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This week's Dog World Comment AS WE come to the end of the 2014 season we feel cautiously optimistic about the future of the dog show world.
In the Dog House by Simon Parsons A NUMBER of fines are recorded in the Kennel Club Journal for judges who don’t submit a report on their judging at championship and breed club open show appointments.
Top placed breeds by Simon Parsons WE ALL know who are the big winning individual dogs of 2014 – they are listed in this week’s DOG WORLD. But which were the most successful breeds?
The DAC's progress by Simon Parsons HAVING last week looked at APGAW's 'Dog Strategy', I now come to the report issued a few days later by the Advisory Council on the Welfare Issues of Dog Breeding.
Space Coast kicks off the Orlando Cluster by Andrew Brace Much as I was sad to miss the Eukanuba World Challenge in Amsterdam and being able to provide the commentary, I was already contracted to judge at the American Kennel Club/Eukanuba National Championship and the Orlando Cluster Shows as well as a...
Saved from a crate by angels by Sheila Atter Lucy snuggled further into her warm comfy bed, and opened one eye, just to reassure herself that the lights were still twinkling on the lovely tree that her new family had brought into the room that morning...
Progress – in tiny increments by Kevin Colwill ONE OF my favourite television programmes is QI. I’m particularly fond of anything that debunks popular misconceptions and reveals well known ‘facts’ as no more than misunderstandings, propaganda and wrong guesses.
A sporting Christmas in the trenches by Geraldine Cove-Print St Eloi – Western Front 1914 – The bright sickle of the moon illuminated the drab landscape, frost glistened on barb wire and the light blanket of snow lent purity to the ravaged earth.
Goodwill to all involved in trials by Wendy Beasley In the UK, Boxing Day is traditionally the time for the giving of ‘Christmas Boxes’ to show appreciation to servants or other deserving individuals.
Difficult problem, basic solution by Bronwyn Bartley Here we are then at the end of another year with my season ending in October at Tunbridge Wells. We missed the early October shows as we went to Scotland for two weeks holiday and what a fabulous time we had with good weather into the bargain.
Crufts semi-final qualifiers 2015 by Richard Curtis Throughout the competition season those competitors who compete in advanced are able to attend one of the ten Crufts semi-final qualifier shows.
‘Designer dogs’ still given KC status by Jane Lilley May I wish you and your dogs a happy, healthy and successful new year, in which DO please remember to let me know about your thrills and spills, problems, joys, grumbles and, best of all, tales good, bad and extraordinary about what your dogs have...
Henry Crowther’s Ch Dauntless Beauty by Nick Waters The subject of my column this week is the Bull Terrier Ch Dauntless Beauty, who today would never be styled ‘champion’ for she won all her CCs while still a puppy.
It’s Christmas! by Eileen Geeson It is impossible to believe, but another Christmas is here already. Last year several Groomers shared their Christmas Wish list with the Grooming Box, and this year we have some more.
The changing face of veterinary practice by Steve Dean The world is changing and that is just as true for the veterinary profession as it is for any of us. This autumn the University of Surrey open the doors of its new veterinary school.
The Boot Buddy by Geraldine Cove-Print I envy you if you have the sort of life that means your dogs come back from their winter walk pristine and sparkling, my walks tend to be somewhat more adventurous and, well, muddy frankly.
When you read such an eminent dog paper columnist as Ronnie Irving saying that the Kennel Club needs to look after ordinary dog breeders (Our Dogs December 12, 2014) you come to the conclusion that with his inside...
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...

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