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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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
It began at the 2012 Pup of the Year final, held in February last year, when top spot was awarded to the American Cocker Spaniel Sh Ch Afterglow Dragon Quest, shown by Mike Gadsby. Ricky was also competing, handled on this occasion by Phil Langdon as Jason Lynn was in the US. He too was Continue Reading
Following their triumph at Crufts on Sunday night we thought it would be interesting to dig out this feature originally printed in the Dog World Annual in 2012 and written by Simon Parsons which charts the development and success of the Afterglow kennel. To read part one click here… Continued… For someone with Mike’s restless Continue Reading
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