Dog Breeding

Hong Kong pedigree puppy mills expose the ugly side of the city's pet trade

Hong Kong pedigree puppy mills expose the ugly side of the city's pet trade

Puppy mills are not uncommon in Hong Kong, a city in which loopholes in animal trading legislation and lax enforcement allow unscrupulous breeders to churn out pedigree pups in the cruellest of conditions. (Photo: SCMP's Nora Tam) 

Friday, 7 August, 2015, 11:47am

Dog breeding licences 'won't protect animals'

Animal welfare groups claim the government's plans to introduce dog breeding licences won't protect animals. Photo: SPCA

Animal welfare groups have cast doubt on government plans to introduce three types of licences to control dog breeding, claiming the move won't protect animals.

18 Feb 2013 - 8:42am 1 comment

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

Tibetan mastiff pups outside a convention centre at Changping in Beijing. Photo: AP

Beijing prosecutors are investigating the death of a Tibetan mastiff that died while undergoing a 'facelift' to 'make it look better'.

14 Feb 2013 - 9:19pm 3 comments

Pick a dog breed that is suitable for Hong Kong

If you are thinking about getting a dog, but have never owned one before, what should you get? A big dog, small dog, smart dog or simple-minded dog?

Rosalind Cheung at HK Dog Training provides some insight on which of Hong Kong's most popular dog breeds may be best for you.

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

'Hobby breeders' may face tighter puppy-sale laws

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.

19 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Toy poodles win hearts with Christmas pageant

Poodles and their owners descended on a Kowloon Bay mall yesterday, stealing hearts and drawing oohs and aahs from the crowd as they danced, leapt and cleared obstacle courses.

5 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Stellar spy dogs earn their badges

Monchu does not need a disguise when she goes undercover because she already has the perfect camouflage: her fur.

Twelve-year-old Monchu, a quiet and tame golden retriever, has helped the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department bust illegal dog hotels which offer temporary housing for pets while their owners are away.

16 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Animals feel the thrill of performing in quest for Best in Show

In 2009, Tommy Ho and his Standard Poodle show dog named Michael stepped into the ring at a dog show for the first time. 'I was very excited and nervous. It was my first experience and I didn't know how to walk with him,' Ho says. 'When the judge came to touch him, Michael started backing away. He was very nervous, too.'

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Pets' hopes of flying Cathay have taken a nosedive

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, brachycephalic animals - will not be allowed on board by the city's flagship airline amid fears for their health.

15 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Raid reveals cruelty behind web puppy trade

An animal welfare group is urging people to avoid buying puppies over the internet after 44 pure-bred dogs, some just three weeks old, were rescued in a raid on a trader in Kwun Tong suspected of illegally selling dogs online.

20 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Cowboy & Wills

Cowboy & Wills by Monica Holloway Pocket Books HK$104

17 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Demand forces police drug dogs to put off retirement

Some of the city's hard-working and highly skilled drug sniffers are to have their retirement delayed because of soaring demand for their services.

17 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

This ban on dogs really is a step too far

There's a reason dogs are called man's best friend. Their value to society is well documented. They provide companionship, social contact with others and a stimulus for healthy exercise; they keep us busy and make us feel safe.

16 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

'One-dog policy' starts to bite

After years of regulations concerning pet dogs that were all bark and no bite, Guangzhou is in the midst of a canine revolution that promises to keep the city's pooches on an altogether tighter leash.

17 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Hunters on trail of prey

Wolves are top predators. They are excellent hunters who prey on big animals such as deer and wild boar. Wolves also hunt small animals such as ducks and chickens.

About 15,000 years ago, wolves began to live with people. Over time these wolves evolved into the dogs we know today.

11 Aug 2009 - 12:00am