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“DUE TO my knowledge of German,” my acquaintance, Chris Seidler, said, “I have been asked to help with the overseas visitors at Crufts since the early days at its location in Olympia, London, on to Earls Court and still now at the NEC in Birmingham.”
Last week I wrote a bit about stay problems but this is not the only thing that can go wrong and all trialists, and probably competitors from other dog sports, know the feeling when the dog seems unable or unwilling to carry out a previously...
I HOPE those of you that have started your weave training as explained in my last article are doing well and enjoying the process, I would love to hear how you are getting on.
Finally after months of organising and arranging the weekend arrived of the very first BSSF National championships and the first ever round of the International Federation of Sleddog Sports (IFSS) World Cup in England.
SOME GOOD news comes from Glenis Williams of the Wistaston Flatcoats and English Setters whose plea for help with her Flatcoat Misty, who had suddenly and inexplicably become unduly sensitive and particularly to fireworks and thunder.
Vital research into chiari malformation by Geraldine Cove-Print I’VE ALWAYS had a soft spot for Llamas and Yaks. I still chortle at that old joke of “beware the llama spits…and he was”. It seems that Yaks have undergone rapid evolutionary adaption over the years to cope with living at high altitude.
THIS YEAR it is 40 years since I qualified as a veterinary surgeon after five years of study at the Royal Veterinary College and at such times thoughts tend to cast back to those early days.
Russian interest in New York by Nick Waters This year Bonhams managed to stage one of its most interesting and comprehensive sales ever and although there were one or two disappointments, most notably ‘Amsterdam Dog Market’ by Abraham Hondius from the estate of the late Walter Goodman...
Asian fusion by Eileen Geeson As requested this week we feature grooming with a difference. Asian Fusion grooming is a form of creative grooming and the originator of this styling is Pammie Carmichael Hogg of ‘Fuss About - Asian Fusion Grooming’ Doncaster. www.fuss-about.co.uk.
This week's Dog World Comment BEST OF luck to everyone involved with Crufts 2014 – to the organisers for a trouble-free event, to exhibitors and competitors in all the other disciplines for as successful day as they could wish for, to the judges for a day they will always...
Croatian congestion and jubilant juniors by Andrew Brace Having a free weekend, I decided to have a few days in Croatia visiting my good friends Ante Lucin and Javier Gonzales Mendikote at their new home outside Zagreb.
Experts and novices keep field trials alive in 2013 by Paul Rawlings The last year, beginning with my appointment judging the BASC gamekeepers classes, has certainly been varied and it is always great to look back at the very memorable events and of course at the successes of those quality dogs that reach the top...