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This week's Dog World Comment WHEN YOU consider the number of miles that dog people travel up and down motorways in Britain and, increasingly, overseas, in the course of their hobby, it is amazing that so few problems...
Spaniels SGWC by Paul Rawlings Ten years ago I had the pleasure of judging show spaniels working in the field attempting to attain their show gundog working certificate (SGWC) at Barham near Stamford, on that occasion out of 14 dogs taking part nine failed to retrieve when the...
Cavalier Triumphs at Hobart Royal by Andrew Brace AND SO we came to the final day of the Hobert Royal, Tasmania’s premier dog show, and yet again it was a rather breezy but sunny day. I managed to complete a few of my hound breeds outside but then took the balance of the group indoors, returning...
  PSST… wannabuy a Pug puppy? The Kennel Club’s advice would be to find an Assured Breeder. They will have a super litter, from healthy parents. The pups will almost certainly have been lavishly reared, fed well to ensure that as adults they will...
  THE POSTIE arriving on a Thursday morning is always eagerly anticipated in our house. It usually means she will bring the latest edition of DOG WORLD, although in recent times the Internet revolution means I can access it much earlier in the week...
  THE ASPADS (Associated Sheep, Police and Army Dog Society) Championship TD trial in Dundee in November is a challenge we have not yet met.
The honour of owning a special dog by Bronwyn Bartley AS I SAID in my last article, here we are at the end of our championship show season but it seems no time at all since we started. Speaking personally, I am delighted with what Tallis has achieved during the year and I was hoping he would qualify...
Working HTM with a deaf dog by Richard Curtis WHEN I arrive to teach a workshop you never quite know what teams you are going to be teaching. Sometimes there are people who for whatever reason cannot bend down too far so you have to be able to adjust your training methods to suit the team.
  COMPLAINTS about the imminent demise of the Kennel Club’s Gazette as we know it continue to rumble on and it was just by chance that I happened to have a word on the subject with the chairman, Steve Dean, who said that he had only received a total...
  LAST SEPTEMBER the life of a scruffy puppy, living among the detritus of a rubbish tip of the mountainous Indian town of Leh was changed forever.
  HEALTH is an important consideration when owning a dog and it is remarkable how free of illness most dogs are. However, health as a positive aspect of dog ownership is often taken for granted, whereas it is the dogs that are unwell that tend to...
A breed with a long history in art by Nick Waters JOHN EMMS (1843-1912) is best known today for his studies of Fox Terriers and pack hounds and it’s his pictures of the latter that frequently set record prices at auction. He also painted other breeds and it is a painting of one of these others I...