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I flew into Rome’s Fiumicino airport where Patrizio Palliani was waiting to meet me; Carlos Fernandez Renau was coming on a few hours later so we went off for a typically Italian lunch and returned to collect our Spanish friend.
There can only be one topic of conversation this week. The idea for Jilly’s Jolly Jaunt may have started off as a simple sponsored walk, aiming to make money for some very worthy causes, but by the time Gavin and Amelia set out from the NEC with...
I am not sure that I have done this before, but I am going to use my column this month for an out-and-out rant. Those of you who pay me the compliment of reading this column regularly will be aware that I moved house recently, last November.
A MIX of topics from down the decades this time, starting off with a report by Averil on British juniors’ successes at the wonderfully organised World Show in Helsinki. Incidentally the show returns there next year and no doubt it will be an event...
In last week’s column I told you about the retirement of WT Ch Waggerland Murphy TDex, PDex and promised there would be more about him later.
A single headlight dangles from an overhead beam in an old hunting cabin on the Ford estate in Northumberland. Sat around a dusty old trestle table on this cold but historic autumn evening are some of the leading members of the UK’s sled dog...
Hinckley show was held on June 1-2 and is another one of our biggest shows of the year, not really in entries, as they do not have classes for everyone, but in the sense of shows at championship level.
Earlier in the year the Kennel Club issued a statement taking retrospective action from January 1 to the effect that the General Committee had approved new policies to exempt best in show and policy judges from Regulation F(1) 21.b, explaining...
Nestling deep in the Suffolk countryside, at the rather amusingly named Six Mile Bottom, is a veterinary centre that has probably the most exceptional gathering of veterinary specialists in the whole of the UK.
As a canine behaviourist I am often approached by dog owners struggling to integrate their dog into a household that is already home to a family cat.
There is a very tenuous link between what inspired this week’s column and the dog in art. That link is the late Jane Penrice How (née Benson) (1915-2004), an unimaginably wealthy lady.
Parvovirus is a serious infection that acts as a reminder to us all why we should keep vaccination to the front of our minds.