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Dogs die in the name of science by Geraldine Cove-Print ISN’T 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 father’s 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 Bishop’s 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 people’s 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.
The organised warm-up at Crufts by Julia Robertson What a great celebration of dogs Crufts was again this year; we enjoyed the four days enormously, meeting lots of people on our stand and in the KCAI (Kennel Club Accreditation Scheme for Instructors) pod, some old friends and some we hope will...
A rare original from R H Hewitt by Nick Waters This week I feature an original drawing of a Pug from one of the important kennels in the breed that was founded in the late 19th century. It is by Richard Hewitt Moore who as R H Moore is better known more for his illustrated work than he is for...
This second part of a two-part series on bitch fertility illustrates the diagnostic methods used by vets for assessing an in season bitch to establish the best time for a fertile mating.
There seems to have been quite a number of Kennel Club publications arriving here just recently and the best by far has to be the innovation of the Breed Watch Booklet with the under title ‘Promoting Pedigree Dog Health’ with the description ‘A...
Abandoned but not forgotten by Geraldine Cove-Print The first Chinese Crested puppy I brought into my home my mother greeted with “Good Lord! Is that a piglet or a puppy?” My mama loved dogs but she never really warmed to that extraordinary breed and always said it was like living with gremlins...
This is the first of a two part summary of the article in the Veterinary Times March 10 on the topic of optimising fertility in bitches. Written for vets, it is encouraging to see information about dog breeding in the veterinary press rather than...