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Breed Profile – English Cocker Spaniel

This good-natured gundog breed is just as popular as a family pet as it is a working dog. Read on to find out more about the rather odd history of the English Cocker Spaniel. History of Breed: Spaniel-type dogs have been around for at least 500 years as is evident in art and literature. Originally, spaniels…

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5 Careers for Dogs

Gilbertson & Page have always specialised in manufacturing dog food for working dogs. These dogs work hard every day for their masters. Often expending huge amounts of effort and displaying extraordinary intelligence and unswerving loyalty in the process. Here are five of the most widely-recognised careers for dogs. Sheepdog Long days out in the hills…

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5 Essential Nutrients for Dogs

The balance of nutrients in your dog’s diet is complex. It can be just as dangerous to have too much of a particular nutrient as it is to have too little. Choosing a complete dog food, like those in Gilbertson & Page’s ranges, takes away some of the guess work. Our nutritionists have already developed the…

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Which Breeds Make The Best Canine Companions?

The old adage that ‘dog is a man’s best friend’ is certainly true for the hundreds of thousands of dog owners in the UK. And statistics show that the main reason for owning a dog is companionship. When it comes to which dog breeds make the best canine companions though, the answer is a little trickier.…

Breed Profile – Wire Fox Terrier

In our latest breed profile we find out more about the Wire Fox Terrier. This distinctive terrier breed has a bold character that needs a firm, positive hand. History of Breed: Although the Smooth Fox Terrier was the earliest to be recognised as a breed, the Wire Fox Terrier overtook the Smooth in the 20th century…

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Canine Careers – Sheepdog

Following on from our interview with Karen Fisher about her search and rescue dog, this article concentrates on another canine career, that of the sheepdog. This time I was chatting to Karen Robinson, a Weardale sheep farmer. Karen claims not to be an expert on sheepdogs, but having owned sheepdogs since she was a child…

Gilbertson & Page – A Complete Diet

When it comes to choosing a dog food, responsible dog owners will buy the best for their dog. Their choice will vary depending on the dog’s size, breed and daily energy usage. All of Gilbertson & Page’s dog foods provide a complete diet, with no need for supplements. Let’s take a look at the composition…

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Breed Profile – Dachshund

This German scent hound breed may be small, but what the Dachshund lacks in size it makes up for in character. Our latest breed profile focuses on the ‘sausage dog’ with the excellent nose.  History of Breed: The word ‘dachshund’ literally translates as ‘badger dog’ in German, although in their native country they are referred to…

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Breed Profile: English Mastiff

One of the oldest and largest dog breeds, the English Mastiff is a guard dog that can be surprisingly gentle. This dog is not for the faint-hearted though. A breed this big needs a big home and has a big appetite too. History of Breed: There is some confusion over the Mastiff breed and the term…

Breed Profile – Clumber Spaniel

Our latest breed profile looks more closely at the Clumber Spaniel, a breed that had some prominence at this year’s Crufts. The steadiest of the spaniels, this gundog breed has a loveable nature to match its mournful ‘take me home’ expression. History of Breed: The Clumber Spaniel has an intriguing history with several theories as to…