As The Wheels Turn – 7 Deadly Sins

The Seven Deadly Sins as Applied to Dog Shows “In the currently recognized version, the sins are usually given as wrath, avarice, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony. Each is a form of Idolatry-of-Self wherein the subjective reigns over the objective.” Wikkipedia… I’ve re-orged, expanded upon and examined what are normally considered the seven deadly… read more

As the Wheels Turn – Nostalgia

It’s easy to identify one’s most important win, or most devastating loss. But, the rest of the memories that rattle around the closet in my head are tougher to sort. They are dusty and blurred around the edges. A little crumpled and stained from the years passing. I rarely drag them out, brush off the… read more

In Memory of Lisa Pomerance

When you have lived with dogs for any amount of time you know that they, like their humans, develop of love for certain foods and certain toys. Fortunately for my friend Lisa Pomerance and her Papillon Remington it was the exact same toy. Hedgehogs filled their lives, and through Facebook, our lives. Hedgehogs Filled Their… read more

As The Wheels Turn

They’re Watching You True story. I was hurrying to an early ring a couple weeks ago and a total stranger stopped me to ask why I was so mad. I was quite shocked and replied that I wasn’t mad, why would he think that. “Because you’re scowling.” I realized that I’d been squinting trying to… read more

A Phenomenal Year for the Afterglow Team – Part 3

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… read more

The Afterglow Saga – Part 2 by Simon Parsons

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… read more

Boston Terrier Handler's Surprise Proposal at Crufts

A BOSTON Terrier handler at Crufts had the surprise of her life when she arrived at Crufts on the second day. Anna Spencer had come to see good friend professional groomer Mike Wildman at the Aesculap stand. He was busy trimming his Cocker Spaniel Sh Ch Lindridge Ticket To Ride (Zac) – a veteran now… read more


First Pawscars Award Ceremony a Triumph

AS I start to type this column its less than 12 hours since the first Pawscars award ceremony came to a close – and what a close it was, the event was a triumph. But that triumph was not just one for those of us who had organised the event, although we are feeling pretty… read more


Trophies – The Good, The Unusual and The Useful

Trophies are a fact of dog showing life. This is especially true in performance events like obedience. At the average breed show, the group winners might get an actual award as well as Best in Show, but regular breed winners don’t unless someone specifically sponsors an award. Our obedience club even offers a High Score… read more

Get To Know Kiki Courtelis

We recently had the opportunity to visit with Kiki Courtelis. In a wide ranging, no-holds-barred conversation, Kiki candidly discusses her long love for horses & dogs, suggestions for improving the fancy & her unique adoption of technology. The Courtelis family is well-known in horse racing circles with their Town & Country Farms as they were… read more

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