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.
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!
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.
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’.
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...
HOW LOVELY it is that for once, my deadline falls just after Crufts so, I can reflect more immediately on the show. Firstly, I want to offer my congratulations to all seven group winners and especially to Mike and Jason for Ricky’s win.
‘Every cloud has a silver lining’, so the old adage goes, and for Crufts that ‘silver lining’ has to have been its enforced move away from Auntie over to Channel 4/More4.