Author Archive: Ian J Seath

Opal’s puppies are 4 weeks old – here are the latest pictures

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Opal’s puppies are 3 weeks old

The pups now weigh between 2 and 3 pounds. The “big boy” keeps getting bigger and they are all happily eating solid food now. They were all wormed for the first time during this past week and, today, we’ve moved their pen into the kitchen. They can now start to experience the sights and sounds …

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Battle of the Sexes in the show ring – new research from Australia

A recently published paper has investigated dog show results in Australia and examined the success rates of dogs and bitches at Best of Breed (BOB) and Best in Group (BIG) competitions. Given that the proportions of dogs and bitches at these shows was roughly 50-50, the findings were that males were more likely to take …

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An international approach to breed health improvement – “Best of Health” – January 2019

This year, the International Partnership for Dogs will be holding its 4th workshop. Our Kennel Club is hosting the event which will take place from 30th May to 1st June, near Windsor. The Kennel Club was a founding partner of the IPFD since its inception in 2014 and hosted the first ever meeting of the …

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Opal’s puppies are 2 weeks old

The pups are 2 weeks old and have had their toenails clipped for the first time. They have all put on weight and the big dog is now 2 lbs. Sadly, yesterday one of the bitches died so Opal has slightly less work to do with just 4 of them. The little girl had started …

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