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MY FIRST experience of a ‘dangerous dog’ was back in the spring of 1992. I’d accompanied my mum to Tottenham Cemetery to tidy up my grandmother’s grave after the winter.
A Champion night out in aid of charity THE HARD working committee members of the Canine Supporters Charity (CSC) are to be congratulated for yet another super evening at the Contest of Champion Show Dogs, where exhibitors come together with the cream of the UK show dogs to have an...
IN AN article for DOG WORLD in November 2013 I posed the question: “Is there a way forward for dog shows?”
This week's Dog World Comment ANYONE who regularly attends open shows will know that breed entries can vary dramatically in both quality and quantity. Sometimes the numbers are poor or even non-existent; sometimes exhibitors will drive for miles to support the show and the judge.
Should judges subsidise  dog shows? by Andrew Brace THE QUESTION of judges’ fees has always been a contentious one in this country, and by fees I actually mean expenses. The sport in the UK has always prided itself on its amateur status and very few, be it judges, breeders or exhibitors, actually...
IS IT THOUGHTLESSNESS, arrogance or just plain greed? I’m referring to the seemingly increasing habit of some judges to accept invitations for the same breed without any thought as to when they last officiated and in what part of the country.
SUE DENNETT and Julie Lankshear, of Caring Canines, have both been awarded a British Empire Medal in the New Year’s Honours List!
A surprise win at Beachey Head by Wendy Beasley UNLIKE all other championship trials the Southern Alsatian Training Society (SATS) has for the last few years been running a ‘one day’ TD championship. This means that instead of only nosework taking place in the first few days of the trial, and...
Do your best, forget the rest by Becca Middleton THE 2014 season is really kicking off now that spring has arrived and we have been blessed with some long awaited sunshine. The first championship show of the year was Wyre held at Myercough Equestrian Centre in Preston, Lancashire on March 22-23.
Well I can hardly believe that no sooner has the season started than it’s coming to a close already! It hardly seems with the warm and wet weather that it had got going, we didn’t even see any snow or properly cold weather this season.
OUR ROYAL Mail cleverly manage to put up the price of postage in such an insidious manner as to be almost unnoticeable, not least because some bright spark thought up the brilliant idea some years back to remove the actual cost, formerly printed...
Dogs die in the name of science by Geraldine Cove-Print ISN’T IT strange how a series of connections can be made that so often come back to dogs? For instance, I was going through my late father’s collection of books and came across a rather lovely volume on the works of Francisque Poulbot, a poster...