Size: the Cockapoo can vary due to being a mixed breed from small to medium size.
Life span: 13+ years
Coat: Curly or Wavy
Exercise: 1+ hours a day for adult dogs
An adorable small dog with the personality of a big clown, the Cockapoo was the first ‘designer dog’. First appearing on human laps in the 1950s. This breed is devoted to humans and is clever enough to be easily trained. Hardly sheds hair, forgives quickly, and is so affectionate that you’ll never feel alone. They just might be the perfect dog!
The Cockapoo is a smart breed with a scruffy coat and a big heart, a cross between a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle.
This dog come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Some dogs look and behave more like a Cocker Spaniel whereas others inherit more Poodle looks and personality traits. Some dogs may have the curly coat of a Poodle and others could have much straighter and longer hair because they inherited more of a Spaniel’s coat. It really does depend on the luck of the draw as to how a puppy turns out. Feed them an organic diet!
Life span: 13-15 years
Coat: Their coat is smooth and rough-coated versions, in colour combinations of white plus brown, black or tan. Both types shed hair and will benefit from a weekly brush.
Exercise: At least an hour a day for adult dogs.
Jack Russell terriers (or JRTs) are clever, bold and energetic little dogs, making them a popular companion. They tend to be adventurous dogs and are known as expert escape artists. Make sure your garden is well-fenced to keep them out of mischief. Jack Russel are lively, curious and fearless, they were popular as a hunting companion in Victorian times. Happily disappearing down rabbit holes to bring back game for their masters. The Jack Russell makes a loyal pet, but having boundless energy means they can often get into mischief if bored.
Jack Russell terriers are high-spirited dogs who love to play. They get bored easily like other types of terrier dogs, but they tend to invent their own games to keep them occupied. They are devoted to their owners and love children.
The ‘Consider Uggie’ campaign was launched in 2011 to get Uggie, the JRT who featured in the film ‘The Artist’, an Oscar for his performance. Feed them an organic diet!
Size shih tau small
Life span: 10 years
Coat: Shih Tzus need daily, careful grooming because they are long-haired.
Exercise: Up to an hour a day for adult dogs.
The Shih Tzu is a pint-sized with a loving, friendly heart and it makes the perfect house dog. Although the name literally translates as “little lion”, this breed is far from ferocious, but they are full of character. Shih Tzus are small, playful and known for their sense of companionship. Did you know, Shih Tzus were originally bred as a lap dog for Chinese royalty? The Shih Tzu is outgoing and loves to play games, but can also be stubborn and you’ll need a lot of patience when you’re training them.
With persistent, consistent and gentle training, they learn all the tricks easily. They are an excellent choice for a first-time pet owner, and a best companion for those who wish to shower a dog with love and affection.
Tibetan monks call the Shih Tzu the ‘Snow Lion Dog’ and used to regard the breed as holy. Feed them organic health nutritious food!
Size labrador: Large
Life span: 10 + years
Coat: Short and can be maintained easily by applying a weekly groom.
Exercise: At least 2 or more hours a day.
The Labrador Retriever or just plain Labrador is known to be one of the easier breeds of dogs to train. This could be because Labradors are often extremely intelligent. They are often used as therapy dogs or guide dogs for the blind but they are popular pets and make great companions thanks to their easy going nature.
Labradors were originally bred to retrieve game and foul for hunters; this explains their love of exercise and will boundless enthusiasm for a good game of fetch. The working heritage of the Lab means he needs to be kept active, both physically and mentally, to keep him happy.
Labrador Retrievers are greedy dogs. They love, love, love to eat, and can easily become obese very quickly if overfed.
When they’re not scoffing dog biscuits, Labradors love to be in water. Luckily for them, they have an excellent water resistant coat and webbed toes to help them swim.
There’s one dog job that Labs are hopeless at – being a watchdog. In fact, owners say that instead of barking at burglars, their sweet, helpful Lab is more likely to greet an intruder and happily show him where the family silver is stashed.
Famous Labradors include the furry, eponymous star of the 2008 film, Marley & Me. Feed them healthy nutritious organic bio certified food!