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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...