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Spaniels and the sugar bowl by Nick Waters AS IN SO many breeds the origin of the Papillon is the subject of many theories, however it is generally accepted that the breed is descended from the European Toy Spaniels...
Importance of getting the home check right by Geraldine Cove-Print ONE OF the most important components of dog rescue is the home check and of course the home check is only as good as the person assigned to check the home!
A clinic for brachycephalic dogs by Steve Dean THE ROYAL Veterinary College has announced the formation of a dedicated clinic for brachycephalic dogs. On the surface this seems to be a good idea but underlying this announcement is some surprising comments attributed to the clinicians involved...
The many forms of dog aggression by Nick Honor IF YOU live with dogs, especially if you live with a group of dogs, you will almost have certainly seen dog’s using aggressive behaviour.
The growing problem of canine dementia by Lee Connor WE MOVED to Dorset five years ago and our neighbours were a wonderfully youthful and incredibly sprightly married couple of octogenarians. They would often put us to shame as they were always on the go and the husband would pedal a five-mile...
This week's Dog World Comment ALTHOUGH we have come to dread TV programmes on the subject of dog breeding, we have to say that last week's effort covering 'puppy farming' and the trade in pups from parts of Europe seemed to us to hit the nail on the head.
In the Dog House by Simon Parsons I’M SURE none of us who watched the (otherwise in many ways rather naff) opening ceremony for the Commonwealth Games were expecting to see all those Scotties!
Programme not infallible by Simon Parsons IT’S A positive move that the Kennel Club is including only dogs bred and registered in the UK in the previous year when calculating the breed average coefficients of inbreeding (COI).
KC and top breeders at odds by Simon Parsons GOING on from there, Caroline Kisko’s remarks in the press release about the change to Mate Select reveal graphically the gulf between the Kennel Club and many serious breeders on this subject.
Dog in art by Simon Parsons MANY of you will know that all-round judge Stuart Mallard is a highly talented artist, specialising in wildlife as well as dogs, and I am sure that his prints will grace a lot of your walls.
Golden Dog Trophy shows in Liege by Andrew Brace PACKING is not something I enjoy but preparing for this latest trip was a nightmare as I am away from home for more than a month so needed to pack the car with the necessary to cover the weekend in Liege, a week in Split and then two weeks in...
Inspiration lacking from KC initiative by Sheila Atter I HAVE to confess that I am absolutely gutted by the Kennel Club’s decision to drop the breeders’ competition. Since it was introduced I have regretted the fact that I hardly ever had three dogs of my breeding at the same show, and so have not...
Dietary wisdom from the past by Eileen Geeson EVEN IN the 1660s apothecaries were ‘reading’ urine to identify different illnesses. Concoctions ground from flowers and herbs were contrived to help the physician treat his patients.
Understanding mental change in our dogs by Wendy Beasley THE LONGER we live and work with dogs the more we find out about them, and this was brought home to me last weekend by several little things that proved how much dogs are capable of learning, and how much of what they learn stays with them.
A final appointment and debut ch show by Bronwyn Bartley AS I SAID last time Chippenham (Slough) DTC held its championship show on Sunday July 6 when the club was also celebrating its 60th anniversary so many congratulations to all concerned.
Dancing with Colin the duck by Richard Curtis HAVING been training dogs since I was young I have been lucky enough to have some different types of dogs. I say lucky because if I had not had such a wide variety of breeds and characters I wouldn’t have learnt as much as I perhaps would have if...
The bravery of owners speaking up by Jane Lilley I HAVE just heard from Jillian Knight-Messenger of a most distressing disease known as canine genetic disease and to warn of this, she has forwarded the heart-rending story of two Afghan Hounds as follows:
Delicate Derbyshire Greyhound by Nick Waters GREYHOUNDS have a long history of artistic representation in European art and sculpture stretching right back to ancient Rome and other civilisations and I have featured them on a number of occasions in the column.
Stripping the Wirehaired Dachshund by Eileen Geeson SUE JOHNSON, treasurer of the Wirehaired Dachshund Club writes that she read with interest the Grooming Box on hand stripping of the terrier breeds.

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