Author Archive: Ian J Seath

Reflections on judging Dachshunds in Denmark

I was privileged to be invited to judge Longhaired and Wirehaired Dachshunds at the Danish Dachshund Club’s (DGK) regional championship show in Silkeborg on May 19th. The club had invited 3 judges, Charlotte Jacobsson and Jill Rhodin from Sweden, plus me. There were two, back-to-back, shows; one in the morning and one in the afternoon …

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My “Best of Health” article for May 2018 – A review of worldwide KC breeding policies

This month saw the publication of a paper in the Veterinary Journal titled “Breeding policies and management of pedigree dogs in 15 national kennel clubs”. The authors include Dr Tom Lewis from our Kennel Club. The authors investigated approaches being adopted by Kennel Clubs internationally and what they see as high priority issues. They issued …

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What is it they say about “statistics”? – my April 2018 “Best of Health” article

There seem to be endless discussions about the evidence for or against the prevalence of health conditions in specific breeds of pedigree dogs. The “front line” of these battles over data has been among the Brachycephalic breeds in the past 12 months. Numerous other breeds crop up for debate with a predictable regularity (GSDs, Cavaliers, …

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Almond’s puppies are 7 weeks old – latest photos

Hard to believe the pups will start going to their new homes in a week’s time. They’ve had lots of visitors over the past few weeks and all seem pretty chilled about life. They’re off to the vets for microchips on Thursday. Very well-behaved puppies and very good about going outside to toilet. Pity the weather’s …

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KC launches Critique-writing App

In a surprise announcement and following hot on the heels of the new KC Academy course on critique-writing, we understand that an App is also to be launched on 1st April. This will enable judges to auto-generate critiques and submit them automatically to the dog press. The Press Release says: Following the KC’s downstream reorganisation …

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