Living


Rescued from the worst of situations by Geraldine Cove-Print Some breeds need more help in rescue than others, the first that spring to mind are the high volume dogs, (in numbers rather than voice, although sometimes the two go together) Staffordshire Bull Terriers, German Shepherd Dogs and Springer...
Gibbins’ Ettington Deerhounds by Nick Waters Mention the word Ettington to most historians and researchers on the history of pedigree dogs and most will immediately think of S E Shirley, breeder of many breeds and founder of the Kennel Club.
Most readers will by now be aware of the Kennel Club’s announcement in regard to changes to the Assured Breeder Scheme (ABS) to be implemented from the January 1
A day with Denise by Eileen Geeson Starting from the beginning Denise Westbrook came from a family with pet crossbreed dogs. She tells me she never remembers a time when they didn’t have dogs in the house, and Denise found out later in life that her great grandfather bred Wire Fox...
Finding that perfect spot for a nap by Jane Lilley It seems that the subject of where dogs choose to sleep has struck a chord with many readers! First of all a delightful photograph came through from Angela Dickenson of her three-year-old Black Russian Terrier, Igor – all 54 lbs of him – sound...
We have a long tradition in our family of having our most extensive library in the smallest room in the house. Poetry for contemplation, books of terrible jokes for stimulation and a host of classics such as Gone With The Wind grace the shelves...
I want to start this year talking about my favourite subject: Puppies! However like nearly all aspects of dog ownership there are many opinions on the right and wrong way to raise a puppy and some of you will agree with me and some won’t.
Lady Lightfoot of the Laguna Whippets by Nick Waters When I was in my mid teens my parents decided I should have my own dog and bought me a Smoothhaired Dachshund. Dr Aubrey Ireland, one of this country’s top all-rounders and also one of the family’s doctors, saw her and suggested she should be shown.
Several groups of people have called for more health testing of dogs. That sounds reasonable yet certifying a dog is healthy is a bit of a dark art.
First of all if anyone was brave enough to send me anything in the email line during December it is, I fear, more than likely that I have never received them as we have just suffered from a major laptop crisis with my ancient version jamming...
John Emms’ Sporting Life in New York by Nick Waters John Emms (1843-1912) was born at Blofield in Norfolk, the son of the artist, Henry William Emms. The young Emms soon moved to London where he lived a Bohemian life dressed in a long black cloak and a wide brimmed black hat.
The medical and veterinary worlds rely significantly on a variety of tests. They may be used to provide a diagnosis, assess the degree of illness, establish the presence or absence of immunity, detect known genetic mutations or attempt to...