About Us

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Who We Are

Welcome to Chihulife; our site is here to help you whether you are a new doggy parent or even if you’re an old hand. We offer help and advice where necessary concerning everything about dogs. 

As proud, fortunate dog owners ourselves, we know only the best will do for your dog. We understand that every dog deserves to be happy, healthy, and live a long and fulfilling life.

We created Chihulife with one aim: to help you ensure your dogs are as healthy and happy as possible.

We are captivated by everything to do with DOGS!

If you’re searching for unbiased help on dog care, nutrition, health tips, behavior, dog activities, and best dog products, then you are in the best place!

Every dog owner knows their dog is part of the family, and we firmly believe that ourselves.

We have an obsession here at Chihulife, and that’s to provide you, our readers, with the most accurate and researched content to help you become the best out-of-this-world dog parent to your furry family member.

Everyone on our writing team has been involved with dogs for many years, either sharing their lives with their dogs or working with dogs professionally. We are all loving dog parents.

We’ve experienced the joys and occasional heartbreak of being a dog parent; we are here for you whenever you need some advice or just to talk.

The Chihulife Family

Did you read the introduction? Typical, humans always think they run things on this website, but it’s Mark’s furry family that does all the heavy lifting here.


Belka Chihulife

My name is Belka; I’m beautiful. I must be because everyone I meet tells me I am.

My favorite hobby is eating, and I’m not too modest to say I’m quite the nutrition expert. Perhaps it’s because of all the practice I get.

My mommy says it’s ok though nothing can spoil my good looks; I love my mommy.


Iriska Chihulife

My name is Iriska. I’m not like my sister Belka; she loves to eat, but the job I love most is protecting my family; you see, I’m a warrior.

I might not look like one but don’t test me. No, really don’t push me. People I meet always say I’m a big dog in a small body.

I don’t understand what that means; humans say such silly things. I’m also the family’s expert in doggy behavior and activities.


Cora Chihulife

Hi, I’m Cora, the newest member of the Barkan family pack. I’m a beautiful (even if I say so myself) American Staffordshire Terrier (Amstaff).

I’ve already made myself at home and claimed the sofa but only when the rest of the family aren’t looking or busy doing something else. When I’m not sneaking onto the couch, I’m always ready to play with my two Chi siblings Iriska and Belka. 

They’re a lot older (I mean a lot older) than me, but that’s okay; I take it easy for them and try not to tire them out too much. You can’t be too careful around old folks, can you?

I’m so happy to be the newest member of Mark’s wonderful furry family.


Mark Chihulife

My name is Mark. I’m the proud dad of Belka and Iriska. I know they’ve probably told you they run things around here but don’t listen.

I built this website, and I look after my Iriska and Belka, and let me tell you, it’s a 24/7 job; don’t tell Iriska and Belka I said that.


Brad Davenport

I pride myself on being the very best dog-parent I can be. I refuse to bring a dog into my life without investing as much time as possible to understand that dog’s particular needs. Every dog I have parented has been an experience, and they are all different with incredible personalities.

Jovanka Panic

She writes for several websites, volunteers at the Food Bank for Abandoned Animals. She takes care of three cats (Clementine, Josephine, and Sophio), a kitten Rosalie, and their ‘mom’ American Stafford Terrier, Malena.