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This week's Dog World Comment IT MAY seem a strange thing to say but the worst enemy in the fight towards an end to ‘puppy farming’ is the general public itself! The problem could be solved at a stroke – if the public didn’t buy puppies from such places, or pups who...
The 2014 Pointer and Setter champion stake was scheduled for August 10-11 on the Duke of Roxburghe’s Byrecleugh Estate in the Scottish borders. The weather forecast ahead of the trial was atrocious: the remnants of Hurricane Bertha were supposed...
Veteran Star by Simon Parsons AN ADDITION to Albert Wight’s report on his Shetland Sheepdog judging at the World Show and a great win for a British-bred dog. He says: "I had the joy of watching my Veteran World Winner Multi Ch Japaro Eye Of The Storm, bred by Ian and Margo...
More brood success by Simon Parsons THANKS for more details of successful brood bitches. Enid Hinslea tells me of her Irish Setter Kerryfair United with Northamber, bred by Sandra Chorley-Newton, who was mated for her first litter to Three Rivers from Kerryfair...
Using ramps by Simon Parsons I’D BE interested to know what Bulldog people thought about showing their dogs on a ramp, which was pioneered at Crufts. I guess the idea of this was to stop the judge having to bend so far down to each dog, which with the large entries the...
Helsinki on top of the World by Andrew Brace It was always expected that this year’s World Show would be spectacular. Finland has over the years acquired a reputation for staging international dog shows that are impeccably organised with a unique style. The Finnish Kennel Club’s previous FCI...
ANYONE who was at the recent World Dog Show in Finland could not help but notice just how many of those involved in all aspects of the show were comparatively young. It is a subject I have touched on before, and I make no apology for returning, as...
You may think I’m quite tragic, but each week I do read the dog paper from cover to cover. This includes every set of breed notes since I like to see what the ‘competition’ is up to and almost all of the critiques – certainly from championship...
What’s in your training bag? by Wendy Beasley ONCE AGAIN we were lucky enough to get together with friends at the weekend for some really valuable training. These were different friends from our last session and so an opportunity for all of us to benefit from new eyes and new ideas which...
A testing course at European Open by Becca Middleton Mark Laker, GB team manager, who is based near Newark in Lincolnshire, has kindly written a report about his experience managing the competitors from the UK who had high hopes of stepping up onto at least one of the prestigious podiums at the...
Thank you to those who have most kindly responded to the plea for help with the aftermath of bee stings in the column of August 14.
Dog or bitch? How do you decide? by Geraldine Cove-Print WHEN SOMEONE contacts rescue and firmly states that they want either dog or bitch we tend to presume they have a good idea of why they choose one over the other, but I seriously wonder if that is true.
British dog groomer of the year by Eileen Geeson MANY A dog lover has cried buckets over Lassie films, but for 35-year-old British Dog Groomer of the Year – Mike Wildman – it was the inspiration for a career.
Having mentioned a new specialist clinic for brachycephalic dogs a couple of weeks ago, I spotted an older article (Veterinary Times Nov 4 2013) on the subject of the brachycephalic dog and their eyes. It is an informative article aimed at vets...
Chow chows at the LKA by Nick Waters ‘THE SECOND show was held on June 11 and 12 in the park of Holland House by kind permission of Lord and Lady Ilchester. Royalty was to be present and the police estimated there were around 5,000 people packing the grounds. It was reported that...
Yes I despair at the language used in various pronouncements, particularly by the Kennel Club. It’s either mealy-mouthed dumbing down or over the top spin. I even despair at myself when I make a relatively tiny oversight, as I did in my article...
Bullies and trolls the latest threat to dogdom by Geraldine Cove-Print SOCIAL media sites such as Facebook and Twitter certainly have some great advantages in bringing likeminded people together and offering closer contact for those who are geographically apart but the darker side of social media has seen the rise of...
This week's Dog World Comment THE GRADUAL demise of the (to give it its formal title) Advisory Council on the Welfare Issues of Dog Breeding will cause few to shed any tears.
A Hollywood legend by Simon Parsons I SUSPECT a number of you who have been to Westminster show in New York will have spotted a distinguished looking woman in dark glasses sitting round the rings of some of the toy breeds. This was the inimitable Lauren Bacall, last of the great...

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