent dog who can hunt cooperatively with other dogs with great speed and stamina and virtually no…

Desi breeds & their global connections

India is the birthplace of some popular dog breeds. And these desi breeds have their origins in foreign soils. Let’s find out some Indian breeds who have strong connections to some of the popular breeds of the world. Indian Pariah: This native Indian dog bred naturally on Indian soil since time immemorial was initially thought to have originated from the Australian Dingo. But some Swedish…

Nothing like mother’s love

Few things in life are as heartwarming as watching a mother dog interact with her puppies. From the moment of their birth to days after they go to their new homes, a mother dog’s focus is on her young charges. Some call it ‘instinct’, but dog lovers know better. Here’s more on this unique bond between a mother dog and her pups. Moms not only give birth, they nurture them. About three…

Portuguese Podengo: Powerpuff breed!

Meet Portuguese Podengo, a friendly, agile and fearless breed. Truly a companion dog, a Podengo is an easy-to-maintain breed, suitable for most households. A Portuguese Podengo is an all-in-one package, with the best qualities you can think of in your pooch. He is agile, alert, lively, friendly and easy to keep. Sturdy appearance... The Portuguese Podengo is the Portuguese national…

Chow_chow The Dog of Tang Empire -by Bernice Leroy

Active, impressive, square dog with a blueblack tongue, Chow-Chows are an epitome of loyalty and love towards their pet parents.  Spitz type, active, compact, square, well balanced, leonine in appearance, proud, dignified bearing; good muscle tone; tail carried over back—that’s how a Chow-Chow looked! He should always be able to move freely with a pendulum type swinging of the back legs. A…

Rat Terrier: Merry, Happy Pal…

Active, energetic, obedient, compact, sturdy and good looking – a Rat Terrier is a miracle in a small package. The Rat Terrier was originally bred for ratting and farm work – a multipurpose companion dog who is capable of hunting rodents and vermin above and below ground as well as coursing small game. Small and elegant… A Rat Terrier is a sturdy, compact, small-to-medium sized…

Dream come true! Coton de Tulear

A Coton de Tulear possess many endearing qualities. The extraordinary intelligence, versatility & spirit of the Coton de Tulear will never cease to amaze you! The Coton De Tulear is a member of the Bichon family of dogs. They share ancestry with the Bichon Frise, the Maltese, the Havanese and the Bolognese.The gentle spirit of the Coton de Tulear shines through in their beautiful face…