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This week's Dog World Comment IN HIS Welsh Kennel Club speech, Simon Luxmoore hinted that the future of the veterinary checks on championship show best of breed winners in certain breeds is under review, without giving any indication of what is next.
In the Dog House by Simon Parsons A READER sent me this photograph – or was it a painting? – which appeared on a postcard – it was posted in 1903 in Merthyr Tydfil!
Breeders honoured by Simon Parsons EACH YEAR, the American Kennel Club honours someone as ‘Breeder of the Year’, in fact recognising decades of ‘commitment to excellence, consistency, function and type, and represent important contributions to the sport of purebred dogs’ rather...
Merging clubs by Simon Parsons I’M SURE that there are quite a few more breeds, beyond those which attended the recent Kennel Club show promotion working party meetings, which really do have more breed clubs than their present popularity justifies.
Annual ads from 1987 by Simon Parsons I HOPE you have some super photos of your dogs ready for this year’s DOG WORLD ANNUAL. Here are a couple of interesting photos from advertisements in the ANNUAL of 30 years ago.
Rules of yesteryear by Simon Parsons I’VE OFTEN written that it’s a pity the regulations governing shows have to be so long and complex. They must surely be rather daunting for the beginner in particular.
Santa Barbara, ‘Bullyganza’ and breeders’ showcase by Andrew Brace My first day’s judging at Santa Barbara was on the Saturday when I judged Bulldogs, Bichons Frisés and Bull Terriers for Santa Barbara Kennel Club, with the Bull Terriers being a supported entry for the Orange Coast Bull Terrier Club.
Bringing together the dog family by Sheila Atter By the time you read this week’s newspaper, a large number of people with dogs of every breed recognised by the Kennel Club will have already been taking part in Pedigree Paws Unite.
Sharing experiences of an afterlife by Lee Connor Bel Mooney is a journalist of over 40 years and is well known to many of us for her advice columns but she is also an author with an obvious love of dogs...
Veterinary World: Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease by Mark Bush MA VetMB CertSAS DSAS (Orth) MRCVS Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease (LCP), or to give it its more scientific name, avascular necrosis of the femoral head, is a common orthopaedic disorder that affects the hips of young small-breed dogs. The terrier breeds appear to be particularly...
Trialling in the Hampshire heat by Wendy Beasley August is the month for the Hampshire championship TD trial and, as such, can be hot and dry. Trials manager Jean Howell often doesn’t know what the tracking will be on until a week before the trial...
A busy bank holiday weekend by Bronwyn Bartley As I said last time the ticket circuit certainly moved on over the bank holiday weekend with Wigton DTC’s first championship show on Saturday, Wakefield DTC on Sunday and Worcester DTC on Monday. Yes, a busy weekend to complete a busy month.
Trying to fix a problem move by Richard Curtis Throughout the summer my training of Herbie has been a bit on and off as he hasn’t seemed to be able to cope with too much training in one session.
The right remedy is out there by Jane Lilley A call came from Brenda Winter, who lives in Brighton, in answer to the plea for advice as to whether or not to consider resorting to chemotherapy for tumours.
Taking a walk at your dog’s pace by Nick Honor Why did you get your dog? We all know there are a large variety of reasons for people to step into the world of dog ownership, but for the vast majority of pet dog owners, it falls to some form of companionship and this can be a wonderful thing.
Tracking Lines Special: Super dog work at HM Prison Service 46th National Dog Trials by Wendy Beasley Once again I had the privilege of attending the above trial which has become one of the highlights of my year, and something I always look forward to. The standard of all the dogs competing at this trial and working in HM Prisons is extremely high...
This week's Dog World Comment DO SOME breeds have too many clubs for their current level of support? We suspect that few would deny that to be the case.
Merles not wanted by Simon Parsons SOMETHING intrigued me in the latest Kennel Club Journal, in the section where alterations to breed Standards are recorded.
New to the big time by Simon Parsons I ALWAYS thought it was just a matter of time before a Bracco Italiano won a best in show award at a UK general championship show. At its best this breed, with its expression seeming as from a different millennium and its eyecatching profile...

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