Beefeaters® Blog

Border Collie

Thu, November 29, 2012,

Often known as a sheepdog, the Border Collie originated in the British Isles in the late 1880s. More than anything else, Border Collies are considered a working dog, with a long history or herding. They excel at working with livestock and at sporting events, and a few notable pooches have become popular actors over time.

Descended from the Landrace Collies, the Border Collie likely takes its name from its place of origin along the Scottish/British border. It is thought that most Border Collies are descended from a dog named Old Hemp. Old Hemp lived from 1893 to 1902 Read More

Pop Culture Pooches: Odie

Tue, November 27, 2012,

While Garfield may be a comic strip about a cat, Odie undeniably occupies a huge role. It could be argued that Garfield needs Odie. After all, Odie is his best friend, mortal enemy, patsy and confidante. Playing all of those roles is no mean feat, and Odie does it with style.

The first Garfield strip appeared in newspapers on June 19, 1978 and Odie’s first appearance was not long after, on August 8. He is undeniably part of the core makeup of the strip but seems to occupy a different place in the strip’s world. Unlike Read More

Five Things That Dog Owners can be Thankful For

Thu, November 22, 2012,

This Thanksgiving there is so much to be thankful for, but we wanted to take a moment and reflect on some of the best parts of being a dog owner. Here are five things that we’re thankful for!

The puppy years: they’re so cute! They’re small, precocious and oh so adorable. These puppy years are to be treasured, be sure to take lots of pictures. Outgrowing the puppy years: thank goodness they’ve calmed down. Now they’re older, wiser and (perhaps most importantly) better trained. Maybe they can even Read More

Pop Culture Pooches: Spuds MacKenzie

Mon, November 19, 2012,

Here’s a flashback for you: it’s 1987; the first Lethal Weapon is just round the corner and Madonna is ruling the radio waves. It’s the evening of Super Bowl XXI, and the nation is about to meet a new star. No, not one of the players, this star was born during one of the night’s advertisements. His name was Spuds MacKenzie, and he first appeared in a commercial for Bud Light.

Spuds was known as the “original party dog”, usually seen with beautiful women and with a Bud Read More

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