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  1. News - China - Beijing

    Pet owner sues clinic after dog dies during 'facelift' to attract female mate

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 01:37pm by Ernest Kao

    ... the surgery. Mastiff breeding has become a lucrative business in China as they are increasingly seen as luxury pets amongst China’s rich.  Dog "farmers" buy the pups at low-prices and sell ...

  2. Pets' hopes of flying Cathay have taken a nosedive

    Posted Jul 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Some of the most popular pets in Hong Kong have been banned from flying Cathay Pacific. From Monday flat-faced or snub-nosed dogs and cats - or, to give them their scientific name, ... not be accepted for carriage as check-in baggage'. Until now, pets were transported in temperature-controlled cargo areas of the plane. The ban includes canine breeds such as Boston terriers, boxers, ...

  3. This ban on dogs really is a step too far

    Posted Mar 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to improve lifestyles and community well-being. It also infringes on freedoms and rights. Flats and parks may be small but that doesn't mean we don't need or shouldn't have pets ... To be sure, dog ownership requires rules and obligations, particularly in such a cramped urban environment as ours. Pets that are noisy and disruptive have to be regulated. They should not be allowed ...

  4. Pet corners

    Posted Jun 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... These five puppies are brothers and sisters. They're only three weeks old. They like to play and drink milk. They are adorable! Tul from Thailand This is Coco. We adopted her in January 2004 from a Sai Kung pet shop. She was abandoned in a garbage bin! She is now two years old. She loves to run on the beach and play with her tennis ball at home. Her favourite snack ...

  5. Non-pedigree chums

    Posted Jan 24th 2007, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... them as pets rather than abandoning them or using them as construction site guard dogs. Mongrel Club member Rebecca Ngan urged others to adopt mongrels. She said: 'I work at the SPCA ...

  6. New varieties of dogs, such as the 'cockapoo' and 'Labradoodle', seem to be the celebrity pets du jour. How did these 'designer dogs' become the talk of Hollywood?

    Posted Sep 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Andrea Chasanow Designer dogs, more accurately hybrid dogs, are deliberately bred mutts and generally the result of crossbreeding two purebreds. The term designer dog is used by breeders to make them sound more fashionable. Pooches that come with a ' ...

  7. 'Hobby breeders' may face tighter puppy-sale laws

    Posted Jan 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Dog owners who decide to breed their pets and sell the puppies to shops have been warned that they will no longer fall outside animal trading laws under a new government proposal. More than 70 per cent of animals sold at pet shops came from hobby breeders, said Carmen Chan Wai-man, executive officer of Happy Animals. Another 4 per cent are imported and 22 ...

  8. The cost of that doggy in the window

    Posted May 05th 2008, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... Miranda Yeung Behind the scenes of 'mummies' playing with their cute little doggies, lies a world of cruelty and horror. Licensed pet shops are under government supervision to ensure sure all their puppies and kittens come from legal and responsible breeders, who breed pets in hygienic and humane ways. However, there are some breeders who see pets as get-rich-quick ...

  9. Toy poodles win hearts with Christmas pageant

    Posted Dec 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and cleared obstacle courses. The Christmas toy poodle pageant at Telford Plaza aimed to draw attention to proper care for the animals, as one in five Hongkongers now kept pets, one of the event's organisers, Pet Pet Season magazine, said. The magazine also released figures from its year-long survey to determine Hong Kong's most popular dog breed. So far, 5,964 respondents have ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Dog breeding licences 'won't protect animals'

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... to keep a check on commercial dog breeders, are not enforceable. Professional pet breeders have been operating under the government radar by calling themselves hobby breeders. In some instances, ...




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