Monday, September 17, 2012

Things to Consider When Planning Your Dog’s Birthday Bash -

Dogs love attention, and what greater way is there to shower your four-legged companion with love and affection than throwing grand birthday party! If you believe your dog’s birthday must be celebrated, is delighted to give you tips on how to throw a great party for your companion. There are plenty of ideas that you can explore. The main goal is to have fun doing it, while making sure everyone involved, especially the birthday dog, enjoys it with friends and family.

Once you have selected a date for the celebrations, you are ready to send out invitations. Oh boy, oh boy! Just planning your invitations can be so exciting, and parties like these get dog lovers/parents excited. There are many themes that can be used as you can tailor make them to compliment the birthday dog and owner or companion. Themes can be derived from many sources, such as your favorite doggy movie, cartoon characters, favorite activities or based on your dog’s character. encourages that you have fun, as the list is unending and depends solely on what you want to achieve. Make it fun and spontaneous as well by personalizing invitations. Consideration must be given as to whether an outdoor or indoor party is more appropriate.

The option exists to either purchase or make your own decorations. recommends that the d├ęcor suit the theme of the party, this will make it a fun experience. The decorations could, for example, replicate your dog’s favorite toy or outdoor activity, and decorations could be placed everywhere and even on the guests, both human and dogs. Everybody loves a good costume party, and guests could be enticed to wear a doggy costumes. For that party feeling, decorated balloons, personalized party plates and cups, party hats, wall decorations, inflatable toys, among many other decoration ideas, are a must.

Top off a great party with good, fun food and treats. Doggy treats in assorted colors, sizes and shapes sounds delicious. And who doesn’t love bones? Bones, cake, small treats, doggy patties and meatloaves, and lots more could be on your menu.  Who says your dogs can’t have a three course meal? What about their human companions? Should their treats look the same or have similar ingredients where possible? The final decisions are left to your imagination, the possibilities are endless. Treats can also be used as rewards when its ‘game time’. suggests that parents could do this while sharing amusing or interesting doggy stories, you’ll be surprised how much you can learn from each other in the process. The birthday cake is the major highlight of the moment, there is no reason you can’t show off, after all, it’s your doggy’s special day. guarantee that play time with your pets and their parent’s is the most delightful part of the celebrations. Indoor games can be just as fun as outdoor games; the outdoors give you and your dog the space to run, jump and catch, while indoor games allow you to be more creative. Game ideas such as races with parent in tow, hide and seek (hiding items and seeing which dog finds it first). The canine guests could take turns showing off their favorite tricks, as well as playing fetch or other games they love to play when their in the park.

What’s a birthday without gifts? Gift ideas can be inexpensive and pleasurable. You could totally leave it up to the guests to choose a gift or give them hints about what you would love for your dog. Practical gifts are always the best; these could include grooming kits, gift vouchers for pet stores, dog collars, doggy bowls, and homemade treats among many other gifts. Keepsakes for your visiting friends and their owners are always a good way of thanking them for sharing in the occasion. One of the greatest gifts that thinks you can give to yourself and your favorite companion is to capture the special moments by taking photographs that you can reminisce and place in your family album.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Top 10 Most Famous Animated Dog Characters – Purebred Breeders

Canines are a big part of human existence. In fact, they seem to have a place in almost everything we do, experience, or enjoy. It is not surprising, therefore, that some of our favorite characters spanning decades are dogs, whether real of animated. Below is a list of the Purebred Breeders team’s 10 favorite animated dogs and some simple or strange facts we love about them.

1.    Snoopy from the comic strip “Peanuts” has been around since the 1950’s and is presented as a Beagle. He is the dog of Charlie Brown and a very good pilot who walks on his two hind legs. For this he has the tendency of pretending to be a person and sometimes forgets he is a dog. Because of his "fame" of being a pilot, Snoopy is the official mascot of aerospace safety, testing and the rebuilding of the Apollo Program.

2.    Scooby-Doo, from the Scooby-Doo Adventures, is created by Hanna-Barbara. He is presented as a Great Dane who speaks rough English. He is always running from ghosts as he is easily scared, but in the end proves to be a brave dog and a top detective.

3.    Pluto, who is the pet and friend of Mickey Mouse, is modeled on the English pointer breed. He is probably one of the oldest dogs presented here, and vocalizes in barks and grunts. He is loyal and tends to win over the hearts of other cartoon characters.

4.    Droopy was created by Tex Avery and has a sagging face, thus the name Droopy. He was first presented in 1943 as a Basset Hound. He moves slowly and speaks in a jowly monotone and seems content on being lazy. He has, in true tradition of cartoons, occasional flashes of super strengths.

5.    Underdog is presented as a superhero that has the head of a hound and the tail of a beagle. He is also presented as a humble and lovable “Shoeshine Boy,” and becomes Underdog when trouble is presented. He replenishes his power by taking an Underdog Super Energy Pill. When in action he uses the quote “There’s no need to fear, Underdog is here!”

6.    Astro is the family dog of the Jetson’s. Like Scooby-Doo, he is presented as a Great Dane who also speaks rough English. He was found by another character, Elroy, and even though he was clumsy and dim-witted, he is very loyal to the Jetson’s.

7.    Brian Griffin, from The Family Guy TV Series, is presented as a Beagle. He is anthropomorphic, with the ability of walking on two legs, speaking intelligently and driving a car. He is also fond of martinis. However, he exhibits dog behaviors, like licking himself, and rolling around in trash. 

8.    Clifford the Big Red Dog is a scarlet Vizsla, and is one of the tallest cartoon dogs (about 8m tall), as well as one of the most famous. He first appeared in a Children’s book series in 1963. He is very adorable with a big, kind heart. However, he often gets into trouble due to his size.

9.    Spike is the arch nemesis of Tom in the Tom and Jerry cartoon. He is a grey American Bulldog that usually plays the over-aggressive bully. He has, however, been presented as a very intelligent character, who, in one episode, convinces Tom and Jerry to end the fighting among all three and signs a Peace Treaty. Of course, that didn't last long.

10.  Odie, from The Garfield Show, is not altogether smart (which acts as a part of his overall charm) and is presented as a Beagle. On occasions, he outsmarts Garfield, who often calls him a moron. He has a very long tongue with which he surprisingly uses to write.