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This week's Dog World Comment WHY IS it that most serious ‘dog people’ will have an instinctive revulsion to the concept of cloning? After all, as Steve Dean points out in his veterinary column this week, in a way it resembles what breeders are trying to do – to aim for an...
A breed seminar with extras by Andrew Brace THE PRETTY church in Banwell proved how popular Di Fry was as so many of her friends had travelled from far and wide to pay their last respects to this vivacious and glamorous lady who for so many years brightened up our shows and our lives.
Frank Kane is not only a highly respected judge, but also a very effective communicator – both as a speaker and a writer. His two-part article, recently reprinted in DOG WORLD, on the psychological pressures that can be applied to judges should...
Please forgive me for indulging my fascination for dog breeding this month. More than any other aspect of this hobby of ours, it is breeding in all its endless complexity that most catches my imagination.
Tony and Isla cutting the numbers by Wendy Beasley The Welsh Championship TD trial took place at the end of March, and in the words of judge Linda Newbold the weather threw everything barring snow at them. Starting on the Thursday with an entry of 24 with 21 working, it promised to be a very...
As I said in my previous article, I was invited, along with co-judge Roy Page, by Rick van Veeren to judge in Holland at Obedience Wedstrijd Te Kerkwijk on March 22 and this gave me the chance to take another first hand look at the obedience scene...
Teaching a workshop in Austria by Richard Curtis With Crufts out of the way it was going to be a busy time for me teaching workshops as I had not booked as many in at the start of the year so that I had more time to practise.
How lucky we are to have such a happy, charming, normal, healthy Royal Family as those currently representing our country in Australia and New Zealand! Prince George looks a splendid chap and that picture of him pre tour with his mother and father...
FOR THIS article, I will be referring to punishment as those aversive punishments such as fear, pain, startle discomfort etc that most people understand and are familiar with and are used by some trainers to affect behaviour change.
I had an invitation last week, I expect a great many of you had the same one. Eukanuba and the Kennel Club have, apparently, been partners since 2009 and the invitation was to join the Eukanuba Breeders Club. I’m not so naive that I don’t...
Leadbetter, Elgiva and Marksman by Nick Waters Mr R Leadbetter of Hazlemere Park in Buckinghamshire was one of the leading breeders and exhibitors from a small nucleus of stalwarts who prevented the Mastiff becoming extinct at the end of the 19th/beginning of the 20th century.
It was probably inevitable that in a world dominated by money that headlines announcing the cloning of a pet dog would primarily suggest it was a waste of money and that the ethics and scientific justification for such an act would be relegated to...