Being asked to judge is always an honour. To be invited to officiate at any of the Young Kennel Club (YKC) events can’t help but hit you between ribs and lift one’s spirit.
Continuing on the subject of ‘fashionable’ dogs from last week, I have just been talking to Barbara Turnbull of the Labradoodle Trust who has given me an update.
There have been several occasions while I have been out for a stroll with my pack when a stranger stops me, points at my lovely Italian Spinoni and asks “so… are they Labradoodles?”
Muscular and tissue tension demonstrates itself in so many different guises; as myotherapists we recognise these and can interpret them into a picture that assists our treatment plan.
Regular readers to my column will appreciate the diversity of items, artistic and utilitarian, on which the dog appears and will also know that whenever possible I like to feature something new.
Every puppy should be immunised against distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus and leptospirosis by Steve DeanAs a few comments about vaccination have reached my ears in the past few weeks, it would seem appropriate to comment so readers have a chance of understanding the underlying logic.
A frantic plea for help has just come from Dawn Inett and her mother, Rosemary Harrison, of the Carradine Cairns about their two-year-old bitch, Florence.
It’s play time! All dogs, young or old, enjoy the interaction of play either with other dogs or us. Play is a great way to enhance training and, with thought, many issues of poor behaviour or unwanted physical contact, such as jumping up, face...
A response to a couple of readers’ questions this week. The first is about coccidiosis. A reader has kept chickens in the past and they experienced outbreaks of coccidiosis.
The paintings which form the subject of my column this week are of two Basset Hounds, father and daughter, that helped define the breed in the 1950s. Both were owned by the late Wendy Jagger, one of the post-war breeders who helped re-establish...
A new groomer has asked about prices to charge clients. This is a big question. There are so many breeds to trim and each dog can vary so much in the time and effort required to make it look good.
Crufts, our show of shows, is over for another year and this was a good one with the accent firmly on how wonderful dogs are in all walks of life with health issues firmly in the background – and this not before time!