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Honour for Edd by Simon Parsons A FEW weeks ago I mentioned the American Kennel Club’s lifetime achievement awards. I can now tell you that the winner in the conformation category is one of the country’s legendary judges, Edd Bivin.
Brood successes by Simon Parsons NEWS FROM Paul Eardley of another remarkable brood bitch, Sue McCourt’s Australian Terrier Ch Silhill Sweet Pea, now dam of five UK champions from two litters.
Masterclass shows great hope for the future by Andrew Brace When Frank Sabella told me at the end of last year he would like to come back to visit the UK for a week in 2014, and we compared diaries so that we could find a week when we were both free...
How two people inspired a generation by Sheila Atter There is a quiet sadness around the dog world at the moment. The terrier show that I attended last weekend began with a minute’s silence for the late Judy Averis and I’m sure that Carl Johnson has also been in many...
Rude behaviour on social media by Jessica Holm The power of social media is increasing and in the dog world, it would seem to be presenting the powers that be with some serious headaches.
Maybe we should just keep it simple by Wendy Beasley The Poole DTC TD championship trial is held at Linwood in the New Forest, and although not on our list of annual trials I am sure that most people who do go are attracted as much by the lovely scenery as the trial.
Body awareness for HTM routines by Richard Curtis During the summer displays I have been showing various routines as well as some of the training of the dogs, to get them to the standard to compete.
New champions make their mark by Bronwyn Bartley On September 13 Thames DTC held its championship show while the following day the British Association for GSDs (Southern Area) held an open show on the same venue which was at Ockwells Park, Maidenhead.
Further experiences of aspergillosis by Jane Lilley Thank you to everyone who has been kind enough to respond to Barbara Brown’s plea for help and, hopefully, sharing of experience with her Miniature Schnauzer’s aspergillosis.
Aggression or frustration on the lead? by Nick Honor One of the most common issues that face many dog owners is aggression between dogs. This is an incredibly common occurrence and one that many owners find very embarrassing and stressful.
English Setters at risk in Spain by Geraldine Cove-Print The furore of the supermarket summer selling of horse meat inclusion in processed products was shocking enough but less than 18 months ago in Spain a full investigation was going on when it was suspected that the stolen carcasses of hundreds of...
Outbreaks of infectious diseases by Steve Dean The subject this week was intended to follow last week’s topic on whelping, suggesting when and how you might usefully intervene to assist the whelping bitch.
Bengo, Percy and Tim by Nick Waters Are you sitting comfortably… Bengo the Boxer puppy was playing ball in the park with his master when out of the bushes jumped a tall dog who gracefully caught the ball in mid-air.
Sighthounds in the show ring: are they really fit for function? By Ronnie Heap The general conclusion I have come to is no. There may be exceptions within some breeds and there may be some breeds that are still close enough to the original type to a degree but overall most have nothing more than...
This week's Dog World Comment SOME MEMBERS of the veterinary profession have been all too ready to be critical of both pedigree dog breeders and the Kennel Club. So we find it amazing that when the vets are asked to help in a way that should cause them very little time or...
In the Dog House by Simon Parsons ONE OF the main messages emphasised by both Frank Sabella and Jason Lynn at their recent masterclass on handling was that how you actually show your dog in the ring is only a small part of the process of producing it at its best.
Less is more by Simon Parsons ANOTHER point made by both Jason and Frank was one I’ve often thought about. Jason, in particular, was talking about ringcraft classes and said that although these can have great value, he felt that all too often one sees owners of promising...
Time off school by Simon Parsons THANKS TO Jo Lovell for raising a question which I am sure affects many parents with children who enjoy competing in the various Junior Handling Association and Young Kennel Club classes which our general championship shows generously schedule.
Great crowds for Belgium’s green dog show by Andrew Brace Having had a day at home after a marvellous visit to Japan I set off for Belgium on Saturday, having agreed to judge at the Libramont show on Sunday.

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