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About: Simon Parsons

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.

Recent Posts by Simon Parsons

Breed Divergence

WE HAVE often talked in this and other columns in DOG WORLD about breeds where the type varies from country to country, most frequently about those that have over the years developed on different lines on either side of the Atlantic. Often these are breeds of British origin, with the American foundation stock of course Continue Reading

Zardin in Pictures

IF YOU are the slightest bit interested in Afghan Hounds and their history I’m sure you will have heard of Zardin, the dog who created a sensation when he appeared in and won the ‘foreign dog’ classes at Crufts in 1909, ’10 and ’11. There are some familiar photos of him, as well as a Continue Reading

Something In Return

I THINK it’s always worth shouting about when dog people work or donate to ‘human’ good causes. As we have seen from the response to the Manchester Dog’s Home disaster, the public in general has an enormous well of goodwill towards dogs in their time of need, so it is only right that in return Continue Reading

Withholding CCs by Simon Parsons

LOOKING on Higham Press to see who had won in one of my favourite breeds at a recent show, I got a mild shock to see that the reserve CC had been withheld in the males. Thinking there must have been a very poor entry, I scrolled down only to find that no, that wasn’t Continue Reading

The Blue Paul

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

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