Living


How lucky we are to have such a happy, charming, normal, healthy Royal Family as those currently representing our country in Australia and New Zealand! Prince George looks a splendid chap and that picture of him pre tour with his mother and father...
FOR THIS article, I will be referring to punishment as those aversive punishments such as fear, pain, startle discomfort etc that most people understand and are familiar with and are used by some trainers to affect behaviour change.
I had an invitation last week, I expect a great many of you had the same one. Eukanuba and the Kennel Club have, apparently, been partners since 2009 and the invitation was to join the Eukanuba Breeders Club. Iím not so naive that I donít...
Leadbetter, Elgiva and Marksman by Nick Waters Mr R Leadbetter of Hazlemere Park in Buckinghamshire was one of the leading breeders and exhibitors from a small nucleus of stalwarts who prevented the Mastiff becoming extinct at the end of the 19th/beginning of the 20th century.
It was probably inevitable that in a world dominated by money that headlines announcing the cloning of a pet dog would primarily suggest it was a waste of money and that the ethics and scientific justification for such an act would be relegated to...
OUR ROYAL Mail cleverly manage to put up the price of postage in such an insidious manner as to be almost unnoticeable, not least because some bright spark thought up the brilliant idea some years back to remove the actual cost, formerly printed...
Dogs die in the name of science by Geraldine Cove-Print ISNíT IT strange how a series of connections can be made that so often come back to dogs? For instance, I was going through my late fatherís collection of books and came across a rather lovely volume on the works of Francisque Poulbot, a poster...
BOVINE tuberculosis (bTb) causing infection in a small number of cats in the Newbury area is the current health concern to hit the headline news.
Rob Bishopís woodwork art by Nick Waters THERE was a time when Crufts was a rendezvous for lovers of all dog art. A move from London, the passing of the years, and possibly a change in peopleís collecting habits, have seen a decline in the number of dealers exhibiting older dog art, with...
Assured top groomers by Eileen Geeson CAROLE Gowers is the proprietor of Evesham Dog Grooming Academy Ltd. Carole is one of the very first groomers to be credited by the PIF (Pet Industry Federation) with the prestigious certificate of an assured groomer.
Having decided not to show a dog again after Henry had made a fool of himself yet again on that fearfully muddy day of Richmond 08 when, in any case he had done well enough to justify himself with four tickets, a junior warrant and ShCM under his...
Do you remember Barbara Woodhouse? Clad in tweed with sensible shoes, her magnificent prow and the voice of Joyce Grenfell with attitude.