At some point, every dog owner gets frustrated with their dog. Maybe something minor, like them not coming when called, or something a bit more drastic, like tearing your favourite armchair to shreds when you’re not there. What you do in these situations is often just between you and your four walls (and the dog). … Continue reading Our thoughts on #BrookeHouts
A week or so ago, a chap called Peter Egan, did an interview with the Radio Times. This chap is an actor and self-proclaimed animal rights activist. In this interview, the actor (and animal rights activist) questioned whether Crufts and show dogs in general is nothing more than a dangerous beauty pageant. So the Crufts-bashing… Continue reading When actors become animal experts (apparently) and everyone applauds…
We’re going to have to suspend the imagination for just a moment. Clearly @chukkabennett isn’t actually the dog himself typing away. Though I’ve suspected for a long time that he can read, he clearly doesn’t actually type his own tweets. And anyway, if he could, they’d be in Welsh. This dog has over 3,000 followers… Continue reading What has Social Media ever done for us (dogs)?
Now I've finished the shows for the year, I've done some number crunching... 10 Shows, 2 best of breed awards, and 3 qualifications for Crufts 2019: 8 Championships 5 1st placings and a BoB 2 2nd placings 1 3rd placing (WDS) 2 Open 1 1st placing and a BoB 1 2nd placing Overall, seven 1st… Continue reading 2018 in Review
It's been a while. A week after Crufts, it snowed. I ate some snow which had been poisoned with weedkiller/antifreeze and was rushed to the Vets to be put on a drip for a few days, get it all out of my system. They shaved my leg fur for the drip on one leg (they… Continue reading Back on the (Chalk)Block
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With my love for the show ring, and posing all over the place, when mummy's prep school asked for a dog to play the role of Nana in the Year 6 production of Peter Pan, she said I would audition. She was met with raised eyebrows. A terrier? In a school play? Oh no, no,… Continue reading From Dog Show to Stage Show
Not all shows offer rosettes, when you qualify for Crufts, you can apply for a qualification rosette as you don't automatically get given one just for qualifying. It's not necessary, but it's a nice touch. For many of us, it's a big deal to even qualify. So we got the rosette, it arrived in June,… Continue reading It arrived!
Buoyed by the blatant success of my hat-trick at the WT Club show, mummy blithely entered me for my first Championship Show without really doing any particular research about what a champ. show really was. Breed clubs and associations typically run two shows a year, an open show and a champ show. The basic difference… Continue reading Preparing for a Champ Show