I am not sure that I have done this before, but I am going to use my column this month for an out-and-out rant. Those of you who pay me the compliment of reading this column regularly will be aware that I moved house recently, last November.
A MIX of topics from down the decades this time, starting off with a report by Averil on British juniors’ successes at the wonderfully organised World Show in Helsinki. Incidentally the show returns there next year and no doubt it will be an event...
JOAN AND PAUL CLARK email: “We really hope you will be able to help us with our Mini Dachshund ‘Eve’. We got her at three years old, she had two litters and was spayed then put up for sale.
Sadly, once again, we see the all-too-familiar headlines featuring another death caused by an ‘out of control’ dog.
Dear Mr Irving, let’s get one thing straight for the record: I have never ever written anything in my life without signing my name to it.
The Kennel Club AGM has now come and gone; I’m sure there will be many thousands of words in print as everyone discusses the finer detail.
The government’s plan to extend the provisions of the Dangerous Dogs Act to private land has been met with a good deal of concern and not a little misinformation. Some of the comment seems to be nothing short of scaremongering.
MY NAN always used to say ‘you are what you eat’ and, like most old adages, there is more than a grain of truth contained within those few words.
By the time this piece is published, it will no doubt be raining again, but at the moment May has made her entrance shrouded in a mantle of blue and accompanied by a strange golden orb whose warm rays have finally germinated my bloomin’ tomatoes.
THE RESPONSE to the vaccine related articles have been phenomenal and I thank you for sharing your experience and expertise.
Simon Parsons talks to BILL LAMBERT, head of the Kennel Club’s Health and Breeder Services Department
SEVERAL times recently I have heard that some of our major championship shows are losing large sums of money every year. If this is true then maybe it’s time to take a hard look at the way our show scene is structured.