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This week's Dog World Comment IT HAS always been hard to understand why the laws regarding the docking of dogs’ tails should vary through the constituent parts of the United Kingdom.
In the Dog House by Simon Parsons 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.
Open letter stirs dogdom by Simon Parsons GEOFFREY Davies has certainly put a few cats among pigeons with his letter in DOG WORLD last week.
Finding a venue by Simon Parsons WE ALL KNOW that suitable venues for open shows are hard to find, and often there is uncertainty about how long dog societies will be able to use them for in the future.
First Min Pin champion by Simon Parsons 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,
Scottie evokes nostalgia by Simon Parsons SOME FEEDBACK from recent columns:
Caesareans on the rise by Simon Parsons 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...
The mysteries of movement by Andrew Brace Having had four weekends free of shows has given me ample time to settle into Lennox Lane and both my mother and I love it here.
Sportsmanship and gamesmanship by Sheila Atter 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.
Speaking the language of reform by Steven Seymour I have just been watching the interview of Simon Luxmoore on the Dog World website. I would urge everyone to watch this clip and take in what Mr Luxmoore says.
De Penne and French hounds by Nick Waters In his introduction to George Johnston and Maria Ericson’s excellent book Hounds of France (1979), Dr Emile Guillet, Master of the Hounds of the Rallye Kéréol and representative on the committee...
All set for the KC Championships by Wendy Beasley The Iceni Dog Training Club will be hosting the Kennel Club Championships for 2016, and it will be held in and around its home county of Essex.
A busy week with the GSD clubs by Bronwyn Bartley OVER the course of the last two weekends in September Sandwell Valley Park in West Bromwich played host to the Birmingham GSD Association (first weekend) and the British Association for GSDs...
A trip to Austria for the European Open by Richard Curtis It was a couple of years ago that I was asked while teaching in Austria if I would be the head judge at the Open European Freestyle and HTM Championships.
More cases of ‘summer sickness’ by Jane Lilley 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.
A wheel chance at survival by Geraldine Cove-Print 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.
In the Dog House by Simon Parsons 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...
Mini Bulls international by Simon Parsons IN MOST breeds Crufts nowadays draws a significant number of overseas entries, which makes a big win there even more memorable.
This week's Dog World Comment FOR SOME time now there has been an air of optimism surrounding this hobby and world of ours that had been missing for a few years.

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