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This week's Dog World Comment COMPULSORY microchipping has for so long been suggested by so many groups as a sort of panacea for all the evils of dog ownership.
In the Dog House by Simon Parsons I HAVE no doubt contributed to the felling on countless trees in Norway after having printed off the ‘dog strategy’ produced by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Animal Welfare (APGAW) Sub-Group for Dogs, and all the stuff, including the...
We’re watching you by Simon Parsons DOG POO is a serious subject and perhaps not ideally one for our Christmas issue.
Issues of trust by Simon Parsons AT THE time I was surprised that the Lisa Walsh case didn’t make bigger headlines in the national media.
The ‘sport’ of agility by Simon Parsons I HAVE often thought that of all the activities that the Kennel Club regulates, agility is the one which could become a proper ‘sport’.
LKA trophies by Simon Parsons No other society can match the quality or the provenance of the trophies which the Ladies’ Kennel Association best in show winner can take home...
Dreams come true for Diego by Andrew Brace When I realised that the Cotswold Boxer Club had invited Diego Garcia to judge their 2014 championship show I was determined I would attend if it was humanly possible.
Two sides of the puppy-buying coin by Sheila Atter It’s always difficult if you have puppies ready to go to their new homes at this time of year. Obviously no reputable breeder is going to let a vulnerable baby pup go as a surprise Christmas present to a family with young children and it’s often a...
Healthy and safe Christmas treats by Jessica Holm Festive food often means that our homes are stuffed with things that can poison our animals. For example, I was making Christmas cakes last weekend and dropped a large bag of raisins on the kitchen floor.
Team GB squads announced for 2015 by Becca Middleton THE KENNEL Club has announced the Agility Team GB squad for 2015, the team manager is Mark Laker.
Down to the wire in Scotland by Wendy Beasley The Scottish Kennel Club championship TD trial at Jedburgh takes place at the end of November, and for us it is just that bit too far at this time of year.
Sneaky supper and boosting immunity by Jane Lilley First of all a very happy, peaceful Christmas to everyone and their dogs with all the usual special warnings for this time of year such as never leaving dogs alone with a Christmas tree or, for that matter, a table groaning with extra specially...
The virtues of rehoming a golden oldie by Nick Honor This is a wonderful time of year for many and it can also be when some people start to consider sharing their lives with, or adding another dog to their family.
Tis the season for Christmas dog dumping by Geraldine Cove-Print My choice of music doesn’t normally include modern country and western, the themes are somewhat repetitious to me, misery, lost love and loneliness, the exception perhaps is Dolly Parton who is outstanding in so many ways.
Seasonal foods that may be harmful by Steve Dean If I have the timing right then this is the opportunity to wish all readers a very Merry Christmas. It is a time to celebrate but let us hope not too many people do so by giving a puppy as a present.
Art and political commentary by Nick Waters Harding Edward De Fonblanque Cox (1854-1944), known more simply as Major Harding Cox in the dog world, was one of the more important figures towards the end of the 19th century and in to the 20th.
A generous spirit from dog folk By Lee Connor Moving home should be a time full of happiness and excitement but our recent experience of it has been severely lacking in these particular elements; instead it has been a time filled with complications, delays and unforeseen problems – many of...
This week's Dog World Comment SERIOUS dog people will have a lot to read and attempt to digest this week. First comes the ‘Dog Strategy’ produced by a sub-group of the Associate Parliamentary Group for Animal Welfare (APGAW), and then the final outpourings of the Dog Advisory...
In the Dog House by Simon Parsons LOOKING for something else in DOG WORLD of 45 years ago, I came across this prophetic piece in Joe Cartledge’s always amusing A Word In Your Ear column from December 19, 1969.

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