THE KENNEL Club’s working party is seeking views on the future of the open show scene, and this column too would be interested in positive suggestions to revivify these events which are key to the health of Britain’s show world.
THIS IS Britain’s first Miniature Pincher champion Chaman Kaama of Tavey, bred by Julia Curnow and owned by Mollie Sharpe.The photo we used last week, captioned with his name, was in fact a less formal one of the famous bitch Ch Birling Painted Lady,
ANECDOTAL evidence, backed up by the information given in the Breed Records Supplements about litters bred by ‘show people’, suggests that in one breed I’m interested in, caesarean operations in bitches from these lines are more frequent nowadays...
Many years ago, long before I became a regular columnist for DOG WORLD, I wrote the occasional article for the newspaper and one, which at the time created a lot of comment, discussed the question of sportsmanship and gamesmanship.
Thank you to all those kind people who have written wanting me to be their friend on Facebook. These invitations are heart warming indeed but, while being immensely flattering, I must apologise to you one and all by saying that I simply don’t do it.
Adapostul Speranta is a rescue shelter in Popesti-Leordeni, Romania and they recently hit the headlines with their appeal for funds. Nothing new there except that they need to buy more invalid carts for paraplegic dogs in their care.
WE ALL know of the stupid rules regarding the showing of docked dogs. No fault of the show societies or of the Kennel Club but because of the barmy law which prevents dogs docked legally since 2007 from being shown at events in England and Wales...