Here’s links & page numbers of cartoons in the October 2013 issues of Dog News (USA):
4th October 2013 (page 122) http://issuu.com/dognews/docs/100413 (Welsh Terrier)
11th October 2013 (page 75) http://issuu.com/dognews/docs/101113 (French Bulldog)
18th October 2013 (page 133) http://issuu.com/dognews/docs/101813 (Variety of Puppies)
25th October 2013 (page 100) http://issuu.com/dognews/docs/102513 (Yorkshire Terrier & Japanese Chin)
Check out my weekly cartoons appearing in Dog News (USA) from 6th September onwards
Here’s links & page numbers of cartoons in the September 2013 issues:
6th September 2013 (page 117) http://issuu.com/dognews/docs/090613 (Dachshund, Borzoi)
13th September 2013 (page 117) http://issuu.com/dognews/docs/091313 (Boston Terrier)
20th September 2013 (page 125) http://issuu.com/dognews/docs/092013 (Poodle, Pekingese, Cavalier)
27th September 2013 (page 110) http://issuu.com/dognews/docs/092713 (Basset Hound)
From my Dog World column ‘Crossing the headlines’ (10th July 2013) where I look into the direction our UK Kennel Club appears to be heading in.
These are certainly turbulent times for the world of pedigree dogs. Hardly a week goes by without some edict being issued from Clarges Street that often results in the stirring up of simmering resentment! What with the reductions in CC allocation, the registration of ‘undesirable colours’ and now the talk of registering ‘cockerpoos’ and ‘doodles’. It’s certainly left a number of us scratching our heads in confusion questioning the direction in which our Kennel Club is heading?
Well it seems we need question no longer as a recent article by Ronnie Irving appears to shed light on the KC’s thinking. It appears that because 4,000 labradoodles were microchipped last year (through the KC’s microchipping system) it now feels compelled to “help and advise” the breeders of such dogs on how to breed healthy animals. One way of doing so, it claims, is to welcome them onto the Assured Breeder Scheme and encourage them to use the relevant health screening tests. Continue reading