Thinking of getting a malamute?

History The Alaskan Malamute is often mistaken for a Husky, but they are larger than most of the other “Spitz” type dogs which includes the Husky. Malamutes are heavy, well-boned dogs that were originally bred by the Mahlemuts, an Inuit tribe to pull heavy sledges through the snow in some of the harshest conditions of the Arctic of western Alaska to help their masters track down food....
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Balto

We are the proud owners of 2 Alaskan Malamutes (Balto & Teyah), 2 Bulldogs (Winnie & Ruby), a Siberian Husky (Nanuq), a Labrador (Jenny) and a Retriever x Labrador (Friday). Balto’s story We had Balto from the Alaskan Malamute Rescue Centre aged 18 months in February 2010. Following the obligatory home checks, we arranged to meet Balto (formerly known as Dylan) at Newport Beach,...
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12 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before I Got My First Guinea Fowl

Is that a turkey? Well, no. It’s a guinea fowl. That is what many people ask when they first pull into a homestead to see these birds shuffling around. We took the plunge into guinea fowl about a year ago, and boy was it an eye opening experience. Don’t get me wrong, I have grown to love our guineas very much, but it has taken some serious getting used to. This is why I wanted to share with...
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Highly recommended

”Coral stayed in our house for one week when we went on holidays in July 2016. It was great to know that someone was here taking care of our house as well as the cat. She has been very friendly and helpful. On our return we found our cat very relaxed, she looked as if we had never been away. Coral sent pictures and updates so we didn’t have to worry about our girl. We would highly recommend...
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I wouldn’t trust anyone else

I wouldn’t trust anyone else with my animals since having these absolutely wonderful people look after them. They are loved, well cared for to the utmost standard & I know when we go away my animal babies are going to be safe & well. It’s to the point where when we come home there excited to see us but not overly bothered & were not put on a guilt trip for a month lol...
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The pigs, lambs, chickens, horses and dogs all received a five star service!

We left our small holding in the capable hands of Preseli and were thrilled with the service and level of care all of the animals on the smallholding received. The pigs, lambs, chickens, horses and dogs all received a five star service. Our lovely farm sitter went beyond what was asked of her and ensured we had regular updates (which we requested) whilst we were away. All of our instructions...
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Cat tries to catch dog’s tail

This is our Bonnie trying to catch Jenny’s tail. Jenny is oblivious to the cat’s frustration and is busy playing herself.
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Nanuq too lazy to catch toy

Nanuq our husky is too lazy to play catch and just lets it drop in front of her.
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How to Brush Your Dog’s Teeth

Step One: Find the Right Time Brush your dog’s teeth when she’s calm and relaxed. Your goal: Set a routine. Working up to brushing daily is ideal. But if her mouth is healthy, even three days a week can make a difference. Without brushing, plaque can build up, putting your dog at risk for bad breath, gum disease, and tooth decay. It can also cause painful infection. Severe infection...
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Hope sites a hive of activity with introduction of 100,000 bees

One hundred thousand honey bees have been introduced at two Derbyshire quarries and biodiversity in surrounding areas improved, to support the nationwide campaign to grow Britain’s bee population. Hope Construction Materials, the UK’s leading independent supplier of concrete and cement, has introduced 100,000 bees across its two largest operations – Hope Cement Works, Hope Valley and Dowlow...
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