The Kennel Club recently released a revised version of the breed Standard regarding the presentation of the Poodle for the show ring. We can now show this breed in trims other than the puppy, puppy lion, traditional lion or continental.
The perspective I take is that the breeder is the person who owns the brood bitch at the time she is mated. In last month’s article I looked at the procedures that the breeder should consider when deciding which stud dog to use on a bitch.
I had a message from the obviously now delighted owner of the young Sheltie bitch, whose house-training problems were detailed in the column of January 18, to say that at long last she has been successful in keeping her clean!
Those of you who read last weeks offering concerning the Canine Crusaders, Cobalt and Sapphire, who had both been identified under breed specific legislation as Pit Bull type may be interested to know that owner Carol Bell sent off a sample of...
One of the things you encounter fairly regularly as a canine behaviourist is a situation where you are required to ‘unpick’ the work of another behaviourist who has already worked with the client but not created the desired results.
SINCE it opened its doors a few years ago, the Stockbridge Gallery in Hampshire has been a magnet for lovers of the dog in art.
Dare we hope for summertime now a few fine days have finally emerged from the chill of winter and a wet spring. If warmer days are expected, some awareness of some common summer-time illnesses might be useful, especially if they can be prevented.
There was a speedy response to my column of April 26 from Wendy Cain of the Kutani Lhasas to say that she would like to add her ‘twopence worth’ to the moans of exhibitors trying their hardest to show their dogs despite comments to the tune of...
In the thick of protests against breed-specific legislation up and down the country you will find two charming dogs and their determined owner Carol Bell. You can spot Cobalt and Sapphire easily, they’re the ones wearing coloured glitter decorated mu
SO YOU have acquired a new puppy and now you need to think about its future and how to give it the best chance for a trouble free, healthy life. If you are reading this you probably have ambitions for your pup that involves breeding, dog shows or...
I know of some published commercial sporting artists who almost have nightmares at the thought of having to paint yet another Labrador.
Crufts Young Kennel Club Groomer of Year competition is a special occasion that is a must for the future of our fraternity. The importance of grooming becomes more noted as health matters are deeply considered.