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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.
The influx of underage pups continues by Geraldine Cove-Print No sooner have the fireworks and Halloween masks been packed away in the shops for another year than we are snowballed into a red and white spending extravaganza as the Christmas countdown begins.
This week's Dog World Comment WE ARE delighted that, as widely forecast, the Kennel Club is to suspend the ‘unbeaten dog’ rule so that dogs can compete in variety/stakes classes without their owners worrying that if they are beaten in these classes, they will not be able to...
In the Dog House by Simon Parsons AS YOU know the Scandinavians yield to no one when it comes to running dog shows. This summer saw the great Finnish World Show and now the traditional end-of-year events have begun with the Danish show at Herning, which I gather also had a...
Zardin in pictures by Simon Parsons IF YOU are the slightest bit interested in Afghan Hounds and their history I’m sure you will have heard of Zardin, the dog who created a sensation when he appeared in and won the ‘foreign dog’ classes at Crufts in 1909, ’10 and ’11.
In direct line by Simon Parsons HAVING recently mentioned a West Highland White Terrier kennel which has produced six champions in direct female line, now I have the opportunity to do the same in the other half of the ‘black and white’ breeds, the Scottish Terrier...
The frustration of the ‘high profile’ breeds by Andrew Brace Although I was only judging on the Saturday and Sunday I decided to book myself into the Dog & Doublet, one of my favourite hotels which is so near the Stafford showground, for the four days of Midland Counties.
Time for the taxman to get tough? By Lee Connor A few days ago an elderly neighbour from several doors down knocked. I was quite surprised to open the door and find her standing there as we have only ever exchanged the usual polite pleasantries but I immediately knew something was troubling her.
Another one size fits all regulation? By Sheila Atter I don’t think any responsible breeder or owner would argue with the idea that all dogs should be permanently identified. Whether the method used is the tattoo or the microchip has long been the subject of much debate...
Twenty years of Canine Health Concern by Eileen Geeson This year cannot go by without recognition of one of the canine world’s best friends. When Catherine O’Driscoll started detective work into why her young, previously healthy dogs became ill and consequently died...
An uncertain time for fitting dogs by Wendy Beasley The week following the Kennel Club Championships, and this year at the other end of the country, the North East Counties TD championship took place at Tow Law.
An exciting climax to the season by Bronwyn Bartley On OCTOBER 18 we went down to the South of England Showground at Ardingly for the East Grinstead DTC championship show, this being less than two days after we had arrived back home from Scotland.
Hearthrug training over winter by Richard Curtis With the winter fast approaching it is normally not the type of weather that you want to be outside training your dog. The one advantage of HTM and freestyle is that you can train your dog a lot of the moves in a small space.
Settling tummies and clearing them up by Jane Lilley Besides having now proved itself as a well tried and tested remedy for itching and scratching, the idea of using liquidised raw spinach as an aid to digestion seems to have provoked a good deal of interest.
Johnson’s Ch Frederick of Kelwall by Nick Waters During a career that spanned a lot of years, Dorothy Johnson (1902-1988) painted many top winning show dogs, including the first British champion Pharaoh Hound, Ch Kilcroney Rekhmire Merymut and one of the first British champion Finnish Spitz, Ch...
Looking North for direction by Eileen Geeson This week we are delighted to feature a well established dog grooming centre.
Will we see more distemper in the UK? by Steve Dean A headline may have caught readers’ eyes last week on page 2 of DOG WORLD. Vets fear puppy imports may reintroduce distemper to the UK it stated in bold letters.
K9 Cleancoat by Geraldine Cove-Print One of the joys of the colder weather is walking your dog or dogs on a bright, frosty morning. I love watching them run and play and then comes that moment when they find a thin layer of ice over a muddy puddle and in seconds you know that not...

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