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Responses to a couple of requests for further information are this week’s topic. They were received from readers whose interest was aroused by the mention of two subjects within AVV articles.
OBVIOUSLY it would be neither possible nor appropriate to comment on the detail of the recent tragic incidents involving dogs and young children, beyond expressing the horror of all dog owners and heartfelt sympathy to the families concerned.
At a meeting in Helsinki at the end of last year the FCI approved a set of regulations for show judges that remind them of the need to focus on dogs’ health and wellbeing when they officiate.
As I write this I am preparing to travel over to Belgium for the FCI international show in Ghent. If my bitch is lucky, she will win her fourth Belgian CAC – which will qualify her for the title of Belgian champion.
THERE’S a very old joke about a cocky city type who stops in a country lane to ask an old farmer directions. After a long pause the rustic replies, “Well, I wouldn’t start from here if I was you.”
DESPITE the seemingly unending rain the Midland Border Collie Club championship TD trial went ahead with Anne Thorpe judging the ticket.
THERE are three main methods of training the weaves in agility; channel weaves, V-weaves and 2x2 weaves. You can also use a combination of these.
CAN ANYONE tell me why it is that, despite signing their name to contracts including an agreement to write a critique on the judging for general championship shows and some open shows, the number of judges who never or seldom write critiques seems...
Babies – they cry, a lot. For a newborn it really is the only way they can make their situation of concern to their mother. The cry of a very young baby is...
AS AN undergraduate I recall a number of debates with my fellow students about lameness in horses. How to recognise it, how to diagnose the underlying problem and how to treat the cause all consumed many hours of our veterinary education.
THE STAFFORDSHIRE Bull Terrier is a ‘new’ breed but its ancestors are among some of the oldest. I featured recently in the column paintings of a pied bitch named Rose and her brindle daughter Nettle and they are examples of dogs from the first...
I CAN’T say it is my favourite journey, or my favourite venue for many reasons and many of you feel the same from what you tell me. However it’s coming up and no doubt we will all be there, and if you can stand the travelling, the queuing up to...