This was Gavin Robertson’s first judging assignment to Barbados through an invitation by The Barbados Kennel Club. It was also the first All Breeds Championship Dog Show of the year The bulk of the dogs were from the Working Group and most of these entries  were Rottweilers. I think most exhibitors who follow the UK […]

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Margaret on July 27th, 2018

A member of the Barbados dog community and in particular, The Barbados Dog Training Club, is gone. I attended Lynda Husbands’ funeral service this week. She had filled many roles in the Barbados Dog Training Club of which I have been a member for a long time. Her roles included that of Treasurer, Vice President […]

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Margaret on January 17th, 2013

As seen in today’s issue of The Nation newspaper: Surgeries performed on animals for purely cosmetic reasons will soon be deemed as unethical by vets in Barbados. A release from the Barbados Veterinary Association (BVA) has stated that vets will no longer be performing these surgeries as from February 1, 2013. Vice President, Dr. Michelle […]

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bob on June 12th, 2012

hi i’m new to the site but have been a dog lover for years an have been contemplating getting into showing dogs also. i would like to know  if anyone can help me get into contact with someone who breeds good Staffordshire bull terriers in Barbados  and also any french bulldog breeders i’m 23 years […]

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Margaret on February 18th, 2010

The lights, glitter and the dogs are gone from the show ring at Madison Square Gardens and a new winner for America’s Dog of the Year has been announced. Sadie the Scottish Terrier, Ch. Roundtown Mercedes of Maryscot, with over 100 Best in Show wins was always tipped to win the Show based on her […]

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Margaret on June 2nd, 2009

This is one area where a dog which might look very good to spectators and exhibiitors can get severely penalised by a conformation judge. I have had newcomers at show handling classes ask me what I think of their dog and it is usually a puppy.  In some cases, I have seen disqualifying bites and […]

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