Dog Breeds

Be alert to the signs of heatstroke

Heatstroke in dogs is especially common in the summer months, although it can occur at any time, as Hong Kong's temperature rarely drops too low.

Sunday, 10 June, 2012, 12:00am

Health bites

It pays to be studious

29 May 2012 - 12:00am

Heirs of the dogs

When my husband and I started living together in his tiny one-room apartment in North Point, we made the decision quite early to adopt.

The living being in question was a fluffy, white Pekingese that spent the seven months we lived there refusing to go to the toilet anywhere but on the floor of our flat.

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Regulations needed to curb the misery caused by noise of barking dogs

I have seen many letters in these columns about the [Bowen Road] dog poisoner.

As a dog owner myself and keen conservationist, I would never condone such a thing. However, I really do feel strongly that something needs to be done to keep dog owners on a tighter leash and be more responsible for the disturbance they cause to others.

20 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

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

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

Loyalty beyond death

Dogs are man's best friend. Their loyalty often surpasses even bonds between humans. Star Watching Dog tells the story of undying loyalty and friendship between a dog and a man.

23 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Pampered pooches join humans in 'doga' classes

At a yoga studio in Sheung Wan, a small group of students and their instructor, Suzette Ackermann, are giving new meaning to 'downward facing dog', a yoga pose based on a natural stretch by a dog.

For an hour-long session, these students have brought along their pampered pooches for a class of dog yoga or 'doga'.

6 Nov 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

Strays on the menu

Top free apps in app store - FreePP Mobile

You'll no longer need to pay for long-distance calls. Thanks to FreePP, you can talk for free anytime and anywhere with friends and family who also install this application.

16 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Heavenly havens for dogs offer pooches a spot of summer pampering

The official days of summer may be coming to an end, but Hong Kong's killer temperatures linger on. For dog owners who want to cool off with their furry friends, two retreats offer much needed respite.

4 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Wasao (Film)

Following in the footsteps of Quill and 10 Promises to My Dog, Wasao arrived in Hong Kong cinemas with high expectations. The fact that the new Japanese movie featuring a dog was based on a true story only added to its appeal. But it turned out to be a disappointment.

2 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Dogged by poor performances

Following in the footsteps of Quill and 10 Promises to my Dog, Wasao hits Hong Kong cinemas with high expectations as yet another celebrity hound-themed Japanese movie, Wasao.

Based on a true story, Wasao, the busakawa (ugly but cute) Akita Inu dog, embarks on a journey to Ajigasawa, a fishing town near Mount Iwaki.

28 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Tell-tale signs show owners what's going through their dog's mind

Almost everyone knows that if a dog is wagging its tail it's happy, right? Wrong. Being able to read what your furry friend is thinking and feeling takes more than a simple wag.

21 Aug 2011 - 12:00am