Category Archives: Showing

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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Blue is the colour; CNR is the name – my November 2018 “Best of Health” article

Blue is the colour; CNR is the name… Recently, we had the misfortune to discover that Johanna Konta (Tennis player) has bought a Blue Dachshund and was proudly sharing pictures on her Instagram page. The picture received over 4000 “Likes” and generated lots of discussion among Dachshund Facebook Group members. Blue is a colour that …

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The Friday Essay – Our Dogs 26/10/18

How Team GB Cycling would increase dog show entries What can we learn from Team GB Cycling that could be applied to the “problem of declining dog show entries”? Team GB won 6 cycling gold medals at Rio 2016 and that was twice as many as their nearest rival. Before Chris Boardman’s gold at the …

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Don’t forget to express your opinion in the Our Dogs Survey before 1st September

If you own a pedigree dog, breed dogs, judge or show dogs, please take a few minutes to share your views in the Our Dogs Survey. It is an opportunity to express your views on the way the world of dogs is commented on by Our Dogs and is governed by the Kennel Club. It …

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The Friday Essay – Our Dogs 17/8/18

Judge Select – Maybe not so fanciful! In 2013, I wrote an April Fool’s blog post which announced the launch of a new IT solution by the KC: JudgeSelect. It was modelled on the KC’s press release for the launch of MateSelect, the tool for breeders to help them make more informed choices when planning …

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