WE SUSPECT that many of our readers will know only too well the temptation, given today’s ‘instant’ social media, to write the first thing that comes into their head, without giving a moment’s serious thought to the possible consequences.
Training people to train their dogs is great fun. Over the years experience is picked up and mentors noted for their worth and with help most situations can be sorted one way or another.
THE NEWS of the three-year contract signed by Procter & Gamble Pet Care and the Kennel Club will come as a relief for a number of reasons.
Once again I really must thank you, the readers, for you response to this column. Where would I be without you? It is not easy for every person to write or email, I know, so the fact that so many of you do so is highly respected and welcome.
What’s that old adage, ‘You wait an age for a bus and then two come along at once’? Well, it wasn’t a bus that I had been waiting for but an article – an article that would start a meaningful conversation on what is really affecting the popularity...
THERE has been a considerable amount of comment regarding judging and judges in recent weeks and it is patently obvious that it is they above anything else which affect exhibitors’ decisions about whether they enter a particular show or not.
I have been so busy this past month searching the internet and asking people about how I can improve my ‘social standing’. Unfortunately I can find no courses or ways to do this.
Soap Operas on television are very good at reflecting our society, that’s why so many people love them, quite often social issues are aired and for some it is a relief to know that others are experiencing the same problems, even if they are fictional
TWENTY YEARS ago, as we show on our From The Archives page this week, the Kennel Club announced swingeing cuts in the number of challenge certificates.
Dog World columnists comprise some of the best, most experienced and most respected members of the dog scene – and then there’s me. Regular readers know I’m a bit of a Jack of all canine trades and I make no claim to be a master of any....
WE SUPPOSE that we should not be surprised by anything which the human race can sink to but it is immensely disheartening that dog fighting still goes on, in spite of all the efforts which have been made to stamp it out and the successful...
I WAS INTERESTED to read the article (DW June 6) about the Sheltie debacle at Southern Counties. Well respected international all-rounder Kari Jarvinen judged the breed and awarded his DCC to Robinson’s Sw/Nor Ch Shellrick’s You May Me Luck and...
WE HAVE long been convinced that one factor which has contributed to the declining number of people involved in the dog showing scene has been the lack of events in the London area.
Jane Margetts writes that after reading PTP on the subject of lungworm she thought she would email me as she has a homebred puppy who has been seriously ill with lungworm, but there were no classic symptoms for lungworm and the puppy presented origin
A story that certainly got a lot of attention in the press recently was the case of Lisa Walsh, a ‘dog breeder’ who swindled money from puppy buyers in and around Norfolk.
FROM HIS article in the latest online Kennel Club Journal, it is not easy to work out what the current KC chairman, Steve Dean, feels about the democracy issue.
Sometimes everyday events are a good mirror to what is happening to our hobby. The recent and very revealing outcomes in the EU elections must surely have some parallels with the Kennle Club and our dog world...
SURELY the fact that a St Bernard bitch can fail, then pass a veterinary check at shows a fortnight apart demonstrates once and for all the futility of the current arrangements.
I think the world has gone survey crazy. It doesn’t seem possible to do anything these days without getting a follow up phone call, email or text asking ‘how was it for you?’.