Herding

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Double Handling? Double Standards!

I can’t help but think the Kennel Club is taking a hefty sledgehammer to crack a nut in its ‘concern’ for the German Shepherd Dog in the UK. Among the items deserving of special attention by the General Committee is the practice of double handling. I am sure the GSD fraternity is thrilled that the… read more

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Double Handling – Not Just a GSD Problem

DOUBLE handling is prohibited, the Kennel Club is reminding exhibitors following ‘recent incidents at shows’.   Most exhibitors are not guilty of attracting a dog from outside the ring – which can take many forms, including using toys and food to attract attention or calling a dog’s name – but those who do are being… read more

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Meet the Berger Picard Who Is Both A Show Champion and Instinctive Diabetic Alert Dog

What you see isn’t always what you get when purchasing a puppy. It will sometimes evolve into a surprise package like Loupy – and even a lifesaver. The fawn-colored, 54-pound Berger Picard was purchased almost seven years ago by Wadia Mulla and her husband, Steve Pahides, of Media, Pa., after the family’s Labradoodle died at… read more

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See The Amazing Place Where City Dogs Can Test Their Natural Herding Instincts

There is a lot to think about at Ewe-topia. Keeping focused, maintaining control and following instructor Joe Kapelos’ directions. If you’re a city dog owner like me with an energetic Velcro-mate like Maggie (a 5-year-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi), this 10-acre slice of heaven in Roy, Washington, southwest of Tacoma, is paradise. For Maggie, Ewe-topia is… read more

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GSD League of GB Disappointed by KC’s Plans to Tackle ‘Problems’ in Breed

PLANS by the Kennel Club to clamp down on the German Shepherd and its presentation in the show ring are impractical and disappointing, the GSD League of Great Britain believes. And recent proposals made by the KC could be ‘very detrimental’ to the breed, the League believes. “We’re unclear how they are expected to achieve… read more

500 Corgis Take Over San Fran Beach – Corgi Con

It’s definitely time to move west. While East Coast beaches are seeing a wave of shark attacks, San Francisco beaches are being overrun by a much less frightening creature—the Corgi. On June 27, Ocean Beach in San Francisco hosted the semi-annual Corgi Con, which welcomed about 500 adorable dogs. Some wore costumes, others played games… read more

A Day in Doggie History for the Pyrenean Shepherd

This past Saturday marked a day in doggie history, with the first ever Pyrenean Shepherd winning Best in Show. This historic event took place at the Erie Kennel Club show in Erie, Pennsylvania where judge David Anthony named GCH CH La Brise Sun Bear, the Pyrenean Shepherd, top dog. Pyrenean Shepherds like Sunny Bear are… read more

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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

An Owner Handler Experience At Eukanuba

On my bucket list has been to show on the blue carpet at Eukanuba (note – not pushing for the TV version and being in the group, simply hoping to make it there at all). To make it an “honest” venture – I felt it had to be by invitation. So I was thrilled when… read more

Breeder Buzzwords – The Entlebucher Mountain Dog

The Entlebucher Mountain Dog, also known as the Entlebucher Cattle Dog and the Entlebucher Sennenhund, is one of four Sennenhund (herding dogs) developed in the Swiss Alps. The Entlebucher, Appenzeller Sennenhund, Bernese Mountain Dog and Greater Swiss Mountain Dog are all tri-colored dogs originally put to work on dairy farms throughout several Swiss communities. Entlebuch… read more

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