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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!
The first Pekingese champions by Nick Waters THE SAYING ’they don’t make ‘em like that nowadays’ could well have been thought up for Maud Earl’s sumptuous portfolios of photogravures published in editions of 500 by the Berlin Photographic Company.
Hidden in plain sight dangers and animals in war remembered by Geraldine Cove-Print SOME WEEKS ago I wrote about boots for dogs and the difficulty of finding ones that would stay put! My thanks to Diana Hudson for writing to tell me about her 14-year-old lass who hates slippery floors and flatly refuses to even entertain the idea...
Assessing the risk of zoonotic diseases by Steve Dean ZOONOTIC diseases are defined as infections that can be transmitted between animals and humans. Although this implies a two-way process, the public focus is always on the route from animals to man and this can give a one-sided impression that...
The seven subtle pain indicators by Julia Robertson For those who know me will know that I always go on and on about how muscular issues are not easily or rarely diagnosed, so if we could pick up on earlier indicators that our dogs are exhibiting then earlier treatment and therefore quicker...
Trouble with cars and indigestion by Jane Lilley Thank you everyone who has so kindly asked about the health or otherwise of my car that inexplicably lost power on the M40 en route home after a happy day’s judging at the City of Birmingham.
The KCs involvement with rescue by Geraldine Cove-Print I just spent an amusing few minutes trying out the Kennel Club ‘Find a Breed’ online service. I found it to be an excellent tool and it would be very useful for the novice, aspiring dog owner I feel, it could also be a great resource for dog rescue.
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