Dog breed of the week: Beagle

The Beagle is a breed of small to medium-sized dog. A member of the hound group, it is similar in appearance to the foxhound, but smaller with shorter legs and longer, softer ears. Beagles are scent hounds, developed primarily for trackinghare, rabbit, deer, and other small game. They have a great sense of smell and tracking instinct that sees them employed as detection dogs for prohibited agricultural imports and foodstuffs in quarantine around the world. Beagles are intelligent but single-minded, and popular pets because of their size, even temper, and lack of inherited health problems.

Although beagle-type dogs have existed for 2,500 years, the modern breed was developed in Great Britain around the 1830s from several breeds, including the Talbot Hound, the North Country Beagle, the Southern Hound, and possibly the Harrier.

Beagles have been depicted in popular culture since Elizabethan times in literature and paintings, and more recently in film, television, and comic books. Snoopy of the comic strip Peanuts has been promoted as “the world’s most famous beagle”. Source Wikipedia

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Is your dog the next HappyTail model?

HappyTail is taking new pictures and is looking for 3-5 dogs who want to become the new HappyTail mascots!

If your dog is happy, likes other dogs & humans and likes to have its picture taken, then you should apply.

When & where: The photo shoot takes place in Stockholm on March 11th 2015 (1-4 pm). The dog owners are welcome to join but it is not mandatory.

The application is closed since we already received many great applications from beautiful dogs! Stay tuned to see who they are. If you want to us to contact you for future photo shoots please send an email to us and tell us more about your dog (including picture, name, age, breed, etc.).

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Dog breed of the week: Weimaraner

The Weimaraner is a large dog that was originally bred for hunting in the early 19th century. Early Weimaraners were used by royalty for hunting large game such as boar, bear, and deer. As the popularity of large game hunting began to decline, Weimaraners were used for hunting smaller animals like fowl, rabbits, and foxes.

The Weimaraner is an all-purpose gun dog. The name comes from the Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Karl August, whose court, based in the city of Weimar (now in modern-day Germany), enjoyed hunting. Source Wikipedia

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People Really Do Look Like Their Dogs, And Here’s Why

Dog owners look like their dogs. Or so people say.

But why do people wind up looking like their dogs? Sadahiko Nakajima is a psychologist whose research on dog-owner resemblance states that “a major reason of the dog-owner facial resemblance is the so-called ‘mere exposure effect,'” or the idea that a person might choose to get a dog who looks similar to themselves because of a preference for the familiar. Read the entire Huffington Post article here. writes about HappyTail

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Ten Swedish start-ups you haven’t heard of …but soon will. Had enough of the hype around Spotify, Klarna, and Candy Crush? Here’s the next wave of spectacular Swedish start-ups you need to know about in 2015.

Time and time again, Sweden has been ranked among the most innovative nations in the world, with dozens of game-changing start-ups from all across the country. The tech scenes are booming from Skåne in the south to Stockholm to Luleå in the north.
And the most amazing thing about Sweden’s start-up scene is that it’s always changing. So here they are – the ten companies you should know about this year.

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