This week's Dog World Comment WE ARE delighted that at last common sense has emerged regarding the relative health of pedigree dogs and mongrels. That there should ever have been such a long drawn out debate on the subject is a complete waste of time and energy.
Wherever there are layers of government we find disputes as to where real power and real decision making should lie. This is at the core of the Scottish independence debate, the continuing argument about our membership of the European Union and a...
This week's Dog World Comment WHY IS it that most serious ‘dog people’ will have an instinctive revulsion to the concept of cloning? After all, as Steve Dean points out in his veterinary column this week, in a way it resembles what breeders are trying to do – to aim for an...
Please forgive me for indulging my fascination for dog breeding this month. More than any other aspect of this hobby of ours, it is breeding in all its endless complexity that most catches my imagination.
MY FIRST experience of a ‘dangerous dog’ was back in the spring of 1992. I’d accompanied my mum to Tottenham Cemetery to tidy up my grandmother’s grave after the winter.
This week's Dog World Comment ANYONE who regularly attends open shows will know that breed entries can vary dramatically in both quality and quantity. Sometimes the numbers are poor or even non-existent; sometimes exhibitors will drive for miles to support the show and the judge.
SUE DENNETT and Julie Lankshear, of Caring Canines, have both been awarded a British Empire Medal in the New Year’s Honours List!
This week's Dog World Comment THERE CANNOT be many subjects on which DOG WORLD, the Kennel Club and the RSPCA all see eye to eye, but the fragility of Britain's import controls must surely be one of them.
LAST MONTH I wrote about the approval process and the Judges’ Sub-Committee. Within 24 hours of publication I was told directly by a member of that committee that any chance of me having a judging career in this country was never going to happen.
This week's Dog World Comment WITH THE clocks going forwards and the first single group championship show kicking off this weekend in the form of UK Toy, spring must be here at last.
If you had to sum up Crufts 2014 in one word what would it be? My word would be ‘unapologetic’.
This week's Dog World Comment WHILE we are all in a positive frame of mind following a highly successful Crufts, It’s good to have something else to praise unequivocally, and that is the report by the Kennel Club’s Dog Health Group which arrived in members’ letterboxes during...