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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...
Wild Acre: on the front line of rescue by Geraldine Cove-Print There is a small lay-by just outside of Cradley Heath in the black country of the West Midlands, the road that runs alongside it leads to a doggy day-care centre and it could well be this fact that has led to two dogs, in separate incidents, being...
Sadly, as I finished writing this article, the news of another tragic dog-related incident involving a young child, has become headlines. At this time, the details of the incident are unclear but my thoughts and condolences go out to her family...
A well connected Beau Wire Fox Terrier by Nick Waters Britain more so than any other country has a great tradition for provincial animal painters. This tradition has its roots in the late 18th century when livestock breeding swept the country with the urgency of any newly created fashion.
A new study has been heralded by the Royal Veterinary College intended to determine the highest priority welfare issues affecting companion dogs in Great Britain. It was published in the journal called Animal Welfare on February 3 this year and a...
My heart goes out to all those who have been badly affected by the horrendous weather with seemingly relentless storms, floods and fallen trees.
Barnaby’s second chance at life by Geraldine Cove-Print I’m revisiting the subject of foreign rescues that find new homes in the UK this week; I was gently taken to task by Jackie Murfin who has made space in her home for a dog from Romania...
Well the much heralded Channel 5 TV programme on pet food was a bit of a damp squib in entertainment terms and overall was bland and not quite as biased as expected...