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In the Dog House by Simon Parsons IT WAS with a pang of sorrow that I heard that Jeanne Davies was retiring as our Newfoundland breed notes writer. She has been our longest continuous regular contributor, covering very nearly 50 years.
Recognition of judges by Simon Parsons THE MORE I look at the long awaited agreement between the Kennel Club and Fédération Cynologique Internationale on the mutual recognition of judges, the less I can see that it has improved the position of those UK judges who might want to award...
Seminar opportunities by Simon Parsons TALKING ABOUT approval of judges, my piece last week on the subjects breed clubs are bringing up at their liaison council showed how strongly many of them feel about this.
Breeding from carriers by Simon Parsons I’M GRATEFUL to Andy Smith for a response to my piece about whether carriers of a recessively inherited problem should be bred from – only of course when mated to a clear partner.
Spectator dogs by Simon Parsons HANNA Russell had clearly put a great deal of thought into her recent letter about the best way to provide for people who want or need to bring their ‘other’ dogs to shows, as well as those they are actually exhibiting.
New breed heartbreak by Simon Parsons ANYONE thinking of introducing a ‘new’ breed to Britain these days has plenty of hurdles to overcome, but these are as nothing in comparison to what pioneers of years ago had to contend with, what with the journeys involved and the risks of disease.
This week's Dog World Comment IT IS ALL too easy to forget that the events the vast majority of our readers enjoy attending most weekends are called dog SHOWS.
Simply Special winner at SWKA Open Show Dog  of the Year by Andrew Brace THE KENNEL Club’s Find a Judge facility is certainly an invaluable online tool for show secretaries, and in its expanded form it provides extra interesting information such as the number of dogs entered at recent appointments and the average entry...
Should all dogs be domesticated? By Sheila Atter One of the pleasures of going to shows in Europe is the variety of different breeds that are to be seen, many completely unknown in the UK. It’s fun to spend time looking around the rings, asking, “What IS that?” or more likely, “What is THAT?”
A message to our chairman by Jessica Holm WOW! CRUFTS this year, and the media storm which has raged around it, has really ruffled some feathers and in my humble opinion, we shouldn’t allow ourselves to be too depressed by the fall-out because ultimately, history would indicate that it...
Making sense of qualifications by Wendy Beasley Although Venus has managed to get her two TD open qualifications over the past couple of weeks I decided that we would still go to the Iceni trial, as it was already entered and not too far away, and would give her a bit more experience.
Preparing a spectacle for Crufts by Richard Curtis For the last few years I have been working with Mary Ray on the routine which is traditionally performed on the best in show night at Crufts.
Three times the fun over Easter by Bronwyn Bartley On Sunday March 29 we had a trip to Wales for the open show of the GSD Club, which this year was held in the grounds of Caldicot Castle, having been moved from the old venue.
Some suggestions to help Zara by Jane Lilley It never ceases to amaze me as to how very caring readers can be to help others with difficult problems and this time is no exception.
Using environmental enrichment by Nick Honor A term you may hear being thrown around a lot these days, is environmental enrichment. Zoos have been trying to improve the lives of captive animals for quite some time through environmental enrichment. So, what is it and why does it matter to dog...
Failure to care by Geraldine Cove-Print A little brown mongrel was put to sleep last week. Nothing new, stray dogs are euthanased all the time, it has become almost routine.
Maud Earl’s ‘A council of perfection’ by Nick Waters This week I feature another picture by everyone’s favourite dog artist Maud Earl. Painted at the very beginning of the 20th century it was published as a photogravure in her portfolio Terriers and Toys (1903), a lavish publication of 500 copies...
Back in the field at last with spring grouse counts on the moorlands by David Hudson In the spring a young dog’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of – grouse. Well it does if the young dog is a Pointer or Setter and the young dog’s owner is fortunate enough to know a friendly moorland gamekeeper.
This week's Dog World Comment WELL, at last the Kennel Club and the Fédération Cynologique Internationale have come up with an agreement about the mutual approval of judges.

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