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How much do you know about the glamorous redhead of the canine world, the Irish Setter?
We met a variety of beautiful Irish Setters and their owners, and found out what life is like with this gorgeous breed.
How excitable are they? Do they make a good family dog, and how are they around children? Does that stunning coat take much grooming? How much exercise do they need, and if you do let them off the lead for some free running, will they come back? You will hear all this and more in this episode's breed profile.
Delia Graham, a dog behaviourist and trainer tells us about her involvement with the charity.
Blue Cross was originally Our Dumb Friends' League, and the establishment and development of the charity is an interesting story. If you are familiar with the story of Black Beauty by Anna Sewell, you know the appalling conditions some horses lived in, and the unfeeling treatment they endured.
Listen as Delia unravels the history of this marvellous charity. Hear how helping horses during wartime inspired its modern name.
In the DogCast News, hear about how one dog's unusual deformity has so far stopped him finding a loving long term home.
If you feel you could offer Duo a permanent home contact:
Newcastle Dog and Cat Shelter,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
telephone number 0191 232 2878.
You can also hear how June has been a good month for dogs on both sides of the atlantic, how first aid saved a dog's life, and how much the most expensive dog in the world cost.
The "What have I done?" moment
In every dog owner's life there comes a moment of panic - the "What have I done?" moment.
Irrespective of whether you acquire a puppy or an older dog, pedigree, crossbreed or rescue dog, the moment will come when you realise the force you have unleashed upon yourself, your home and lifestyle.
Take heart - we all get these moments, it's how we deal with them that matters.
Host Julie tells you her take on what we do when we bring a dog into our lives in this lively article.
In Puppy Playtime Jenny has an exciting announcement to make. We won't spoil the surprise here; if you want to find out you'll have to listen!