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Health tests and rejuvenation by Jane Lilley An almost instant response came to my description of the sad tale of the two Afghan Hounds in the column of August 8 from Ian Millar, the breed heath co-ordinator for Schipperkes, who says that they have been dealing with MPS111B, which he...
A prewar sportsman and his dogs by Nick Waters With the grouse season already underway and with partridge, duck and geese coming in shortly and pheasant on October 1, I thought I would feature a sporting picture so have gone for one that is not the usual and frequently predictable ‘dogs...
The family phenomenon of DeZynadog says farewell by Eileen Geeson When my old friend Trevor Flatt rang me to let me know that DeZynadog had been sold I knew this was a grooming phenomenon that needed to be shared.
Ebolavirus, Alabama rot and SCI by Steve Dean Ebolavirus is being continually reported in the news and has a horrifying reputation as an infection that kills nearly everyone it infects. Even more frightening is the revelation that there is no specific treatment or immunisation to protect...
Pro Kolin+ by Geraldine Cove-Print Once in a while I’m offered a product for testing that I’m already aware of and this week I’m happy to say that this item has been tried and tested and found to be one of the most useful additions to the Crew’s first aid kit.
Bee stings, scratching and Spike by Jane Lilley A PLEA for help or even advice comes from Sue Young of the Barrowgreen Tibetan Spaniels about her Sasha who, in early July, was set upon by bees when she had the temerity to run up near their hive and was stung at least...
Spaniels and the sugar bowl by Nick Waters AS IN SO many breeds the origin of the Papillon is the subject of many theories, however it is generally accepted that the breed is descended from the European Toy Spaniels...
Importance of getting the home check right by Geraldine Cove-Print ONE OF the most important components of dog rescue is the home check and of course the home check is only as good as the person assigned to check the home!
A clinic for brachycephalic dogs by Steve Dean THE ROYAL Veterinary College has announced the formation of a dedicated clinic for brachycephalic dogs. On the surface this seems to be a good idea but underlying this announcement is some surprising comments attributed to the clinicians involved...
The many forms of dog aggression by Nick Honor IF YOU live with dogs, especially if you live with a group of dogs, you will almost have certainly seen dog’s using aggressive behaviour.
The bravery of owners speaking up by Jane Lilley I HAVE just heard from Jillian Knight-Messenger of a most distressing disease known as canine genetic disease and to warn of this, she has forwarded the heart-rending story of two Afghan Hounds as follows:
Delicate Derbyshire Greyhound by Nick Waters GREYHOUNDS have a long history of artistic representation in European art and sculpture stretching right back to ancient Rome and other civilisations and I have featured them on a number of occasions in the column.
Stripping the Wirehaired Dachshund by Eileen Geeson SUE JOHNSON, treasurer of the Wirehaired Dachshund Club writes that she read with interest the Grooming Box on hand stripping of the terrier breeds.
Meningitis – the causes and treatment by Steve Dean EVERY now and then a condition occurs with an apparent increasing frequency and I receive requests to cover it in AVV. It is not clear why this happens, perhaps a disease becomes more readily diagnosed or is better recognised but it is difficult...
Comforts of the Big Dog Bed Company by Geraldine Cove-Print DRU ROSS is a lady on a mission; she wants us to start taking as much care about buying our dogs a bed as we do when selecting our own.
Critiques should be part and parcel by Jane Lilley Just to emphasise how strongly exhibitors feel about the lack of critiques following judging appointments, yet more messages with different points of view have arrived on the subject.
Toy spaniels at the Kennel Club by Nick Waters I have been critical of some past exhibitions at the Kennel Club Art Gallery for being bulked up with modern collectables with neither artistic nor historical merit. English Toy Spaniels: The Cavalier and King Charles Spaniels in Art which runs...
The fallout from the Frenchie fad by Geraldine Cove-Print The French Bulldog has become increasingly popular over the last couple of years. This engaging companion dog was first thought to have been bred by French and English Lace makers displaced by the Industrial Revolution...
Learning to work ‘with’ the dog by Julia Robertson I am so lucky in my work with dogs, things I experience are often never seen by anyone else, even those who work with animals! I realise this is a rather strange thing to say but when working the way we do, that is to say ‘with dogs’ it is very...
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