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My Borzoi Saviour…

I SUPPOSE it takes all kinds of people to make a world but one thing I could never understand (and still can’t) are those folk who buy a static caravan on a holiday camp… especially one sited next to a windswept tidal mudflat! This is exactly what my father did way back in the 1980s…. read more

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As the Wheels Turn – *Everybody* Started Somewhere

A dear friend gave me the idea for this column with a fun spiel on social media. But it made me stop and think. Many of the winners and placers at this year’s WKC, more so than usual, were friends, acquaintances and/or contemporaries. I’ve watched some of these folks “grow up” in dogs. But every… read more

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The Wire Fox Terrier

Miss Hatfeild’s Morden Bombardment, Morden Blusterer, Ch Dusky Siren, Ch Morden Bullseye. MY LAST blog dealt with Mr Robert Vicary and his famous kennel of Smooth Fox terriers so in the balance of fairness it only seems right that this week I cover his whiskered brother. In the early days it was said that the… read more

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Newfoundland as State Dog – Our Big Day with the Committee

From the Editor:  The NottaBear Kennel had their day in front of the Oregon Senate Interim Rules Committee.  They had a wonderful reception prior to the hearing with everyone wanting to pet the dogs and asking for photo ops.  Their presentation went very smoothly.  In their expanded time, they were able to present the origins… read more

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Mrs H. Handley – Spicer of the Famous Copthorne Griffons

There are a whole host of great names and personalities in the history of pedigree dogs that I would have loved to have met. From James Hinks of Bull Terrier fame, Mr Rawdon B Lee (writer and exhibitor), Captain G A Graham (who resuscitated the Irish Wolfhound) through to Madam Rikovsky (Smooth Dachshund breeder after… read more

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Get to Know Donna Beadle of Eclipse Kennels

  An Interview with Donna Beadle of Eclipse Kennels.  Donna talks about her success in the breed, memorable wins, and Berger Picard breed traits. Where are you located? South of Minneapolis, MN What is your kennel’s slogan/motto/goal? To enhance and preserve the Berger Picard Breed How long have you been breeding & showing? 16 years… read more

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The Magic of Morris & Essex

The clouds painted a grey, bleak backdrop across the show site of the Morris & Essex show. It was cool and overcast, the perfect weather for the ladies dressed in their favorite petticoats atop stunning dresses, all coordinated with a festive hat. Hair was slicked back for the men with a few top hats nestled… read more

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Memories of Kim

Last week’s blog was about the Phu Quoc (Thai Ridgeback) an undoubtedly striking and beautiful breed but in my opinion the most stunning ‘ridgeback’ still has to be the Rhodesian. My personal experience of this breed came as a teenager back in the mid 1990s. My girlfriend’s father quite unexpectedly (and at a shockingly young… read more

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Meet Bailey: The Ghost Hunting Dog of Savannah

Visitors and residents of Savannah, Georgia, who are hoping to catch a glimpse of something (or someone) otherworldly are getting a little help from a rather intuitiveGolden Retriever. Bailey The Ghost Hunting Dog of Savannah accompanies his owner, Melynda Ware-Loomis, as she leads walking ghost tours of what is considered by some to be the… read more

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It’s All Been Done Before!

Caught an interesting segment on This Morning yesterday – and it’s not often one can say that! It was a feature on the country’s most expensive puppies and it saw the programme’s resident pup, Clover, joined by four Phu Quoc Ridgebacks. Catherine Lane, their breeder claimed that she was the first European to breed the… read more

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