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The Gazette’s future LET’S HOPE the future of the Kennel Gazette can be sorted out quickly. Having proposed at last May’s annual meeting of the Kennel Club that it should be revived, I was amazed at the degree of support from the KC members as a whole...
The dangers of excess; the beauty of moderation by Andrew Brace Several years ago in an issue of Britain’s Kennel Gazette – the then Kennel Club chairman Ronnie Irving warned of the dangers of excesses that can sometimes take over in breeds. He concluded an interesting leader article by suggesting that...
Subsidised scanning for Cavaliers? By Sheila Atter It does seem ironic that just as I was, last week, praising the responsible breeders of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels for their commitment and dedication to their breed in raising a huge sum of money – in the end nearly $500,000 – in order to...
Margaret Armand-Smith, Oneida Cocker Spaniels, writes that she is an avid reader of Points to Ponder, and includes many of the articles in her puppy packs. Margaret says, “I also believe in the importance of diet for dogs. So imagine...
Agility round proves tricky in Essex by Wendy Beasley Our last trial for 2014 was the Essex 2000 championship TD at the end of November. Although there are a couple more trials before the end of the year, both the Scottish Working Trials Society at Jedburgh...
Finding music for your routine by Richard Curtis Over the last couple of months I have been teaching more workshops and one area I often get questioned on is how I find music to perform to. I know from personal experience it can get very frustrating sitting at the computer trying to search for...
The Obedience Class Championships by Bronwyn Bartley The Obedience Class Championships were held for the first time this year, a new event organised by Fran Bush, Paula Foakes, Rhiannon Mulrenan and Dave Banks which was held on Saturday November 22 at the Kennel Club Buildings, Stoneleigh...
The mystery of judges’ approval by Jane Lilley It is good to know that there are some brave readers who are prepared to ‘put their heads above the parapet’ and voice their opinions fearlessly. I was thus delighted to receive an email from the WELKS secretary, Sheila Jakeman...
Setters and Clumbers by Ferneley by Nick Waters This week I feature two paintings by John Ferneley (1782-1860) that are historically important to two gundog breeds, the Irish Red and White Setter and the Clumber Spaniel respectively. The red-and-white was the earlier colour of what are now...
Absolutely grooming by Eileen Geeson One of our best loved and respected groomers, and teacher, Heidi Anderton is featured in this week’s GB. Heidi, of Absolutely Animals Ltd, London, holds the affix: Pradetti Poodles. I asked Heidi how she got started in her illustrious career...
A true pedigree dog health survey by Steve Dean The Kennel Club has begun another health survey of pedigree dogs as a follow up to a similar survey from 2004. The ambition is to update the health snapshot obtained by the survey of ten years ago and obtain new information for breeds to consider...
Don’t let Ho Ho Ho become No No No! by Geraldine Cove-Print So, there I was rummaging in the deep freezer in Sainsbury’s and I realised with a jolt I was singing along to the evergreen Cliff with Mistletoe and Wine, the season is upon us! That time of year when you climb into the loft and bring down the...
This week's Dog World Comment BEFORE we talk about the Kennel Gazette we need to declare an interest. Simon Parsons, DW’s associate editor, moved the motion at the Kennel Club’s annual meeting to reinstate the Gazette, and in the recent discussions over the relaunch of the...
In the Dog House by Simon Parsons I GATHER that there are moves to encourage both Australia and New Zealand to have greater links to the Fédération Cynologique Internationale. You may remember that at one stage Australia was actually a full member of the FCI.
Other interests by Simon Parsons IF YOU are as nosy as I am I’m sure you are interested in what dog people do in their ‘other’ lives, especially if they are involved with breeding or competing with other animal species.
Portrait of a successful sire by Simon Parsons Bridget Olerenshaw was a very talented painter of canine portraits from the late 1950s until her death in 1989. A genuine ‘dog person’, she showed Pyrenean Mountain Dogs, and her paintings illustrated a number of books of the era. Among those who...
Bench and field: Kennel Club Hunt, Point and Retrieve Championship 2014 by David Hudson On November 14 and 15 the Hunt, Point and Retrieve Championship returned to Swinton Estate, by kind invitation of Lord Masham, following its successful reinstatement in 2013.
Why the chairman’s surprise? by Andrew Brace So, the lack of response to the new Kennel Club’s legacy fund and few suggestions as to where land may be developed into dog activity centres and the chairman’s surprise to such a reaction made front page news in DOG WORLD.
Bidding to save the Cavaliers By Sheila Atter In the years since the infamous Pedigree Dogs Exposed TV programme the breeders of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have come in for a fair bit of stick.

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