THERE are many calls in the canine press for somebody to write a simple textbook on genetics specifically for dog breeders. There are already many books but by far the best one in my opinion is Willis’ Practical Genetics for Dog Breeders published...
THIS MAY well be an unpopular or indeed controversial subject that came to me without warning in the middle of the night but is, I feel, something worth airing since it would be interesting to have others’ views.
I HAVE HAD a very interesting letter this week from Joanna Russell, this lady began Whippet Rescue some 42 years ago and is still helping over a hundred dogs each year to secure a better future.
Last month my article covered problem barking and this prompted a Dog World reader to contact me with a question, so this month I have continued the barking theme and provided some ideas on how to deal with the scenario presented in their question.
THE KENNEL Club Arts Foundation has recently been able to acquire a historical painting of a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier from the breed’s early days as a registered breed with the Irish Kennel Club.
VARIOUS crossbreeds are being produced and some of those who promote them are guilty of spreading some misleading assumptions about the various crossbreeds and their perceived ‘benefits’. With the hybrid concept having captured the imagination of...
Maureen Felpham, Oonagh Gore’s sister, both of the Duxfordham affix rang to firmly contradict the advice in the column of August 23 about adder bites.
Feeding time at my house is run like a military operation, bowls are set down on the table in a certain pattern and dogs wait impatiently by their ‘feeding stations’.
For efficient and effective movement a dog needs to have four legs moving in harmony. On the move nearly every joint in the body is in motion. However, it is the joints in the limbs and spine that are the most likely to influence the visual...
This week’s column brings together two breeds with fascinating backgrounds, breeds that are fast becoming two of the most popular worldwide, the French Bulldog in particular, and both darlings of the media and advertisers.
After a few calls from dog owners and groomers about dogs with itchy skin, it’s perhaps time to look at a few of the problems summer can bring to our canines.
I have been hearing ever-increasing grouses and grumbles from all sides, all groups and all breeds about the lack of critiques appearing in the canine press following judging appointments.