The Great Dane

I have several good friends who keep, breed and show Great Danes… and it is one of those breeds (alongside the Borzoi, Irish Wolfhound and Afghan Hound) that, if I were lucky enough to win the lottery, and were able to have the land and a suitable house to accommodate them, I would happily own…. read more


Available now: The Golden Age of Dog Shows: Morris & Essex Kennel Club 1927-1957

SOMERSET, NJ –   The limited edition, hardcover coffee table book, The Golden Age of Dog Shows: Morris & Essex Kennel Club 1927-1957, by Debra Lampert-Rudman, with Foreword by William Secord, is available now through the “Shop” on the Morris & Essex Kennel Club website  www.morrisandessexkennelclub.com   and will be available for sale at the… read more

A Champion Dingo

I’ve been lucky enough to have travelled all over the world; New Zealand, China, Mexico, Africa, America and India but one of the favourite places I’ve visited has to be Australia. I first went there in my 20s and have been back many, many times since. One of the big draws for me is the… read more

A Boston Mystery

Those who regularly follow my articles and blog posts will know that a certain, very special, little lady has wormed her way into my affections. Although she is officially my mother’s dog, I have to admit that I have been completely (and literally on more than one occasion!) bowled over by Lola, our energetic, boisterous,… read more

Dog Trip to Southern France, September, 2015

“The South of France, a Glass of Wine and…DOGS!” For some, the ISO dog trip this September will be the highlight of their year, for others it’s the bucket list trip of a lifetime! See: http://origins.case.edu/pyrenees/ Imagine if we could go back in time to experience the conditions of life when our breeds originated -ancient… read more

The End of a 70 Year Love Affair?

The Queen has had rather a rough time of it in the press recently, what with the publication of ‘those pictures’ in one of the tabloids the other week. Sadly the furore caused by that completely overshadowed a rather touching and sad story of her Majesty giving up her beloved Corgis. As most people know… read more

Caravan Hound Fanciers Propose Standard

The following letter and the proposal for a breed standard for the Caravan Hound is the result of the hard work and dedication of several fanciers in India, helped along by a few knowledgeable North American and European sighthound judges. Time and again, those who have known this breed beyond the confines of the show… read more

Bummer and Lazarus: Street Dogs and Friends

Bummer and Lazarus were stray dogs who wandered the streets of San Francisco in the 1860s, begging for handouts and patrolling the area for rats to kill. They were also good pals who were unified in all they did. Bummer was said to do the biting; Lazarus the barking. The bond that grew between the… read more

Tomu from Tibet

Recently, it seems like there’s never a dull day in the world of dogs. Just as one storm subsides there seems to be another one waiting in the wings, barrelling in to take its place. The latest uproar seems to be the decision by the FCI to change the Tibetan breeds’ country of origin to… read more

An Elegy for America's Oldest Bald Eagle

Remembering “03142” on our Independence Day Weekend. A few weeks ago, a Bald Eagle died in Henrietta, New York. It was struck by a car, probably while tearing into a roadkill rabbit carcass. This was no ordinary bird: Eagle 629-03142, age 38, was the oldest wild banded Bald Eagle on record in the United States, and… read more

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