The M6 is known locally as the road to hell – stop, start traffic, nose to tail; the heat rising from the tarmac, shimmering, barely moving air; the stench of exhaust and the exhaustion of frustration.
The response to my comments about judging critiques or rather lack of some particularly at general open shows has created a most gratifying response!
Integrative medicine is a term that I particularly like as this defines more clearly what professional therapists, such as Galen Myotherapists, are trying to achieve.
Arthur Brisbane is probably one of the best well known newspaper editors of the 20th century. Now you may not think you’ve heard of him but I’m willing to bet that you have heard the expression “a picture is worth a thousand words”.
Hip scores measure the phenotypic appearance of a joint arising from hip laxity (dysplasia). Now do not stop reading just because of a bit of jargon, the ready translation is as follows: hip scores measure the visual effects of hip laxity as seen...
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure and so it is with artist David Kemp. He creates assemblage sculptures from a variety of objects that in most cases have had a previous life.
A plea for help or sharing of information comes from Mary Kerrigan in Ayrshire, who has an 11-year-old Italian Spinone bitch, who has just been diagnosed with vestibular disease, her owner describing this as being similar to a stroke.
This week I feature another painting by Lilian Cheviot (Circa 1876-1936) that was reproduced in Robert Leighton’s The New Book of the Dog (1907). Miss Cheviot lived in Molesey, Surrey and also Kensington in London and studied...
April saw the International Grooming Championships –MilanGroom – taking place in Milan, Italy. After an 18-hour journey to the destination with nerves jangling but full of excitement at the prospect of her first experience in such a competition...
Any series of articles on health testing would be incomplete without some comment on hip (HD) and elbow (ED) dysplasia and the two health schemes designed to aid breeders in reducing the worst effects of these potentially disabling diseases.
Raw feeding is not new; I can hear you all saying “there she goes, stating the blinkin’ obvious again!” but I hope you’ll forgive me because the growth in the raw feed market for companion animals has rocketed so fast recently one would be...
I want to explore coat colour inheritance this month, and I shall probably regret it, because it preoccupies many breeders to an unwarranted extent when they should be concentrating on matters more serious than aesthetics.
How is it and why is it that more and more judges, particularly those at general open shows, seem to consider it quite acceptable not to write a report on the breeds they have judged?
CONTINUING with the sale of the trial models for Beswick’s ‘Famous Dog Champions’ range, the Bull Terrier, Ch Romany Rhinestone, was the only other one sold as a single lot and took £720.
A really terrible story has come from the US last week when Tennessee police raided a dog rescue and training centre.
WHEN WE choose a pet dog to join our families, we usually select based on looks, temperament, perceived size, coat type and whether they are shedding or non-shedding, etc.
Last week’s topic discussed the genetic tests available for many breeds that reveal if a dog is a clear of a specific mutation, is a carrier of the mutation or is an affected dog.
I had a thought in the night and, although in the harsh light of dawn the majority of such ideas then seem ridiculous some, just occasionally bear sharing with others.
In 1941 and ’42 Beswick (such are the foibles of the English Language that it is correctly pronounced ‘Bes-wick’ rather that ‘Bes-ick’ as one would expect) introduced into its range a series of 13...