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You may think I’m quite tragic, but each week I do read the dog paper from cover to cover. This includes every set of breed notes since I like to see what the ‘competition’ is up to and almost all of the critiques – certainly from championship...
What’s in your training bag? by Wendy Beasley ONCE AGAIN we were lucky enough to get together with friends at the weekend for some really valuable training. These were different friends from our last session and so an opportunity for all of us to benefit from new eyes and new ideas which...
A testing course at European Open by Becca Middleton Mark Laker, GB team manager, who is based near Newark in Lincolnshire, has kindly written a report about his experience managing the competitors from the UK who had high hopes of stepping up onto at least one of the prestigious podiums at the...
Thank you to those who have most kindly responded to the plea for help with the aftermath of bee stings in the column of August 14.
Dog or bitch? How do you decide? by Geraldine Cove-Print WHEN SOMEONE contacts rescue and firmly states that they want either dog or bitch we tend to presume they have a good idea of why they choose one over the other, but I seriously wonder if that is true.
British dog groomer of the year by Eileen Geeson MANY A dog lover has cried buckets over Lassie films, but for 35-year-old British Dog Groomer of the Year – Mike Wildman – it was the inspiration for a career.
Having mentioned a new specialist clinic for brachycephalic dogs a couple of weeks ago, I spotted an older article (Veterinary Times Nov 4 2013) on the subject of the brachycephalic dog and their eyes. It is an informative article aimed at vets...
Chow chows at the LKA by Nick Waters ‘THE SECOND show was held on June 11 and 12 in the park of Holland House by kind permission of Lord and Lady Ilchester. Royalty was to be present and the police estimated there were around 5,000 people packing the grounds. It was reported that...
Yes I despair at the language used in various pronouncements, particularly by the Kennel Club. It’s either mealy-mouthed dumbing down or over the top spin. I even despair at myself when I make a relatively tiny oversight, as I did in my article...
Bullies and trolls the latest threat to dogdom by Geraldine Cove-Print SOCIAL media sites such as Facebook and Twitter certainly have some great advantages in bringing likeminded people together and offering closer contact for those who are geographically apart but the darker side of social media has seen the rise of...
This week's Dog World Comment THE GRADUAL demise of the (to give it its formal title) Advisory Council on the Welfare Issues of Dog Breeding will cause few to shed any tears.
A Hollywood legend by Simon Parsons I SUSPECT a number of you who have been to Westminster show in New York will have spotted a distinguished looking woman in dark glasses sitting round the rings of some of the toy breeds. This was the inimitable Lauren Bacall, last of the great...
Committee entries by Simon Parsons A RECENT letter in DOG WORLD was making a rather ill-natured fuss about committee members showing at their own breed club show.
Successful broods by Simon Parsons AS YOU know I’m always pleased to hear of great producing achievements, especially by outstanding brood bitches, so I’m grateful for details of several more since my piece last week.
White Swiss Shepherds by Simon Parsons WITH ALL the discussion about longcoat German Shepherds, it’s easy to forget that there is another breed which is effectively just that, though only in the white colour, another recessive trait that sometimes turns up in ‘normal’ GSD lines.
Kuopio provides overture to the World Show by Andrew Brace Every two years the ‘Sawo shows’ take place in Kuopio in Finland, three international shows held at the vast sports stadium venue. This year was no exception, even though the traditional Sawo weekend fell just days before the Helsinki World Show...
Why can’t a breeders’ competition work? By Sheila Atter It may come as quite a surprise to some in Clarges Street, but I am always prepared to do my very best to support the Kennel Club in its initiatives so, despite being disappointed that the breeders’ ...
Regeneration with health in mind by Kevin Colwill Last month I touched on the widespread misreporting of the recent VetCompass paper on the relative health of purebred and crossbred dogs. I’ve had a few people contact me to complain that I’m the one guilty of misreporting – and deliberate...
Not so straightforward after all by Wendy Beasley We have just returned from a very enjoyable trip to the ASPADS Scarborough championship TD trial but, as is often the case, for me and my training it has raised more questions than answers.

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