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As I write this in the Henley Hotel which has been my home for the past nine days I am completely without voice (for which many will be grateful I’m sure) as a result of four days endless talking with friends from around the world who descended...
‘Every cloud has a silver lining’, so the old adage goes, and for Crufts that ‘silver lining’ has to have been its enforced move away from Auntie over to Channel 4/More4.
It certainly doesn’t seem like 12 months since we were last making our way along the M42 to the NEC for the first of four days at Crufts.
Just like other years the various Crufts Heelwork to Music and Freestyle finals were well received by the audience throughout the three days of competition.
WE ALWAYS breathe a sigh of relief as best in show at Crufts is declared, and the past four days have proceeded without major incident. No doubt the organising team do the same to a much greater degree!
IT IS ALWAYS a joy to be surrounded by Boxers and Boxer people and the 2014 Boxer Event gave me another chance to act as MC for a function which encompasses the Mancunian Boxer Club’s Pup of the Year competition, the Boxer Quarterly awards, the...
IN SOME countries strict measures are in place to ensure that all is above board when puppies are registered. A breed warden is appointed to visit all litters shortly after birth, microchips or tattoos are checked and all puppies are permanently...
“DUE TO my knowledge of German,” my acquaintance, Chris Seidler, said, “I have been asked to help with the overseas visitors at Crufts since the early days at its location in Olympia, London, on to Earls Court and still now at the NEC in Birmingham.”
Last week I wrote a bit about stay problems but this is not the only thing that can go wrong and all trialists, and probably competitors from other dog sports, know the feeling when the dog seems unable or unwilling to carry out a previously...
I HOPE those of you that have started your weave training as explained in my last article are doing well and enjoying the process, I would love to hear how you are getting on.
Finally after months of organising and arranging the weekend arrived of the very first BSSF National championships and the first ever round of the International Federation of Sleddog Sports (IFSS) World Cup in England.
SOME GOOD news comes from Glenis Williams of the Wistaston Flatcoats and English Setters whose plea for help with her Flatcoat Misty, who had suddenly and inexplicably become unduly sensitive and particularly to fireworks and thunder.