Living


A date with the League of Extraordinary Groomers by Eileen Geeson Jo Beddoe, Su Eld-Weaver and Tanya Stevens are the groomers behind the League of Extraordinary Groomers. I was invited to join them at the inauguration of their creative grooming competitions, more aptly named perhaps as extraordinary grooming.
Putting breeders back in control by Steve Dean A genetic test, in its simplest form, identifies dogs with a genetic mutation known to be directly linked to an inherited illness or disorder. For recessive genes, where two copies of a defect are necessary before clinical signs of the disorder...
K9 Competition by Geraldine Cove-Print I have spent many miles behind the wheel of a car whose lights were always on, I have cursed my way through many a fiendish flat pack nightmare and I still find myself putting on a strange accent when wielding a knife in the kitchen preparing...
Garden delights and travel sickness by Jane Lilley Will we ever again be able to walk the dogs out in anything but long welly boots? It seems that it was early last Autumn that we started putting them on every time we went out and have continued to do so ever since with just a few glorious days...
Working in tandem – two perspectives by Julia Robertson The Myotherapist – Julia Robertson, Galen Therapy Centre.
Furry Friends Animal Rescue – turning despair into hope by Geraldine Cove-Print We all know that by law a dog should wear a collar, unless it is exempted because it is undertaking a particular task, we also know that a tag with the owners name, address and contact number should also be in place.
When to act on health test results by Steve Dean Health is a topic every dog owner should be interested in. Traditionally the pedigree dog has received the most attention where health is concerned but with new information coming forward suggesting that, in general terms, all dogs can suffer from...
Prince Albert’s favourite Greyhound by Nick Waters Thanks largely to Sir Edwin Landseer’s famous painting, Prince Albert’s Favourite Greyhound Eos, which he painted in 1841, Eos became one of the best known of all Victorian dogs.
Floral tastes and weather anxiety by Jane Lilley Just to prove that the art of letter writing is far from dead, I received a beautifully handwritten letter from Patricia Edwards in Hampstead to say that all their puppies have been expert at digging up plants and their latest, Rupert a black...
Will ambiguity leave dogs vulnerable? by Geraldine Cove-Print Browsing the internet I came across a quote attributed to Einstein, it was accompanied with pictures of people engrossed in their mobile devices to the exclusion of all around them.
A great grooming experience in Essex by Eileen Geeson The seminar/workshop with the world renowned Anders Rosell (reported here in an earlier GB) turned out to be a huge success with all the groomers present expressing gratitude for having considerably swelled their knowledge and finishing skills...
Reconciling vets and dog breeders by Steve Dean VETS ARE highly trained in animal health and their professional bodies like to promote vets as leaders in the welfare field as well. In common with all humans, vets will have personal views and perceptions...
Lilian Cheviot’s Rock and Rag portrait by Nick Waters Such is the diversity of the dog in art that over the last four weeks I have featured a gold snuff box with Masonic connections, a beautifully carved walnut table, a piece of jewellery in gold and silver and now a painting by one of this country’s...
As a scientist I am used to using and reading precise language when it comes to expressing not just scientific terminology but ordinary, everyday concepts.
AGM heralds return of the Gazette by Jane Lilley A triumph for democracy! The seemingly universally loved monthly Kennel Gazette is to rise like Phoenix from the Ashes as voted by members of the Kennel Club following Simon Parsons’ proposal, seconded by Geoffrey Davies, that its publication be...
A French Bulldog charm bracelet by Nick Waters On a warm summer’s evening just after the war in 1946, two ladies with their dogs returning from Blackpool show were picnicking in a field outside the village of Quatt, just south of Bridgnorth in Shropshire, when a lady on a horse bore down on...
The eye-catching Rough Collie by Eileen Geeson I must say a big thanks to readers of the GB for their response to articles. Suggestions for breeds to feature, as well as people you would like to know about are always welcome.
A rare case of canine distemper by Steve Dean Distemper has been diagnosed in two puppies in the South-West of England. One is still alive but the other was euthanased due to a very poor chance of recovery...
As a scientist I am used to using and reading precise language when it comes to expressing not just scientific terminology but ordinary, everyday concepts...
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