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This week's Dog World Comment IT IS SURELY sad that the Kennel Club should feel it necessary to express its concern about the behaviour of individuals who have been around long enough to be passed to award CCs...
In the Dog House by Simon Parsons HOW MUCH ‘audience participation’ is acceptable at shows? The question appears to have arisen at a couple of recent events...
Halt to sperm bank by Simon Parsons FOR THE last ten years or so there has been a lot of talk in this country about what can be done for the numerically small breeds which could potentially be in difficulties through their lack of breeding material...
Zero tolerance by Simon Parsons NO ONE has yet explained to me why some of the Dachshund Clubs are so against registering ‘recessive’ dogs as the coat type they are, rather than what their parents are...
Noting the CC winners by Simon Parsons NO ONE has yet explained to me why some of the Dachshund Clubs are so against registering ‘recessive’ dogs as the coat type they are, rather than what their parents are...
Moscow from the armchair by Andrew Brace Despite some months of uncertainty the Fédération Cynologique International (FCI) World Dog Show in Moscow did take place and from many angles seems to have been a great success...
Protecting vulnerable breeds By Sheila Atter The KENNEL Club’s approach to the vulnerable native breeds has always been difficult to categorise. One has the feeling that the idea of supporting the most numerically challenged of our native breeds is seen as a ‘good thing’ but that no one has...
Helping your dogs cope with grief by Geraldine Cove-Print When one of our animal companions dies, for us the pain is often palpable, the intensity of our grief can be overwhelming. Our emotional response to loss can bring us to our knees, sometimes literally...
Encouragement for all comers at Galloway Gundogs working test by David Hudson Summer would be a quiet time for the working gundog were it not for the chance of running in a working test. Gundog Working Tests (GWTs) are defined in the Kennel Club’s Field Trial Regulations as ‘competitions which, by artificially simulating...
Heart rate monitoring in dogs by Ruth Willis BVM&S DVC MRCVS RCVS Recognised Specialist in Cardiology Hon. Associate Professor (Cardiology), University of Nottingham As vets, when we examine dogs in the clinic we often record their heart rate by palpating the heart through the chest wall or feeling the pulse in a peripheral artery. However, a dog’s heart rate at the veterinary surgery...
Large entry for a special show by Wendy Beasley The Wessex championship TD trial is always one we look forward to, straddling the end of June into July, the weather can usually be relied upon, and the land is notoriously good. Brian and Barbara Riste, who have two...
Sunflower secures her first CC win by Becca Middleton Another gem of an escape story came as a late addition to that of the Tirantis’ smooth dark Podengo Smarty in last week’s column...
Walkies: owner not required by Jane Lilley Another gem of an escape story came as a late addition to that of the Tirantis’ smooth dark Podengo Smarty in last week’s column...
Some dogged determination by Nick Honor Before I start, I will ask you not to make judgements but to read this article with an open mind. I know many people will think ‘well they should have done this and shouldn’t have done that’ etc...
This week's Dog World Comment WE CAN only support any initiatives which might once and for all end the terrible practice of dog fighting in Britain...
In the Dog House by Simon Parsons HAVING RECENTLY looked at what the Kennel Club’s Shows Liaison Council discussed at its most recent meeting, I thought you might be interested to know what the Breeds Council looked at at its May meeting...
Breed Council proposals by Simon Parsons HAVING RECENTLY looked at what the Kennel Club’s Shows Liaison Council discussed at its most recent meeting, I thought you might be interested to know what the Breeds Council looked at at its May meeting...
‘Recessive’ Dachshunds by Simon Parsons NO ONE has yet explained to me why some of the Dachshund Clubs are so against registering ‘recessive’ dogs as the coat type they are, rather than what their parents are...
Back in the beautiful Borders by Andrew Brace Three Counties Saturday began cool and misty but as I was judging a very pleasing entry of Rough Collies indoors the weather didn’t really matter.

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