barking mad


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barking mad

A popular British term for insanity. The origin of the phrase is unclear, but reference to rabid dogs is the most likely source given the numerous examples of ‘barking like a mad dog’ in print as far back as 1867.
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A pair of Buddies whose dogs attended their wedding ceremony say they haven't gone barking mad as the trend is taking the world by storm.
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Now Mark Abbott, of Cowlersley, is top dog himself after being named Newcomer of the Year 2017 by Barking Mad, a franchise business providing bespoke holidays for dogs while their owners are away.
Passersby must have thought the officers were barking mad as they carted the two mutts away in Finglas, North Co Dublin.
M2 EQUITYBITES-November 3, 2016-Franchise Brands Acquires UK Dog Sitting Services Franchisor Barking Mad
Tina Young, of Guyzance, won the Microbusiness Franchisee of the Year award at the British Franchise Association HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards for her dog care business Barking Mad and then triumphed over five other category winners to take the overall winner title.
Barking Mad weekends have been designed with owners and pets in mind - with activities including doggy whodunnit evenings.
Barking Mad were overall winners gaining four points in the open category, maintaining their overall lead in the league with 13.
A NEIGHBOUR driven barking mad by the sound of a yapping dog has avoided jail by a whisker.
Call 01789 293455 to enter your pooch into the Barking Mad Dog Show.
The USA'S Barking Mad turned in one of the best performances in the history of the Rolex Farr 40 World Championships at this year's event in Porto Cervo, to run away with the series, not once placing below sixth in 10 races.