Posts By bisd

Taking a Big Cat to a Dog Show

Tuesday 21st, July And so to ay four, the final sprint down to Split, well not actually to Split but to the village of Omis about 20kms south of Split where the Villa Dvor will be home for the next week and yes Satnav didn’t work once we left Italy but we largely survived. The… read more


R-e-s-p-e-c-t Open Shows

LAST WEEK I highlighted the work of the working party which has been set up to look at ways of revitalising championship dog showing and at getting more people to enter more dogs. I touched briefly on the issue of open shows and in her weekly column for Dog World newspaper Sheila Atter picks up… read more


KC Making Strides: Dogs Life Manifesto

THERE was a time in the not too distant past where the Kennel Club appeared to be on the verge of assuming pariah status and those in power did not appear to be listening to what the KC had to say. That was disappointing because there is a lot of good work going on at… read more


Double Murder Tragedy Shakes the Dog World, & KC Legacy Fund Ignored

THERE is a desperately sad case making the news this week with the conviction of a dog breeder for the murder of his partner and her daughter. John Lowe, who had run a dog breeding business in Surrey was found guilty of the murder of 66-year-old Christine Lee and her 41-year-old daughter Lucy Lee whose… read more


PupAid Petitions Parliament for Ban

YOU CALL them puppy mills and we call them puppy farms but whatever you call them there can be little doubt that the large scale breeding of puppies for purely commercial purposes is a nasty and vile trade. Welfare is rarely a consideration and conditions can be not far short of squalor. There was a… read more


The Pluses & Minuses of Instant Communication Should a Judge Be Penalized for Private Comments

WE’RE still learning when it comes to the deployment of what was once described as ‘new technology’. The technology might not be new anymore but the ways in which we use the new tools and resources that the online and digital world has given us is evolving all the time. Last weekend the Neapolitan Mastiff… read more


Launching Dog World Sunday Supplement

WE’RE trying something a little different this weekend, we’re launching the Dog World Sunday Supplement. Ten years ago that would have meant that we were printing anadditional newspaper, we would have had to ship those to shops all across the UK and it would have been difficult for anyone anywhere else in the world to… read more


Broadcasting Cruelty:Is A Dog Fighting Documentary Informative Or Exploitative?

SOMETHING very odd happened in the UK this week, one of our principal national TV stations ran a documentary on dog fighting. Nothing surprising you might think, especially if the documentary wholly condemned the activity but it didn’t and has already received more than 4,000 complaints from viewers who were outraged by its violent scenes… read more


A Sheltie Record and Keeping Shows Exciting

SHELTIES featured on the front page of DOG WORLD for the second week in a row this week, but this time for the most positive of reasons. In a remarkable double, the Shetland Sheepdog Ch Edglonian Singin The Blues not only took the breed’s challenge certificate record at Three Counties but went on to win… read more


Controversy at the Sheltie Ring

I HAD a couple of subjects in mind to write about this week then something happened at Southern Counties at the weekend that reminded me of that famous quotation by Shaw, or was it Wilde? That Britain and America are two nations divided by a common language, although maybe in this case its divided by… read more

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