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The root cause of exhibitors' dissatisfaction by Andrew Brace Making the case that at the heart of exhibitors’ dissatisfaction with the dog show scene is the problem of impartial judging, leaving little opportunity for newcomers to get fair stab at the top awards.
What’s behind dog on dog attacks? by Geraldine Cove-Print Soap Operas on television are very good at reflecting our society, that’s why so many people love them, quite often social issues are aired and for some it is a relief to know that others are experiencing the same problems, even if they are fictional
This week's Dog World Comment TWENTY YEARS ago, as we show on our From The Archives page this week, the Kennel Club announced swingeing cuts in the number of challenge certificates.
From The Archive by Simon Parsons WE START this month with one of the big news stories of the 1990s when the Kennel Club decided to slash dramatically the number of CCs on offer to many breeds. Some felt the allocation had been way too generous before this; others, however...
In the Dog House by Simon Parsons IT ISN’T only in the UK where there are continued calls for greater democracy in the governing body.
Success at any time by Simon Parsons Two contrasting success stories from Three Counties. One of them is a case of ‘perseverance pays off’. Robert Warrington owned his first Pembroke Corgi when he was 12 years old – that was 65 years ago. He has been involved with the breed ever...
Grading system by Simon Parsons I DON’T often take issue with Sheila Atter’s brilliant columns but I can’t bring myself to agree with her concluding remarks in her article from two weeks ago.
Compelled to act by Simon Parsons MANY OF YOU, I am sure, will know Michael Canalizo from the US. A regular visitor to the UK, he has for the last nine years worked for the American Kennel Club of which he is director of events management, playing a major role in the success of...
Show rewards by Simon Parsons I SEE there has been quite a debate in various columns and in the letters page about rosettes, some suggesting that societies’ apparent meanness with providing these may be a reason why people are not so keen to go to shows.
The 20th ‘Rose of Kotka’  by Andrew Brace As someone who is fortunate enough to frequently judge overseas, it would be obvious that I can see the advantages of inviting established foreign judges to the UK.
Bullying is turning people away by Sheila Atter The other day I had a phone call from someone who started showing dogs a year or two ago. She’s not a person I know well, but someone I have seen at a few shows.
Playing trumps with breed health by Kevin Colwill Dog World columnists comprise some of the best, most experienced and most respected members of the dog scene – and then there’s me. Regular readers know I’m a bit of a Jack of all canine trades and I make no claim to be a master of any....
Demonstrations and a missing article by Wendy Beasley We have been asked to do a demo at the village fete, and although we would much prefer not to, we feel duty bound to support this local event. The difficulty is that working trials does not naturally lend itself to a demonstration, especially on a...
A weekend away at Waldridge Fel by Bronwyn Bartley At the end of May, the second May bank holiday weekend, we had Exeter DTC championship show on May 24 and Waldridge Fell DTS championship show on May 25.
Getting to grips with a new Cocker by Richard Curtis Over the years I have had various breeds of dog and really enjoy the challenge of finding out what makes them tick. The first dogs I trained as a child were a couple of Westies who being terriers were not easy to motivate and train.
Strange eating habits and garden designs by Jane Lilley A plea for help or sharing of information comes from Mary Kerrigan in Ayrshire, who has an 11-year-old Italian Spinone bitch, who has just been diagnosed with vestibular disease, her owner describing this as being similar to a stroke.
Lilian Cheviot’s painting of The Viking by Nick Waters This week I feature another painting by Lilian Cheviot (Circa 1876-1936) that was reproduced in Robert Leighton’s The New Book of the Dog (1907). Miss Cheviot lived in Molesey, Surrey and also Kensington in London and studied...
Linda Barker takes the International Grooming title in Milan by Eileen Geeson April saw the International Grooming Championships –MilanGroom – taking place in Milan, Italy. After an 18-hour journey to the destination with nerves jangling but full of excitement at the prospect of her first experience in such a competition...
The application of HD test results by Steve Dean Any series of articles on health testing would be incomplete without some comment on hip (HD) and elbow (ED) dysplasia and the two health schemes designed to aid breeders in reducing the worst effects of these potentially disabling diseases.

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