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Dogsteps: Essential viewing to understand canine movement

Rachel Page Elliott, one of America’s most respected authorities on canine locomotion, has done much to awaken breeders and judges all over the world to the importance of recognising the rights and wrongs in the way dogs move. Her book. Dog Steps, was selected as “Best Dog Book of the Year” by the Dog Writers’ …

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KC updates the introductory clause for all Breed Standards

The KC has announced in the August 2014 KC Journal that the introductory clause for all Breed Standards is to be updated with immediate effect.  The clause now reads  as follows (the amendment is underlined): A Breed Standard is the guideline which describes the ideal characteristics, temperament and appearance including the correct colour of a …

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Guide to the Dachshund Breed Standard is now available as a Kindle e-book

My illustrated and extended guide to the Dachshund Breed Standard is now available as an e-book for Kindle, at Amazon.  It is priced at £3.59, which is a 40% discount over the cost of the paper version (including postage).  This is version 6, updated to include the colour clause amendments. Don’t have a Kindle? Get your …

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The trouble with fact-free and evidence-free journalism…

It must be the silly season judging by the article published recently in the Daily Mail which reports a variation on “look what 100 years of the show ring has done to pedigree dogs” which first appeared on Pedigree Dogs Exposed in 2008.  Jemima Harrison has blogged about the article here, in order to tell …

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GJDA Seminar and A2 Assessment – learning about Dachshunds

The Great Joint Dachshund Association held a breed seminar and A2 assessment at Chieveley today which was attended by 32 people.  I spoke about the Dachshund Breed Standard using a presentation based on my Illustrated Guide, together with video clips to demonstrate gait and movement. Examples of champion Mini Smooths, Longs and Wires were provided …

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