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The proposal put forward for the Kennel Club AGM by Eleanor Heard may seem by some to be a bit excessive, but is indicative of the surprise, even disgust, felt by many – including those of us who are not members of the KC, but expect to look up to...
By the time this piece is published, it will no doubt be raining again, but at the moment May has made her entrance shrouded in a mantle of blue and accompanied by a strange golden orb whose warm rays have finally germinated my bloomin’ tomatoes.
No trials to report on this week although there have been one or two opens, but the next three championships are all PDs, with the Scottish Working Trials Society Lauder trial in May, Wessex in June and Surrey in July.
The Kennel Club have already sent congratulations to Mary Ray on winning her 100th obedience certificate at Crufts 2013. What a fantastic achievement and I thought it would be appropriate to write a profile about Mary, with her approval of course...
There have been many interesting discussions taking place on various forums recently dealing with many aspects of the sport, such as class progression, registered versus unregistered shows and the use of props in a routine.
I had a message from the obviously now delighted owner of the young Sheltie bitch, whose house-training problems were detailed in the column of January 18, to say that at long last she has been successful in keeping her clean!
Those of you who read last weeks offering concerning the Canine Crusaders, Cobalt and Sapphire, who had both been identified under breed specific legislation as Pit Bull type may be interested to know that owner Carol Bell sent off a sample of...
One of the things you encounter fairly regularly as a canine behaviourist is a situation where you are required to ‘unpick’ the work of another behaviourist who has already worked with the client but not created the desired results.
SINCE it opened its doors a few years ago, the Stockbridge Gallery in Hampshire has been a magnet for lovers of the dog in art.
Dare we hope for summertime now a few fine days have finally emerged from the chill of winter and a wet spring. If warmer days are expected, some awareness of some common summer-time illnesses might be useful, especially if they can be prevented.
I WONDER how often we – as breeders, exhibitors or judges – stop to consider how easily we become accustomed to changes within a breed.
I spent a large part of yesterday ferrying a friend to and fro between her home and her vet. The problem was a very sick puppy. As we all know a puppy can go down very, very quickly if something does go wrong and veterinary intervention can be...