About: Simon Parsons
Dog World’s Simon Parson is one of the most well respected canine journalist in the UK. Simon his been with DW since 1979 and edited the newspaper for 17 years.
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It’s strange how coincidence often plays a huge part in the world of dogs. I’m just back from my brief sojourn in a surprisingly sunny Scotland. While I was there I managed to indulge in a favourite pastime of mine…visiting old-fashioned bookshops. I particularly like the really chaotic ones; the air smelling of dust and Continue Reading
WHAT DO you think of Blackpool’s idea of asking exhibitors or anyone else to suggest judges for a good number of both CC and non-CC breeds at its 2017 championship show? You have to give them full marks anyway for thinking of something no one else has tried. And when most people say that the Continue Reading
WITH ALL the discussion about longcoat German Shepherds, it’s easy to forget that there is another breed which is effectively just that, though only in the white colour, another recessive trait that sometimes turns up in ‘normal’ GSD lines. This is the White Swiss Shepherd Dog which to all intents and purposes resembles a white, Continue Reading
ANYONE who thinks the Finns are a reserved or undemonstrative nation should have been there on the final night of the 2014 World Dog Show, hosted by the Finnish Kennel Club in Helsinki. Sunday’s finale was amazing, camp, extravagant, over the top yet in many ways touching and certainly unprecedented. Once the remaining three groups Continue Reading
I’M SURE none of us who watched the (otherwise in many ways rather naff) opening ceremony for the Commonwealth Games were expecting to see all those Scotties! Most of them seemed to be thoroughly enjoying themselves, as one would expect from the ‘Diehard’, and showed remarkable fortitude considering some of them had to accompany more Continue Reading
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