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This week's Dog World Comment WHENEVER there is a major canine event – Crufts and the World Show the most obvious examples – which attracts exhibitors to travel many thousands of miles to compete, we dread that there may be some who do not make it.
In the Dog House by Simon Parsons HIGH UP on my ‘wish list’ is that the words ‘puppy farmer’ could be excluded from any serious discussion of the issues facing the world of dogs. In my view they do more harm than good.
Great expectations by Simon Parsons ONE THING I wouldn’t want to be, for anything in the world, is chairman of the Kennel Club!
Legal longcoats by Simon Parsons I SEE the German Shepherd Dog Standard now distinguishes two different, equally acceptable, coat types.
Solid surfaces by Simon Parsons I SEE I am going madder than ever in my old age to the extent of not knowing where I am! Southern Counties show is of course at the Newbury Showground, not the racecourse on the other side of the town.
The importance of the stack and the common sense of handling by Andrew Brace IT IS A fact that the first thing a judge will see when approaching a class of dogs in the show ring, and the last thing he will see before making his placings, is the dog’s outline as presented to him by its handler.
High hopes for the new leader By Sheila Atter One can’t help but feel sorry for Steve Dean. A thoroughly nice man, so it appears, who took on the post of chairman of the Kennel Club at a time when it was already in some disarray, having struggled to regain any credibility in the wake of...
Ushering in a change of attitude by Steven Seymour I had written this article the weekend before the announcement of the new chairman. With a fresh spirit and a much more positive outlook I have re-written this article to reflect the new hope most are now feeling.
Pillars of their breed by Nick Waters Regular readers of my column will know of my liking for early black and white photographs that are evocative of the periods in which they were taken, in particular ones that are social documents with a story to tell.
A trophy run-off at Waldridge Fell by Bronwyn Bartley As I said last time we headed to the North-East on Wednesday May 20 where our destination was Herrington Country Park, Penshaw, Houghton le Spring, Tyne & Wear, the beautiful venue for the Waldridge Fell three-day event.
My southern ten-day road trip by Richard Curtis May is always a busy month in my calender and this year was no exception. Each year I receive various invitations to perform my display at events around the country as well as teaching workshops.
Battling the elements in Scotland by Wendy Beasley The Scottish Working Trials Society PD championship trial takes place in May, and over the years that we have been going we have often had much better weather than we were expecting.
Dogs often prove you wrong by Jane Lilley Referring back to the question of bitches refusing to eat for a varying amount of days after whelping, a most interesting call came from Mary Palmer of the Spireyaks American Cockers in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.
The horror faced by a barking dog by Geraldine Cove-Print It is natural for dogs to bark; that said, a barking dog in distress is almost impossible to ignore. I think most would agree with me that people of a sound mind and an appreciation of right and wrong would seek rational ways to stop an annoying...
This week's Dog World Comment SO, FOR the first time at least in living memory, a Kennel Club chairman has been voted out of the post by his fellow committee members.
PedPro and Breeders Assistant by Geraldine Cove-Print Are you a silver surfer or were you brought up with technology as part of your schooling? It is interesting that research has shown that the more mature computer user is undergoing age-related changes that can make using some websites and programs...
In the Dog House by Simon Parsons ISN’T IT time for the Kennel Club to take a wider look at the question of ‘dogs in vehicles’ at shows?
Registration redress by Simon Parsons THANKS to Jean Lanning, the Kennel Club is now committed to taking a proper look at its registration system with special reference to ‘pure’ bred dogs and crossbreeds.
Linking the past by Simon Parsons REGULAR readers will know that I love to be able to connect the great dogs of today with those of long ago – I think it’s this sort of continuity which makes the dog world so fascinating.

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