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Dandie Dinmonts of the 19th century by Nick Waters This week I feature two 19th century portraits of Dandie Dinmont Terriers painted 12 years apart. The earlier one (below) was painted by Allen Culpepper Sealy (1850-1927), a landscape painter who turned his hand to sporting and in particular...
Richard Smith – the one to watch by Eileen Geeson Every now and then we feature a prominent or up-and-coming groomer in GB, or even somebody about to get started. This week we are honoured to include Richard Smith following his success at the British Dog Grooming Championships with two dogs...
Thank you to everyone who has been kind enough to call and write in with help and advice about the Whippet’s bleeding ears as described in the column of January 10.
Warming up and down at Crufts by Julia Robertson To compete at Crufts is a great achievement and congratulations to everyone who is competing.
A record breaking Newfoundland by Nick Waters Probably no other artist helped to popularise a breed more than Sir Edwin Landseer did with the Newfoundland. The white and back adopted his name.
VetCompass is an electronic system designed to collect real time clinical data from veterinary practice databases. Researchers can use this data to establish the prevalence...
CONTINUING on the theme of where dogs prefer to sleep, a note comes from Diana Hudson about the disturbed nights she had when they moved house recently.
Zzzzzzzzzzz… Ah, there’s that annoying little buzz that is the bee in my bonnet, to go along with bats in my attic and let’s not mention the ants...
Those who walk their dogs in the New Forest must be concerned about the reports of a strange disease affecting some dogs that have been exercised in that area, especially as the effects can be fatal.
A winning show in New York by Nick Waters HAVING run specialist auctions I know just how difficult it can be, for they are only as good as the lots you end up with. Some you win and some you lose and this year Bonhams is on to a winner with its annual ‘Dogs in Show and Field’ auction in...
Words of wisdom from the incredible Anders Rosell by Eileen Geeson EVERY now and then you get to meet incredible people when you are involved with dogs. Anders Rosell is one such person. His incredible history with the Poodle is especially illustrious and distinguished and highly respected throughout the world.
I am so relieved that I made the decision with my last litter of one 11 years ago, not to breed again. Thus I do not have what must be a kind of living nightmare of decision as to whether or not to join the formerly Accredited, now more sensibly...