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Episode 8 - Sneezing dogs, good and bad food for dogs


Released Sat December 24, 2005
Length: 0:51:15
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Swiss mountain dogs

In our Christmas episode find what progress Kimberley MacDonald is making, as she searches for a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog bitch puppy to import into the UK.

Kimberley has already secured a male puppy, Luca, who is growing up with his breeder in Switzerland, until he can come to the UK.

Find out more about the Swissy and the Rottweilers Kimberley already breeds, at her website

Please note that Kimberley does not dock her Rotties' tails.

Three Dog Bakery

The Three Dog Bakery has a fantastic approach to dog food - they use only the best quality ingredients, and believe good wholesome food leads to good health.

Dan Dye tells us how the Bakery got started, and how their recipes saved the life of his Great Dane.

If you feel like cooking your dog a healthy treat, try this recipe provided by the Three Dog Bakery.

For more recipes check out their books Cooking the Three Dog Bakery Way, Three Dog Bakery cookbook and Short Tails And Treats From Three Dog Bakery and to read the moving story of the guys' Great Dane check out Amazing Gracie : A Dog's Tale .

Watch what you feed your dog this Christmas

We all like good food, particularly at Christmas, but some of the good food we love can be very bad for our dogs.

We bring you vital information on what to make sure your four legged friend doesn't get his paws or his jaws on - and some of it may surprise you.

A sneezing dog!

Does your dog have a party piece trick? Listener Sarah got in touch with us, and told us how her dog Willy can sneeze - yes sneeze! - on cue.

Hear about this cute Bichon Frise, how Sarah taught him, and the extent of his repertoire!

If your dog has an impressive trick, get in touch.

Other items

In the news find out what Christmas present you could buy for the dog who seems to have everything, and who is the best and worst celebrity dog owner.

In our fiction feature, The Christmas Present, share a vet's dilemma when asked to destroy a dog.

The DogCast Team wish you a Happy Christmas.


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