Dogs

Working dog calendar comp: Will your pup make the cut?

Working dog calendar comp: Will your pup make the cut?

A working dog calendar competition has just kicked off – with farming dog owners urged to submit pictures of their...

August 19, 2021

Gardaí outline 6 tips to beat dog thieves

Gardaí outline 6 tips to beat dog thieves

Dog theft has been a crime on the increase in recent months, with several examples evident around the country of...

March 9, 2021

Gardaí: Over 3,000 sheep killed in dog attacks per annum

Gardaí: Over 3,000 sheep killed in dog attacks per annum

Members of An Garda Síochána have issued an appeal to all dog owners to ensure their dogs are kept under...

February 9, 2021

Walkers urged not to take dogs onto the hills

Walkers urged not to take dogs onto the hills

Walkers have been urged not to take their dogs onto the hills by Mountaineering Ireland. The national representative body for...

February 7, 2021

Gardaí seize 12 dogs and 5 puppies in Galway

Gardaí seize 12 dogs and 5 puppies in Galway

Gardaí have seized 12 dogs and five puppies in Galway, according to An Garda Síochána, with anyone who had a...

February 2, 2021

Stolen dog found in the UK and reunited with family in Cork

Stolen dog found in the UK and reunited with family in Cork

Members of An Garda Síochána have reunited stolen dog “Ruby” with her family in Midleton, Co. Cork, after being found...

January 11, 2021

‘Government has taken very scattered approach to dog control’ – INHFA

‘Government has taken very scattered approach to dog control’ – INHFA

The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers’ Association (INHFA) has called on the government to ensure full traceability of all dogs...

August 20, 2020

‘World record price smashed’ as sheep dog sells for over €22,500

‘World record price smashed’ as sheep dog sells for over €22,500

Claims have been made that the word record price for a sheep dog at an official sale have been broken...

February 24, 2020

New pet rules: What they mean when buying your next sheepdog

New pet rules: What they mean when buying your next sheepdog

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has issued a reminder to sellers and suppliers of pet animals of...

January 29, 2020

Goat farmer showcases secret life of his working dog

Goat farmer showcases secret life of his working dog

The relationship of a goat farmer on Cape Clear island and his guide dog is explored in ‘Saol an Mhadra...

November 23, 2019

Public consultation on dog control measures announced

Public consultation on dog control measures announced

The beginning of a public consultation on the review of measures relating to the control of dogs in Ireland was...

July 1, 2019

‘Dog chipping must be made compulsory’ – ICSA sheep chairman

‘Dog chipping must be made compulsory’ – ICSA sheep chairman

Seán McNamara sheep committee chairman of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) spoke about the impact that marauding...

April 14, 2019

ISPCA issues national warning to all dog owners

ISPCA issues national warning to all dog owners

Dog owners have been reminded to keep their pets under effective control around sheep and other livestock at all times....

February 6, 2019

Man’s best friend: ‘You can’t sit down and talk to your quad at night’

Man’s best friend: ‘You can’t sit down and talk to your quad at night’

Jess, an extraordinary Border Collie aged just 10 years young, was a top-class performer at last week’s National Ploughing Championships...

September 25, 2018

‘It would drive a man insane; no one is ever held accountable’

‘It would drive a man insane; no one is ever held accountable’

One farmer in Co. Galway is at his wits’ end as his father’s flock of sheep suffered yet another dog...

September 28, 2017

All dogs over 12 weeks of age must be micro-chipped and registered

All dogs over 12 weeks of age must be micro-chipped and registered

Under regulations brought into force in March of this year, all dogs over 12 weeks of age must be micro-chipped and...

December 18, 2016

Video: Two dogs have lucky escape after they’re overcome by slurry fumes

Video: Two dogs have lucky escape after they’re overcome by slurry fumes

Two dogs on a farm in Northern Ireland had a lucky escape recently, after they were overcome by fumes from...

September 5, 2016

Woman ‘critical’ after being attacked by cattle

Woman ‘critical’ after being attacked by cattle

A woman is understood to be in critical condition after she was attacked by cattle while out walking her dog...

September 2, 2016