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Episode 4 - Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs and lost dogs


Released Sat October 29, 2005
Length: 0:40:05
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Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs

If you live in America or Europe you may well have encountered a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, but there haven't been any in the UK - until recently.

Kimberley MacDonald from Samala Rottweilers will be one of the first Swissy breeders in Britain.

Just getting the dogs into the country is a complicated business, but that's not the end of the challenges!

Kimberley shares her plans with us, and we are hoping that in due time a Swissy playmate will be coming to keep Buddy company.

Update 14th May 2009: The newly formed Great Swiss Mountain Dog Club of Great Britain can be found at

Training tip

Joe Timko instructs us on how to teach the "off" command to your dog.

This is a very useful command which can save you, your friends and maybe your furniture from being jumped on.

Based in California, Joe tells us the steps to go through, and the critical timing to achieve the best results.

Lost Dogs

Jayne Hayes from is continuing to wage war against dog theft.

The media is a vital tool both in educating dog owners, and in reuniting stolen and missing dogs with their family.

Jayne tells us about some of the work she's been doing.

Buddy's Diary

In Buddy's Diary we learn the important role Buddy plays within his pack.


DogCast Radio News brings us the latest innovations about dog friendly cars, the amazing lengths we go to for our dogs, and celebrity dog news, including the book that's co-written by a dog and his person: Shirley Maclaine.

Other items

Our website review is - check out the huge variety of features on this site.

Also go and look at - learn more about the disgusting trade in dog and cat fur, and more importantly how we can all try and stop it.

Plus famous owners of various dog breeds. So - Sit! Stay! and listen!


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