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Crufts! For anyone with a love of dogs Crufts is a must. As well as the competitive events, every breed recognised in the UK will be present in Discover Dogs and for those who are considering the purchase of a new puppy this is the place to go...
Dare I criticise the sacred ritual this month and write about the ever so delicate subject of judges’ approval? The minute one writes about such a subject the critics rush to say I am trying to push my personal grievance...
Staying put can be harder than it seems by Wendy Beasley Possibly one of the simplest things we teach our dogs is to stay, at least it should be simple but is often anything but. This is one exercise that is common to nearly all disciplines, and whether it is the formal obedience exercise...
Whenever I am teaching people I always stress the importance of playing with the dog. I often find handlers play a lot with their puppies but as the dog gets older they tend to start to use food which they then become reliant on as it gets quick...
In my second article of the year I wrote about people who had been lost to obedience during the previous year. Looking at things realistically there are bound to be people I miss and I usually apologise for doing so. However, this year I failed to...
A note comes from Diana Hudson of the Norderhove Elkhounds to say that her eldest bitch is almost 14 years old and has mild arthritis. They moved house last year and found that the back doorstep was unusually high with a nine inch wide step below...
Liven up your birthday celebrations by Geraldine Cove-Print I endured another birthday last week, as Groucho Marx said “Age is not a particularly interesting subject, anyone can get old, all you have to do is live long enough”.
Living on and near the coast is really great especially as an alternative place to walk with dogs. However walking on or near the beach can most certainly have many dangers for dogs, we often hear about dogs that appeared to have jumped or fallen...
Supreme Champion Twynstar Dyma-fi by Nick Waters To coincide with Crufts I feature a painting by an artist whose signature is indecipherable of the best in show winner from 1951. Ch Twynstar Dyma-Fi was born in May 1948 and bred by T M Jones of Dowlais at the head of the South Wales mining valleys.
Responses to a couple of requests for further information are this week’s topic. They were received from readers whose interest was aroused by the mention of two subjects within AVV articles.
This week's Dog World Comment OBVIOUSLY it would be neither possible nor appropriate to comment on the detail of the recent tragic incidents involving dogs and young children, beyond expressing the horror of all dog owners and heartfelt sympathy to the families concerned.
Will judges heed new FCI regulations? by Andrew Brace At a meeting in Helsinki at the end of last year the FCI approved a set of regulations for show judges that remind them of the need to focus on dogs’ health and wellbeing when they officiate.