Speed dating for dog lovers

Teddy the Newfoundland lent a rather large paw to show me his (and apparently he’s a great swimmer).

If you’re thinking of getting a pedigree dog, the Kennel Club have a handy ‘Find a Dog Breed‘ tool on their website which will help you decide the best breeds for your lifestyle based on criteria such as the amount of time you can spend exercising your new pup every day, whether you live in a flat or house and whether you have allergies.

Caroline Kisko, from the Kennel Club, said: “It is so important we educate people about the importance of choosing the right breed of dog, and ensure people are getting dogs for the right reasons.

A good breeder will help you understand the breed and assess your suitability as a potential owner before selling their pups.

So the question becomes, what can your dog teach you about having fun? To help you and the pooch decide, we’ve come up with some of the world’s coolest vacations for dog lovers, whether you bring your pet along for the ride or watch other animals compete and frolic.

Geography is no limit to dog-friendly travel: race a husky across Alaska; hang out with the pampered canines of the fancy shows in Europe; run an obstacle course together in a small-town meet; or sit back and watch costumed dogs on parade at Halloween in New York City.

If the on board technology detects a lower speed limit is in place, on a motorway for example, then it slows the car down to that speed (illustrated) and then increases it if and when the limit goes up again The Intelligent Speed Limiter communicates with an on-board navigation system to glean extra data in order to help it accurately maintain the appropriate maximum speed when distances between speed limit signs are greater, for example on long country roads.‘Drivers are not always conscious of speeding and sometimes only becoming aware they were going too fast when they receive a fine in the mail or are pulled over by law enforcement,’ said Ford Europe safety supervisor, Stefan Kappes.

The Intelligent Speed Limiter communicates with an on-board navigation system to glean extra data in order to help it accurately maintain the appropriate maximum speed when distances between speed limit signs are greater.

Ford has introduced a built-in device called the Intelligent Speed Limiter to its new S-Max model, which automatically detects road signs and cameras and slows the car down where necessary.

This image shows the system display on the dashboard, where the maximum speed is set at 50mph (80km/h)As speed limit rises, from small roads to highways, the system allows the driver to accelerate up to the set speed, providing it does not exceed the new speed limit, or the maximum limit set by the driver.

is among the dedicated online resources for finding a dog-friendly hotel in, say, Petaluma, CA, for the World’s Ugliest Dog Championship.

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