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BOVINE tuberculosis (bTb) causing infection in a small number of cats in the Newbury area is the current health concern to hit the headline news.
Rob Bishop’s woodwork art by Nick Waters THERE was a time when Crufts was a rendezvous for lovers of all dog art. A move from London, the passing of the years, and possibly a change in people’s collecting habits, have seen a decline in the number of dealers exhibiting older dog art, with...
Assured top groomers by Eileen Geeson CAROLE Gowers is the proprietor of Evesham Dog Grooming Academy Ltd. Carole is one of the very first groomers to be credited by the PIF (Pet Industry Federation) with the prestigious certificate of an assured groomer.
Scottish Breeds 2014: New dawn breaks at Scottish Breeds THE SCOTTISH Breeds Canine Club held its 30th general championship show at the Royal Highland Exhibition Hall in Edinburgh last Saturday.
This week's Dog World Comment THERE CANNOT be many subjects on which DOG WORLD, the Kennel Club and the RSPCA all see eye to eye, but the fragility of Britain's import controls must surely be one of them.
Open critiques – are they really a bad thing? by Andrew Brace Birmingham Toy Dog Society is known for the jovial atmosphere of its open shows and the lavishness of its raffle. I was happy to spend a day at its last show where Julie Baldwin was celebrating her upcoming birthday and had brought along a...
LAST WEEK we considered both the vulnerable breeds as well as others that are numerically challenged. Sometimes the lack of numbers is a deliberate choice...
LAST MONTH I wrote about the approval process and the Judges’ Sub-Committee. Within 24 hours of publication I was told directly by a member of that committee that any chance of me having a judging career in this country was never going to happen.
A great day in Lincoln for ‘Alans’ by Wendy Beasley The Lincoln championship trial always coincides with Crufts, but as we had a Friday draw this year we had planned to visit the show on Saturday.
Apart from Crufts March has been a fairly quiet month for shows although in the Midlands and North West we are fortunate to have winter shows at equestrian centres and we have been to three open shows this year already.
Preparing two Crufts routines by Richard Curtis With the dust now settling on Crufts 2014 I thought it would be interesting for readers of the column to know a little about the thinking behind the routines that I performed at Crufts 2014.
Having decided not to show a dog again after Henry had made a fool of himself yet again on that fearfully muddy day of Richmond 08 when, in any case he had done well enough to justify himself with four tickets, a junior warrant and ShCM under his...