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The Barbet in Dog Sports by Nicola Oellrich

On 6 July 2013, Bluna and I entered an obedience trial competition held by the Hovawart-Club in Wesel. The weather was beautiful, and Bluna was allowed to cool her paws in the river Issel on a regular basis. Thus a cheerful, good-mooded team came first in the beginner class with a total of 262.5 points (which is an […]

A Water Dog Kennel Club Day at Chatsworth! by Fiona L Lucas

The article below, was published on – http://barbetchasseurfrancaisblog.weebly.com/bbblog/a-wet-and-water-dog-kennel-club-day-at-chatsworth Last weekend I went to the Kennel Club event at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chatsworth_House Chatsworth is the family seat of the Duke of Devonshire and has been the home of the Cavendish family since 1549! This Kennel Club-organised occasion was centred around the International Retriever Team […]

Canine genetic disease – INTERVIEW with JEROLD S. BELL, DVM

This is the second (of four) interview we were permitted to publish. This time its topic is the control of canine genetic diseases. Canine genetic disease – INTERVIEW with JEROLD S. BELL, DVM Our most grateful thanks to George Packard who allowed us to publish this interview. GDC (Institute for Genetic Disease Control) http://www.gdcinstitute.org [GDC Copyright […]

The basic tool kit for responsible breeders – Malcolm B. Willis, BSc, PhD

We have been granted permission to post four very interesting interviews, covering fundamental basis of dog’s breeding. as first one we are publishing an interview with Malcolm B. Willis, the name which should be well known to every breeder. The basic tool kit for responsible breeders – Malcolm B. Willis, BSc, PhD Our most grateful […]

TRAVELLING WITH DOGS IN THE SUMMER : A comprehensive guide by Fiona Lucas

Summer has come again, therefore We recommend reading this excellent article about protecting the dogs from overheating. “I am a Barbet owner, but I am also a Newfoundland owner hence my freely admitted obsession with avoiding dogs overheating (Newfoundlands have one of the heaviest coats around and, unless a Landseer, are dark in colour too […]

Ian Dunbar On Dog Friendly Dog Training