Do Dogs Look Like Their Owners?

Could you flip through a photo album and guess exactly what breed dog that person probably owns? According to researchers in the United Kingdom, the answer is, “Yes.” At Bath Spa University, a study conducted by psychologists resulted in dog owners being accurately matched with the breed of dog they owned more than 50% of the time. Meanwhile, a University of California study reported that purebred dogs especially looked like their owners. In fact, the latter psychological study concluded people who owned purebred dogs actually decided on the breed of their dog based on the breed’s similarity to them whether consciously or subconsciously.

As you might have noticed we mentioned dogs looking like their owners is all psychology. The parallels are not limited to physical appearance either but apparently in a large part due to personal quirks that affect how we look. For example, if you like to frequently ... Click here to read more....

Dog breed test: Australian Shepherd



Activity Level:



Average Age:

12 – 16 years.



Even though the Australian Shepherd is believed to have originated in the Basque regions of Spain and France. The breed was developed by U.S. farmers and ranchers in the early 1920s. The Australian Shepherd was used as a herding dog and an all-purpose farming dog.



The Australian Shepherd is an intelligent dog with a strong work drive. They are highly trainable, loyal to their owners and make a great watch dog due to their wary with strangers and are very rarely aggressive. They are playful and loving, so great with children and other dogs, although they can sometimes try to herd them. Not very trust worthy with other small animals though.



Suncorp Stadium Event times for September and October

             Suncorp Stadium Events

September & October 2014

Heads up on the traffic conditions for Suncorp Stadium this month


Saturday 18th October

Friday 24th October

Saturday 25th October



We hope this provides you with some assistance with planning for traffic conditions when picking up your puppy from Paddington Pups!

Did you hear Bree on the ABC radio ???



Recently Bree the owner of Paddington Pups featured on 612 ABC radio.


Bree was the guest speaker featured in the studio for nearly an hour, talking about the lengths people go to when pampering their pets.


If you want to listen to the pod cast go to


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Dangers of Cooked Bones for Dogs

Cooking of bones makes them more brittle, increasing the likelihood of them splintering and causing internal

injury to your dog. Most of the time the cooking process will also remove the nutrients contained in bones.


The risks of giving your dog cooked bones:

  • Broken teeth
  • Mouth or tongue injuries
  • Bone gets looped around your dogs bottom jaw
  • Cooked Bones get stuck in esophagus
  • Cooked Bones get stuck in windpipe
  • Cooked Bones splinter in throat, stomach or intestine
  • Constipation due to bone fragments
  • Peritonitis, this nasty difficult to treat bacterial infection of the abdomen is caused when bone fragments poke holes in your dogs stomach or intestines caused by cooked bones.



Are any bones safe for my dog?

Raw bones can be both safe and healthy providing you follow some guidelines.

As most of us know dogs ancestors and counterparts in the wild have been eating bones ... Click here to read more....

Creative Grooming at Paddington Pups


These days a simple Google search can bring up pictures of dogs with some crazy hairstyles!

It’s popular in Asia to clip and dye your Chow Chow to look like a Panda, and in the US to style and clip your Poodle to look like a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle!



In Australia creative grooming is taking off in a big way with grooming competitions being held nationally at pet shows and exhibitions. Styling dogs to look like other animals or colouring them in wild patterns is time intensive but a seriously fun way for a groomer to spend an afternoon. Many owners are getting into the spirit of happily treating their pooches to a full salon style experience and letting their imagination run wild!


For the less adventurous however, there are other options to give your puppy a little extra glamour. Nail painting is a service now ... Click here to read more....

Dog Breed Test Tibetan Mastiff




Temperament: Territorial, independent and strong willed.

Life span: 11-14 years

Recommended for: Adults, experienced dog owners.

Maintenance: Medium to high

History: The origins of the Tibetan Mastiff have not been lost, even though it is thought to be one of the most influential and ancient breeds. According to archaeological records, remains of massive dogs dating back to 1100 B.C. were found in China. Tibetan Mastiff’s were used as hardy guard dogs for the local monasteries and villages. At night the dogs were allowed to roam the villages and during the day they were kept inside or chained to gates. The breed was first introduced outside its native home in 1847, when the Viceroy of India gifted Siring, a large Tibetan dog to Queen Victoria. Care: Coat care consists of weekly brushing; however daily brushing is required when the dog undergoes its seasonal shedding. The dogs exercise ... Click here to read more....

The Complete Pet Company


The Complete Pet Meal

Paddington Pups has recently taken on a new line of food from Jenny at the Complete Pet Company here is some information on their products.

‘”The Ethical Alternative”

” our mission is to educate people on the ethical alternative of pet feeding and provide health and nutrition for every canine and feline owner”


The Complete Pet Company’s cat and dog food is the best on the market. The unique combination of organic, free range and human grade ingredients makes a well balanced, delicious and nutritious meal. The complete meal does not contain colourings or flavourings and preserves its food by freezing!

The Complete Meal will assist in re-building a compromised immune system to fight off allergies and eliminate poor health inside and out. The Complete Meal will keep your pet healthy and happy and deliver a beautiful shiny coat. Once ... Click here to read more....

Paddington Pups Dog of the Month for August




Bailey is our happy, 1 year old Cavoodle who comes into day care most days of the week to hang with us humans and all of his doggy friends.
He loves to get hugs from everyone and spends most of his times playing around with the bigger dogs. His best friend is Lucky the big German Shepherd x Malamute. Bailey follows him around everywhere,
jumping on him and licking his face but lucky doesn’t mind it at all.
Congratulations buddy!