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Last qualifier for Championships by Wendy Beasley It has been a busy time for trials lately but none more important than the Hampshire TD trial which is the last qualifier for the 2014 Kennel Club Championships.
A busy weekend judging at Worcester by Bronwyn Bartley On August 25 Worcester DTC held its first ever championship show with an open show the previous day. I was very excited when I received the invitation to judge the bitch ticket on this important occasion. Roy Page was invited to judge the dog...
Working party recommendations by Richard Curtis The members of the HTM working party meet at the Kennel Club twice yearly to discuss any matters that have arisen in the previous six months but also to try to develop the sport in the UK.
Explain your absence from the group by Jane Lilley It would seem that more and more best of breeds are no longer staying to compete in their respective groups, often as not without any apology or explanation to either the breed judge or show secretary let alone the show manager.
Tools of the trade and their use by Nick Honor I was out and about recently and by chance came upon a dog whose owner was using the most bizarre combination of training and management tools to control their dog that I had ever seen.
Protecting paws and pads from injury by Geraldine Cove-Print THERE’S an old horseman’s saying, ‘no foot, no horse’ and the same can be said about the dog, without a healthy skeletal structure and a fine shock absorbing exterior a dog cannot live up to our expectations as a fit and capable athlete.
Cheaper vet care and probiotics by Steve Dean One item of common complaint is high veterinary fees. Pet owners who struggle to afford private veterinary treatment can access veterinary care at various charity clinics run by the PDSA, Blue Cross or RSPCA, provided they meet the means testing...
A stylish and valuable Pointer by Nick Waters Two weeks ago I featured a picture of the famous 19th century English Setter FT Ch Dash II and this week I feature an equally famous Pointer of the same name whose portrait is on this Derby plaque.
This week's Dog World Comment OFTEN we have found that the transcripts of debates in the House of Commons concerning canine matters have been frightening in the extreme, revealing little more than the ignorance and prejudice of many of our elected representatives.
In the Dog House by Simon Parsons WHAT DO you think of Blackpool’s idea of asking exhibitors or anyone else to suggest judges for a good number of both CC and non-CC breeds at its 2017 championship show?
UK White Swiss Shepherds by Simon Parsons I RECENTLY mentioned the White Swiss Shepherd breed and was interested to hear that there are now some in this country.
US ramp policies by Simon Parsons FURTHER to my piece about ramps, here’s a bit more detail about what the policy is at American Kennel Club shows. The regulations list which are the table breeds: all the toys, of course, most of the terriers and varying numbers in all the other...
The real White Glove by Simon Parsons I see in last week’s Bulldog feature that a photo captioned Ch Kelloe White Glove in fact showed her extrovert great-grandsire Ch Tyegarth Jacob of Kelloe. Here is the real White Glove who enjoyed such a record-breaking show career for Chris...
Saving our shows from within by Lee Connor Like most of the writers for Dog World, I write because I have a passion for pedigree dogs and nothing thrills me more than having an article engender debate and argument.
Cavalier numero uno at SKC by Andrew Brace It was 22 years since I last judged BIS for the Scottish Kennel Club and I remember my winner was the handsome Standard Poodle, Ch/Sw/Nor Ch Racketeer Exquisit Sinner at Vanitonia, handled by Philip Langdon. Reserve was Christina Bailey’s well...
Keeping photographic records by Sheila Atter It’s coming up to that time of year again – when keen exhibitors are rushing round trying to get good photographs for the Dog World annual, as well as for club yearbooks and calendars.
Pets Welfare Alliance Union has its say by Eileen Geeson What happens to our dogs is important to all of us. We know we are conditioned to a point to ‘go with the flow’ but it is not all that. We really want to do the very best for our dogs and so therefore we believe, or the majority of us believe...
Bench and Field - A long and hard day on the heather at Croglin Estate by David Hudson The Kennel Club held an all aged any variety retriever stake on the Croglin Estate in Cumbria on August 25. This trial is something of an annual special event because the grouse are not walked up but shot over pointers and setters.
Are you plate spinning your training? by Wendy Beasley One of the questions I am frequently asked is how often I train my dogs. Most people assume I am out every day but, much as I wish this were true, it is really not the case.

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