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Tuesday, October 28 2014

We look forward to seeing you all at the 1st Dog Lovers Show in Sydney.

You can find us in the Hordern Pavilion at STAND: H 18

SHOW SPECIALS 

1 X BANDANA OR SCARF @ $19

2 X BANDANAS OR SCERVES @ $30

3 X BANDANAS OR SCARVES @$40

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT US VIA EMAIL: 

info@4pawsstyle.com.au

Posted by: Lucy AT 04:47 pm   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Wednesday, October 01 2014
Join us @ The Gold Coast
Pet & Animal Expo

Saturday 4 October 2014 9 to 4pm
Sunday 5 October 2014 9 to 3pm
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The largest animal expo in Australia & it's FREE
WHERE: Central Park Oval & Varsity Lakes Sports & Art Centre
                Central Park Drive, Varsity Lakes
                www.goldcoastpetexpo.com.au
Visit the 4 PAWS STYLE stand for:
SHOW SPECIALS as well as The Launch of Our NEW SUMMER STYLES 
Meet the Celebrities: FARMER DAVE, CHRIS HUMPHREY, AMANDA DE WARREN
 
Posted by: Lucy AT 03:37 am   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Wednesday, May 14 2014

 

Thank you all our 4 Paws Style followers.

We love to receive photos of your Furkids wearing Funky 4 Paws Fashion. 

check out these furkids sporting the latest range

 

 

  

 

   

 

 

 

 

Thankyou all for sharing  with "Big" Henry & the 4 Paws Style Team

"Big" Henry

 

 

Posted by: LUCY AT 04:07 am   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Sunday, May 11 2014

DOG LOVER SHOW

MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA 2014

We were so happy to present our latest collection from 4 Paws Style in Melbourne earlier this month. We had such fantastic feedback. It was great to see all the Dog Lovers reactions to our collection.

 We realised there was a gap in the market for some funky styles & patterns & wanted to take it to a very co ordinated event.

ROYAL MELBOURNE EXHIBITION HALL

We were surrounded stunning gardens & the most beautiful fountain

The blank canvas

such a beautiful exhibition hall

now to set up & design our area


Finally the finished product

& now for the real stars of the SHOW

This beautiful pupppy is deaf

I nearly had to bring the Bernese Mountain Dogs home with me

Cheeky Chihuahua

This beautiful Old English Sheep Dog melted hearts

The Boxer from 2 doors up 

Another happy customer

We loved Mr Wilson the Neopolitan Mastiff he is 6 months old with a lot of growing to do. He loved our winter scarves & looked fabulous in the

Natural with Olive & Rasberry stripes

This is Augustine from Agustins Approved

& the Irish Wolfhound

We had a fantastic time & can't wait to take the team to the Dog Lovers Show Sydney in November

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Monday, March 10 2014

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Wednesday, February 26 2014

What To Look For In A Healthy Puppy

 

Nose

Their nose should be wet & cold when awake. with no discharge or sneezing

Mouth

Breath should be pleasant smelling, teeth white & straight with nice pink gums.

Coat

Coat should be clean & shiny with no patches or itchy spots. check for fleas.

Body & Limbs

The body should be symetrical & well grown with agile & supple body movements. there should be no evidence of lameness. THe puppy should stand squarely & should be active and fluid in its movements.

Ears

Ears should be clean & pink inside. Free of discharge or redness & no unpleasant odour.

Eyes

should be clean, clear & bright. Under the lids should be a healthy pink colour. There should be no redness or watering.

Anus

should be free from signs of swelling or irritation. It should be clean & dry.

Skin

should be clean, free from dandruff, blemishes & sore patches.

 

We hope these tips help when choosing your new family member

Lucy & "Big" Henry (pic below of a very young Henry)

 

 

 

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Monday, February 17 2014

TIPS FOR CHOOSING THE RIGHT DOG BREED

 Choosing a FUR CHILD to become a member of your family is a

BIG DECISION.

Here are a few tips to help you make the right choice

Henry as a puppy

It is an unfortunate fact that many people choose a dog that is entirely not suitable for their family, their life-style & personalities. Furkids are intelligent sensitive creatures that need to be understood & given the chance to express themselves naturally so they become an integrated part of your life. Unless you own a working dog, you are probably looking for companion.

A few factors to consider:

  • Possibly the most important factor to consider is BREED BEHAVIOR

  • BREED SIZE, some big dogs seem bigger than others. example: a Deer Hound is a large tall dog but takes up surprisingly small amount of room when lying down, it also moves quietly & with ease. Whereas a Dog like "BIG" Henry is prone to knocking things over sprawling out all over the floor like a giant rug & can reach the kitchen bench with ease. ( I love all these things about him, that's why this breed works for me) but maybe not the slobber affect so much.

(Big)​Henry & Gracie the Spoodle

  • The cost of feeding a dog can be a significant factor as well. some  giant breeds don't eat a huge amount whereas some medium breeds can consume more than you would think not to forget the little guys, their bill is not so much.

  • There will also be vet bills, yearly vaccinations, worming, flea & tick treatment, grooming etc. The bigger the dog, The more expensive it gets.

  • Lifestyle is another important factor. You want to get a breed that will fit in with you, if you are active you can go for more more active canines. eg. Border Collies need lots of stimulation to keep them out of trouble.Provided they get sufficient exercise they will be happy to fit into your routine. Other active breeds, Airedale, Australian Shepard, Dalmation, Springer Spaniel. If you lead a more laidback lifestyle perhaps a less active breed will suit, eg laidback breeds, Mastiff, Great Dane, Blood Hound, Newfoundland, Basset Hound.

                         

ALL DOGS HAVE THEIR OWN GREAT TRAITS. 

DO SOME RESEARCH BEFORE ADDING YOUR NEWEST FAMILY MEMBER.

LOVE, LOVE DOGS

 

 

 

Posted by: Lucy AT 07:09 am   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Sunday, February 16 2014

So lets face it Henry is a big lump.... a little lazy & not really into fetch. 

   

Here are a few suggestions of alternate games to play with your dog.

HIDE & SEEK

This childhood game isn’t just reserved for the human kids. Your pup can partake in the fun, too. Find one of your dog’s favorite toys or grab a handful of treats. Have your dog sit and stay in one room. Then, go and hide in another. Once you’ve found yourself in a good hiding place, call your dog. When he/she finds you, reward enthusiastically with treats and praise.

This game will work both brains and senses.

 

 Doggy Treat Hunt

It doesn’t have to be Easter for your dog to play this egg-hunt-inspired game. Grab some of his favorite smelly treats, either alone or stuffed inside a treat-holding toy, and hide them around the living room or backyard. Make sure your canine companion is in another room so he/she doesn’t see or smell the secret hiding spots. Then invite your furkid into the room or backyard and watch them sniff away in search of the hidden treasure.

 Roundabout Dog

This activityis perfect perfect for a family with children. Every member sits around the room (at least 7 metres from one another) with a handful of treats. Then, every person will take turns calling out their dog’s name. Every time the dog comes, he should be rewarded with treats and praise. When he has accomplished the game indoors, try taking it outside and spread out even further from one another especially if you have a larger breed & an active pup.

HAVE FUN WITH YOUR FURKID TODAY

Get out there & play

Lucy & "big" Henry

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Wednesday, January 29 2014

RECIPE NUMBER 2

BAKED DOG BONE BISCUITS

PEANUT BUTTER & SWEET POTATO BISCUITS

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup sweet potato cooked & mashed

2 eggs

1/2 cup rolled oats

2 cups wholemeal flour

3Tbsp peanut butter

1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat the oven to 180 deg C

In one bowl combine the dry ingredients together. Flour, oats & cinnamon.

In a second bowl combine the wet ingredients, eggs, sweet potato & peanut butter.

Stir the wet ingredients into the dry

Pour onto a floured surface & roll to a 1.5cm thickness. A touch of flour on your hands & rolling pin will help with any stickiness. Use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes you know your pooch will love. (today i've used a bone cookie cutter)

Place on a lined baking tray & cook in the oven for 30 to 35 mins until golden brown.

When they are done place on cooling racks & let cool thoroughly. they harden as they cool.

let your furkid lick the spoon if you like....I couldn't resist Henry's face....

Notes: add 1/2 tsp of salt can be added to these treats to help extend their shelf life (and is optional)

Cinnamon is fine to use, however keep in mind nutmeg is toxic to dogs s add anything that contains this spice. Even small amounts can make them sick.

Then sit back & enjoy them eating the spoils of all that sitting in the kitchen watching you bake their treats.

                                                                                      

I hope your FURKIDS all enjoy these Baked Bones as much as HENRY did.

thanks for reading. Lucy

 

 

Posted by: LUCY AT 12:52 am   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Tuesday, January 28 2014

                FROM THIS:                                                                                                      TO THIS:

       

HENRY : "WHAT'S THAT I SMELL IN THE KITCHEN"  Obviously the sounds in the kitchen have woken from Henry's slumber.

Today we are trialing new treats for Furkids.

FROZEN YOGHURT & PEANUT BUTTER TREATS

What you need:

900gms of Vanilla yoghurt

1 cup Peanut butter

cupcake cases

Lets get started

Melt the peanut butter in a pan or in the microwave.

Combine with the yoghurt

pour into cupcake cases

& into the freezer to enjoy in a few hours.

These are perfect frozen treats for your Pup on a hot Summers day or after a vigorous training session.

  

Or to have on the deck.

 

Enjoy.

Lucy

Posted by: LUCY AT 08:08 am   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
 

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