They also play a useful and valuable role in providing information for dog owners on a range of topics about dogs
I wrote recently about the The Rise of the Dog Blog. As promised I have gathered a list of good value dog blogs for you to check out when you have a moment.
I have tried to provide you with a cross section of the different types of dog blog now available on the internet.
I have not included any purely product driven blogs, or any that have been abandoned or are not updated regularly. They are listed in no particular order.
1.The Dog Star Daily
There is no ‘about’ page on this blog but Dog Star Daily seems to belong to well known dog author and vet Ian Dunbar. Whilst the website is clearly commercially driven and promoting Dunbar’s own courses, books etc, it is nevertheless full of interesting and informative articles.
2.Pedigree Dogs Exposed
Pedigree Dogs exposed is the blogging face of Jemima Harrison’s campaign to reform pedigree dog breeding practices. It focuses on highlighting the health problems in some of our dog breeds and on the politics and controversy that surrounds them. This is a highly commented blog and makes fascinating reading.
3.Cold Wet Nose
This is Beverley Cuddy’s blog. Beverley is the editor of Dogs Today magazine and Cold Wet Nose is a mixture of dog news, campaigns, and controversy with a strong personal flavour.
The Dogged blog belongs to journalist Christie Keith and deals with a range of animal issues, with emphasis on dogs. Worth a visit.
5.The Labrador Site
I have to declare an interest as the Labrador Site belongs to me and a couple of friends. It is basically a How To blog but focusing firmly on Labrador Retrievers. We aim to provide clear and easy to follow information about every aspect of owning one of these lovely dogs. Do drop in and check us out!
6.The other end of the leash
Patricia McConnell is a behaviourist best known for her excellent book which shares its name with this blog: ‘The Other End of the Leash’. Patricia manages to mix topics, around her professional interests in dogs with personal snippets about her own dogs and life, very effectively.
7. The retriever, dog and wildlife blog
Formerly known as Retrieverman, the author of the newly renamed Retriever, dog and wildlife site has to be one of the most prolific dog bloggers on the internet. He often posts interesting articles about canine history, and a wide range of other dog related topics.
Last but not least
8. The Bark
The newsy dog magazine site The Bark often has guest blog posts by a range of interesting authors. Check out the interesting article on Social Dominance by Mark Bekoff this week
How about you? Have you discovered any interesting dog blogs lately? Do share in the comments box below!