Living


Russian interest in New York by Nick Waters This year Bonhams managed to stage one of its most interesting and comprehensive sales ever and although there were one or two disappointments, most notably ‘Amsterdam Dog Market’ by Abraham Hondius from the estate of the late Walter Goodman...
Asian fusion by Eileen Geeson As requested this week we feature grooming with a difference. Asian Fusion grooming is a form of creative grooming and the originator of this styling is Pammie Carmichael Hogg of ‘Fuss About - Asian Fusion Grooming’ Doncaster. www.fuss-about.co.uk.
A note comes from Diana Hudson of the Norderhove Elkhounds to say that her eldest bitch is almost 14 years old and has mild arthritis. They moved house last year and found that the back doorstep was unusually high with a nine inch wide step below...
Living on and near the coast is really great especially as an alternative place to walk with dogs. However walking on or near the beach can most certainly have many dangers for dogs, we often hear about dogs that appeared to have jumped or fallen...
Supreme Champion Twynstar Dyma-fi by Nick Waters To coincide with Crufts I feature a painting by an artist whose signature is indecipherable of the best in show winner from 1951. Ch Twynstar Dyma-Fi was born in May 1948 and bred by T M Jones of Dowlais at the head of the South Wales mining valleys.
Responses to a couple of requests for further information are this week’s topic. They were received from readers whose interest was aroused by the mention of two subjects within AVV articles.
CAN ANYONE tell me why it is that, despite signing their name to contracts including an agreement to write a critique on the judging for general championship shows and some open shows, the number of judges who never or seldom write critiques seems...
Babies – they cry, a lot. For a newborn it really is the only way they can make their situation of concern to their mother. The cry of a very young baby is...
The Stafford and its ancestors by Nick Waters THE STAFFORDSHIRE Bull Terrier is a ‘new’ breed but its ancestors are among some of the oldest. I featured recently in the column paintings of a pied bitch named Rose and her brindle daughter Nettle and they are examples of dogs from the first...
YKC Groomer of the year is coming by Eileen Geeson I CAN’T say it is my favourite journey, or my favourite venue for many reasons and many of you feel the same from what you tell me. However it’s coming up and no doubt we will all be there, and if you can stand the travelling, the queuing up to...
There are indeed many issues raised by the press and by scheme members about the Kennel Club’s Assured Breeder Scheme (ABS). It is therefore prudent to ask “What more needs to be done to the ABS” to make it more appealing to breeders, because...
Referring back to the places where dogs chose to sleep, Lillian Strand of the Westlake West Highland White Terriers sends a message to say that when they were due to go on holiday for three weeks, rather than put their five dogs into kennels they...