Stolen Dogs in New Zealand

staffies are more likely to be stolen dogs than other breeds. This staffie is looking out of a car window

The number of stolen dogs in New Zealand is reported to be on the rise, partly due to the pandemic. Pet theft once wasn’t such a major concern but the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns have exacerbated the situation. Partly because people want a companion more than ever, and partly because economic instability and high unemployment … Read more

Finding Ethical Dog Breeders in 10 Steps

Taking puppy health care seriously is important for finding ethical breeders like this

Ethical dog breeders are finding their competition stacking up as the pandemic lags on. Not because these ‘good eggs’ of the breeding industry are few and far between – New Zealand has plenty of caring, professional breeders. The real problem is the increasingly clever tactics of unethical dog breeders are making it harder to separate … Read more

How to Tell if a Dog is Purebred – Part Two

Find out how to tell if a dog is purebred.

How to tell if a dog is purebred is a question we’re seeing often. It’s not just something pet parents are asking one another, it’s also become a regular feature in the news, on dog forums and across social media. And it’s no wonder there’s so much hype around the topic – people are paying … Read more