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A great grooming experience in Essex by Eileen Geeson The seminar/workshop with the world renowned Anders Rosell (reported here in an earlier GB) turned out to be a huge success with all the groomers present expressing gratitude for having considerably swelled their knowledge and finishing skills...
Reconciling vets and dog breeders by Steve Dean VETS ARE highly trained in animal health and their professional bodies like to promote vets as leaders in the welfare field as well. In common with all humans, vets will have personal views and perceptions...
Lilian Cheviot’s Rock and Rag portrait by Nick Waters Such is the diversity of the dog in art that over the last four weeks I have featured a gold snuff box with Masonic connections, a beautifully carved walnut table, a piece of jewellery in gold and silver and now a painting by one of this country’s...
As a scientist I am used to using and reading precise language when it comes to expressing not just scientific terminology but ordinary, everyday concepts.
AGM heralds return of the Gazette by Jane Lilley A triumph for democracy! The seemingly universally loved monthly Kennel Gazette is to rise like Phoenix from the Ashes as voted by members of the Kennel Club following Simon Parsons’ proposal, seconded by Geoffrey Davies, that its publication be...
A French Bulldog charm bracelet by Nick Waters On a warm summer’s evening just after the war in 1946, two ladies with their dogs returning from Blackpool show were picnicking in a field outside the village of Quatt, just south of Bridgnorth in Shropshire, when a lady on a horse bore down on...
The eye-catching Rough Collie by Eileen Geeson I must say a big thanks to readers of the GB for their response to articles. Suggestions for breeds to feature, as well as people you would like to know about are always welcome.
A rare case of canine distemper by Steve Dean Distemper has been diagnosed in two puppies in the South-West of England. One is still alive but the other was euthanased due to a very poor chance of recovery...
As a scientist I am used to using and reading precise language when it comes to expressing not just scientific terminology but ordinary, everyday concepts...
Seemingly my plea for opinions on the new Kennel Club Journal as a sad replacement for the former greatly loved Kennel Gazette has stirred up a virtual hornet’s nest, that is if the response has been anything to go by!
It can be the simplest of things. As weeks and months go by and for reasons unknown, I receive requests for help that seem to follow a particular pattern, for example, it may be object or food-guarding, barking, training issues and more recently...
Mistreatment of Boxers and the struggle to end puppy farming by Geraldine Cove-Print Cara Bideau was playing near her home in Londonderry in Northern Ireland when she heard a noise coming from beneath a wooden pallet that was placed across a deep hole.
Spring is here and summer is not far away. So it is time for dog owners to consider some simple actions to try to prevent some well-known seasonal problems from occurring.
Black Forest carved St Bernard table by Nick Waters When it comes to ‘Black Forest’ carvings of dogs, for originality, quality and functionality, they don’t come much better than the piece of furniture I feature in my column this week. It is beautifully carved, in good condition and the subject...
A spirited response to my comments on how some breeds are changing, or rather being changed, in the column of April 11 comes from Karen Morgan of the Ahlenagen German Spitz to say how much she agrees that ‘incorrect’ dogs are winning.
Order of the Pug by Nick Waters The late Albert Edward Collins Nice, a chemist and dental surgeon, was a member of several higher orders of masonry and belonged to a number of lodges including The Quatuor Coronati Lodge 2076, which is devoted to masonic research.
Taking a shine to grooming by Eileen Geeson Ruth Webb VN CertEd APP of K9 Shine Pet Grooming Centre in Seaton Delaval, Northumberland, has a number of credits to her name including veterinary nurse...
Last week featured the published information from Dan O’Neil and others in the journal Plos One and some people have seen this as confirming that pedigree dogs are as healthy as crossbred dogs.
Animal DNA Diagnostics by Geraldine Cove-Print IF TALK of DNA profiling and breed co-efficients leave you feeling as if you have not only missed the bus but the last one you saw was horse drawn, have no fear!
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