WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO THE GERMAN SHEPHERD?

I made a comment recently that the GSD representative in the pastoral group ring at this year’s Crufts, appeared to have much better conformation than last year. This is a breed which has sadly seen much conflict over the last thirty years or so, where the chasm between supporters of the two ‘types’ ie the[…]

TV PROGRAMME DOGS BEHAVING BADLY.

This pilot programme featured Graeme Hall or the ‘Dog Father’ as he likes to be known. I was aware of him as he owns Rottweilers and has been involved in dog training and behaviour work for several years since he gave up his management role for Weetabix I believe. Setting yourself up in business as[…]

CRUFTS 2017

Watched quite a bit of the coverage of Crufts this year, or perhaps it should be called the Noel Fitzpatrick show! I was very interested to hear that the Kennel Club had come out quite strongly in press releases beforehand, criticising the use of prong collars and electric shock collars. The prong collar does look[…]

FAREWELL RUDI, LOVE YOU MATE

Really sad to announce that today, Friday the 13th of all days we lost Rudi, our senior Rottweiler and beloved top dog aged just over seven years. This was very sudden and he had been exercising and working as normal earlier this week. He woke up on Thursday with significant lameness in his front left[…]

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RIP TARA

Just three months after her 11th birthday, we are sad to announce that Tara passed away on 20th October 2016 after a short illness. As you can see in the photo below, she enjoyed her daily walks almost to the end, this photo with some of her mates in the aptly named Paradise Meadow near[…]

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INTRODUCING OTIS

Here is an early photo of our newest addition Otis or Bamabel Gideon as he is known at the Kennel Club. Bred by our friends Stuart Thompson and Alison James and half-brother to Jana, he has settled in well and is already making progress in his obedience work as you can see in the photo.[…]

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TARA

Here is our oldest ever Rottweiler Tara on her eleventh birthday recently. She is on the far right of the photo with some of her mates who came to her pool-party! They are Sid, Jana, Buddy, George, Bruno, Hudson, Rory and Bella. Good to see that Jayne had them all under control as usual! We[…]