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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...
Crufts then and now by Simon Parsons MUCH WAS made about this being the 125th anniversary of Crufts so I wondered how many of the winners at the centenary show also scored at this one...
Another Frenchie by Simon Parsons A RESPONSE to a recent column came from the family of Audrey and Dick Gibson of the Elmsleigh Frenchies. They tell me that the Frenchie handler featured in that wonderful photograph from the TV coverage Crufts 1956 wasn’t in fact Audrey...
Crufts – Devon Cream by Andrew Brace As the dust settles a month after the big event, it’s time to reflect on the fallout from Crufts. In the first instance I am trying to hold as my lasting memory of the show the photos and video clips of Marie and Ann Burns at their local training...
KC Academy has great potential by Sheila Atter There are times when I really, really want to knock heads together at the Kennel Club! They have just introduced what is perhaps the most important initiative for many years – not to a fanfare and lots of self-satisfied backslapping...
Testing times in the north west by Wendy Beasley The North West Working Trials Society alternates the ticket stake at their championship trial on an annual basis, and this year it was the turn of PD judged by Lauren Marlow. I had opted not to go to this trial as I know...
Preparing for the new season by Bronwyn Bartley Here we are then at the end of four hectic days at Crufts 2016, very busy yes but I'm certainly not complaining because I enjoyed every minute I was there at the NEC...
Crufts winners tell it like it is by Richard Curtis I know from personal experience how nerve-wracking working in the final at Crufts can be. Even more so if you have done well at the semi-finals as this puts extra pressure on you as you feel that you don’t want to achieve any lesser place than you...
Grooming Show kicks off in style by Eileen Geeson The year for Groomers certainly started with an exquisite bang. Denise Westbrook and Julie Lalou put all their expertise and energy into presenting a first class Grooming Show at the Britannia Royal Court Hotel, Keresley, in Coventry...
Better labelling for xylitol products by Jane Lilley An almost immediate response to the plea for an explanation about the Pom’s strange reaction to LED bulbs as described in the column of March 18 came from Frances Thornely-Taylor...
Diverse applications of myotherapy by Julia Robertson Galen Myotherapy, or the specialist use of manual therapy (massage), for the canine has so many applications. Because of this, I believe, there can be some confusion about which condition or conditions it can be used for...
This week's Dog World Comment THE KENNEL Club chairman’s latest letter to the members contains news of several positive developments. All will welcome the fact that the land for the new offices in Aylesbury has now been bought.
In the Dog House by Simon Parsons WE MENTIONED a while back that the Kennel Club was setting up an online Academy with the aim of providing in one place education resources for breeders, judges, trainers and others. I believe it was previewed to a select few last year but only now...
Crufts-winning pedigrees by Simon Parsons WHAT AN extraordinary coincidence that the last time a West Highland White Terrier won best in show at Crufts, a Whippet was reserve.
GSD changes by Simon Parsons THERE IS so much that can be, will be and has been said about German Shepherds and Crufts that in some ways I’m reluctant to wade in, but here for what they are worth are some random thoughts.
Ian the Maltese celebrates his 21st by Andrew Brace A busy Sunday started in Valladolid for me with a Bulldog specialty show, held within the international show where the quality was high. First came the puppies and having watched Clear Hope de Oro Graso winning best puppy all breeds...

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