Living


Sadly, as I finished writing this article, the news of another tragic dog-related incident involving a young child, has become headlines. At this time, the details of the incident are unclear but my thoughts and condolences go out to her family...
A well connected Beau Wire Fox Terrier by Nick Waters Britain more so than any other country has a great tradition for provincial animal painters. This tradition has its roots in the late 18th century when livestock breeding swept the country with the urgency of any newly created fashion.
A new study has been heralded by the Royal Veterinary College intended to determine the highest priority welfare issues affecting companion dogs in Great Britain. It was published in the journal called Animal Welfare on February 3 this year and a...
My heart goes out to all those who have been badly affected by the horrendous weather with seemingly relentless storms, floods and fallen trees.
Barnaby’s second chance at life by Geraldine Cove-Print I’m revisiting the subject of foreign rescues that find new homes in the UK this week; I was gently taken to task by Jackie Murfin who has made space in her home for a dog from Romania...
Well the much heralded Channel 5 TV programme on pet food was a bit of a damp squib in entertainment terms and overall was bland and not quite as biased as expected...
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...