The best and worst of judges - 21/06/2017

CONTINUING from last week on the subject of the advantages of being an exhibitor as opposed to a judge, this can provide a very real opportunity to concentrate on your own and other breeds judging at championship and open shows in both depth and...

Inside the lab of - 21/06/2017

AS A SELF confessed logophile, a word lover, there are just some names in our language that make me smile.

George’s contribution to the ‘Earl dynasty’ - 14/06/2017

George Earl (1827-1908) was the youngest child of Thomas and Elizabeth Earl. He was a painter, primarily of sporting dogs and other animals, exhibited at the Royal Academy and was a member of the ‘Earl dynasty’.

The joy of being an exhibitor - 14/06/2017

First of all some good news comes from Joyce Hall who has not only been having a very fraught time herself worrying about and visiting her husband in hospital every afternoon but on the principle of kick ‘em when they’re down, their eldest...

Preparing your dog for a new arrival - 14/06/2017

I was recently contacted by a potential client regarding an issue that they were having with their dog and during our initial communications it came to light they were having a baby later in the year, too.

Unwelcome early alarm call - 06/06/2017

Does anyone have any idea how, or can help with advice of any kind, to prevent dogs digging deep pits, often to the point of being dangerously deep, in the middle of lawns?

Registration rise puts breeds at risk - 31/05/2017

THERE are always two sides to every story, and nowhere is this more clearly illustrated than in the recent announcement from the Kennel Club with regard to the rise in registrations.

The horrors of a dog-on-dog attack - 31/05/2017

It is the stuff of nightmares, you are walking your dog, enjoying the companionship and fresh air when seemingly out of nowhere an aggressive dog arrives and attacks your pet.

Squad key to agility’s future - 31/05/2017

THE TEAM GB development squad has been announced by team GB manager Mark Laker and the Kennel Club.

Wildwash anti-flea products - 24/05/2017

Do you remember Junior Choice with Ed ‘Stewpot’ Stewart? Oh my goodness the innocence of children’s radio! One of my favourites was a song from Disney’s Summer Magic, the Ugly Bug Ball was sung by Burl Ives...

Helping a depressed Cavalier - 24/05/2017

It is said that a trouble shared is a trouble halved so it was good to hear that I was far from alone with the difficulties involved in repainting a somewhat elderly rusty folding dog cage!

Conservation detection dogs - 24/05/2017

Did you know that koala poo is small and difficult to find? Along with other interesting facts about the Antipodean marsupial such as their ability to sleep for 20 hours a day to digest their eucalyptus diet and their five digits on each front paw...

Veterinary World: Heart murmurs in dogs - 17/05/2017

A heart murmur, simply put, is a sound produced by an interruption in the normal ‘smooth’ blood flow through the heart. Heart murmurs are very common in dogs, as in people, and the presence of a murmur can have a range of ‘significances’ from...

Wildwash anti-flea products - 17/05/2017

Do you remember Junior Choice with Ed ‘Stewpot’ Stewart? Oh my goodness the innocence of children’s radio! One of my favourites was a song from Disney’s Summer Magic, the Ugly Bug Ball...

Champion stakes at breed shows? - 17/05/2017

Just recently the subject of showing well established champions, other than elderly veterans, at breed open shows has been the source of some comment and this in turn has led to a number of questions...

Is your dog noise phobic? - 17/05/2017

I know the season for fireworks is way off and this is traditionally when we write about all the things you can do to help your dog...

A spring collection - 09/05/2017

This month I offer a selection of items that have all been offered for sale recently. They show that art and design featuring the dog is far reaching and more than just pictures or models in bronze and ceramic.

Revamping an old dog cage - 09/05/2017

Last week I decided that we needed a metal folding travelling cage for young Basil and, having delved about in the garage, two of exactly the right size of 20 inches and of at least 30 years old came to light, having been roosting there unused for...

Caught up in human tragedy - 09/05/2017

On April 8, this year, Sweden was left stunned as news filtered out from Stockholm that four people had died and many had been injured when a lorry had been driven at speed into a crowded shopping street in what appeared to be a terrorist attack.

A grooming dilemma - 03/05/2017

Are you, like me, in a right grooming state of confusion, a right dilemma, and some frustration trying to qualify the choice between two undesirables?

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