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Dachshund winner at Crufts!

This year, Maisie the wire-haired Dachshund from Berkeley in Gloucestershire won Crufts 2020 Best in Show. A beautiful two-year-old Dachshund who will be remembered for some time for her victory lap (accompanied by a poo)! Visit www.crufts.org.uk  to find out more about Maisie and watch the highlights of the Best in Show event. There are…

Brushing your dog

At this time of year, keeping your dog looking his best often seems impossible. Endless mud and soggy grass do nothing good for your carpets and floors let alone your dog. Its also the start of the spring moult when coat turnover increases as dogs shed their heavy winter coats. So, staying on top of…

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Is Dog Ownership a Cure for Loneliness?

It is perhaps ironic that in this age of social media and constant contact, loneliness is on the rise. Whilst some individuals may appear to be more connected than ever, communities are becoming ever more disconnected. The elderly in particular often find themselves isolated from society. However, research also shows that this ‘epidemic of loneliness’…

Canine Playtime – Learning Through Play

Dog training in the UK has thankfully developed a more positive and science-based basis when compared to the often rather harsh training methods of the past. Training now involves much more learning through play, fun and games. Furthermore, canine playtime is a great opportunity to provide physical and mental stimulation and bond with humans and…

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Crossbreeds

From Morkis to Puggles, the recent explosion of crossbreeds over the last ten years has certainly given birth to some pretty amusing portmanteau names. Regular readers of Gilbertson & Page’s breed profiles will know that the profiles tend to concentrate on pure breeds. We thought we’d give a little space to some of the amazing crossbreeds, the…

Oscar the Gun Dog in the River

The Gundog Year: Shooting Season 2016

In the game world, most quarries have open and closed seasons. Closed seasons allow numbers to multiply and to allow game to migrate to different areas to feed and overwinter. If you’re not sure when open season is for the game you like to shoot, here’s a handy guide covering quarry for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern…

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Breed Profile – Jack Russell Terrier

As promised, here’s another of our introductions to popular active dog breeds. For our second article, it’s the rather fabulous and energetic Jack Russell Terrier! History: A very popular dog, the Jack Russell Terrier originates from dogs bred by the Reverend John Russell in the 19th century. With similar ancestors to the Fox Terrier, as…

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An Interview With Show Dog Owner, Charlotte Tudor

We’ve a bit of a change from our usual articles this time around, but we thought our readers might appreciate an opportunity to hear directly from a canine professional – namely, passionate show entrant and breeder, Charlotte Tudor. Charlotte very kindly agreed to be interviewed about the hard work involved in showing dogs, but also…

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Getting Away From It All Together – Dog Friendly Holidays

It may be the end of August, but there’s still time to enjoy some late summer sun and get away for a few days with your dog. For those without children, waiting until the school year starts in early September ensures even more peace and quiet – and fewer queues. Whilst it is easy to…

Molly, a former rescue home dog

Dog Behaviour Part 2: Tackling Specific Problems

In Part 2 I’ll be addressing some of the specific behavioural problems that dog owners find themselves tackling. These problems may be more common in rescue dogs or dogs that have been re-homed, or they may have started after a dog has been through a distressing experience or they may be problems that came about…