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This week's Dog World Comment THE KENNEL Club must be encouraged that even the country-of-origin authorities of the German Shepherd Dog recognise that the way the breed has come to be exhibited in the show ring is not necessarily to its benefit.
Your opinions by Simon Parsons A ROUND-UP of results from recent polls on the DOG WORLD website.
Tripple BIS winners by Simon Parsons WHAT AN amazing achievement for Suzanne Blake to have won best in show awards at all-breed championship shows with three different homebred Newfoundlands, Sandbears Better Than Ever, Stride’n Style and Cappachino.
Points of concern by Simon Parsons MANY of you who award CCs will have been required by the Kennel Club to fill in a form after your judging to record how many instances you found of certain breed issues.
SICALAM circuit ends on a high by Andrew Brace As is the case with many countries that fall under the FCI umbrella, the strongest groups for both numbers and quality in Argentina were groups 2 and 9, the huge working group and the toy and companion group...
What’s the point in showing? By Sheila Atter Why do we show dogs? Yes I know the arguments – that it is a means of ensuring that standards are maintained; that breeders have an opportunity to compare the results of their breeding programme with that of...
Open shows: a threefold problem by Steven Seymour Earlier this month I was invited to attend the Dog Show Promotion Working Party meeting to make suggestions regarding open shows. I know I have said this many times before but could you ever imagine such a thing from the old regime?
Three little words – dogs are welcome By Lee Connor Last month I wrote about a bizarre incident involving me and my two (impeccably behaved) Boston girls and a certain very popular high street coffee shop.
Affordable art by Nick Waters In my last feature where I wrote of the demise of Bonhams dog art sales I mentioned that collectors were moving away from the traditional and becoming more interested in contemporary work and modern dog art.
First ‘mock trial’ welcomed by all by Wendy Beasley Every now and then someone comes up with a great idea and it just works. Just such an idea was the Essex 2000 Working Trial Society’s mock trial which took place last weekend, and I was lucky enough to get an opportunity to go along and make full...
Team selected for ‘our’ European by Matt Hammersley Mid summer is normally a time when not much happens in our sport on the ground so to speak, training is down to a few cooler mornings or not at all, unless canicrossing with the dogs in the cooler times of the day permits.
Tereza and Say dominate in France by Becca Middleton The European Open Agility Championships was held in France this year and a total of 35 countries took part. It seemed that there were many lessons to be learned for the future as by many accounts the ground was not the best...
The best and worst breed seminars by Jane Lilley Back to the subject of breed seminars once again and since finding from the files – and to my amazement – that so far I have attended over 70 breed specific seminars, feel able to comment fairly.
A consensus needed on vaccination by Geraldine Cove-Print The vaccination of dogs is a real hot potato at the moment, not just whether we should regularly boost vaccines but also whether the vaccines we have are safe for our companion animals.
This week's Dog World Comment EVERYONE was wondering how the Kennel Club was going to try to sort out the German Shepherd Dog question, and now we know.
In the Dog House by Simon Parsons WHAT’S YOUR reaction to the Kennel Club’s decisions regarding the German Shepherd breed?
Irish heritage show by Simon Parsons WE OFTEN ask what more can be done to promote the native breeds. I suppose part of the trouble is that England has so many of them, supplemented by those from Wales and Scotland, that there are rather a lot to promote – not just the ‘vulnerable’...
The first world congress by Simon Parsons IT WILL BE interesting to see the agenda of the world congress of kennel clubs which the Kennel Club is hosting in June next year. What will be the subjects the great and good deem important enough to discuss?
Affenpinscher mystery by Simon Parsons IF YOU are interested in the US dog scene you’ll be pleased that there’s a new weekly magazine, also available online, entitled DN Magazine, with much the same personnel, contributors and content as Dog News which stopped publication earlier this...

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