RSS

Blog

 

The importance of a leash

 

The leash and the collar, are the accessories that must absolutely be part of the initial "kit" of a dog. Leaving the dog free to run, chasing his instinct seems like a very natural and positive thing, but it can be dangerous.

Your four-legged friend may not always respond to your call and be overwhelmed by the instinct to chase a potential prey. Without a leash he could run away, get lost and in the worst case be hit by a car. This is especially true for the puppy, initially unwilling to obey promptly and for those subjects who live in the city.

The leash also plays a fundamental role in training. Thanks to its correct use the dog will be accustomed not to pull during the walk and to perceive through the connection the direction in which to move. 

Choosing a leash is therefore a very important task, it is necessary to evaluate the different characteristics to decide which is the most suitable. 

 

How to choose the best product

 

Choosing a leash might seem less important than choosing a collar, but do not be fooled. There are some precautions that you must follow in order to ensure an appropriate and comfortable choice for you and your pet. Remember that a comfortable leash will be as important to him as it is to you.

 

Main types

 

There are different types of leash on the market, which can be classified according to the model such as: 

  • Standard model: it is the leash that everyone typically imagines, can be whole or intertwined, of different thicknesses and lengths. They can also consist of materials that reflect light especially for those who take the dog in the evening in the dark.
  • Roll-up model: despite having little control over the dog, it is among the most popular. The retractable leash adapts to different lengths and is especially suitable for dogs that are already trained or well-behaved.
  • Adjustable model:  this type of leash can vary the length according to the needs like the roller shutter but allowing you to have a greater control of the animal as with the standard one.

There are also particular features that can simplify the owner's daily life, such as the case of:

  • Double leash.. Those who own two dogs may find it more useful to have a double leash that forks into two towards the end so you can hook them both.
  • Hands-free leash.  This type of leash allows you to have your hands free thanks to a belt that attaches him to the life of the owner.

 

The most used materials

 

  • Leather: it is considered a high quality, very resistant material. It may initially be a bit stiff, but over time it naturally softens.
  • Rope: usually the string leashes are braided to be more resistant to dog bites.
  • Nylon: is the most popular material among dog lovers mainly due to its low cost and its good resistance. The nylon leashes can be of all sizes and colors.
  • Chain: metal leashes may look beautiful, but they are not always the best choice for the pet. It is always necessary to evaluate the weight of the metal, as if the leash will be too heavy it will be detrimental to the health of the dog. Always evaluate this factor before buying it.

 

Length

 

There are leashes of different lengths.

Usually the longer ones are used for walking and short training, but everything depends on the comfort of the dog and the owner. It is also necessary to check the country in which you live, which does not have particular leash's regulations.

In general, consider that for puppies and small dogs are preferable soft leash rope, leather or nylon, if you prefer the chain, try to choose a very light.

For large dogs, instead, choose a very strong and resistant leash that will not be easily damaged.

 

If you still have doubts, ask for advice to your vet or your dealer. Surely, they will help you out. 

 

Eleonora Bosoni
Dott.ssa in Medicina Veterinaria

Leash: guide to choose the most suitable model for your dog.

 

The importance of a leash

 

The leash and the collar, are the accessories that must absolutely be part of the initial "kit" of a dog. Leaving the dog free to run, chasing his instinct seems like a very natural and positive thing, but it can be dangerous.

Your four-legged friend may not always respond to your call and be overwhelmed by the instinct to chase a potential prey. Without a leash he could run away, get lost and in the worst case be hit by a car. This is especially true for the puppy, initially unwilling to obey promptly and for those subjects who live in the city.

The leash also plays a fundamental role in training. Thanks to its correct use the dog will be accustomed not to pull during the walk and to perceive through the connection the direction in which to move. 

Choosing a leash is therefore a very important task, it is necessary to evaluate the different characteristics to decide which is the most suitable. 

 

How to choose the best product

 

Choosing a leash might seem less important than choosing a collar, but do not be fooled. There are some precautions that you must follow in order to ensure an appropriate and comfortable choice for you and your pet. Remember that a comfortable leash will be as important to him as it is to you.

 

Main types

 

There are different types of leash on the market, which can be classified according to the model such as: 

  • Standard model: it is the leash that everyone typically imagines, can be whole or intertwined, of different thicknesses and lengths. They can also consist of materials that reflect light especially for those who take the dog in the evening in the dark.
  • Roll-up model: despite having little control over the dog, it is among the most popular. The retractable leash adapts to different lengths and is especially suitable for dogs that are already trained or well-behaved.
  • Adjustable model:  this type of leash can vary the length according to the needs like the roller shutter but allowing you to have a greater control of the animal as with the standard one.

There are also particular features that can simplify the owner's daily life, such as the case of:

  • Double leash.. Those who own two dogs may find it more useful to have a double leash that forks into two towards the end so you can hook them both.
  • Hands-free leash.  This type of leash allows you to have your hands free thanks to a belt that attaches him to the life of the owner.

 

The most used materials

 

  • Leather: it is considered a high quality, very resistant material. It may initially be a bit stiff, but over time it naturally softens.
  • Rope: usually the string leashes are braided to be more resistant to dog bites.
  • Nylon: is the most popular material among dog lovers mainly due to its low cost and its good resistance. The nylon leashes can be of all sizes and colors.
  • Chain: metal leashes may look beautiful, but they are not always the best choice for the pet. It is always necessary to evaluate the weight of the metal, as if the leash will be too heavy it will be detrimental to the health of the dog. Always evaluate this factor before buying it.

 

Length

 

There are leashes of different lengths.

Usually the longer ones are used for walking and short training, but everything depends on the comfort of the dog and the owner. It is also necessary to check the country in which you live, which does not have particular leash's regulations.

In general, consider that for puppies and small dogs are preferable soft leash rope, leather or nylon, if you prefer the chain, try to choose a very light.

For large dogs, instead, choose a very strong and resistant leash that will not be easily damaged.

 

If you still have doubts, ask for advice to your vet or your dealer. Surely, they will help you out. 

 

Eleonora Bosoni
Dott.ssa in Medicina Veterinaria

 

The importance of collar

 

Collar is an essential accessory for the safety of the dog, especially for those who live in the city. When a pet becomes part of our life, he immediately becomes part of our family, especially emotionally. Therefore our first concern is to defend him and protect him from any unpleasant situation. It will be necessary to  accustom the pet to wear the collar since he's a puppy, so you will avoid walking with a dog who is annoyed and refuse to walk.

 

The 3 main functions of collar

 

First of all a collar attached to a leash allows you to walk with your dog, preventing him to run away when chasing something or going too far away from you. Our friends react instinctively and may not notice the dangers around them, so the owner must secure them, especially in a city.

Collars are also useful as a support to which the ID tag with owner's name and number can be attached. In case of loss, this tag will represent the best and easiest way to find quickly the owner.

Visit "MyFamily" official site or contact licensed dealers: you can buy a tag, choosing it among a wide range of collections and customize it for free in a few minutes. Each MyFamily collar has a useful Tag Holder, easing the use of this important accessory. Moreover, each MyFamily collar comes with the Always Ready D-ring that comes back into position by itself, easing the anchoring of the leash.

Collar is also an essential accessory for training, especially for puppies. There are collars specifically created with this function, while others are for daily use and guarantee, along with leash, the right guidance of the puppy still in a learning phase. It is clear that buying a collar is an important choice, because the safety of your faithful 4-legged friend will depend on it. To make a good choice, you should make sure that collar is: 

 

MyFamily Porta-Tag

MyFamily "Always Ready"

D-ring

Always_ready_Dring_mezzoanello_MyFamily.png
  • strong, that it does not independently or accidentally come off under any circumstances,
  • comfortable, it must be made of a material which is suitable for extended contact with the skin of the pet
  • light, too heavy collars could strain the pet and even cause health problems. Please, consider also that not all dogs are identical and that not all breeds have the same dimensions and characteristics.

 

 

How to choose the right product

 

Pet market offers a wide range of products of any kind; therefore, when we talk about a collar, we should have already a clear idea of what we are looking for. A rushed choice could damage our dog.

Some important elements to consider:

  • Knowing the breed of the dog is a good start.
    A quick search will allow you to see which products are recommended for that type of dog. Some collar manufacturers put on the label some additional information, such as the breed they suggest for that kind of collar. However, this method is not often correct, because every dog is different and you can run the risk to buy something that would not be suitable for your 4-legged friend, and that would exclude all crossbred dogs.
  • The size of the neck is the first important element to consider. The circumference of the animal's neck must be measured to establish its size. Please, consider that the collar should not be too tight, because it could cause breathing problems, fur loss in that area, irritation and dermatitis. Obviously it isn't a good idea to leave it too wide, because the pet could accidentally take it off. The right size is that in which there is a two-finger space between the collar and the dog's neck.
  • The pet's fur should not be underestimated. We must make a distinction between the different types of fur: thick, short, long ... Not only the size of the neck is important, but also the extra centimeters due to the fur.
  • The age of the dog. If you have a puppy, please consider the speed of his growth; the most suitable accessory in this case is a collar adaptable to the dimensions of the neck as it grows. However, please remember that you may need to buy several collars before your dog grows up. It is advisable to check the space between the collar and the puppy's neck every week to prevent it from causing him problems.
  • Regular activities are an important element when choosing this accessory. A dynamic and strong dog used to playing outdoors will need a strong collar that does not limit his free movements but can withstand any shock. A dog used to taking a bath often will need a collar that will not easily get damaged in contact with water.

Remember not to let your dog wear a still wet collar, as it could irritate his skin and help the proliferation of some germs responsible for infections.

The width of the collar is another important element to consider as well as its length. The wider a collar is, the more it will offer steadiness and reduce the pressure on the neck, especially as regards big dogs. 

 

Various types of collars on the market

 

There are several types of collars on the market today and are mainly divided into training collars and collars for daily use. Some training collars need a steady and skilled hand and should be avoided if you do not have the right skills and experience. They will therefore not be reported in this list as this is a guide for new dog's owners.

Band collar: it is the most common collar, made of a very strong and long-lasting band. The most commonly used materials for manufacturing are leather and nylon. The first material will be more durable; at the beginning it will be a bit stiff, but will become softer over time . This material is suitable for dogs with short or medium coat, while a model with some padding is recommended for dogs with long fur. Nylon, on the other hand, allows the collar to be used in all kinds of outdoor activities: it will be resistant to rain, dirt and easily washable!

Detachable collars:  they are similar to band collars, but unlike them, they are equipped with a safety that can be opened only with a high effort. These collars are useful but pay attention to the situations in which the non-immediate removal of the collar could be dangerous for the pet. They are very suitable for puppies who have still to get used to wearing this accessory and that could pull to get rid of it for fear, by getting hurt.

Martingale collar:  this collar consists of a main arch and a small cord that closes the arch with a circuit. This is a safe way to prevent the dog from taking it off even when it stays on the free neck during rest. They are particularly suitable for dogs with a long or thick neck and a small head.

Throttle collar: it consists of a simple chain or of different materials (leather, nylon, metal) with two rings on each end. This collar tightens according to the strength with which the dog pulls and it is impossible that he can take it off by himself. Attention must however be paid, as this collar is suitable for adult dogs who are already trained and unused to pull, since puppies or lively dogs could fidget by feeling the pressure on the neck, pull more and more because of fear, up to hurt themselves.

 

I hope this guide has been helpful. In case you are not sure yet of which model to choose for your dog, ask your vet of or your trusted shopkeeper. This way you will have a solution from a skilled person who can clarify all your doubts.

 

Eleonora Bosoni
Dr. in Veterinary Medicine

Collar: Guide to choose at best the most suitable accessory for your dog.

 

The importance of collar

 

Collar is an essential accessory for the safety of the dog, especially for those who live in the city. When a pet becomes part of our life, he immediately becomes part of our family, especially emotionally. Therefore our first concern is to defend him and protect him from any unpleasant situation. It will be necessary to  accustom the pet to wear the collar since he's a puppy, so you will avoid walking with a dog who is annoyed and refuse to walk.

 

The 3 main functions of collar

 

First of all a collar attached to a leash allows you to walk with your dog, preventing him to run away when chasing something or going too far away from you. Our friends react instinctively and may not notice the dangers around them, so the owner must secure them, especially in a city.

Collars are also useful as a support to which the ID tag with owner's name and number can be attached. In case of loss, this tag will represent the best and easiest way to find quickly the owner.

Visit "MyFamily" official site or contact licensed dealers: you can buy a tag, choosing it among a wide range of collections and customize it for free in a few minutes. Each MyFamily collar has a useful Tag Holder, easing the use of this important accessory. Moreover, each MyFamily collar comes with the Always Ready D-ring that comes back into position by itself, easing the anchoring of the leash.

Collar is also an essential accessory for training, especially for puppies. There are collars specifically created with this function, while others are for daily use and guarantee, along with leash, the right guidance of the puppy still in a learning phase. It is clear that buying a collar is an important choice, because the safety of your faithful 4-legged friend will depend on it. To make a good choice, you should make sure that collar is: 

 

MyFamily Porta-Tag

MyFamily "Always Ready"

D-ring

Always_ready_Dring_mezzoanello_MyFamily.png
  • strong, that it does not independently or accidentally come off under any circumstances,
  • comfortable, it must be made of a material which is suitable for extended contact with the skin of the pet
  • light, too heavy collars could strain the pet and even cause health problems. Please, consider also that not all dogs are identical and that not all breeds have the same dimensions and characteristics.

 

 

How to choose the right product

 

Pet market offers a wide range of products of any kind; therefore, when we talk about a collar, we should have already a clear idea of what we are looking for. A rushed choice could damage our dog.

Some important elements to consider:

  • Knowing the breed of the dog is a good start.
    A quick search will allow you to see which products are recommended for that type of dog. Some collar manufacturers put on the label some additional information, such as the breed they suggest for that kind of collar. However, this method is not often correct, because every dog is different and you can run the risk to buy something that would not be suitable for your 4-legged friend, and that would exclude all crossbred dogs.
  • The size of the neck is the first important element to consider. The circumference of the animal's neck must be measured to establish its size. Please, consider that the collar should not be too tight, because it could cause breathing problems, fur loss in that area, irritation and dermatitis. Obviously it isn't a good idea to leave it too wide, because the pet could accidentally take it off. The right size is that in which there is a two-finger space between the collar and the dog's neck.
  • The pet's fur should not be underestimated. We must make a distinction between the different types of fur: thick, short, long ... Not only the size of the neck is important, but also the extra centimeters due to the fur.
  • The age of the dog. If you have a puppy, please consider the speed of his growth; the most suitable accessory in this case is a collar adaptable to the dimensions of the neck as it grows. However, please remember that you may need to buy several collars before your dog grows up. It is advisable to check the space between the collar and the puppy's neck every week to prevent it from causing him problems.
  • Regular activities are an important element when choosing this accessory. A dynamic and strong dog used to playing outdoors will need a strong collar that does not limit his free movements but can withstand any shock. A dog used to taking a bath often will need a collar that will not easily get damaged in contact with water.

Remember not to let your dog wear a still wet collar, as it could irritate his skin and help the proliferation of some germs responsible for infections.

The width of the collar is another important element to consider as well as its length. The wider a collar is, the more it will offer steadiness and reduce the pressure on the neck, especially as regards big dogs. 

 

Various types of collars on the market

 

There are several types of collars on the market today and are mainly divided into training collars and collars for daily use. Some training collars need a steady and skilled hand and should be avoided if you do not have the right skills and experience. They will therefore not be reported in this list as this is a guide for new dog's owners.

Band collar: it is the most common collar, made of a very strong and long-lasting band. The most commonly used materials for manufacturing are leather and nylon. The first material will be more durable; at the beginning it will be a bit stiff, but will become softer over time . This material is suitable for dogs with short or medium coat, while a model with some padding is recommended for dogs with long fur. Nylon, on the other hand, allows the collar to be used in all kinds of outdoor activities: it will be resistant to rain, dirt and easily washable!

Detachable collars:  they are similar to band collars, but unlike them, they are equipped with a safety that can be opened only with a high effort. These collars are useful but pay attention to the situations in which the non-immediate removal of the collar could be dangerous for the pet. They are very suitable for puppies who have still to get used to wearing this accessory and that could pull to get rid of it for fear, by getting hurt.

Martingale collar:  this collar consists of a main arch and a small cord that closes the arch with a circuit. This is a safe way to prevent the dog from taking it off even when it stays on the free neck during rest. They are particularly suitable for dogs with a long or thick neck and a small head.

Throttle collar: it consists of a simple chain or of different materials (leather, nylon, metal) with two rings on each end. This collar tightens according to the strength with which the dog pulls and it is impossible that he can take it off by himself. Attention must however be paid, as this collar is suitable for adult dogs who are already trained and unused to pull, since puppies or lively dogs could fidget by feeling the pressure on the neck, pull more and more because of fear, up to hurt themselves.

 

I hope this guide has been helpful. In case you are not sure yet of which model to choose for your dog, ask your vet of or your trusted shopkeeper. This way you will have a solution from a skilled person who can clarify all your doubts.

 

Eleonora Bosoni
Dr. in Veterinary Medicine

Iberzoo + Propet is the leading trade show for the pet industry in the Iberian peninsula.

The 2020 edition will take place on March 5-7 at the IFEMA-Feria de Madrid, and it will gather together nearly 16.000 trade visitors from all over the world and 497 represented companies. MyFamily is ready to welcome visitors at its stand 10C25, giving great visibility to the product novelties. It will be an important opportunity to learn about the latest technologies that make our products even more innovative.

MyFamily trade show season continues! Next stop: Iberzoo 2020

Iberzoo + Propet is the leading trade show for the pet industry in the Iberian peninsula.

The 2020 edition will take place on March 5-7 at the IFEMA-Feria de Madrid, and it will gather together nearly 16.000 trade visitors from all over the world and 497 represented companies. MyFamily is ready to welcome visitors at its stand 10C25, giving great visibility to the product novelties. It will be an important opportunity to learn about the latest technologies that make our products even more innovative.

MyFamily is constantly expanding in the US market and this year it will be once more protagonist at Global Pet Expo. From 26 to 28 February, the Pet industry will meet at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. The new edition will be one of the largest industry annual trade show worldwide, with more than 1000 exhibitors and 3,000 product-launches.

MyFamily will take the opportunity to showcase the latest product novelties, displaying the uniqueness of its collection to an audience focused on quality and innovation. Great emphasis will be placed on the new collars and leashes collections, even more complete and excellent, manufactured with the utmost 100% Made in Italy handcrafted care. There will be also new ideas on the ID tag sector, more and more popular worldwide.

The most important American trade event for the pet industry is coming and MyFamily will be there!

MyFamily is constantly expanding in the US market and this year it will be once more protagonist at Global Pet Expo. From 26 to 28 February, the Pet industry will meet at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. The new edition will be one of the largest industry annual trade show worldwide, with more than 1000 exhibitors and 3,000 product-launches.

MyFamily will take the opportunity to showcase the latest product novelties, displaying the uniqueness of its collection to an audience focused on quality and innovation. Great emphasis will be placed on the new collars and leashes collections, even more complete and excellent, manufactured with the utmost 100% Made in Italy handcrafted care. There will be also new ideas on the ID tag sector, more and more popular worldwide.

Koala MyFamilyforAustralia

#MYFAMILYforAUSTRALIA: support the Australian Koalas with MYFAMILY!

 

MyFamily always promotes and supports love for all animals. The devastating bushfires that have ravaged Australia, killed more than five-hundred million native animals and burned almost entirely the eucalyptus rainforests of the World Heritage Gondwana Rainforests.

MyFamily is committed to helping the little Koalas that called the scorched forests home... and YOU can help them too! 


Buying the #WILD collection KOALA tag on our website, MyFamily will donate the entire purchase price from online sales to the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital, which is working hard to help the Koala injured by the terrible bushfires.

Together we can help make a difference: join our project #MYFAMILYforAUSTRALIA and engrave a worthy loving gesture!

Help sharing awareness by following our Facebook and Instragram pages and share our project with your friends with our hashtag #MYFAMILYforAUSTRALIA .

 

THE MORE WE ARE THE BETTER!

 

 

#MYFAMILYforAUSTRALIA: support the Australian Koalas with MYFAMILY!

Koala MyFamilyforAustralia

#MYFAMILYforAUSTRALIA: support the Australian Koalas with MYFAMILY!

 

MyFamily always promotes and supports love for all animals. The devastating bushfires that have ravaged Australia, killed more than five-hundred million native animals and burned almost entirely the eucalyptus rainforests of the World Heritage Gondwana Rainforests.

MyFamily is committed to helping the little Koalas that called the scorched forests home... and YOU can help them too! 


Buying the #WILD collection KOALA tag on our website, MyFamily will donate the entire purchase price from online sales to the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital, which is working hard to help the Koala injured by the terrible bushfires.

Together we can help make a difference: join our project #MYFAMILYforAUSTRALIA and engrave a worthy loving gesture!

Help sharing awareness by following our Facebook and Instragram pages and share our project with your friends with our hashtag #MYFAMILYforAUSTRALIA .

 

THE MORE WE ARE THE BETTER!

 

 

Collari e guinzagli MyFamily

 

MyFamily Collars and Leashes: the Italian style takes over the world!

 

MyFamily presents 10 collars and leashes collections, each one distinguished by utmost handcrafted care and premium quality materials.

MyFamily, the world's leading company in the ID tags market, presents itself with new ambitious goals, pursuing/entering a new segment of the Pet market, the collars and leashes. Once again, MyFamily does it exceeding the market standards, taking advantage of its know-how and the innovative abilities to offer 10 exclusive collars and leashes collections to the Pet owners that besides the designs and the high-quality leathers, stand out with unique details. 

For example, the useful Tag holder to hook the ID Tag and the Always Ready D-ring that comes back into position by itself, easing the anchoring of the leash. An exclusive MyFamily's patent. Great little details that besides making the difference, ensure maximum comfort to our pets. 

   

MyFamily Porta-Tag

MyFamily "Always Ready"

D-ring

Always_ready_Dring_mezzoanello_MyFamily.png

 

MyFamily Collars and Leashes: the Italian style takes over the world!

Collari e guinzagli MyFamily

 

MyFamily Collars and Leashes: the Italian style takes over the world!

 

MyFamily presents 10 collars and leashes collections, each one distinguished by utmost handcrafted care and premium quality materials.

MyFamily, the world's leading company in the ID tags market, presents itself with new ambitious goals, pursuing/entering a new segment of the Pet market, the collars and leashes. Once again, MyFamily does it exceeding the market standards, taking advantage of its know-how and the innovative abilities to offer 10 exclusive collars and leashes collections to the Pet owners that besides the designs and the high-quality leathers, stand out with unique details. 

For example, the useful Tag holder to hook the ID Tag and the Always Ready D-ring that comes back into position by itself, easing the anchoring of the leash. An exclusive MyFamily's patent. Great little details that besides making the difference, ensure maximum comfort to our pets. 

   

MyFamily Porta-Tag

MyFamily "Always Ready"

D-ring

Always_ready_Dring_mezzoanello_MyFamily.png

 

  

We want to share with you some of the most famous dog's names worldwide, with some curiosity about their story. Get inspired by our suggestions to choose the best name for your four-legged friends.

Instead, if you need detailed suggestions on how to pick the best name for your beloved dog, read this article

 

        • Hachiko
          Hachikō was the Akita Inu of Hidesaburō Ueno, a Japanese professor of Tokyo Imperial University, worldwide known for his remarkable loyalty. Often called Hachi, was born in 1923 in Ōdate but lived in Shibuya, Tokyo. Every morning Hachiko walked with his owner to the Shibuya train station and came back in the afternoon to wait for his return. Sadly, Ueno suddenly died during a lesson in 1925, but Hachiko still waited for his return at the station each day until his death. As time passed, his story spread throughout Japan, so much so that many people started gathering every day to the Shibuya station just to cuddle and giving him food. In 1934 a bronze statue was erected on the entrance of Shibuya station, as a sign of admiration for his loyalty, and another one in Ōdate, his birthplace. He waited for nine long years for his owner to return, until his death in 1935. When Hachiko died, the news occupied the main Japanese newspapers' headlines and the government declared a national day of mourning to celebrate his legendary faithfulness as a national symbol of loyalty. Every year on the 8th of March, he's commemorated with a celebration at Shibuya station. In 2015, on the occasion of the 80th anniversary, a new statue was unveiled on University Tokyo ground resembling the rejoicing reunion of Ueno and Hachiko. 

    • Laika
      Laika, whose real name was Kudriavka, was a stray mixed-breed dog, famous for being the first living being in history to orbit the Hearth and first animal in space. In 1957 she was selected to embark on board of the Soviet Sputnik 2 spacecraft, but sadly never returned. To commemorate her unforgettable gesture in 1977 a commemorative plaque to her contribution to the space program was installed at the Institute for Aviation and Space Medicine at Star City, just outside Moscow. In the following years, Laika was commemorated in other ways around the world, in stamps, chocolate brand and even music bands, that dedicated to her songs and even used her name for their band.

        • Balto
          Balto was a Siberian Husky and sled dog, famous to have been the winner of the most important sleigh rides in Alaska in the early 1900s. They both became heroes around the world after the outbreak of diphtheria in Alaska town of Nome on January 19, 1925. At that time, arose the emergency to deliver the medicine in time, since the small town of Nome couldn't be reached by plane, by boat and neither by train, since the nearest station was 1000km far. For that reason, it was organized a multiple dog sled run, also known as "The serum race", to transport the serum to Nome. The winning team was the one led by Balto. Balto became a celebrity, and a statue was erected in New York City's Central Park on December 17, 1925.
        • Argo
          Argos is Ulysses's dog, the hero of Homer's epic poem the Odyssey. We know little about him but enough to appreciate his unwavering loyalty. Argo waited for 20 long years his beloved owner in Itaca and when old and infirm saw Ulysses for the last time, he passed away happily.

              • Rex
                Rex is a German shepherd, the famous character of the Austrian 1994 TV series "Inspector Rex". Rex is the police dog working together with the team of Vienna Kriminalpolizei homicide unit to solve crimes. Intelligent, active and ready to risk his life to save the others. From 1994 to the present, several German shepherds have played this beloved character and many interpretations have been made around the world.

                  • Lassie
                    Lassie is the name of the famous Colli breed dog, leading character of the famous movie "Lassie Come Home", in which acts a teen Elizabeth Taylor. The story of Lassie is based upon the 1940 novel Lassie Come-Home by Eric Knight. Lovely long-haired Collie, Lassie lives many adventures to find his way back to his beloved family and Joe, his best friends. The movie was so successful that in the following decades' many versions of the story were filmed all around the world.


                            • Toto
                              He was Dorithy's terrier puppy from the famous movie "The Wizard of Oz". This dog had remarkable success expecially after the movie was out in 1939, so much that as a result it had been created a series of books dedicated to him: Toto in Oz (1986) and Toto of Oz (2006).


                          • Einstein
                            Do you remember Einstein, Emmett Lathrop "Doc" Brown's four-legged friend from "Back to Future" Trilogy? Between Martyn's time travels and the time-traveling DeLorean automobile, there's also Einstein, Emmet Brown's dog, used as "test" for his new invention, sending him to the future for a minute. 

 

 

The most famous dogs in history

  

We want to share with you some of the most famous dog's names worldwide, with some curiosity about their story. Get inspired by our suggestions to choose the best name for your four-legged friends.

Instead, if you need detailed suggestions on how to pick the best name for your beloved dog, read this article

 

        • Hachiko
          Hachikō was the Akita Inu of Hidesaburō Ueno, a Japanese professor of Tokyo Imperial University, worldwide known for his remarkable loyalty. Often called Hachi, was born in 1923 in Ōdate but lived in Shibuya, Tokyo. Every morning Hachiko walked with his owner to the Shibuya train station and came back in the afternoon to wait for his return. Sadly, Ueno suddenly died during a lesson in 1925, but Hachiko still waited for his return at the station each day until his death. As time passed, his story spread throughout Japan, so much so that many people started gathering every day to the Shibuya station just to cuddle and giving him food. In 1934 a bronze statue was erected on the entrance of Shibuya station, as a sign of admiration for his loyalty, and another one in Ōdate, his birthplace. He waited for nine long years for his owner to return, until his death in 1935. When Hachiko died, the news occupied the main Japanese newspapers' headlines and the government declared a national day of mourning to celebrate his legendary faithfulness as a national symbol of loyalty. Every year on the 8th of March, he's commemorated with a celebration at Shibuya station. In 2015, on the occasion of the 80th anniversary, a new statue was unveiled on University Tokyo ground resembling the rejoicing reunion of Ueno and Hachiko. 

    • Laika
      Laika, whose real name was Kudriavka, was a stray mixed-breed dog, famous for being the first living being in history to orbit the Hearth and first animal in space. In 1957 she was selected to embark on board of the Soviet Sputnik 2 spacecraft, but sadly never returned. To commemorate her unforgettable gesture in 1977 a commemorative plaque to her contribution to the space program was installed at the Institute for Aviation and Space Medicine at Star City, just outside Moscow. In the following years, Laika was commemorated in other ways around the world, in stamps, chocolate brand and even music bands, that dedicated to her songs and even used her name for their band.

        • Balto
          Balto was a Siberian Husky and sled dog, famous to have been the winner of the most important sleigh rides in Alaska in the early 1900s. They both became heroes around the world after the outbreak of diphtheria in Alaska town of Nome on January 19, 1925. At that time, arose the emergency to deliver the medicine in time, since the small town of Nome couldn't be reached by plane, by boat and neither by train, since the nearest station was 1000km far. For that reason, it was organized a multiple dog sled run, also known as "The serum race", to transport the serum to Nome. The winning team was the one led by Balto. Balto became a celebrity, and a statue was erected in New York City's Central Park on December 17, 1925.
        • Argo
          Argos is Ulysses's dog, the hero of Homer's epic poem the Odyssey. We know little about him but enough to appreciate his unwavering loyalty. Argo waited for 20 long years his beloved owner in Itaca and when old and infirm saw Ulysses for the last time, he passed away happily.

              • Rex
                Rex is a German shepherd, the famous character of the Austrian 1994 TV series "Inspector Rex". Rex is the police dog working together with the team of Vienna Kriminalpolizei homicide unit to solve crimes. Intelligent, active and ready to risk his life to save the others. From 1994 to the present, several German shepherds have played this beloved character and many interpretations have been made around the world.

                  • Lassie
                    Lassie is the name of the famous Colli breed dog, leading character of the famous movie "Lassie Come Home", in which acts a teen Elizabeth Taylor. The story of Lassie is based upon the 1940 novel Lassie Come-Home by Eric Knight. Lovely long-haired Collie, Lassie lives many adventures to find his way back to his beloved family and Joe, his best friends. The movie was so successful that in the following decades' many versions of the story were filmed all around the world.


                            • Toto
                              He was Dorithy's terrier puppy from the famous movie "The Wizard of Oz". This dog had remarkable success expecially after the movie was out in 1939, so much that as a result it had been created a series of books dedicated to him: Toto in Oz (1986) and Toto of Oz (2006).


                          • Einstein
                            Do you remember Einstein, Emmett Lathrop "Doc" Brown's four-legged friend from "Back to Future" Trilogy? Between Martyn's time travels and the time-traveling DeLorean automobile, there's also Einstein, Emmet Brown's dog, used as "test" for his new invention, sending him to the future for a minute. 

 

 

MyFamily, beside proposing the most beautiful pet ID tags in the world, has designed Techla. It is the innovative instantaneous engraving system which satisfies your customers' desires allowing them to take home a completely customized product! Techla by MyFamily will automatically recognize the tag to engrave, without any external device. Techla is user-friendly, intuitive and fast. It has a smart LCD touch screen and its 120° diamond tip allows the most precise engraving. Techla customizes the tag in just 2 minutes!
You will be surprised by the sales increase you will obtain thanks to our system: you can get 600% more than who just offers the on demand engraving service and up to 30% more than with all the other available engraving systems.

Do not lose the opportunity to get these big advantages!

Find out all the details by visiting the page dedicated to our Techla and contact us for more information.

A big advantage! With Techla you just need 2 minutes to engrave tags in your store!

MyFamily, beside proposing the most beautiful pet ID tags in the world, has designed Techla. It is the innovative instantaneous engraving system which satisfies your customers' desires allowing them to take home a completely customized product! Techla by MyFamily will automatically recognize the tag to engrave, without any external device. Techla is user-friendly, intuitive and fast. It has a smart LCD touch screen and its 120° diamond tip allows the most precise engraving. Techla customizes the tag in just 2 minutes!
You will be surprised by the sales increase you will obtain thanks to our system: you can get 600% more than who just offers the on demand engraving service and up to 30% more than with all the other available engraving systems.

Do not lose the opportunity to get these big advantages!

Find out all the details by visiting the page dedicated to our Techla and contact us for more information.

 

It's here! One of the Pet most important international exhibition is going to take place. From the 20th to the 23rd of November we wait for you in Shanghai for China International Pet Show (CIPS) the Pet supplies exhibition in the Asia-Pacific region. 

For the occasion, an exhibition area of 130,000m2 will welcome 1.500 exhibitors.

It's going to be a precious opportunity to acknowledge new trends of the Pet industry. It will be a pleasure to propose you an exclusive preview:  MyFamily first Nylon collars and leashes collection, with colorful hardware and amazing details.

We conceived a larger and more comfortable booth to guarantee the best ease to any visitor. It is the ideal place to meet each other, share ideas and consider together all the MyFamily novelties, from the latest ID tags to the brand new keyrings and collars.

 

We look forward to meeting you there.
If you have the opportunity, don't miss it!

Ready for CIPS! MyFamily is attending the Shanghai pet related exhibition.

 

It's here! One of the Pet most important international exhibition is going to take place. From the 20th to the 23rd of November we wait for you in Shanghai for China International Pet Show (CIPS) the Pet supplies exhibition in the Asia-Pacific region. 

For the occasion, an exhibition area of 130,000m2 will welcome 1.500 exhibitors.

It's going to be a precious opportunity to acknowledge new trends of the Pet industry. It will be a pleasure to propose you an exclusive preview:  MyFamily first Nylon collars and leashes collection, with colorful hardware and amazing details.

We conceived a larger and more comfortable booth to guarantee the best ease to any visitor. It is the ideal place to meet each other, share ideas and consider together all the MyFamily novelties, from the latest ID tags to the brand new keyrings and collars.

 

We look forward to meeting you there.
If you have the opportunity, don't miss it!

A new event not to be missed! From 9 to 10 of November, MyFamily will be protagonist also in Sweden, participating at Zoorf Exhibition 2019 at the Kistamässan Exhibition Center in Stockholm, a great event for the Pet industry in Scandinavia. It will be a fantastic trade fair experience with many exhibitors and a program full of lectures by expert speakers that will advise companies and retailers. You will find MyFamily's novelties at Eldorado booth, our distributor for the North European market. A great opportunity to discover the quality of MyFamily collars and leashes and the innovative traits of the ID tags and keyrings collections. November is upon us.... it will be an event to remember! We are waiting for you at the booth A:05.

The Pet industry exhibits in Stockholm on 9 and 10 November 2019.

A new event not to be missed! From 9 to 10 of November, MyFamily will be protagonist also in Sweden, participating at Zoorf Exhibition 2019 at the Kistamässan Exhibition Center in Stockholm, a great event for the Pet industry in Scandinavia. It will be a fantastic trade fair experience with many exhibitors and a program full of lectures by expert speakers that will advise companies and retailers. You will find MyFamily's novelties at Eldorado booth, our distributor for the North European market. A great opportunity to discover the quality of MyFamily collars and leashes and the innovative traits of the ID tags and keyrings collections. November is upon us.... it will be an event to remember! We are waiting for you at the booth A:05.

In this article, you will find some useful tips to help you find an original and popular name for your dog!

   

With the arrival of a new canine family member, the stressful part is choosing the right name. Selecting the perfect dog name for the newcomer is not only important for you but even more for him.

Lots of pet parents draw inspiration for the name from their favorite movies, TV shows, and cartoon or from the pet physical appearance. The options are endless! Beware of the most common names, otherwise, you could find many namesakes at the park!
Keep in mind that whatever your final choice will be, the name should be related to something positive for the dog. 

Along with the name, remember to choose promptly the identification tag for your four-legged friend, which is just as much important. In case of loss, your best friend has more chances to get back home safely if he's always wearing an ID tag with your phone number engraved.
Have a look over this article to learn more about the importance of the identification tag.

 

Best tips for choosing the perfect name for your dog

 

In the headlong rush to search the perfect dog's name, you have to keep in mind few important rules that will help you and your four-legged friend:

  • It's better to opt for a short and clear name or one that could be shortened to a maximum of two syllables. Dogs don't recognize letters but recognize sounds, so a short and clear name will be easier for them to distinguish it from other sounds.
  • It's recommended to avoid names that sound like obedience words or command because your dog could easily get confused. 
  • If you already have a pet, avoid giving to the newcomer the same name adding small changes such as Walt, Walt Junior, Walt The Second ect. Not only you will confuse the puppy, but you will also show him very little respect.
  • Once you have chosen the name, try to avoid as much as possible to mangle it, change it or use a lot of nicknames because your pet will have a hard time understanding you especially if it still trying to get used to his name.  

 

If you are at loss for ideas on an original and popular name, have a look through our list below. 

FEMALE DOG NAMES

 
     
  • Aida
  • Aki
  • Akira
  • Amelia
  • Aphrodite
  • Bailey
  • Bella 
  • Bianca
  • Bimba
  • Briciola
  • Candy
  • Chloe
  • Clio
  • Crema
  • Daisy
  • Dakota
  • Dana
  • Diana
  • Eva
  • Faith
  • Fiamma
  • Fiocchetta
  • Fiona
  • Fragola
  • Gigi
  • Ginger
  • Gioconda
  • Giuly
  • Gloria
  • Grace 
  • Hera 
  • Hope 
  • Jenny 
  • Joy 
  • Kyra 
  • Lilly 
  • Lola 
  • Lucy   
  • Lulù 
  • Luna  
  • Macchia 
  • Maggie 
  • Maya 
  • Minnie 
  • Molly 
  • Neve 
  • Ombra 
  • Perla 
  • Princess 
  • Rudy 
  • Sadie 
  • Scheggia 
  • Stella 
  • Tiffany 
  • Trottola 
  • Wendy 
  • Yuki 
  • Zampa 
  • Zoe
 
     

MALE DOG NAMES

 
     
  • Alex 
  • Arlo
  • Bach 
  • Bart 
  • Bear 
  • Bianco 
  • Biscotto 
  • Bobby 
  • Brody 
  • Bruce 
  • Buddy  
  • Casper 
  • Charlie 
  • Charlie   
  • Chicco 
  • Chip 
  • Cocco 
  • Coco 
  • Cody 
  • Cooper    
  • Dalì 
  • Dexter 
  • Duke 
  • Erik 
  • Fiocco 
  • Fox 
  • George 
  • Ghost 
  • Jack 
  • Jack  
  • Jimmy 
  • Leo 
  • Lex 
  • Lillo 
  • Lucky 
  • Lupin
  • Max
  • Mickey
  • Milo
  • Napoleone
  • Nemo
  • Neo
  • Noah
  • Oliver 
  • Oscar
  • Prince
  • Red
  • Rex
  • Ricky
  • Riley
  • Rocky
  • Romeo
  • Russell
  • Sam
  • Simba
  • Snoopy
  • Spillo
  • Teddy
  • Thor
  • Tino
  • Tucker
  • Volpone
  • Walt
  • Whiskey
  • Willie
  • Winston
  • Wolf
  • Yoda
  • Zeus
 
     

UNISEX DOG NAMES

 
  • Ace 
  • Bailey 
  • Bass 
  • Bits 
  • Blue 
  • Caddy 
  • Chili 
  • Ghost 
  • Jaiden 
  • Jedi 
  • Jekyll 
  • Jinx 
  • Kai 
  • Koda 
  • Mika 
  • Morgan 
  • Nicola 
  • Panda 
  • Paris 
  • Rain 
  • Rogue 
  • Sasha 
  • Sin 
  • Sky 
  • Terry
 
Dog names: some original and creative ideas

In this article, you will find some useful tips to help you find an original and popular name for your dog!

   

With the arrival of a new canine family member, the stressful part is choosing the right name. Selecting the perfect dog name for the newcomer is not only important for you but even more for him.

Lots of pet parents draw inspiration for the name from their favorite movies, TV shows, and cartoon or from the pet physical appearance. The options are endless! Beware of the most common names, otherwise, you could find many namesakes at the park!
Keep in mind that whatever your final choice will be, the name should be related to something positive for the dog. 

Along with the name, remember to choose promptly the identification tag for your four-legged friend, which is just as much important. In case of loss, your best friend has more chances to get back home safely if he's always wearing an ID tag with your phone number engraved.
Have a look over this article to learn more about the importance of the identification tag.

 

Best tips for choosing the perfect name for your dog

 

In the headlong rush to search the perfect dog's name, you have to keep in mind few important rules that will help you and your four-legged friend:

  • It's better to opt for a short and clear name or one that could be shortened to a maximum of two syllables. Dogs don't recognize letters but recognize sounds, so a short and clear name will be easier for them to distinguish it from other sounds.
  • It's recommended to avoid names that sound like obedience words or command because your dog could easily get confused. 
  • If you already have a pet, avoid giving to the newcomer the same name adding small changes such as Walt, Walt Junior, Walt The Second ect. Not only you will confuse the puppy, but you will also show him very little respect.
  • Once you have chosen the name, try to avoid as much as possible to mangle it, change it or use a lot of nicknames because your pet will have a hard time understanding you especially if it still trying to get used to his name.  

 

If you are at loss for ideas on an original and popular name, have a look through our list below. 

FEMALE DOG NAMES

 
     
  • Aida
  • Aki
  • Akira
  • Amelia
  • Aphrodite
  • Bailey
  • Bella 
  • Bianca
  • Bimba
  • Briciola
  • Candy
  • Chloe
  • Clio
  • Crema
  • Daisy
  • Dakota
  • Dana
  • Diana
  • Eva
  • Faith
  • Fiamma
  • Fiocchetta
  • Fiona
  • Fragola
  • Gigi
  • Ginger
  • Gioconda
  • Giuly
  • Gloria
  • Grace 
  • Hera 
  • Hope 
  • Jenny 
  • Joy 
  • Kyra 
  • Lilly 
  • Lola 
  • Lucy   
  • Lulù 
  • Luna  
  • Macchia 
  • Maggie 
  • Maya 
  • Minnie 
  • Molly 
  • Neve 
  • Ombra 
  • Perla 
  • Princess 
  • Rudy 
  • Sadie 
  • Scheggia 
  • Stella 
  • Tiffany 
  • Trottola 
  • Wendy 
  • Yuki 
  • Zampa 
  • Zoe
 
     

MALE DOG NAMES

 
     
  • Alex 
  • Arlo
  • Bach 
  • Bart 
  • Bear 
  • Bianco 
  • Biscotto 
  • Bobby 
  • Brody 
  • Bruce 
  • Buddy  
  • Casper 
  • Charlie 
  • Charlie   
  • Chicco 
  • Chip 
  • Cocco 
  • Coco 
  • Cody 
  • Cooper    
  • Dalì 
  • Dexter 
  • Duke 
  • Erik 
  • Fiocco 
  • Fox 
  • George 
  • Ghost 
  • Jack 
  • Jack  
  • Jimmy 
  • Leo 
  • Lex 
  • Lillo 
  • Lucky 
  • Lupin
  • Max
  • Mickey
  • Milo
  • Napoleone
  • Nemo
  • Neo
  • Noah
  • Oliver 
  • Oscar
  • Prince
  • Red
  • Rex
  • Ricky
  • Riley
  • Rocky
  • Romeo
  • Russell
  • Sam
  • Simba
  • Snoopy
  • Spillo
  • Teddy
  • Thor
  • Tino
  • Tucker
  • Volpone
  • Walt
  • Whiskey
  • Willie
  • Winston
  • Wolf
  • Yoda
  • Zeus
 
     

UNISEX DOG NAMES

 
  • Ace 
  • Bailey 
  • Bass 
  • Bits 
  • Blue 
  • Caddy 
  • Chili 
  • Ghost 
  • Jaiden 
  • Jedi 
  • Jekyll 
  • Jinx 
  • Kai 
  • Koda 
  • Mika 
  • Morgan 
  • Nicola 
  • Panda 
  • Paris 
  • Rain 
  • Rogue 
  • Sasha 
  • Sin 
  • Sky 
  • Terry
 

Dibevo Trade Fair is the most important trade event for the Pet industry professionals in the Netherlands. This year's edition will be held on 6 and 7 October 2019 at "De Broodfabriek" Exhibition Center in Rijswijk. Many companies will exhibit in a floor space of 11,000 square meters, gathered together to share insights on this edition theme, "Fit for the future".

It is an important occasion for MyFamily to give great visibility to its excellent products in the Netherlands market. MyFamily will be protagonist at the trade event and will present to the over 4,000 visitors the new 2019 products: the collars and leashes collections, the keyrings, and new ID tags designs. Once again the authenticity of our products and the handcrafted Made in Italy tradition will attract great interest and promote new business synergies for the future.

MyFamily introduces new exciting products at Rijswijk in the Netherlands

Dibevo Trade Fair is the most important trade event for the Pet industry professionals in the Netherlands. This year's edition will be held on 6 and 7 October 2019 at "De Broodfabriek" Exhibition Center in Rijswijk. Many companies will exhibit in a floor space of 11,000 square meters, gathered together to share insights on this edition theme, "Fit for the future".

It is an important occasion for MyFamily to give great visibility to its excellent products in the Netherlands market. MyFamily will be protagonist at the trade event and will present to the over 4,000 visitors the new 2019 products: the collars and leashes collections, the keyrings, and new ID tags designs. Once again the authenticity of our products and the handcrafted Made in Italy tradition will attract great interest and promote new business synergies for the future.

X