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‘Blacklist’ war by Simon Parsons A FEW weeks ago I wrote about the astonishing letter circulated by the president of the Fédération Cynologique Internationale’s Asia Pacific Section threatening to ‘blacklist’ any judges who officiate at clubs in the region which are not...
MyDog four day extravaganza starts the Swedish season by Andrew Brace Having joined a few of his close friends to celebrate Adrian Marett’s 30th birthday on New Year’s Eve I remained in the Midlands to fly out of Birmingham on January 2 to Gothenburg where the four-day MyDog event was being held.
What’s in your dog’s name? By Geraldine Cove-Print When the Bard of Avon dipped his quill and came up with “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet”, as part of Juliet’s one-sided conversation with Romeo...
CC status is a two-edged sword By Sheila Atter The announcement that my breed will be awarded CC status in 2017 was, in the eyes of many, long overdue. The first Cesky Terrier came into the UK in May 1989, and the breed seems to have been handicapped from the start.
What constitutes a ‘head’ breed? by Tim Hutchings I think I am very good on Facebook. In fact I think I am so good that I occasionally find myself sending little private tutorials to other people when I see them getting entangled in public slanging matches they are never going to win.
An early start will reap late rewards by Wendy Beasley With every new year comes new plans and ambitions, and this year I have noticed there are quite a few new puppies around. I realise that the majority of these won’t be destined for working trials, but for those that are, the planning can never...
Teaching two on two off contacts – part three by Becca Middleton The final part of training a stop/two on two off contact is the proofing stage which will test your dog’s understanding of the criteria you have taught, so in effect you will be trying to trick your dog into making a mistake by not sticking to...
My days as a ‘Red Hot Sun Exclusive’ by Jane Lilley The recent well publicised rumours that The Sun was no longer to feature naked ladies on page three reminded me of the time that I appeared on this very page in that same paper with my dogs back in the issue of March 7, 1994.
Tackling the Thailand problem head on by Geraldine Cove-Print Three years ago I wrote about the Soi Dog Foundation and their work in Thailand and South East Asia, I thought it time to catch up with them and perhaps introduce new readers to their amazing story.
Apprenticeships in dog grooming by Eileen Geeson I was close to tears. I had a phone call from a lady who had a puppy from me 14 years ago, who said that she was seriously worried about her dog as it had tried to bite the groomer.
Consistent advice on puppy buying by Steve Dean In commenting on the BBC programme Six Dogs and Us last week, it was suggested a co-ordinated approach was needed to provide the public with consistent, reliable advice on how to go about buying a puppy and the benefits and pitfalls of doing so.
Dogs in Show and Field in New York by Nick Waters Those who have been to Westminster in New York will know that the experience is far more than just the show itself, there are ‘specialities’, parties and charity ‘dos’ and the curtain comes down as always with Bonhams annual Dogs in Show and Field...
This week's Dog World Comment NOTHING much more needs to be said about the events of the first day of Manchester where there was so much confusion as to whether the change to the ‘beaten dog’ regulation had come into force or not. Eventually the sensible solution was reached...
In the Dog House by Simon Parsons IF YOU are a member, associate or affiliate of the Kennel Club, you should by now have received from Dr Helen Watts of the University of Worcester a copy of the questionnaire which is part of a research project into ‘the attitudes towards, and the...
Close matings by Simon Parsons SOME YEARS ago now the Kennel Club decided to forbid breeders from registering the progeny of father to daughter, mother to son or full brother to sister matings.
Unapologetic by Simon Parsons I DON’T really know what to say about the extraordinary events of the first day of Manchester. Sheila Atter has covered the situation fully in her column so perhaps the less I say the better.
Start times by Simon Parsons LET’S ASSUME that, as we all hope, there will be now more interest in the variety classes at the championship shows, with more exhibitors, having entered, actually prepared to participate.
Dandie days out by Simon Parsons EVER since we all began to be concerned about the plight of the ‘vulnerable’ native breeds, I have been impressed by the efforts of various Dandie Dinmont Terrier enthusiasts to raise public consciousness about their historic and delightful breed.
Christmas congestion in Rome by Andrew Brace It was a flying visit to Rome for their one-day International Championship show which was being held on the Saturday before Christmas. I flew into Fiumicino airport via Amsterdam and on arrival met up with Italian judge Anna Albrigo...

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