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Why the secrecy behind judges’ approval? by Jane Lilley A brief note comes from Jackie Drakeford with a tip, which could prove extremely useful for anyone wishing to liquidise raw spinach, not only helping to reduce the glorious green miniature confetti-type mess that can result from such an operation...
The ‘magnificent’ Ch Hengist by Nick Waters This week I feature another painting by Lilian Cheviot that was reproduced in Robert Leighton’s The New Book of the Dog (1907), the Bloodhound, Ch Hengist.
The Scissor Boutique is cutting edge by Eileen Geeson Well even I was surprised. I have never thought about the comparison between scissoring a dog and ballroom dancing. But Mandy Carr explains good finishing starts...
Do dogs play a part in outbreaks? by Steve Dean Giardia is a single cell parasite that infects the small intestine of several animals and man. Progress in molecular science has increased our ability to separate species through their genetic code...
Dog Coat Company’s Cashmere Coat by Geraldine Cove-Print Cashmere, for me, the word conjures up a luxurious and faintly exotic picture. It’s a fabric woven from the softest undercoat fibres of the cashmere goat, beautifully light and strong with terrific insulation qualities...
The Kennel Club has made some brilliant progress over the last few years – Mate Select, myKC, coefficients of inbreeding (COIs), DNA tests, estimated breeding values (EBVs) – yet most of these still need some refinement.
This week's Dog World Comment NO SOONER has the Kennel Club announced the decision to suspend the regulations concerning stakes classes, than a further raft of proposals is listed which the Show Promotion Working Party has under consideration and which it has discussed with...
In the Dog House by Simon Parsons I SUSPECT most showgoers apart from Ronnie Irving will be pleased at the Kennel Club committee’s decision to suspend the ‘unbeaten dog’ regulation and to allow dogs to bypass the breed classes if they wish to compete only in the stakes classes.
Breed divergence by Simon Parsons WE HAVE often talked in this and other columns in DOG WORLD about breeds where the type varies from country to country, most frequently about those that have over the years developed on different lines on either side of the Atlantic.
Champion line by Simon Parsons WHAT breed has the longest continuous line of UK champions? Entering the latest Miniature Smooth Dachshund champion, Siouxline Flynn Rider, onto my database, I wonder whether this breed may be the one, as there exists a chain of champions going...
Thirst for Knowledge in Estonia by Andrew Brace At dinner in Tallinn last year after I had judged one of the superbly organised shows in Estonia, in conversation with Marko Lepasaar we were discussing how the Estonian Kennel Club trains its stewards and judges.
Starting with the open shows by Sheila Atter At last we are seeing some positive proposals coming out of the Dog Show Promotion Working Party, which was set up to investigate ways of making the exhibition of dogs more attractive to newcomers and to halt the loss of present day exhibitors.
Inspiring best practice in young handlers by Jessica Holm THE IMPORTANCE of encouraging the juniors involved with this sport of ours has been much in the media in recent weeks. There was a big spread in DOG WORLD (November 14) after the judging of the Junior Handling Association finals for 2014 and the...
Making retired dogs feel special by Becca Middleton Having two older dogs that used to compete in agility, one in particular that lives for the chance to run through a tunnel to a toy and have a game of tug or to jump over even one small jump and celebrate with me and feel nothing in the world...
Success doesn’t come easy in Iceni by Wendy Beasley Over the years that I have been going to the Iceni TD championship trial in Essex I have known the ground to be anything from lush winter wheat to almost bare earth, and the weather to vary between cold and frosty and wild and windy, but this year...
Tackling persistent coat chewers by Jane Lilley A few weeks ago I received a somewhat panic-stricken note from Chris Wyatt of the Bobander Bichon Frisé to say that she had a problem that she had never encountered before and for which she had tried every remedy she could think of without any...
Dogs waking you up at night? by Nick Honor If you have a dog that rises in those obscene hours of the morning (when you should be tucked up in bed), or a puppy or dog that drags you from the warmth of your bed in the middle of the night, you will sympathise with many of my clients who...
George Vernon Stokes’ dogs of War by Nick Waters At this time with the world remembering the start of the first world war it is perhaps timely to also remember the role dogs have played in wars since early times.
Disease outbreaks: is the UK protected? by Steve Dean Before letting distemper fade back into the history of dog illnesses, a few more words in relation to handling outbreaks of disease may be worthwhile.

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