Tag Archive: puppy

In issue 26 of Edition Dog (November 2020) I look at the need for traceability when it comes to buying puppies.

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Should we get a puppy?

In issue 22 of Edition Dog (July 2020) I look at the ‘hypoallergenic’ debate.

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From my Canine Chat column in Torbay Weekly on 16th July 2020

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Lockdown Puppy Prices

In issue 21 of Edition Dog (June 2020), I take a look at the rapid rise in puppy prices since the start of the pandemic.

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The first article for my new Canine Chat column in Torbay Weekly was published on 11th June 2020. It also features our Standard Dachshund, Otto.

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In issue 6 of Edition Dog (Mar 2019) I highlight the benefits of buying a puppy from an experienced breeder.

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What would we do without vets? I know, it’s something most of us prefer not to think about. Of course we all have the odd grumble about the profession (and as a bird keeper/breeder I’ve had more than my fair share of negative experiences with vets who clearly hadn’t got a clue in this admittedly specialist field of expertise) but on the whole, in our hour of need, it’s certainly reassuring to have a good vet nearby.

However, I am increasingly alarmed by the rise of a certain degree of militancy within the veterinarian field. For some reason this thinking is more prevalent among the younger vets in our towns and cities although I certainly haven’t encountered it in our excellent local rural practice, which, contradicting what I have just written, is solely staffed by young vets! Continue reading

From my ‘Crossing the headlines’ column in Dog World (21st October 2015).

We recently bred our first litter of Boston Terriers and were lucky enough to have four strapping puppies born that have proved to be a constant source of joy and amusement but sadly (and all too soon) reality kicks in and one realises that these little, constantly-busy bodies will soon need homes of their own. Continue reading