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This week's Dog World Comment IS THE Kennel Club taking a leaf out of The Archers’ book? Fans of the long-running radio series will know that one storyline has been on ‘slow burn’ for a couple of years now with avid listeners wondering when the inevitable climactic resolution...
In the Dog House by Simon Parsons I’M SURE that all of you will have made sure that all your dogs are microchipped, now that it has become compulsory.
Club colours by Simon Parsons I SEE dog people’s obsession with colour continues. Latest symptom is that the Large Munsterlander Club apparently refused membership to someone who dared to register with the Kennel Club puppies of a non-Standard colour which do turn up in...
Sad losses by Simon Parsons IT HAS been a particularly sad week or so for the world of dogs, starting with the tragic end to Anthony Rees’ long battle. Some very eloquent tributes have been paid to him and I am sure he will never be forgotten by any who witnessed his and his...
Shows Council agenda by Simon Parsons LATER this month there will be a meeting of the Kennel Club’s Shows Liaison Council and I thought you might be interested in some of the items which will be discussed. I look forward to hearing the outcomes.
Opinions count by Simon Parsons HERE’S AN update on recent polls on the DOG WORLD website. I do hope you will continue to support them and to let us know what you feel about topical issues.
Boxer Event voted best yet by Andrew Brace Having packed for ten days away I set off for the Midlands early on the Friday afternoon and duly checked in at the Royal Court Hotel at Keresley before it started snowing!
New system or patch up the old? by Sheila Atter Hopefully now that Crufts is over, most of the critiques have been printed, the judges’ opinions considered, criticised, applauded, the gossip and scandal is beginning to receive less attention and we can get on with our hobby in a more relaxed...
Time for the field reps to step in by Steven Seymour I wonder what it feels like to have the joy of a Crufts BOB award debated on national TV? I also wonder what is feels like to have your role as a judge condemned and ridiculed on national TV?
Mick Cawston online auction by Nick Waters Under the surface, Mick Cawston was a troubled soul who lacked belief in himself and in the feelings that others had for him. He obviously felt he could endure no more and in 2006 at the age of 47 took his own life robbing the world...
Bite jackets under the spotlight by Wendy Beasley THE LINCOLN GSD and ABTS championship PD trial went ahead in spring-like weather but this was another one we didn’t go to, as much as I love the Lincoln trial I knew that judge Mick Tustain would be using bite jackets, as his partner Lauren Marlow...
Championships bring season to a close by Matt Hammersley LAST MONTH I travelled to the sleepy fairy-tale Norwegian village of Savalen, which played host to the IFSS European on snow sled dog racing championships.
News from Wyre and YKC head to Slovakia by Becca Middleton WYRE CHAMPIONSHIP and premier show was held at the International Equine Arena at Myerscough College near Preston, Lancashire.
Second in the ring syndrome by Jane Lilley During a chat with my own vet about the horrors of xylotil poisoning, he said that they had experienced a few cases of this, most usually caused by forms of sugar-free chewing gum.
Could you be a foster carer? By Geraldine Cove-Print This week I shall begin with the unsung heroes of rescue, the foster carers. Adopting a dog certainly takes commitment and patience but to be able to foster a dog you also need another set of skills.
A dog for every application by Geraldine Cove-Print Canine cloning has been taking place since 2005, Afghan Hound ‘Snuppy’ was the very first, he was created at Seoul University in South Korea using a cell from the ear of an adult Afghan Hound and it is estimated, over 100 surrogate bitches...
This week's Dog World Comment RECENT events have prompted the question of who determines how a breed should look, what direction its breeders are taking it, and how the show ring can make a difference for good or not so good...
In the Dog House by Simon Parsons IT MAY not have been quite such a good Crufts for the overseas visitors in the big ring as in some previous years including 2015, but they certainly made their mark at breed level...
Multi-awards at Crufts by Simon Parsons CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who achieved what they hoped to, or more, at Crufts. As usual I’d like to feature all those who were connected with two or more CC winners or the equivalent...

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