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Nutriment Purine and Phosphorus Formula by Geraldine Cove-Print Raw feeding is not new; I can hear you all saying “there she goes, stating the blinkin’ obvious again!” but I hope you’ll forgive me because the growth in the raw feed market for companion animals has rocketed so fast recently one would be...
I want to explore coat colour inheritance this month, and I shall probably regret it, because it preoccupies many breeders to an unwarranted extent when they should be concentrating on matters more serious than aesthetics.
Should open show critiques be mandatory? by Jane Lilley How is it and why is it that more and more judges, particularly those at general open shows, seem to consider it quite acceptable not to write a report on the breeds they have judged?
Beswick trial studies – part two by Nick Waters CONTINUING with the sale of the trial models for Beswick’s ‘Famous Dog Champions’ range, the Bull Terrier, Ch Romany Rhinestone, was the only other one sold as a single lot and took £720.
A case of animal cruelty in the US by Geraldine Cove-Print A really terrible story has come from the US last week when Tennessee police raided a dog rescue and training centre.
Providing essential enrichment by Nick Honor WHEN WE choose a pet dog to join our families, we usually select based on looks, temperament, perceived size, coat type and whether they are shedding or non-shedding, etc.
Helping breeders make good choices by Steve Dean Last week’s topic discussed the genetic tests available for many breeds that reveal if a dog is a clear of a specific mutation, is a carrier of the mutation or is an affected dog.
Judges must learn the finer points by Jane Lilley I had a thought in the night and, although in the harsh light of dawn the majority of such ideas then seem ridiculous some, just occasionally bear sharing with others.
Beswick trial studies of champion dogs by Nick Waters In 1941 and ’42 Beswick (such are the foibles of the English Language that it is correctly pronounced ‘Bes-wick’ rather that ‘Bes-ick’ as one would expect) introduced into its range a series of 13...
A date with the League of Extraordinary Groomers by Eileen Geeson Jo Beddoe, Su Eld-Weaver and Tanya Stevens are the groomers behind the League of Extraordinary Groomers. I was invited to join them at the inauguration of their creative grooming competitions, more aptly named perhaps as extraordinary grooming.
Putting breeders back in control by Steve Dean A genetic test, in its simplest form, identifies dogs with a genetic mutation known to be directly linked to an inherited illness or disorder. For recessive genes, where two copies of a defect are necessary before clinical signs of the disorder...
K9 Competition by Geraldine Cove-Print I have spent many miles behind the wheel of a car whose lights were always on, I have cursed my way through many a fiendish flat pack nightmare and I still find myself putting on a strange accent when wielding a knife in the kitchen preparing...
Garden delights and travel sickness by Jane Lilley Will we ever again be able to walk the dogs out in anything but long welly boots? It seems that it was early last Autumn that we started putting them on every time we went out and have continued to do so ever since with just a few glorious days...
Working in tandem – two perspectives by Julia Robertson The Myotherapist – Julia Robertson, Galen Therapy Centre.
Furry Friends Animal Rescue – turning despair into hope by Geraldine Cove-Print We all know that by law a dog should wear a collar, unless it is exempted because it is undertaking a particular task, we also know that a tag with the owners name, address and contact number should also be in place.
When to act on health test results by Steve Dean Health is a topic every dog owner should be interested in. Traditionally the pedigree dog has received the most attention where health is concerned but with new information coming forward suggesting that, in general terms, all dogs can suffer from...
Prince Albert’s favourite Greyhound by Nick Waters Thanks largely to Sir Edwin Landseer’s famous painting, Prince Albert’s Favourite Greyhound Eos, which he painted in 1841, Eos became one of the best known of all Victorian dogs.
Floral tastes and weather anxiety by Jane Lilley Just to prove that the art of letter writing is far from dead, I received a beautifully handwritten letter from Patricia Edwards in Hampstead to say that all their puppies have been expert at digging up plants and their latest, Rupert a black...
Will ambiguity leave dogs vulnerable? by Geraldine Cove-Print Browsing the internet I came across a quote attributed to Einstein, it was accompanied with pictures of people engrossed in their mobile devices to the exclusion of all around them.
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