Entries by jocksfood

Legends: Vet books for Africa

Sharing is caring — the students of Vet Books for Africa. Knowledge is power. And for a small group of veterinary students of the University of Pretoria, this power is something they want to share to make a change in the world. JOCK spoke to Graham Taylor from Vet Books for Africa about their upcoming trip and how they are improving the lives of dogs and other animals.

Saving sighthounds four skinny legs at a time

A passion for sighthounds has brought a growing group of volunteers together with a single-minded vision: to find a loving home for every adorable, abandoned sighthound in the country. We spoke to Sighthound Rescue SA co-founder Cheryl Campbell about this inspiring project. One look at a whippet or greyhound in full flight on an open field is enough to understand the unbridled devotion of sighthound owners.

Know your breed: Biewer Terrier

Most dog lovers know the Yorkshire Terrier. Yet not many are aware of its cuter-than-cute relative — the Biewer Terrier. If you want to simplify things, you could say the Biewer Terrier is a Yorkie with some white thrown in, but this will upset purists, who are adamant that the Biewer Terrier is a new breed, […]

Ask the expert: Herbal insect repellents

With spring in the air and the hot summer months just around the corner, it’s time to say a reluctant hello to fleas and mosquitos again. There are several ways to treat fleas on dogs but most people are unaware that a number of herbs can be quite effective in preventing a flea infestation and keep those irritating mosquitoes where they belong — as far as possible from you and your dogs. 

Ask the expert: Bloating and GDV

An accumulation of gasses in your dog’s stomach, or bloating, is serious. In fact, untreated bloating can lead to severe problems within a couple of hours. Our in-house vet gives a quick overview of what to look out for and how to treat and prevent bloating and its nasty cousin, gastric dilatation and volvulus (GDV).

Airport Heroes: Chasing birds to their hearts’ content

The symbiotic relationship between dogs and humans dates back thousands of years. Yet how many people know that dogs are hard at work to ensure our safety every time we get onto an aeroplane? We chatted to Melissa Hofmann, Senior Wildlife Officer at O.R. Tambo International Airport about the canine heroes who patrol the airfields […]

Know your breed: Greyhound

Known as the world’s fastest couch potatoes, Greyhounds are a very special breed of gentle snugglers. Let’s take a closer look at this elegant breed, with a history that goes back at least hundreds of years. Being extremely fast and agile, yet exceptionally loving and docile, the Greyhound has a loyal following. And like the […]

Ask the expert: Compulsive behaviour in dogs

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a well-known and quite common disorder in humans. But what about dogs? The short answer is that yes, compulsive behaviour in dogs can occur quite often. But what can you do if a dog can’t stop chasing his own tail or licking himself? Our experts take a quick look at some […]

The Lady and her Tramp

On the 4th of August, JOCK Dog Food invited dog lovers from all over Gauteng to join this year’s Lady and Her Tramp Event & Dog Walk at the idyllic Idlewild Country Estate with its panoramic views of the Rietvlei Nature Reserve.

Know your breed: Newfoundland

Big, furry, active and clumsily friendly, the Newfoundland is a working dog in the true sense of the word. Best suited to bigger spaces where it can get its webbed paws dirty to its heart’s content, the Newfoundland will make a wonderful family pet and an even better swimming partner.   Origins Like its names […]

Highveld Rottweiler Club National Sieger Show 2018

JOCK was the main sponsor of the Highveld Rottweiler Club National Sieger Show, which took place on the 26th & 27th of May 2018 at the Goldfields Kennel Club in Bedfordview. It was an amazing event with the top Rottweilers from all over South Africa competing against each other.

Know your breed: Bernese Mountain Dog

With its friendly, laid-back attitude, the Bernese Mountain Dog is the ideal large family dog — especially if you live in the colder parts of the country. Originally bred as a working farm dog, this sturdy breed with its flowing locks does best when kept busy, and being around its people.     Although this […]