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  COMPLAINTS about the imminent demise of the Kennel Club’s Gazette as we know it continue to rumble on and it was just by chance that I happened to have a word on the subject with the chairman, Steve Dean, who said that he had only received a total...
  LAST SEPTEMBER the life of a scruffy puppy, living among the detritus of a rubbish tip of the mountainous Indian town of Leh was changed forever.
  HEALTH is an important consideration when owning a dog and it is remarkable how free of illness most dogs are. However, health as a positive aspect of dog ownership is often taken for granted, whereas it is the dogs that are unwell that tend to...
A breed with a long history in art by Nick Waters JOHN EMMS (1843-1912) is best known today for his studies of Fox Terriers and pack hounds and it’s his pictures of the latter that frequently set record prices at auction. He also painted other breeds and it is a painting of one of these others I...
Second BIS win for Mike by Eileen Geeson DID YOU miss it? Make a note in your diary in 2014 when the next British Dog Grooming Championships are scheduled, an important and stimulating event for groomers everywhere, this is definitely a worthwhile extravagance to visit.
  AN INTERESTING note came from June Simpson in Dunfermline about her white Staffordshire Bull Terrier, who will be nine in December. He has suffered from allergic skin conditions for the greater part of his life and June says that she used Grass’s...
Some advantages in using tattoos by Geraldine Cove-Print I RETURN to the subject of reliable identification of individual dogs this week. I have a litter of Italian Spinone and before they go off to their new homes I have microchipped them. I have also called on the services of Nikki Farley from the...
  Should a dog be ill with the very disease they have just been vaccinated against? Can the disease be caused by the vaccine that should prevent it? There are many who would say yes to both questions but the questions and a simple ‘yes’ response...
Deerhound at the Battle of Malplaquet by Nick Waters Although there is very little ‘dog in art’ in this piece, it is such a magnificent object that I think it is worthy of featuring. It is a testimony to the dogs’ emerging place in society at all levels that the designer saw fit to include one as a...
The basic needs of different coat types by Eileen Geeson Andrew Graham, busy with moving house and a hectic grooming life, manages a snippet this week. “Have you ever noticed that if you use a combi blaster/dryer and use the flexi hose to speed up drying...
  From my last article you should now appreciate that Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) are mathematical estimates of an animal’s breeding value for measurable traits in much the same way that you have been making mental estimates of the breeding...
  I had a call from Sandra Ford of the Hiscli Cavalier King Charles Spaniels in Herne Bay, who badly needs some advice to help her now four-year-old black and tan bitch stop chewing the end of her tail and one ear.