Collaroy Dog Blog

Tips, news, announcements and more on all things dog and Collaroy!

Is an English Bulldog right for my family?

Is an English Bulldog right for my family?

We built Collaroy with our sweet bulldog Basil in mind. She passed away a few years ago but was an amazing dog. English Bulldogs have many differing reputations so I thought I'd explain how we chose the breed for our young family and give a glimpse into our...

Choosing the Right Size is Tough, Let us Help

Choosing the Right Size is Tough, Let us Help

Have you ever avoided shopping for clothes because you already know every pair of jeans you try on isn't going to fit the way you want? Have you said to yourself "it's only a small hole" because the thought of searching for another shirt makes you cringe? Shopping for...

No love for big dogs?

No love for big dogs?

We’ve had people ask recently why we focus primarily on small dog breeds so we thought we’d provide an answer (and it’s not because we hate larger dogs or don’t think they’re cute). First and foremost, we started this company with our English bulldog, Basil, in mind....

6 Common Small Dog Breed Health Issues to Be Aware Of

6 Common Small Dog Breed Health Issues to Be Aware Of

As mentioned in our last blog post, behavioral issues are the leading cause of re-homing dogs. Every breed has typical physical and behavioral characteristics that all owners, or potential owners, should be aware of. In addition, when looking for the right dog for you...

Know the Breed and Dog Before You Buy

Know the Breed and Dog Before You Buy

While it’s impossible to know everything about a dog before you buy, it’s important to do your research and have at least a decent idea of what you’re getting into before you enter into a years long relationship with your new best friend. According to the ASPCA’s...

How to Measure Your Dog

How to Measure Your Dog

Dogs come in all different shapes in sizes and nobody likes to order a new outfit only to find out it doesn’t fit. Follow these easy steps to properly size your dog. First, find a fabric or cloth measuring tape. If you don’t have one you can also use a long piece of...

Heart Health

Heart Health

If you’re a dog owner, it won’t surprise you that your favorite little friend is “as healthy as a horse”, but you may not realize that your heart is likely too! According to a recent study released by Mayo Clinic, dog owners tend to have better cardiovascular health...