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Mind-set changes needed at KC by Steven Seymour FULL MARKS must go to the Dog Show Promotion Working Party for its removal of the beaten dog rule. I and many others have argued for its removal.
Andy and Sid top Leamington by Wendy Beasley WE ALWAYS look forward to the Leamington trial, and not because we are usually successful as we’ve both had our share of bad luck there in previous years, but this trial always draws a big entry, so it is a chance to catch up with people we maybe...
Significant changes to consider by Becca Middleton The Kennel Club Agility Liaison Council (ALC) will be meeting at the Kennel Club headquarters on January 22, 2015 and we have been notified of many important points on the agenda that include proposals for changes to be made to the current rules...
Wyedean Mushing Dean Doubles race by Matt Hammersley THE LONG awaited Wyedean Mushing Dean Doubles made its return to the Forest of Dean this past weekend. It took a break last year to make way for the BSSF National Champs and World Cup race but was back on the calendar for this year.
Herpes horror and nighttime barking by Jane Lilley My heart goes out to Janet Furneaux of the Dajan French Bulldogs, and formerly Bull Terriers, with which breeds her experience extends to over 35 years, during which she says she has never had such a traumatic experience as she had just recently.
Other indicators of muscle pain by Julia Robertson Last month I featured a few of my indicators that dogs give us to demonstrate they are not very comfortable, from a mobility and/or muscular perspective.
A last chance of survival by Geraldine Cove-Print I believe that for most of us part of the pleasure of owning dogs is the daily husbandry we undertake in keeping our dogs physically and mentally fit.
Concerns over antimicrobial resistance by Steve Dean The subject is still zoonotic diseases; illnesses that can be passed between humans and dogs. The public always fear what they might catch from a dog but never ask themselves what they might transmit in the other direction.
Harriet Greene’s Welsh Springers by Nick Waters The painting in the Kennel Club of Mrs Greene’s Welsh Springer Spaniels, Ch Longmynd Myfanwy and her sister Ch Longmynd Megan is considered one of Maud Earl’s finest pictures from this period. This week I feature that picture together with its...
This week's Dog World Comment THE KENNEL Club’s Show Promotion Working Party has come up with some promising ideas in the last few weeks, but we hope it will not be too long before its members turn their attention specifically to open shows.
In the Dog House by Simon Parsons I had been wondering what format the Kennel Club’s new Vulnerable Breeds competition would take, and now we know.
12 champion litter by Simon Parsons WHICH LITTER has contained the most champions? Titles in the UK are among the hardest to achieve anywhere and the record for UK champions is held by the Ibizan Hound litter bred in 1999 by Bernadette Stoneham by Ch Paran Christmas Cracker at...
Well-remembered show by Simon Parsons I HAD hoped for a reply to my query regarding the identity of the Cocker Spaniel I featured last week, and reproduced again here, but what I hadn’t expected was to hear from someone who had actually been at the show concerned, and who remembers it...
Record breeder by Simon Parsons LAST WEEK we wondered which was the longest continuous line of UK champions; this time I’m asking who has bred the longest continuous line of UK champions.
Judges, get your homework in By Geraldine Cove-Print It is a very long time since I used the excuse of “the dog ate my homework”, I’m not entirely sure it worked all those years ago although I do think I earned a teacher’s...
International flavour at British Chihuahua Club by Andrew Brace Having a free weekend, I spent an enjoyable day in Slough at the British Chihuahua Club’s championship show. My good friend Francesco Cochetti had travelled from Italy to judge the Smooths...
Giving the vulnerable breeds their due by Sheila Atter The sensible thing to do, if you are planning any sort of new initiative, is to think it all through, maybe sound out opinion from those who have knowledge of the subject...
Fashion the enemy, education the ally by Kevin Colwill We all agree there are too many dogs in bad homes with irresponsible owners. We all agree there are too many dogs in rescue. A lot of us would agree that there are simply too many dogs full stop. The difficulty is agreeing ways to solve the problem.
An encouraging beginning in TD by Wendy Beasley We always decide against going to the ASPADS Dundee TD championship trial on the basis that it is in November and a very long way north...

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