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Concerns over antimicrobial resistance by Steve Dean The subject is still zoonotic diseases; illnesses that can be passed between humans and dogs. The public always fear what they might catch from a dog but never ask themselves what they might transmit in the other direction.
Harriet Greene’s Welsh Springers by Nick Waters The painting in the Kennel Club of Mrs Greene’s Welsh Springer Spaniels, Ch Longmynd Myfanwy and her sister Ch Longmynd Megan is considered one of Maud Earl’s finest pictures from this period. This week I feature that picture together with its...
Why the secrecy behind judges’ approval? by Jane Lilley A brief note comes from Jackie Drakeford with a tip, which could prove extremely useful for anyone wishing to liquidise raw spinach, not only helping to reduce the glorious green miniature confetti-type mess that can result from such an operation...
The ‘magnificent’ Ch Hengist by Nick Waters This week I feature another painting by Lilian Cheviot that was reproduced in Robert Leighton’s The New Book of the Dog (1907), the Bloodhound, Ch Hengist.
The Scissor Boutique is cutting edge by Eileen Geeson Well even I was surprised. I have never thought about the comparison between scissoring a dog and ballroom dancing. But Mandy Carr explains good finishing starts...
Do dogs play a part in outbreaks? by Steve Dean Giardia is a single cell parasite that infects the small intestine of several animals and man. Progress in molecular science has increased our ability to separate species through their genetic code...
Dog Coat Company’s Cashmere Coat by Geraldine Cove-Print Cashmere, for me, the word conjures up a luxurious and faintly exotic picture. It’s a fabric woven from the softest undercoat fibres of the cashmere goat, beautifully light and strong with terrific insulation qualities...
The Kennel Club has made some brilliant progress over the last few years – Mate Select, myKC, coefficients of inbreeding (COIs), DNA tests, estimated breeding values (EBVs) – yet most of these still need some refinement.
Tackling persistent coat chewers by Jane Lilley A few weeks ago I received a somewhat panic-stricken note from Chris Wyatt of the Bobander Bichon Frisé to say that she had a problem that she had never encountered before and for which she had tried every remedy she could think of without any...
Dogs waking you up at night? by Nick Honor If you have a dog that rises in those obscene hours of the morning (when you should be tucked up in bed), or a puppy or dog that drags you from the warmth of your bed in the middle of the night, you will sympathise with many of my clients who...
George Vernon Stokes’ dogs of War by Nick Waters At this time with the world remembering the start of the first world war it is perhaps timely to also remember the role dogs have played in wars since early times.
Disease outbreaks: is the UK protected? by Steve Dean Before letting distemper fade back into the history of dog illnesses, a few more words in relation to handling outbreaks of disease may be worthwhile.
The influx of underage pups continues by Geraldine Cove-Print No sooner have the fireworks and Halloween masks been packed away in the shops for another year than we are snowballed into a red and white spending extravaganza as the Christmas countdown begins.
Settling tummies and clearing them up by Jane Lilley Besides having now proved itself as a well tried and tested remedy for itching and scratching, the idea of using liquidised raw spinach as an aid to digestion seems to have provoked a good deal of interest.
Johnson’s Ch Frederick of Kelwall by Nick Waters During a career that spanned a lot of years, Dorothy Johnson (1902-1988) painted many top winning show dogs, including the first British champion Pharaoh Hound, Ch Kilcroney Rekhmire Merymut and one of the first British champion Finnish Spitz, Ch...
Looking North for direction by Eileen Geeson This week we are delighted to feature a well established dog grooming centre.
Will we see more distemper in the UK? by Steve Dean A headline may have caught readers’ eyes last week on page 2 of DOG WORLD. Vets fear puppy imports may reintroduce distemper to the UK it stated in bold letters.
K9 Cleancoat by Geraldine Cove-Print One of the joys of the colder weather is walking your dog or dogs on a bright, frosty morning. I love watching them run and play and then comes that moment when they find a thin layer of ice over a muddy puddle and in seconds you know that not...
The sound of life and aspergillosis updates by Jane Lilley More on the ‘woo-woo’ front comes via a delightful conversation with Lorna Fleming in Somerset, whose opening words were that the ability to say ‘woo-woo’ deeply in her throat actually prolonged her now 15-and-a-half-year-old Kizzie’s life!
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