Years ago, when still at college, I briefly toyed with the idea of becoming a journalist. Then by a series of strange coincidences that idea would completely turn on its head.
THE CONTEST of Champions is run by the Canine Supporters Charity (CSC) which was formed in 1977 by a group of experienced dog people and in was recognised as a charity in 1984.
In this month’s ‘meet the breed note writer’ DOG WOLRD’s Tom Burrington talks to Newfoundland correspondent Jeanne Davies.
No vet faux pas, tailgate or talk of poisoning, just all the positives from the world’s greatest dog show.
It’s not often that animals get a look-in on the parliamentary agenda, least of all those who aren’t destined for the human food chain, but last September MPs gathered for a back-bench debate on the thorny issue of the sale of puppies in pet shops.
I’D LIKE, if I may, to concentrate on the positive. Whether that will be altogether possible is another story.
THE second annual Pawscars award ceremony was held in the Metropole Hotel on the NEC campus on Wednesday night when the success of those throughout the world of pedigree dogs was celebrated and awarded...
ONLINE NOW: THE MAIN feature of the latest Around the Dog World is the Pro Plan/Dog World Pup of the Year (POTY) final where some stars of the future strut their stuff.
THE DANDIE Dinmont Terrier is not only among the most ancient of breeds but one of the rarest. It is the only dog named after a character from fiction. ‘Dandie Dinmont’ was a hill farmer in Sir Walter Scott’s second Waverley novel Guy Mannering.
These days, travelling with dogs is a whole lot easier than it was when I first imported Grand Basset Griffon Vendéens from Holland and then as the rules gradually changed, went abroad to show my hounds and keep a better picture of the depth of...
Over the course of 2014, 26 of the UK's most exciting puppies qualified to compete in the Pro Plan/Dog World Pup of the Year Final. Judging the country's best young dogs was Jeff Horswell.
Winner of the ProPlan/Dog World Pup of the Year final held at Crewe Hall was the Beagle Eardley Stew Pendous owned by Tim Jones and Stephen Jepson. Judge was Jeff Horswell...
Watch the full Around the Dog World online now. Andrew Brace and Di Johnson take a look back at the best of the best from the last 12 months.
If we’re ever in danger of forgetting why sled dog racing in the UK can be quite a different beast to events in some other parts of the mushing universe, the British weather occasionally puts on a display to remind us with a vengeance.
I am beginning to feel rather like a repetitious voice of doom when I comment on the state of rescue dogs in the UK today. There are only so many ways you can say the numbers are rising and not enough is being done to stem the tide.
FOR CENTURIES, Kazakhs have treated animals as unique gifts from God and considered them to be a symbol of happiness and wealth.
Christmas time hails one of the most prestigious agility events of the calendar and this year was the 36th year of the agility events taking place at the spectacular venue of London International Horse Show at Olympia.
TOP STUD DOG 2014 in the Dog World/Royal Canin table is the Keeshond Ch/Am/Can Ch Kemonts Skyline’s Game Boy.
FOR THE second year running the Dog World/Yumega Show Dog Top Brood Bitch competition has been topped by the Australian Shepherd bitch Ch Allmark Careless Whisper.