All dogs who are registered with the UK Kennel Club.
Are there special rules for dogs living in Scotland?
There are a number of specific dog rules which apply only in Scotland. It is worth consulting with your local authority concerning their local regulations.
Are there any restrictions for owning and raising pugs?
There are no restrictions on owning or raising pugs in Scotland unless they are being kept within the restrictions on keeping dogs.
Are dogs allowed to be used in competitions?
In Scotland it is illegal to use one or more dogs as ‘pets’ as part of your breeding programme unless they have been examined and have been declared fit to be kept.
Can a dog be left alone for 8 hours?
A dog must be kept confined indoors, on a lead, and only allowed out for exercise or as a treat in the case of a dog under three years old.
Why doesn’t Scotland have an animal protection act?
The Scottish Government did not introduce legislation to regulate and protect the welfare of live animals. Dogs are not legally considered property and so cannot be kept under the animal welfare act.
Can dogs be taken to the vet to be checked for ticks?
Yes – if they are suffering from a physical condition, disease or parasite, or if a veterinarian advises that a dog’s health is affected by the disease.
Can dogs be allowed outside in gardens or to rest?
No, unless they are being kept in a private home.
A new study found that the average adult can read from 20 pages to over 50,000 words before getting bored to tears.
For people who are not born with a particular aptitude for reading, the findings might come as a surprise.
In 2005, psychologist Anne Cushman at the University of Nebraska surveyed people aged 50 to 92 who had memorized 2 to 7,500 words by the age of 30. “The results suggest that those with an acute memory for words could read at a level that was quite normal in these people,” she said.
The findings, which were presented at a symposium for the International Journal of Cognitive Science in London on Monday, are consistent with similar research among those who had mastered the language for a short period of time.
In 2011, the psychologist Mark Williams at the University of Massachusetts used a similar method to compare 10 students to 12 participants. After a few weeks at a college to prepare for a reading test, the
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