Margaret on October 31st, 2009

Oscar, one of Rick Lois’ and Jovi’s puppies, went at 9 weeks to live in Grenada. His owner keeps in good touch and we exchange pix. of Oscar and his family in Grenada with his family in Barbados. Today’s e-mail included pix. of Oscar who is receiving training in protection. As a puppy he was […]

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Margaret on October 28th, 2009

While we in Barbados may be struggling to get the “rescue” dog to socialise without being afraid of humans, or the mixed or pedigree dogs to obey simple commands like “sit”, “down”, “come” or a dog to stack in a show ring, here’s a video which shows the heights a trainer can achieve. Of course, […]

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Margaret on October 25th, 2009

It’s getting time for Rita to do obedience trials. She is on the open (CDX) class and does some of the new exercises fairly well. But she is still not carrying the dumb bell so unless she suddenly gets going with that, I am going to aim just for the “C” leg of the CD. […]

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Margaret on October 24th, 2009

A very much loved family pet. “Scarlet” is a brindle pit bull cross.  She is neutered/fixed and last seen at Congo Road Plantation, St. Philip. I don’t have a suitable pix. of her but I believe most people know what a pit and pit crosses look like and she is a brindle 🙂 If you […]

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Margaret on October 16th, 2009

Here is Steve Hall’s critique of the BKC’s All Breeds Dog show held on October 11, 2009. Steve Hall has judged both the Working Group and the Pastoral Groups at Crufts. He is one of the UK judges approved by the FCI to judge every breed approved by The Kennel Club, UK. He is also […]

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Margaret on October 12th, 2009

The Best in Show was the Rhodesian Ridgeback, Rottzridge Celtric Princess (imported) which came from the Hound Group. The Reserve Best in Show was the Labrador Retriever, Linthwaite Centaurus of Zinzara (imported) which came from the Gundog group. The judge was Steve Hall from the UK. Winner of the Utility Group was a Boston Terrier, […]

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Margaret on October 9th, 2009

I confess that sometimes when I am on the phone, I am also surfing my favourite web sites and ADSL is really great as I can do both at the same time. I found this cute video today and put it here while on the phone. The dog is beautiful, and smart and the video […]

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Margaret on October 4th, 2009

Last morning of show handling before the BKC’s All Breeds Championship Show to be judged by UK judge Steve Hall, and there were a large number of Rottweilers with handlers on the grounds. You cannot always successfully predict the numbers of the breeds entered for a dog show from what you see at handling classes […]

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