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From the 6th to the 9th May, Zoomark International is back at BolognaFiere, one of the most eagerly awaited events in the global pet industry. An extraordinary opportunity where the best 2019 innovations will be presented, attended by 700 exhibitors and around 27,000 buyers from all over the world, in a space of 53,000 square meters. Once again, MyFamily will be the protagonist, as a hub of innovation. At booth B99-C104, in hall 26, touch MyFamily new identification tags collections and the most innovative collars and leads of the moment, with exclusive patents and materials, ranging from the finest leathers to innovative rope solutions. Don't miss this great Italian event. We are waiting for you!

MYFAMILY INNOVATION LEADER AT ZOOMARK 2019!

From the 6th to the 9th May, Zoomark International is back at BolognaFiere, one of the most eagerly awaited events in the global pet industry. An extraordinary opportunity where the best 2019 innovations will be presented, attended by 700 exhibitors and around 27,000 buyers from all over the world, in a space of 53,000 square meters. Once again, MyFamily will be the protagonist, as a hub of innovation. At booth B99-C104, in hall 26, touch MyFamily new identification tags collections and the most innovative collars and leads of the moment, with exclusive patents and materials, ranging from the finest leathers to innovative rope solutions. Don't miss this great Italian event. We are waiting for you!

MyFamily erweitert seinen Horizont. Nicht nur Identifikationsplaketten für Haustiere, sondern auch einzigartige Halsbänder und Leinen auf der ganzen Welt! In unserer Firma in Valenza, Piemont, stellen wir handwerklich echte Lustobjekte mit exklusiven Patenten und der Auswahl von Stoffen her, die die besten Lederwaren und High Fashion-Kleinteile wert sind.  Der gesamte Produktionszyklus findet an Ort und Stelle statt, da wir die Erfahrung des ältesten italienischen Unternehmens der Branche aufgenommen haben und die Professionalität eines echten Experten wie Andrea Fedi nutzen. Die neuen Kollektionen von Halsbändern und Leinen sind schon verfügbar und einzigartig im kommerziellen Überblick der Haustierwelt. Die außergewöhnliche ästhetische Schönheit - dank der Texturen und Farben des Leders und der Einzigartigkeit der Metallbestandteile - wird durch die Funktionalität einiger patentierten Details ergänzt, die die Verbindung vereinfachen und unseren vierbeinigen Freunden mehr Komfort bieten.

HALSBÄNDER UND LEINEN: INNOVATION BEGINNT VON MYFAMILY!

MyFamily erweitert seinen Horizont. Nicht nur Identifikationsplaketten für Haustiere, sondern auch einzigartige Halsbänder und Leinen auf der ganzen Welt! In unserer Firma in Valenza, Piemont, stellen wir handwerklich echte Lustobjekte mit exklusiven Patenten und der Auswahl von Stoffen her, die die besten Lederwaren und High Fashion-Kleinteile wert sind.  Der gesamte Produktionszyklus findet an Ort und Stelle statt, da wir die Erfahrung des ältesten italienischen Unternehmens der Branche aufgenommen haben und die Professionalität eines echten Experten wie Andrea Fedi nutzen. Die neuen Kollektionen von Halsbändern und Leinen sind schon verfügbar und einzigartig im kommerziellen Überblick der Haustierwelt. Die außergewöhnliche ästhetische Schönheit - dank der Texturen und Farben des Leders und der Einzigartigkeit der Metallbestandteile - wird durch die Funktionalität einiger patentierten Details ergänzt, die die Verbindung vereinfachen und unseren vierbeinigen Freunden mehr Komfort bieten.

A great weekend on 23th and 24th March: Zooexpo is back! The most important Norway show dedicated to the Pet industry.  At this event, MyFamily will be in the front row as the made in Italy style and innovation’s promoter of the pet field. The event will take place at Thon Hotel Oslo Airport. Zooexpo is the only pet show which gathers thousands of dedicated players: all the main wholesalers and manufacturers as exhibitors and the CEOs and store managers of many Norwegian pet stores as visitors. The best way for MyFamily to introduce the new collars and leashes collections to the Northern Europe specialised audience. Definitely, a too good to miss opportunity. Find us at booth 4-5 !

 

READY FOR NORWAY! ZOOEXPO 2019: MYFAMILY WILL BE A KEY PLAYER AT THE SHOW IN OSLO.

A great weekend on 23th and 24th March: Zooexpo is back! The most important Norway show dedicated to the Pet industry.  At this event, MyFamily will be in the front row as the made in Italy style and innovation’s promoter of the pet field. The event will take place at Thon Hotel Oslo Airport. Zooexpo is the only pet show which gathers thousands of dedicated players: all the main wholesalers and manufacturers as exhibitors and the CEOs and store managers of many Norwegian pet stores as visitors. The best way for MyFamily to introduce the new collars and leashes collections to the Northern Europe specialised audience. Definitely, a too good to miss opportunity. Find us at booth 4-5 !

 

The Spanish biggest international Pet show, Iberzoo + Propet, is coming back from 21st to 23rd March at Ifema in Madrid. More than 15,700 pet industry professionals from 46 countries will meet there. The success of the previous combined edition (Iberzoo + Propet) forewarns another unmissable occasion. MyFamily, at its booth (10D22) is ready to introduce, to the B2B public, bigger and bigger novelties: the main two are the brand new collars and leashes collections and the Hushtag tags which combine rubber and metal to be absolutely noiseless. An unmissable occasion to reaffirm that MyFamily is, and will always be, an inspiring company for this industry evolution. Don't miss!

EXHIBITING MYFAMILY'S NOVELTIES IN MADRID. COME AND VISIT US AT IBERZOO + PROPET 2019!

The Spanish biggest international Pet show, Iberzoo + Propet, is coming back from 21st to 23rd March at Ifema in Madrid. More than 15,700 pet industry professionals from 46 countries will meet there. The success of the previous combined edition (Iberzoo + Propet) forewarns another unmissable occasion. MyFamily, at its booth (10D22) is ready to introduce, to the B2B public, bigger and bigger novelties: the main two are the brand new collars and leashes collections and the Hushtag tags which combine rubber and metal to be absolutely noiseless. An unmissable occasion to reaffirm that MyFamily is, and will always be, an inspiring company for this industry evolution. Don't miss!

One of the most important show of the season is coming: Global Pet Expo, in Orlando, Florida! From 20th to the 22nd March, at the Orange County Convention Centre, MyFamily is going to introduce the numerous novelties of 2019 to the 7,000 buyers during the three-days international event which will host 1,100 exhibitors and 3,400 booths. Our booth, number 3925, will represent an innovation core introducing our biggest novelties: Hushtag tags (the first ones to be really noiseless) and the extraordinary MyFamily collars and leashes collections, expression of the best handcrafted Italian tradition. A precious occasion to get in touch with a really demanding public who aims to premium quality. 

THE UNITED STATES DISCOVERING MYFAMILY! GLOBAL PET EXPO 2019, ORLANDO (FLORIDA).

One of the most important show of the season is coming: Global Pet Expo, in Orlando, Florida! From 20th to the 22nd March, at the Orange County Convention Centre, MyFamily is going to introduce the numerous novelties of 2019 to the 7,000 buyers during the three-days international event which will host 1,100 exhibitors and 3,400 booths. Our booth, number 3925, will represent an innovation core introducing our biggest novelties: Hushtag tags (the first ones to be really noiseless) and the extraordinary MyFamily collars and leashes collections, expression of the best handcrafted Italian tradition. A precious occasion to get in touch with a really demanding public who aims to premium quality. 

MyFamily keeps innovate the pet market and launches an absolute novelty in the field of identification tags! We are talking about the new Hushtag collection, the silent tags. This unique product was created to meet a specific need: avoid the tinkling noise of the tag hitting the collar metal ring or another tag, mandatory in some countries.

MyFamily Hushtag are noise-free since they are made of rubber combined to metal. In fact, they have a strong core made of brass or aluminum, with an external rubber casing.

 

The advantages of choosing this product are many: besides the elimination of the tinkle, these tags guarantee a much longer life since they don’t scratch, and they wear out more slowly than any other model. It's not all! Another very important aspect is the absolute comfort for the animal that wears them: practically our four-legged friends do not even realize they are carrying them!

 

The new collection comes in different shapes and colors, to meet the aesthetic needs of a large audience. The utmost attention to detail and the absolute craftsmanship quality of the finishes are a real added value, Made in Italy style. For all these reasons, MyFamily's Hushtag is a truly revolutionary product, never seen before in the pet world.

Hushtag collection: silent, revolutionary, unique! An absolute innovation in the pet world.

MyFamily keeps innovate the pet market and launches an absolute novelty in the field of identification tags! We are talking about the new Hushtag collection, the silent tags. This unique product was created to meet a specific need: avoid the tinkling noise of the tag hitting the collar metal ring or another tag, mandatory in some countries.

MyFamily Hushtag are noise-free since they are made of rubber combined to metal. In fact, they have a strong core made of brass or aluminum, with an external rubber casing.

 

The advantages of choosing this product are many: besides the elimination of the tinkle, these tags guarantee a much longer life since they don’t scratch, and they wear out more slowly than any other model. It's not all! Another very important aspect is the absolute comfort for the animal that wears them: practically our four-legged friends do not even realize they are carrying them!

 

The new collection comes in different shapes and colors, to meet the aesthetic needs of a large audience. The utmost attention to detail and the absolute craftsmanship quality of the finishes are a real added value, Made in Italy style. For all these reasons, MyFamily's Hushtag is a truly revolutionary product, never seen before in the pet world.

Expozoo is one of the main PET exhibition event in Europe. The new edition of the show, founded in 1979, will be in Paris on 10th and 11th January 2019 in a friendly and prolific background. They are expected many companies and many visitors! MyFamily will have the pleasure to introduce the latest novelties among which the Hushtag collection, composed of beautiful, noiseless and long lasting ID tags. Together with all the professionals, importers and potential customers, we will know the new market trends and we will propose our style and vision: affordable made in Italy products manufactured with innovative design and materials. Two intense days in Paris Porte de Versailles to confirm that MyFamily style can lead and inspire the entire Pet field, again. Find us at booth E10.

EXPOZOO 2019: MYFAMILY WILL BE PROTAGONIST IN PARIS!

Expozoo is one of the main PET exhibition event in Europe. The new edition of the show, founded in 1979, will be in Paris on 10th and 11th January 2019 in a friendly and prolific background. They are expected many companies and many visitors! MyFamily will have the pleasure to introduce the latest novelties among which the Hushtag collection, composed of beautiful, noiseless and long lasting ID tags. Together with all the professionals, importers and potential customers, we will know the new market trends and we will propose our style and vision: affordable made in Italy products manufactured with innovative design and materials. Two intense days in Paris Porte de Versailles to confirm that MyFamily style can lead and inspire the entire Pet field, again. Find us at booth E10.

Christmas is coming, the race for Christmas shopping has officially started and our four legged friends cannot be excluded. But among the various offers, which are the most useful and charming for this 2018? Here are some original tips.

1) We shall not forget that their main need is our company, our presence. Therefore we could buy a course of Agility Dog, that will allow us to spend a pleasant and amusing outdoor experience together!

2) During cold winter season our pets spend more time at home. There are many kennels available for our pets, among the most curious: the wood ones that are similar to real houses, fitted with padded pillows inside. They have two functions: in the lower part they are used as a kennel and in the upper part they can be used as a little table or as a stool. Don't forget real couches, expressly drawn for pets, which are original, comfortable and become integral part of our home furnishings.

3) Christmas holidays lead us to eat more sweets and this may be dangerous for our dog's health. The best idea is to give him some special treat, so that we don't let ourselves be tempted by giving him our food.

4) You should always think about his safety. Don't forget to let him wear the ID tag; there are various models for everyday life, and more elegant models, perfect to make him special on particular occasions. You can engrave free your and his data, so that he will be protected in any case. You can choose among the wide range that MyFamily has available. Discover our collections

5) And in order to keep up with times, don't miss the interactive webcam for pets. You can supervise your pet while you are at work, interact vocally with him and catch any precious moment while you are away.

There are a lot of proposals that you can easily find on-line or in Pet shops, but our suggestion is to do useful presents to your pet, useful for his safety and for his health. You shall not forget that the main thing for him is your love.

"A dog doesn't mind expensive cars, big houses, or designer clothes. A rotten stick is fine for him. A dog doesn't care if you're rich or poor, bright or clumsy , clever or dumb. Give him your heart and he'll give you his. "( From "Marley and me" by John Grogan )

WHICH GIFT COULD YOU PUT UNDER THE CHRISTMAS TREE FOR YOUR PET ? FIVE IDEAS

Christmas is coming, the race for Christmas shopping has officially started and our four legged friends cannot be excluded. But among the various offers, which are the most useful and charming for this 2018? Here are some original tips.

1) We shall not forget that their main need is our company, our presence. Therefore we could buy a course of Agility Dog, that will allow us to spend a pleasant and amusing outdoor experience together!

2) During cold winter season our pets spend more time at home. There are many kennels available for our pets, among the most curious: the wood ones that are similar to real houses, fitted with padded pillows inside. They have two functions: in the lower part they are used as a kennel and in the upper part they can be used as a little table or as a stool. Don't forget real couches, expressly drawn for pets, which are original, comfortable and become integral part of our home furnishings.

3) Christmas holidays lead us to eat more sweets and this may be dangerous for our dog's health. The best idea is to give him some special treat, so that we don't let ourselves be tempted by giving him our food.

4) You should always think about his safety. Don't forget to let him wear the ID tag; there are various models for everyday life, and more elegant models, perfect to make him special on particular occasions. You can engrave free your and his data, so that he will be protected in any case. You can choose among the wide range that MyFamily has available. Discover our collections

5) And in order to keep up with times, don't miss the interactive webcam for pets. You can supervise your pet while you are at work, interact vocally with him and catch any precious moment while you are away.

There are a lot of proposals that you can easily find on-line or in Pet shops, but our suggestion is to do useful presents to your pet, useful for his safety and for his health. You shall not forget that the main thing for him is your love.

"A dog doesn't mind expensive cars, big houses, or designer clothes. A rotten stick is fine for him. A dog doesn't care if you're rich or poor, bright or clumsy , clever or dumb. Give him your heart and he'll give you his. "( From "Marley and me" by John Grogan )

The abandonment of dogs is a very serious world problem. The World Health Organization estimates that despite the frequent awareness campaigns against the mistreatment and abandonment of animals, in Italy, more than 50,000 dogs are abandoned every year and  stray dogs are more than 200,000 million worldwide. In some countries, straying leads also to an increase of some dangerous diseases such as rabies, because of their easy spread.
In many countries of the world, abandoning a dog is a punishable offence: those who break the law, must pay not only a fine for abandonment, but also for possible damages caused.
 
Despite these rules, there are many abandoned dogs.
Abandonments are more frequent in some particular periods of the year:
  • in the summer when the so-called "owners" do not want to give up their holidays and the animal becomes "troublesome";
  • during Christmas holidays, when the family realizes the inability to manage a dog received as a gift, especially for children.
  • in autumn, when some dogs are considered as unsuitable for hunting by their owners-hunters.
 
80% of abandoned dogs lived in a flat, so they risk even more mistreatment, hunger and incidents, because they are absolutely not able to self-manage.
An abandoned dog unfortunately represents also a danger to others for several reasons:
- having to find food by himself, he might become violent, after many days that he does not eat;
- many dogs are abandoned along roads and motorways and this is a serious danger for themselves and for the others. A frightened, scared animal who is running away can cause serious road accidents.
 
Exactly for these reasons, it is useful to know how to behave if you find an abandoned dog or if you are in one of the situations described above.
 
The 6 steps to take when you find an abandoned dog.
 
First of all, it is important to observe carefully his mood. He could be dangerous if he's very hungry, scared by unknown people or very distressed and frightened. If he does not show any particular signs of aggression, move close to him slowly trying not to frighten him.
Once you are close to him, you should check that the animal has no clear injuries. In case of serious injuries, it will be necessary to call the Local Veterinary Service of the Local Health Authority. Never give any medicine, always rely on experts.
In case he squeezed into a space and could not set himself free, it will be necessary to call the Firemen .
After making sure that he is physically well, it will be necessary to check if there is the identification tag attached to the collar or to the harness.
If the owner cannot be found out, it will be necessary to check if there's a microchip. It will therefore be necessary to go to a veterinarian or to the  authorities in charge, such as the Veterinary Service of the Local Health Authority that have the proper reader and will be able to identify the code of the microchip and the corresponding data. Every dog should, by law, be registered to the canine registry, have a microchip and thus have an identifiable owner.
In any case, it is important to report the recovery as soon as possible to the local police or to the traffic police, in case you are in a motorway.
 
If you see someone who abandons a dog, how should you behave?
 
The first step in this case is to collect as much information as possible to identify the person in question. The most important one is the car license plate, the safest and easiest way to identify the responsible person.
After having marked all that could be useful, please contact the Police.
 
Abandoning a dog is a cruel and inhuman action. Dogs love us unconditionally and we don't always do enough to deserve their love.
 
Leave a comment if you want to share with us any experience related to abandonment .
Abandoned dogs: how to behave in this situation.

The abandonment of dogs is a very serious world problem. The World Health Organization estimates that despite the frequent awareness campaigns against the mistreatment and abandonment of animals, in Italy, more than 50,000 dogs are abandoned every year and  stray dogs are more than 200,000 million worldwide. In some countries, straying leads also to an increase of some dangerous diseases such as rabies, because of their easy spread.
In many countries of the world, abandoning a dog is a punishable offence: those who break the law, must pay not only a fine for abandonment, but also for possible damages caused.
 
Despite these rules, there are many abandoned dogs.
Abandonments are more frequent in some particular periods of the year:
  • in the summer when the so-called "owners" do not want to give up their holidays and the animal becomes "troublesome";
  • during Christmas holidays, when the family realizes the inability to manage a dog received as a gift, especially for children.
  • in autumn, when some dogs are considered as unsuitable for hunting by their owners-hunters.
 
80% of abandoned dogs lived in a flat, so they risk even more mistreatment, hunger and incidents, because they are absolutely not able to self-manage.
An abandoned dog unfortunately represents also a danger to others for several reasons:
- having to find food by himself, he might become violent, after many days that he does not eat;
- many dogs are abandoned along roads and motorways and this is a serious danger for themselves and for the others. A frightened, scared animal who is running away can cause serious road accidents.
 
Exactly for these reasons, it is useful to know how to behave if you find an abandoned dog or if you are in one of the situations described above.
 
The 6 steps to take when you find an abandoned dog.
 
First of all, it is important to observe carefully his mood. He could be dangerous if he's very hungry, scared by unknown people or very distressed and frightened. If he does not show any particular signs of aggression, move close to him slowly trying not to frighten him.
Once you are close to him, you should check that the animal has no clear injuries. In case of serious injuries, it will be necessary to call the Local Veterinary Service of the Local Health Authority. Never give any medicine, always rely on experts.
In case he squeezed into a space and could not set himself free, it will be necessary to call the Firemen .
After making sure that he is physically well, it will be necessary to check if there is the identification tag attached to the collar or to the harness.
If the owner cannot be found out, it will be necessary to check if there's a microchip. It will therefore be necessary to go to a veterinarian or to the  authorities in charge, such as the Veterinary Service of the Local Health Authority that have the proper reader and will be able to identify the code of the microchip and the corresponding data. Every dog should, by law, be registered to the canine registry, have a microchip and thus have an identifiable owner.
In any case, it is important to report the recovery as soon as possible to the local police or to the traffic police, in case you are in a motorway.
 
If you see someone who abandons a dog, how should you behave?
 
The first step in this case is to collect as much information as possible to identify the person in question. The most important one is the car license plate, the safest and easiest way to identify the responsible person.
After having marked all that could be useful, please contact the Police.
 
Abandoning a dog is a cruel and inhuman action. Dogs love us unconditionally and we don't always do enough to deserve their love.
 
Leave a comment if you want to share with us any experience related to abandonment .

Winter with its harsh temperatures is approaching and it is interesting to know some breeds that are best suited to this type of climate. Some have been specially selected to have characteristics, linked in particular to the type of hair, such as to create a greater cold protection than others.
We see the 5 that most love the cold and the snow and seem to find in these adverse weather conditions a pleasant and ideal environment.
 
The Mountain Dogs of the Pyrenees or Patou are very faithful livestock guardians, accustomed to low mountain temperatures and snow thanks to their thick hair. It is a canine breed belonging to the group of mountain dogs that traditionally performs the task of guardian of the flock on the French side of the Pyrenees. On the Spanish side of the mountain range, in the region of Aragon, the breed of the Mastiff of the Pyrenees developed from common ancestors. The mountain dog of the Pyrenees is not to be confused with the shepherd of the Pyrenees, his "colleague" of work, in charge of leading the flock (herding pastor), while the task of the mountain dog of the Pyrenees is to defend it (guardian shepherd ).
 
The Siberian Husky are instead Spitz-type dogs (along with numerous other breeds such as Norwegian Elkhounds, Keeshonds, Samoyed, Akita and Malamute). They are dogs known for their resistance to cold climates, thanks to their Arctic origins and for this reason they are chosen to tow the sledges on the snow. All Spitz dogs like the Husky have adapted themselves to the Nordic climates, thanks to their ability to heat insulation and a thick, water-repellent coat. If this happens, the ears of the dogs of this primitive race are small, a natural adaptation to avoid freezing.
The Siberian Husky, in particular, is a very robust subject, with a double layer of thickness that allows it to withstand the most extreme winter conditions.
It seems that even in the character these hairy are a bit '"cold": very independent, generally wary if not educated and socialized from an early age.
 
Even the Akita love winter climates. The breed was selected for guarding and hunting in the cold and mountainous Prefecture of Akita, on the Japanese island of Honshu, where these dogs flanked the hunters. Trained for hunting, their prey was the wild boar, the deer and the Tibetan bear. They were also used for the defense of property and since 1603 as fighting dogs.
 
The San Bernardo is instead the most famous dog among the races that love the cold climate, with its soft, dense and thick fur, it is also one of the largest as mole. It can exceed 90/95 cm in height and over 100 kg in weight.
There is no other race which, with such bulk and weight, is as dynamic and athletic as the Saint Bernard. Despite its massive size, the Saint Bernard is a docile dog, very close to the human owner. If adopted by a puppy it will remain a playful for life (8/10 years on average).
San Bernardo has an excellent relationship with children, but in general it is sociable with everyone, so much so that it is also used in pet therapy, thanks to its strong but extremely balanced personality. It is also the typical working dog, used to being outdoors in cold climates. In the past he was skilled in the guard to protect the mountain territory. It has not preserved any aggressive instinct, but is able to perceive every little noise or danger very quickly. This quality meant that the mountain man chose him to help him during the snowstorms, for example to identify people in difficulty.
In the Swiss Alps, the San Bernardo dogs have often contributed to the discovery of travelers at risk of freezing during the weather. Even today, they represent a valid help for man in the mountains, in the case of avalanches, thanks to the high resistance to cold and infallible smell.
 
The Russian Black Terrier, the last we will consider, is a relatively new breed, selected by the Russian army during the Cold War years and specially bred for military work in extremely cold climates. Everything about him has been said: biting and aggressive dog, with a terrible and dangerous jaw force, capable of crushing a duck with a single bite. It was also called the "killer dog of the KGB". These are folkloric statements but far from reality. Today, the skills of work, loyalty, ease of training, climatic resistance and balance have remained intact in the black terrier of yesteryear. In addition, through the selection on the already established breed, the defects and aggressiveness that were present in part of the bred subjects were eliminated. It is a docile and sensitive dog, even if it does not hesitate to turn into a deadly weapon if it senses a danger to its humans. Another characteristic of the breed is prodigious memory.
 
And have you had experience with any of these races? Tell us some trivia in the "comments" section and discover the medals that MyFamily has dedicated to them. Check out the Friends collection.
CURIOSITY: 5 dog breeds that love the icy winter.

Winter with its harsh temperatures is approaching and it is interesting to know some breeds that are best suited to this type of climate. Some have been specially selected to have characteristics, linked in particular to the type of hair, such as to create a greater cold protection than others.
We see the 5 that most love the cold and the snow and seem to find in these adverse weather conditions a pleasant and ideal environment.
 
The Mountain Dogs of the Pyrenees or Patou are very faithful livestock guardians, accustomed to low mountain temperatures and snow thanks to their thick hair. It is a canine breed belonging to the group of mountain dogs that traditionally performs the task of guardian of the flock on the French side of the Pyrenees. On the Spanish side of the mountain range, in the region of Aragon, the breed of the Mastiff of the Pyrenees developed from common ancestors. The mountain dog of the Pyrenees is not to be confused with the shepherd of the Pyrenees, his "colleague" of work, in charge of leading the flock (herding pastor), while the task of the mountain dog of the Pyrenees is to defend it (guardian shepherd ).
 
The Siberian Husky are instead Spitz-type dogs (along with numerous other breeds such as Norwegian Elkhounds, Keeshonds, Samoyed, Akita and Malamute). They are dogs known for their resistance to cold climates, thanks to their Arctic origins and for this reason they are chosen to tow the sledges on the snow. All Spitz dogs like the Husky have adapted themselves to the Nordic climates, thanks to their ability to heat insulation and a thick, water-repellent coat. If this happens, the ears of the dogs of this primitive race are small, a natural adaptation to avoid freezing.
The Siberian Husky, in particular, is a very robust subject, with a double layer of thickness that allows it to withstand the most extreme winter conditions.
It seems that even in the character these hairy are a bit '"cold": very independent, generally wary if not educated and socialized from an early age.
 
Even the Akita love winter climates. The breed was selected for guarding and hunting in the cold and mountainous Prefecture of Akita, on the Japanese island of Honshu, where these dogs flanked the hunters. Trained for hunting, their prey was the wild boar, the deer and the Tibetan bear. They were also used for the defense of property and since 1603 as fighting dogs.
 
The San Bernardo is instead the most famous dog among the races that love the cold climate, with its soft, dense and thick fur, it is also one of the largest as mole. It can exceed 90/95 cm in height and over 100 kg in weight.
There is no other race which, with such bulk and weight, is as dynamic and athletic as the Saint Bernard. Despite its massive size, the Saint Bernard is a docile dog, very close to the human owner. If adopted by a puppy it will remain a playful for life (8/10 years on average).
San Bernardo has an excellent relationship with children, but in general it is sociable with everyone, so much so that it is also used in pet therapy, thanks to its strong but extremely balanced personality. It is also the typical working dog, used to being outdoors in cold climates. In the past he was skilled in the guard to protect the mountain territory. It has not preserved any aggressive instinct, but is able to perceive every little noise or danger very quickly. This quality meant that the mountain man chose him to help him during the snowstorms, for example to identify people in difficulty.
In the Swiss Alps, the San Bernardo dogs have often contributed to the discovery of travelers at risk of freezing during the weather. Even today, they represent a valid help for man in the mountains, in the case of avalanches, thanks to the high resistance to cold and infallible smell.
 
The Russian Black Terrier, the last we will consider, is a relatively new breed, selected by the Russian army during the Cold War years and specially bred for military work in extremely cold climates. Everything about him has been said: biting and aggressive dog, with a terrible and dangerous jaw force, capable of crushing a duck with a single bite. It was also called the "killer dog of the KGB". These are folkloric statements but far from reality. Today, the skills of work, loyalty, ease of training, climatic resistance and balance have remained intact in the black terrier of yesteryear. In addition, through the selection on the already established breed, the defects and aggressiveness that were present in part of the bred subjects were eliminated. It is a docile and sensitive dog, even if it does not hesitate to turn into a deadly weapon if it senses a danger to its humans. Another characteristic of the breed is prodigious memory.
 
And have you had experience with any of these races? Tell us some trivia in the "comments" section and discover the medals that MyFamily has dedicated to them. Check out the Friends collection.

 

K-PET FAIR is the largest yearly exhibition in Korea devoted to pet products.
In 2017 more than 40.000 B2B and B2C visitors took part in this event; the strong development of Korean pet market envisages an increase of the attendees in 2018 edition.
This year the event will take place in the city of Goyan - at Korea International Exhibition Center.
We won't lose therefore the opportunity to be there (stand Z -58),in order to meet experts of pet worldin a new market, from whichwe will learn new trends of this sector.

K-PET FAIR - KOREA 2018

 

K-PET FAIR is the largest yearly exhibition in Korea devoted to pet products.
In 2017 more than 40.000 B2B and B2C visitors took part in this event; the strong development of Korean pet market envisages an increase of the attendees in 2018 edition.
This year the event will take place in the city of Goyan - at Korea International Exhibition Center.
We won't lose therefore the opportunity to be there (stand Z -58),in order to meet experts of pet worldin a new market, from whichwe will learn new trends of this sector.

The safety theme in the car is a very important topic both for the health and safety of your faithful life partner, and to avoid unpleasant discomforts such as accidents in the worst case, penalties on your driving licenses and fines in case the Highway Patrol should stop you for a check and not find you in order.
 
THE NEW ROAD CODE
The new Italian highway code provides that:
  • the dogs should be transported by car in a safe and correct way for any type of journey, both short and long for the safety of the animal, the driver and the motorists.
  • A stray dog or several domestic dogs (there is a difference to the highway code!) can be transported only if they are locked in a cage or placed in the dedicated location.
  • A dividing network can also be placed between the animal and the conductor, but only after having received a relevant authorization by the Italian authority for motor vehicles.
  • Basically, the animal should never have the possibility to hamper the driving, causing danger and the driver should never keep the animal in its arms, at the passenger's feet or, in any case, free in the passenger compartment.
 

Those who transgress these rules risk an administrative sanction and the deduction of a point from the driving license (Italian regulations).

 

3 WAYS TO CORRECTLY TRANSPORT YOUR PET
Basically there are 3 alternative methods provided by law to safely transport your pet during the trip by car.
  • CARRIER
The carrier, also called cage or kennel consists of a "container" in plastic or metal, available in different sizes; it usually fits the dog size.
It will be equipped with a comfortable front opening and will be placed in the luggage compartment of the vehicle; depending on the size, it is possible to place more kennels in case you should transport more than one pet.
It is the simplest and most economical way to organize transport, provided that the pet is already used to stay in one of this "cages", otherwise he could get stressed too much. Show it to your faithful friend in a positive way; let him sniff it a little before putting it in the car. When the cage is positioned on the car, put the pet inside, keep a positive approach and move away for a few minutes; make sure that he gets used to the carriage by putting tasty morsels, but without forcing him to enter.
It is the only way to transport the pet in the car according to the law and it also reduces the risk that the animal is frightened cause he has a limited view of the outside.
  • DIVISORY NETWORK
It is a special accessory to divide the space between the pet and the driver. It is the most commonly used method and allows the pet to have its own reserved space in which to move, relax and rest. It is good practice to place a blanket or a pillow to make the environment comfortable. Since the pet is free in an area that is not very restricted, it will be at ease but we must not forget that a sudden stop could represent a danger to the pet's health.
  • SAFETY BELT FOR DOG
Represents a fairly new accessory, which provides to place the animal on the seat of the car by tying him to the car's safety hook like a real belt.
These devices are inserted into the "female" buckle of the normal seat belt, while at the other end they are equipped with the classic leash hook; connecting the dog safety belt to the harness, it ensures that the pet is held by the body, thus avoiding damage to the neck in an emergency.
Nevertheless, It is a suitable condition for a short journey because the movement and the change of position are limited, moreover, as for the carrier, the pet should be gradually get used to that to avoid he get stressed or frightened.
  • GENERAL PRACTICAL ADVICE FOR THE JOURNEY
Here are some general tips for travelling with your pet especially during long journeys:
- place the pet in the car after he got tired tahnks to a nice walk and after it has had the opportunity to do all his needs
- always keep the pet's documents with you
- have water available to make him drink
- avoid giving food early before departure
- ensure a recirculation of air in the car (not the conditioned one!)
- provide stops at regular intervals
- never leave the pet alone in the car, especially in summer due to high temperatures the car can reach in a short time
- do not ever allow him to overlook the windows
- if the pet suffers car sickness, take all precautions to reduce as much as possible his discomfort (regular stops, no food, limited space and eventually, in the most serious cases, the administration of specific medications prescribed by the veterinarian).
 
Never underestimate the existent rules for transport by car, they are very important to avoid unpleasant consequences. I hope I have been useful.
SAFETY: how to properly transport the dog in the car.

The safety theme in the car is a very important topic both for the health and safety of your faithful life partner, and to avoid unpleasant discomforts such as accidents in the worst case, penalties on your driving licenses and fines in case the Highway Patrol should stop you for a check and not find you in order.
 
THE NEW ROAD CODE
The new Italian highway code provides that:
  • the dogs should be transported by car in a safe and correct way for any type of journey, both short and long for the safety of the animal, the driver and the motorists.
  • A stray dog or several domestic dogs (there is a difference to the highway code!) can be transported only if they are locked in a cage or placed in the dedicated location.
  • A dividing network can also be placed between the animal and the conductor, but only after having received a relevant authorization by the Italian authority for motor vehicles.
  • Basically, the animal should never have the possibility to hamper the driving, causing danger and the driver should never keep the animal in its arms, at the passenger's feet or, in any case, free in the passenger compartment.
 

Those who transgress these rules risk an administrative sanction and the deduction of a point from the driving license (Italian regulations).

 

3 WAYS TO CORRECTLY TRANSPORT YOUR PET
Basically there are 3 alternative methods provided by law to safely transport your pet during the trip by car.
  • CARRIER
The carrier, also called cage or kennel consists of a "container" in plastic or metal, available in different sizes; it usually fits the dog size.
It will be equipped with a comfortable front opening and will be placed in the luggage compartment of the vehicle; depending on the size, it is possible to place more kennels in case you should transport more than one pet.
It is the simplest and most economical way to organize transport, provided that the pet is already used to stay in one of this "cages", otherwise he could get stressed too much. Show it to your faithful friend in a positive way; let him sniff it a little before putting it in the car. When the cage is positioned on the car, put the pet inside, keep a positive approach and move away for a few minutes; make sure that he gets used to the carriage by putting tasty morsels, but without forcing him to enter.
It is the only way to transport the pet in the car according to the law and it also reduces the risk that the animal is frightened cause he has a limited view of the outside.
  • DIVISORY NETWORK
It is a special accessory to divide the space between the pet and the driver. It is the most commonly used method and allows the pet to have its own reserved space in which to move, relax and rest. It is good practice to place a blanket or a pillow to make the environment comfortable. Since the pet is free in an area that is not very restricted, it will be at ease but we must not forget that a sudden stop could represent a danger to the pet's health.
  • SAFETY BELT FOR DOG
Represents a fairly new accessory, which provides to place the animal on the seat of the car by tying him to the car's safety hook like a real belt.
These devices are inserted into the "female" buckle of the normal seat belt, while at the other end they are equipped with the classic leash hook; connecting the dog safety belt to the harness, it ensures that the pet is held by the body, thus avoiding damage to the neck in an emergency.
Nevertheless, It is a suitable condition for a short journey because the movement and the change of position are limited, moreover, as for the carrier, the pet should be gradually get used to that to avoid he get stressed or frightened.
  • GENERAL PRACTICAL ADVICE FOR THE JOURNEY
Here are some general tips for travelling with your pet especially during long journeys:
- place the pet in the car after he got tired tahnks to a nice walk and after it has had the opportunity to do all his needs
- always keep the pet's documents with you
- have water available to make him drink
- avoid giving food early before departure
- ensure a recirculation of air in the car (not the conditioned one!)
- provide stops at regular intervals
- never leave the pet alone in the car, especially in summer due to high temperatures the car can reach in a short time
- do not ever allow him to overlook the windows
- if the pet suffers car sickness, take all precautions to reduce as much as possible his discomfort (regular stops, no food, limited space and eventually, in the most serious cases, the administration of specific medications prescribed by the veterinarian).
 
Never underestimate the existent rules for transport by car, they are very important to avoid unpleasant consequences. I hope I have been useful.