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  I have been hearing ever-increasing grouses and grumbles from all sides, all groups and all breeds about the lack of critiques appearing in the canine press following judging appointments.
  A long time ago, too many years for me to want to remember accurately, I bought horses, lots of them. I bought them for other people for the best part, and they were bought with a specific job in mind.
  It is so interesting how dogs are always trying to tell us how they feel or what is wrong, but unfortunately sometimes the information they are communicating can be lost in translation.
Seasonal Resolutions of a Dual Ch by Nick Waters A few weeks ago I featured in the column a painting sold by Doyle’s in New York of two Skye Terriers by Edwin Megargee with a provenance to Mrs Consuelo Vanderbilt Earl, one of America’s wealthiest women and great socialite of her age, who died in...
  The bones of the four limbs and the spine provide the framework of the body and the joints that connect the bones together are literally pivotal in producing efficient movement.
  Maureen Harris rang from Harlow on the subject of itching. She has a now six-year-old tri English Setter bitch, Lulli by name, who she says had been scratching herself to bits for the past two years, tearing her hair out until her skin turned red...
  It seems that working with animals is still a dream job for many youngsters, perhaps not as popular as being a celebrity but still high on the aspirational list of many.
  The Animal Health Trust has issued a warning to dog owners about seasonal canine illness. As the name suggests, apart from knowing it is likely to occur between August and November, there is little more we are certain about.
For services rendered in wartime by Nick Waters The Dickin Medal, the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross, is well known. It was instituted in 1943 by Maria Dickin who founded the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals – PDSA.
The charismatic Lakeland Terrier by Eileen Geeson Originating in the Lake District as a working dog, this is a robust, hardly little dog that has a character of its own. He is good with people and children, but not always tolerant of other dogs of the same sex.
  A note comes from Jean Lanning with an urgent warning. She says that very recently, when she was with a small group of friends locally, she heard with horror of two Labradors having died a few days earlier from adder bites.
Microchips alone are not enough by Geraldine Cove-Print Technology is a wonderful thing, when it works. There are occasions when technology could be acting against us and we don’t even know it! For instance, many owners of smart phones who merrily click away and capture images of their family and their...