On The 5th Woof Of Christmas ~ My Top 5…

On the 5th woof of Christmas My Mutt Riley gave to me… My top 5…

An Owner Gift Guide

Dog Breed Quiz

How to Draw Riley

And  A Dog Gift Guide!


The 5th of December and as we have only been blogging since August it would be nice to share some of mine and Riley’s top 5 things so you can know a bit more about us!

You can participate in the #Mymuttytop5 with us and can use our questions or your own  you have a blog but don’t forget to tag some people (and let them know) and please tag us too!

So here we go…

My top 5:

Dog breeds

  1. Miniature Schnauzer (obviously!)
  2. Cocker Spaniel
  3. Miniature poodle
  4. Golden retriever
  5. Border Terrier


Spare-time activities

  1. Dog agility!
  2. Blogging
  3. Painting
  4. Playing netball
  5. Reading (I love murder mysteries!)


Ice cream flavours

  1. Blackcurrant
  2. Gooseberry
  3. Salted Caramel
  4. Strawberry
  5. Mango


Favourite places 

  1. Crufts
  2. The woods behind my house
  3. Nice in France
  4. The Lake district
  5. My bed!


Websites & blogs

  1. http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/
  2. http://agilitynet.co.uk/
  3. http://groovygoldendoodles.com/
  4. http://earlsworlddogblog.blogspot.co.uk/
  5. http://www.sugarthegoldenretriever.com/


Riley’s Top 5:



  1. Soft toys – especially ones that squeak
  2. Kong ( it dispenses food so…)
  3. Sheep fur tuggie
  4. Football
  5. Plastic balls



  1. Weaving through legs
  2. Weaving through arms
  3. Jumping through a hoop
  4. Giving one and both paws
  5. Looking cute for some food (This one came naturally)


Spare-time activities

  1. Eating
  2. Sleeping
  3. Agility
  4. Running
  5. Stealing food


Hope you enjoyed our top 5… and learnt a little more about us.

Please feel free to use this for your blog – we’d love it if you linked us! We are choosing:






To carry on the #Mymuttytop5 if they so wish!





On The 4th Woof Of Christmas ~ Owner Gift Guide

On the 4th woof of Christmas My Mutt Riley gave to me… An owner gift guide

A dog breed quiz

How to draw Riley

And A dog gift guide!

The 4th woof today and we are giving you some help on choosing the perfect gift for dog lovers and owners of all ages!

Click on the picture to head over to the website!


Dog owners will love a cute portrait of their own dog from http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/adamregesterartandillustration/product/pet-portrait-commissions


A make your own sausage dog kit is a great crafty idea especially for younger owners or ones who wished for a dog this Christmas buy now from http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/sarahhurleydesigns/product/make-your-own-sausage-dog-sewing-kit


A mug with your favourite breed on it is sure to please especially these nice designs from http://www.emmabridgewater.co.uk/en/uk/all-patterns/dogs/icat/patdogs



These cute dog tail hooks don’t just look nice but are also perfect for hanging up your dogs lead after that muddy walk! From https://shop.nationaltrust.org.uk/dog-tail-hooks/p6958?campid=PPC_Central_Shop_GoogleShopping_2016



This lovely set of dog earring and a necklace is perfect for a Scottie owner! Look at… http://www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10701_10001_37484+BSST049123_-1


Lastly what more could you want than a pair of lovely fluffy dog slippers to warm your feet up after a walk in the field with your hound? A perfect Christmas gift from http://www.next.co.uk/g53274s5#954163


Hope these ideas helped with any Christmas shopping! Wishing you all a happy festive season and that you can spend time with loved ones (the best gift is a hug!).

On the third woof of Christmas ~ Quiz

On the 3rd woof of Christmas My Mutt Riley gave to me… A dog breed quiz,

How to Draw Riley,

And A doggy gift guide!




  1. It’s Saturday morning and you are…

a) Sleeping

b) Eating

c) Exercise or Sports

d) Getting My hair done

e) Socializing


2. How do you describe your hair maintenance?

a) I use expensive products to look especially fancy

b) A brisk brush though does it fine

c) Anything practical

d) I get it done often and brush it a lot so it looks nice and  shiny!

e)  I do what I can to look presentable


3. How would your friends describe you?

a)  Popular

b) Loyal

c) Active and clever

d) Pretty

e) Friendly and funny


4. What would be  your “life advice”?

a) Try to leave your mark on the world

b) Be happy and try and get food

c) Be productive and work hard

d) Have fun and look after yourself

e) Find lots of friends to enjoy life with


5. What sort of job would most suit you?

a) Business man/women

b) Work with children

c) Athlete or an outdoor job

d) A famous actor or singer

e) Someones assistant


6. Your favourite subject at school was…

a) Maths

b) English or Lunch!

c) PE or Science

d) Music or art

e) Drama or Geography


7. When you meet new people at first you can be…

a) Confident

b) Friendly

c) Suspicious

d) Shy at first

e) Nearly too friendly!


8. A day at work is…

a) Boring

b) Alright

c) Fun

d) Tiring

e) Lonely


Calculate your A’s, B’s, C’s, D’s & E’s…




Mostly A’s?

You’re a French Bulldog!


You are confident and popular. You are trendy and usually have the latest things!

You have a good sense of humour and close friends.


Mostly B’s?

You’re a Golden Retriever!


You like being with other and are super loyal. You are optimistic and can easily cheer other people up but you are usually hungry and you’re not a fussy eater!


Mostly C’s?

You’re a Border Collie!


Being an active person you’re usually on the go and don’t like to be bored. You are always ready for anything and like to be outdoors! It can take you a bit of time for you to warm up to strangers.


Mostly D’s?

You’re a Shih Tzu!


You spend a fair amount of time looking good and you are also a nice friendly person and are stronger than you look. You are creative and full of good ideas!


Mostly E’s?

You’re a Springer Spaniel!


Always confident around new people you are welcoming and funny. You have plenty of friends and enjoy socializing with them. You can be active but don’t mind having an evening in front of the TV!





1st Woof of Christmas – Gift Guide Part 1

On the first woof of Christmas My Mutt Riley gave to me a…


For part one of our festive gift guide we’re thinking of our furry friends…

Our precious pooches are getting more now then ever for Christmas and with many gifts on the market it can be hard to know what to get them. So look no further than our gift festive gift guide!

For the clever dog why not get a Nina Ottosson dog puzzle toy from http://www.nina-ottosson.com/products/all-products/ or any big pet store.



For the energetic dog then try a tuggie from https://www.tug-e-nuff.co.uk/. They sell tuggies for all shapes and sizes and your sure to  please your dog!


For the always hungry dog then grab some of lily’s kitchens wonderful wholesome dog biscuits from their website at http://www.lilyskitchen.co.uk/products/christmas/christmas-shop-for-dogs.



If you have the dog who loves to play then Kongs have a great range of toys from soft ones to food hing rubber traditional kongs https://www.kongcompany.com/en-uk/products/for-dogs/plush-toys/.



For the dog who loves playing fetch then head over to http://goifetch.com/ for an awesome automatic ball thrower that can keep your dog entertained for hours of fun!


For the dog that is cold on your winter walk try https://www.equafleece.co.uk/dogs/all-dog-products for a practical warm sweater or if you are going for a more trendy autumn coat then head over to http://www.danishdesign.co.uk/ where they also sell lovely beds too!


For the dog that chews anything grab a pack of greenies from https://www.greenies.com/ with their range of different sized dog chews!



We hope that gave you some ideas for a special gift for your dog this Christmas. Come back soon for part 2 for presents for the owners and dog lovers!


Christmas Surprises!

Ho ho ho only 28 days to go! Our local Christmas Fair has been on and we’re getting into the festive spirit – even if some say it’s still too early!

So to get you all merry and bright get you can get excited for…


Yes its our first ever 12 Woofs of Christmas (or #12woofsofchrismas) and we simply can’t wait! For twelve random days on the lead up to Christmas starting on the 1st of December we will be posting something exciting or festive for you all. Whether you get a dog biscuit recipe, an interview or our dog and owner gift guide we hope you’ll like it.

Mostly this winter season we want to promote spending some extra time with your dog now it gets darker early this may have to be indoors and doing something together like learning a trick or giving a cuddle, spread the festive cheer!





Riley’s New Dog Blog!

Right, our new site is up and running. In fact it it has been up since August so if you haven’t yet seen it then head straight to……..


Right now!

This site will no longer be in use and we will be posting from our new one #new #dog #blog #mymuttriley.

We can’t wait for you to see it!

Riley & I X