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A stylish and valuable Pointer by Nick Waters Two weeks ago I featured a picture of the famous 19th century English Setter FT Ch Dash II and this week I feature an equally famous Pointer of the same name whose portrait is on this Derby plaque.
A disastrous trip back from The City by Jane Lilley This past week has resulted in an all too real living with dogs situation! I had had a lovely day’s judging at City of Birmingham and, suddenly feeling rather tired, decided to leave at 5.45pm with the aim of arriving home somewhere in the...
The first Soviet cosmonauts by Nick Waters You could well ask just how a Soviet Union 1950s dog space suit fits into my brief of the dog in art: my answer would be design.
Colour experiments can lead to an explosion by Eileen Geeson Poodle colour registrations are causing great worry to serious breeders who believe it is imperative that the breed Standard be adhered to in order to preserve the ‘realness’ of this lovely breed.
More serious cases of diarrhoea by Steve Dean Last week, AVV described the typical ‘upset stomach’ that dogs frequently suffer, especially during autumn. The environment at this time of year is awash with decomposing vegetation, fruit or fungus, as well as other people’s discarded detritus...
PawTrax – In Collar tracker by Geraldine Cove-Print IT IS amazing how many people think that the identity microchip in a dog can track their moves. It really doesn’t, a microchip is the size of a grain of rice and it holds a number, that’s it.
Noise anxiety and overnight rumblings by Jane Lilley A very prompt and sensible sounding call came in response to the plea for help for Isla Gilchrist’s giant breed’s over-anxiety with, what he considered to be, strange loud noises.
Canine amputees - post-op help by Julia Robertson I meet some amazing dogs in my work, their resilience, bravery and sheer ‘joie de vivre’ never fails to amaze me. This aspect of a dog’s persona is one that I believe we can learn so much from...
The charm of the lurcher by Geraldine Cove-Print The only hounds I have ever owned have been the horizontally blessed Dachshunds, but I can see why so many people love the hound breeds, there is such a variety of shapes, sizes and coat textures.
When to be concerned about diarrhoea by Steve Dean Diarrhoea is an unpleasant experience for two reasons – it is often an unexpected event and you rarely find it where you would prefer it to be. In addition, diarrhoea smells awful and in more serious terms it may be a signal of something of...
Field Trial Champion Dash II by Nick Waters John Charles Dollman (1851-1934) studied art at the Royal College of Art and the Royal Academy schools where he won prizes for drawing from life.
Thank you to those who have most kindly responded to the plea for help with the aftermath of bee stings in the column of August 14.
Dog or bitch? How do you decide? by Geraldine Cove-Print WHEN SOMEONE contacts rescue and firmly states that they want either dog or bitch we tend to presume they have a good idea of why they choose one over the other, but I seriously wonder if that is true.
British dog groomer of the year by Eileen Geeson MANY A dog lover has cried buckets over Lassie films, but for 35-year-old British Dog Groomer of the Year – Mike Wildman – it was the inspiration for a career.
Having mentioned a new specialist clinic for brachycephalic dogs a couple of weeks ago, I spotted an older article (Veterinary Times Nov 4 2013) on the subject of the brachycephalic dog and their eyes. It is an informative article aimed at vets...
Chow chows at the LKA by Nick Waters ‘THE SECOND show was held on June 11 and 12 in the park of Holland House by kind permission of Lord and Lady Ilchester. Royalty was to be present and the police estimated there were around 5,000 people packing the grounds. It was reported that...
Yes I despair at the language used in various pronouncements, particularly by the Kennel Club. It’s either mealy-mouthed dumbing down or over the top spin. I even despair at myself when I make a relatively tiny oversight, as I did in my article...
Health tests and rejuvenation by Jane Lilley An almost instant response came to my description of the sad tale of the two Afghan Hounds in the column of August 8 from Ian Millar, the breed heath co-ordinator for Schipperkes, who says that they have been dealing with MPS111B, which he...
A prewar sportsman and his dogs by Nick Waters With the grouse season already underway and with partridge, duck and geese coming in shortly and pheasant on October 1, I thought I would feature a sporting picture so have gone for one that is not the usual and frequently predictable ‘dogs...
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