When I was in my mid teens my parents decided I should have my own dog and bought me a Smoothhaired Dachshund. Dr Aubrey Ireland, one of this country’s top all-rounders and also one of the family’s doctors, saw her and suggested she should be shown.
Several groups of people have called for more health testing of dogs. That sounds reasonable yet certifying a dog is healthy is a bit of a dark art.
First of all if anyone was brave enough to send me anything in the email line during December it is, I fear, more than likely that I have never received them as we have just suffered from a major laptop crisis with my ancient version jamming...
John Emms (1843-1912) was born at Blofield in Norfolk, the son of the artist, Henry William Emms. The young Emms soon moved to London where he lived a Bohemian life dressed in a long black cloak and a wide brimmed black hat.
The medical and veterinary worlds rely significantly on a variety of tests. They may be used to provide a diagnosis, assess the degree of illness, establish the presence or absence of immunity, detect known genetic mutations or attempt to...
The newspapers have been full of dire warnings of Romanians flocking to the UK apparently to take advantage of our available work or our ‘soft touch’ benefit system.
Chatting to Huw Thomas about his profession of trimming all terrier breeds, something he has done since retiring from teaching many years ago, is always interesting and frequently turns up some amazing stories.
THERE are some wonderful tales of dogs and their owners and in the last week I just happen to have heard two gems worth sharing. Remembering that it is always safest to stay away from the subjects of religion and politics when in polite company...
Clare Holmes (fellow Galen Myotherapist) and I have just returned from a trip to The Gambia with the Gambian Horse and Donkey Charity.
THE NEW YEAR has been ushered in, I count myself very lucky that my dogs are tolerant of loud noises which includes the over exuberant use of fireworks in our area.
“FIND SOMETHING positive to kick start the new year” the man said – I like to think I do that most weeks by showcasing such a wide variety of objects from artists and craftspeople the world over. “Make people feel good about themselves ...”
Sincere best wishes for the New Year to all readers of AVV. May all your dreams come true during 2014 and may your dogs remain healthy and fit for function.