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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…

Bloodhounds at Crufts 2013

Gilbertson & Page at Crufts 2014

I’ve just been asked by a follower of our blog for details of Gilbertson & Page’s stand at Crufts. We’re in Hall 2 and have a sizeable presence at Stand 78. With some new products to talk about and some knowledgeable members of staff, including canine nutritionists, we expect to be as busy as ever.…

G & P Support Mid-Ulster Gundog Association Tests

Gilbertson & Page has a well-established relationship with the Mid-Ulster Gundog Association and its Honorary Secretary, Robert McGregor, through Strangford Agencies of Newtownards. The Association was founded in 1994 and is supported by Lord Dunluce as President and Lady Moyola as its Patron. The Association held its well-supported Summer Tests for 2013 over three events…