Best buddies in the history

Recently it is becoming more and more popular to post our photos on social networks with #throwback captions. We decided to follow this trend but we twisted it a little bit. So we are going to share with you the fascinating stories and legendary pictures (after all a dog wearing goggles does not occur every day) of a few dogs who have left their imprint in history.

1. Bud Nelson

Photo by top 10 mais

Photo by top 10 mais

Just one look at Bud Nelson is enough to tell you that Bud Nelson was one of the greatest dog who ever lived. He’s the kind of a dog that wears goggles in a scratchy black-and-white photo — if he hadn’t existed, he would probably be a fictional character in a bestseller. The human in the photo is Bud Nelson’s owner, a doctor called Horatio Nelson. Horatio was the first man to cross America by car in the year 1903. That made Bud the first dog to cross the United States by car.

2. Balto

Photo by Wikipedia

Photo by Wikipedia

When a serious diphtheria epidemic struck Nome, Alaska in the summer of 1924, the only doctor in the city didn’t have enough medicine to treat everyone, and the port was closed for the winter. Balto and his crew of sled dogs came to the rescue. The pack of sled dogs lead by Balto raced over 650 miles across Alaska in five and a half days and were ultimately successful in bringing the diphtheria antitoxin in time. The husky and his team were recognized by all for their determination and endurance.

3. Owney

Photo by postalmuseum.si.edu

Photo by postalmuseum.si.edu

He was yet another stray dog wandering the streets of New York until the moment the workers at the New York post office took him in. He loved the smell of postal bags so he would follow them around and even ride the trains to their destinations. Not so long after that, The New York branch gave him a collar to wear so that people would know who he was in case he got lost. Other branches he visited also did the same thing and gave him medals with their branch’s name on it. He quickly became the Post office’s unofficial mascot.

4. Barry

Photo by Wikipedia

Photo by Wikipedia

The legendary rescue dog of the Swiss. The St. Bernard was trained by monks to help them rescue people who got lost in the Alps. During his career as a rescue dog he has saved around 40 people. His most famous rescue is when he found a child in the snow. He licked on the child to keep him warm and kept barking to signal the monks of their location. When the monks couldn’t reach them because of the snow, the boy wrapped his arms around Barry and the dog carried him to safety. He retired from his career as a rescue dog in 1812 and was cared for by one of the monks.

5. Hachiko

Photo by Wikipedia

Photo by Wikipedia

The representative of the Akita Inu breed is one of the most loyal dogs in history. Hachiko would meet his owner every day at Shibuya Station in Tokyo as the he returned from work. In 1925 Hachoko’s owner died while at work and never returned home. Hachiko returned to the train station at the time his owner had been returning normally day after day for 9 years. He even escaped from new owners several times to await the return of his deceased owner.

In memory of Hachiko and his boundless love was built a statue of him at Shibuya Station and the spot were Hachiko awaited the returning of his owner for many years is marked with a set of bronze paw prints.

6. Bobbie

Photo by Wikipedia

Photo by Wikipedia

I have often heard the expression that dogs can always find their home, and the story of Bobby fully confirms it. This Collie traveled 2500 miles to get back home to his family.

In 1923 Bobbie was traveling with his family from Oregon to Indiana. At some point he got separated from his owners and got lost. The family searched high and low for dog but ultimately returned home after failing to find him. But six months later, in February 1924, Bobbie suddenly appeared on their doorstep. He was dirty, skinny, and weak. Bobbie lived happily ever after with his family but also became the protagonist in dozens of articles, books and even participated as himself in the film “Call of the West”.

The pictures are black and white, the stories are genuine and the dogs – only a bunch of all the shaggy four-footed buddies worthy of being in such a list.

We wish you and your best buddy to experience adventures like this (of course similar to the ones of Bud, not those of Bobbie). We anticipate to see you in Doglar so you can share all your adventures with fellows and meanwhile you can find partners in crime.

If Dogs Competed In The Olympics

Have you ever tought what it would be if our four-legged buddies competed in the Olympics together with us. Naturally they wouldn’t be able to participate in disciplines in which it’s neccesary to hold, catch or throw various objects, unless there is a competition for catching a frisbee with your mouth for which I don’t know.

Is it possible dogs to be better than us in some of the competitive sports? Whether the most famous athletes worldwide would be people or dogs? If you’va ever asked yourself similar questions, we would gladly answer them and if you’ve not – we are sure that you have found a new theme for reflection.

photo by National Geographic

photo by National Geographic

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What Is Dirofilariasis and Why Is It Dangerous For Your Dog?


Dirofilariasis is potentially deadly disease which is caused by Dirofilaria immitis (heartworm) – parasitic worms from the group of nematodes (roundworms).

It infects dogs, cats and other mammals like wolves, foxes, ferrets and, in rare cases, people.

The dirofilariasis occurs in all areas of Bulgaria as the frequency of the disease is up to 16% (1, 2) of the population of dogs and the problem escalates more and more because of the low level of prophylaxis.

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Doglar is a puppy

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Doglar is one month old. And the idea of him is eight months old. By all the laws of nature and mathematics Doglar is a puppy. He looks like a puppy; he behaves like a puppy so he’s a puppy. Doglar reminds me of Precious and she was a puppy once. Not so long ago to forget what it was.

For you Doglar is just an app. But you’ve heard how he is barking when he has successfully matched you with somebody, right?! If he barks, he is a dog! Just a little bit! And Doglar as Precious makes mistakes. And he exactly as her learns from his mistakes. He tries once and then once again and in the end he succeeds, in Precious’ case to get on the couch and to never want to come down from it.

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A dog in a cab. Possible.

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There are things in life that in theory they seem very simple, but that’s only until you try to make them in practice. One such thing proved in my experience is to get from point A to point B with your pet without a personal car and not in the most ancient way – on foot. Unfortunately, Sofia’s public transport compliance with the “rules” depends entirely on the mood of the driver, meaning that they can let you in with your dog or they can return you to compliance with the mandatory requirements. According to the latest regulations pet transportation is permitted if the owner of the dog carries its registration documents or electronic card and, of course, purchase and validate the ticket for the dog. The owner is obliged to keep their pet on short unstretchable bond, the dog be muzzled or in a cage. I do not own muzzle for my 8-pound and extremely friendly French bulldog, even less desire I have to shut her in a cage in order to become a regular traveler to bus 102 for example. Therefore you need alternatives!

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10 Dogs to Follow on Instagram

The next article will make you think about how the world works, or at least the projection on the Internet. Its characters are a group of dogs which accumulate thousands of followers under each pic in Instagram, until your lunch with quinoa (particularly photogenic, of course) is hiding somewhere shy in a feed with sad five likes of your best friends. Owners of the next ten dogs were able to turn them into internet stars, without the intervention of brave aesthetic surgery (something that few celebrities can brag about). Everything is #nomakeup #nophotoshop #allnatural. So plant owner / dog here shows that you can conquer the world … literally.

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Dogs Are Allowed! 10 Dog-Friendly Places in Sofia

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DOGLAR is leaving on his first mission. We went for a long walk, determined to find those places in Sofia where you can stop by to eat and drink lemonade or a cocktail without being “expelled” because you have a dog, but exactly the opposite. To welcome you with your pet is a huge red dot for us and somehow makes us like these locations many times more than others, where we are met with “no” to our dogs. For starters we contacted and selected these ten favorite dog-friendly places with a promise that we will not stop there, and soon will provide a full list of where you and your pet are more than welcome customers.

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The Bulgarian mobile application for dogs and dog owners is starting!

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DOGLAR is the name of the Bulgarian mobile application that connects dog owners. Its main objective is empower the user to be able to find other dogs, easily and quickly, selected by various criteria such as age and breed. DOGLAR builds a community of people who share a passion for four-legged creatures and helps them to create more and more shared fun moments. The intuitive design allows the user to get acquainted well with the other person and his pet, but the logic of the mobile application is to enter into contact only people who have shown mutual interest.

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