Opinion


A chilling tale for Halloween By Geraldine Cove-Print There are two schools of thought about the origins of Halloween, the first is that it was all the idea of the Christians to have a day to remember the saints and martyrs that had died and that the evening before was in preparation for the Saints...
This week's Dog World Comment WE HOPE the Kennel Club quickly sorts out the muddle regarding the changes to the French Bulldog Standard. It seemed strange indeed that the breed clubs should be informed of the change, only for two days later to be told that this wasn’t yet...
Risk assessment for dogs... and owners by Kevin Colwill AUTUMN is my favourite season. The shorter, cooler days suit my wardrobe, physique and temperament very much better than the sultry summer months.
It may seem coincidental but cross my heart, this article was started and indeed almost finished before I read Steve Dean’s latest contribution to ‘from the chairman’ in the October Kennel Club Journal where he tries...
This week's Dog World Comment TWO WEEKS ago we dealt with the subject of judges, following on from Steve Dean’s comprehensive look in the Kennel Club Journal at some of the dilemmas involved.
Rude behaviour on social media by Jessica Holm The power of social media is increasing and in the dog world, it would seem to be presenting the powers that be with some serious headaches.
Sighthounds in the show ring: are they really fit for function? By Ronnie Heap The general conclusion I have come to is no. There may be exceptions within some breeds and there may be some breeds that are still close enough to the original type to a degree but overall most have nothing more than...
This week's Dog World Comment SOME MEMBERS of the veterinary profession have been all too ready to be critical of both pedigree dog breeders and the Kennel Club. So we find it amazing that when the vets are asked to help in a way that should cause them very little time or...
Have ‘doodles’ had their day? By Lee Connor One of the joys of living in this country is being able to walk into a store like WH Smith or any one of our large supermarkets and being able to flick through the vast array of glossy magazines on offer on...
For the love of dogs – recipe included by Eileen Geeson I must admit I have always been hungry to learn more about keeping my dogs as healthy as possible. As a child my home life had taught me that a happy dog that had a loving home, plenty of exercise...
This week's Dog World Comment IN THE latest Kennel Club Journal, chairman Steve Dean attempts an overview of exhibitors’ moans about judges and the judging system in the UK. As anyone who has seriously thought about this subject will know, there are no simple answers...
Engaging the new and keeping the old by Steven Seymour Most of the readers of this column are well established long time breeders and exhibitors, but just pause for a moment and take a view from that of a newcomer. Even more importantly, take the view of a newcomer who is aged less than 40 years old...
This week's Dog World Comment WE ARE sure that readers will want to congratulate the team behind the UK’s new all-breeds best in show record holder, Ch Travella Striking Steel.
Little touches make a big difference by Geraldine Cove-Print I’ve read with great interest various commentators views on the declining entries at dog shows and wonder if it hasn’t all been said. I’m always up for a challenge so I thought I’d put in my three pence worth too!
DAC never really had the clout by Kevin Colwill The announcement of the imminent demise of the Dog Advisory Council should come as no surprise. Ignore the face saving spin that its remit had run its course.
This week's Dog World Comment WE ARE quite sure that all our readers will share the same feelings following the fire at Manchester Dogs’ Home last week which took the lives of more than 50 dogs.
Will Parliament act on puppy farms? by Jessica Holm I have to confess, any mention of dog related issues catching the radar in Westminster sends shivers down my spine. I’m of an age to carry the memories of the dreaded Dangerous Dogs Act (1991) heavy in my heart.
This week's Dog World Comment OFTEN we have found that the transcripts of debates in the House of Commons concerning canine matters have been frightening in the extreme, revealing little more than the ignorance and prejudice of many of our elected representatives.
Saving our shows from within by Lee Connor Like most of the writers for Dog World, I write because I have a passion for pedigree dogs and nothing thrills me more than having an article engender debate and argument.
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