2nd March 2015 - Marianne Brett in Showing
Your dog has qualified for Crufts -congratulations! No doubt you have heard many of the "old hands" at showing make comments on Crufts just being another championship show, but there is no denying the fact that Crufts is that bit extra special.
3rd July 2013 - Josh Parry in General
In an ideal world, our dogs would travel everywhere with us. They would be welcome in restaurants, supermarkets, and they would never have to leave our sides. However, in reality there are always going to be lengths of time for which you will have to be separated from your dogs.
10th May 2013 - Mark Roach in Breeding
The Kennel Club are to allow Labradoodle Breeders into their Assured Breeders Scheme
27th February 2013 - Sophia Taylor in General
Sophia Taylor has some advice to ensure the arrival of your new puppy goes as smoothly as possible.
20th February 2013 - Marianne Brett in General
Marianne Brett explains why Kennel Club Registration is important even if you are just buying a pet.
13th February 2013 - Sophia Taylor in Training
Shopia Taylor has some useful tips for when you are walking your dog.
30th January 2013 - Christina Hunt in Health
Christina Hunt talks about her on-going PhD research project into promoting pedigree dog health.
23rd January 2013 - Angela Boyd in Breeding
Angela Boyd discusses the pros and cons of neutering.
16th January 2013 - Aileen Trevett in Showing
In the final installment of a three part series, Aileen Trevett explains the steps needed in order to make up a Champion and how to qualify for Crufts.
9th January 2013 - Aileen Trevett in Showing
The second of a three part series, Aileen Trevett talks about the various dog showing classes.
2nd January 2013 - Aileen Trevett in Showing
The first of a three part series, Aileen Trevett gives an introduction into the world of dog showing.
19th December 2012 - Steve Hutchins in General
Have you made provisions for your dogs for when the inevitable happens ?
12th December 2012 - Julie Blackburn in General
Julie Blackburn describes her hectic last month in Aussie breed rescue.
5th December 2012 - Sophia Taylor in General
Sophia Taylor gives some advice on how to keep your dogs safe at Christmas.
28th November 2012 - Aileen Trevett in Breeding
So a new litter is on the way and the potential buyers are lining up. The next step is to meet them all and interrogate them! A daunting task you may think, here are some hints and tips to try to find the bad eggs out from the nice genuine people.
21st November 2012 - Steve Hutchins in Health
Choosing a vet is one of the most important decisions you will make for you and your dog. After all you are placing the welfare and sometimes indeed the life of your dog in their hands.
14th November 2012 - Steve Hutchins in General
We are all familiar with the term "like a pack of hounds" but were terriers also bred to run in packs?
7th November 2012 - Aileen Trevett in General
You have decided to become the owner of a puppy, you have done some homework, found out about the character, traits, health issues and nature of the breed you have chosen and are ready to begin your search for your perfect puppy.
31st October 2012 - Emma Judson in Training
Easy isnít it Ė pop the lead on, off you go and donít forget the poo bags. But actually, walking your dog is a skill, for some of us itís an art form and for those new to dog ownership it can be a minefield of social faux pas, and soon-to-be-behavioural problems.
24th October 2012 - Steve Hutchins in General
Steve Hutchins wonders why we kiss our dogs and discusses the confused messages this sends.
17th October 2012 - Aileen Trevett in Health
Aileen Trevitt gives some advice on how to feed your dogs a raw diet.
10th October 2012 - Emma Judson in General
Emma Judson has some hard hitting advice for dog rescues about how to offer a better service.
3rd October 2012 - Steve Hutchins in Health
Steve Hutchins gives a comprehensive guide to caring for your dog's teeth.
26th September 2012 - Marianne Brett in Breeding
It seems so easy -you breed a litter of pups, then you sell them. Marrianne Brett explains there is a little more to it than that.
19th September 2012 - Jess Stokes in General
Jess Stokes writes about the Pet Passport scheme and then asks for your help to complete a survey as part of her Masters degree research.
12th September 2012 - Becky Glover in Training
Having a puppy isnít easy! But as much as puppies are gorgeous and we love them being so young, cute and cuddly the overall aim for most dogs (whether they be show dogs, working dogs or pet dogs) is to have happy, healthy dogs that will be a pleasure to own and be around. Dogs that we can control and that will be a credit to its breed. Dogs like this donít just happen by accident!
5th September 2012 - Julie Evans in General
Walt Disney's 101 Dalmatians sparked a desire among many people to go out and buy the breed best known for it's spots, but with the breeds popularity came a damaging reputation, once many owners found themselves unable to cope with this highly energetic dog. Carriage dog trials provide an excellent way to channel this energy.
18th July 2012 - Steve Hutchins in Health
The final article in a five part series by Steve Hutchins. In this concluding article Steve explains why he is now feeding his dogs a natural diet and urges you to give it a try with your own dogs.
27th June 2012 - Marianne Brett in Training
You have a new puppy, congratulations! A lot of fun lies ahead of you, but also a lot of hard work, to turn your puppy into a happy, confident and friendly adult dog.
13th June 2012 - Angela Boyd in General
Having moved away Angela is now back living in Somerset. She tells of more recent encounters with the big cats.
6th June 2012 - Angela Boyd in General
The subject of Big Cats living and roaming around the UK is always controversial and excites public interest. Dog walker Angela Boyd tells us of her early experiences of Cougars and Panthers in Somerset.
23rd May 2012 - Steve Hutchins in Health
The fourth article in a five part series by Steve Hutchins. Steve explains why he feeds his dogs a natural diet.
16th May 2012 - Sophia Taylor in Training
Sophia Taylor gives some suggestions on how to make your dog walks more fun for your dog
9th May 2012 - Emma Judson in Breeding
Emma Judson explains how ethical breeders can promote their own good practices and set themselves apart from puppy farmers and backyard breeders
2nd May 2012 - Steve Hutchins in Health
The third article in a five part series by Steve Hutchins. Steve explains how to evaluate the various brands and manufacturers of dog food.
25th April 2012 - Yvonne Wheeler in Humour
The big day has arrived and you have your first Best in Show judging appointment. Yvonne Wheeler gives some light-hearted advice on different methods of judging.
18th April 2012 - Steve Hutchins in Health
The second article in a five part series by Steve Hutchins. Steve considers the minefield that is choosing the best brand of food for your dog.
11th April 2012 - Steve Hutchins in Health
The first article in a five part series by Steve Hutchins. Steve discusses the various options you have for feeding your dog.
4th April 2012 - Marianne Brett in Breeding
Marriane Brett discusses lifting the breeding endorsements placed on a litter and discovers it is not quite as simple as just saying OK and forgetting about it.