Going Around by Andrew Brace


Two heavy days at Manchester by Andrew Brace A busy week began with a drive to Henley in Arden in readiness for meetings of the Canine Alliance, the evening session having been called as an open meeting where the Kennel Club’s Assured Breeder Scheme could be discussed at length and some...
The importance of profile by Andrew Brace All judges, as they officiate more and more, develop their own method of judging but most will adopt a variation on the same basic theme. Once the class assembles they will study the static picture of the dogs, move the class around the ring...
Are judging priorities changing? By Andrew Brace On my way north to spend Christmas with my sister and her family and my mother who has, at the age of 86, decided to relocate, I dropped in for a pleasant day at the Sports Connexion where Birmingham & District Toy Dog Society was holding a seasonal
Matisse continues to impress at AKC National Championship by Andrew Brace After several days of all breed championship shows held at the same venue, the American Kennel Club Eukanuba National Championship took place on the Saturday and Sunday of Orlando week.
Dogdom discovers Orlando blooms by Andrew Brace My flights from Bogota to Atlanta and then on to Orlando were on schedule and, unlike last year, my bags arrived with me. With typical Eukanuba efficiency there was a representative waiting for me in the baggage hall with a car waiting to drive me...
Boxer and Bulldog best in Bogota by Andrew Brace JAIME Ganoza and I were to judge the last two shows of the year in Colombia and were up and ready for our driver at 7.30 on Saturday morning.
Booming Bogota and lengthy UK apprenticeships by Andrew Brace MY LAST trip of the year did not start too auspiciously when, having managed to check in online, I got to Birmingham airport and discovered that Flybe’s system was completely down so everything (including the labelling of baggage tags) was being...
The Moulin Rouge comes to Finland by Andrew Brace A FEW DAYS before I was due to set off for Finland news came through that an air traffic control strike was being threatened in Helsinki for the Friday when most of the judges would be travelling, giving Jarmo Hilpinen, show organiser...
Labrador heaven and shoppers' paradise by Andrew Brace ON THE Sunday I left Hobart, on our way to the airport Cindy Gangell and I stopped off at the fascinating Museum of Old and New Art which is a subterranean structure containing many intriguing displays.
Cavalier Triumphs at Hobart Royal by Andrew Brace AND SO we came to the final day of the Hobert Royal, Tasmania’s premier dog show, and yet again it was a rather breezy but sunny day. I managed to complete a few of my hound breeds outside but then took the balance of the group indoors, returning...
Terrific toys in Hobart by Andrew Brace MY FRIDAY at Hobart gave me what was by far the strongest group for overall quality in the toys and several breeds were hotly contested.
Confusing group names Down Under by Andrew Brace As you travel the world it is interesting and sometimes puzzling to see how breeds are classified into the different groups and indeed how the groups are named.