Margaret on July 8th, 2013

In an ideal situation, new born puppies are completely taken care of by their mother.   However, sometimes, humans need to step in to help and ensure that in the case where the puppies mother might be unable to feed them successfully, they still  get milk.  A bitch might have mastitis, or another infection, or […]

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Margaret on May 18th, 2012

In Barbados, a group headed by Adrian Ward, do general dog training but seem particularly focused in working dog activities and development: BGI K9 Group. I know Adrian and he is a person whom I like and I have respect for as a trainer. He is a very experienced trainer with overseas exposure and training. […]

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Taking a prize of sterling 500,000 in the finals of Britain’s Got Talent was the pair of Ashleigh Butler (16 years old) and her dog Pudsey (said to be a mixed breed of Border Collie, Bichon Frise and Chinese Crested cross). Simon Cowell who is a fairly regular visitor to Barbados, supports one of our […]

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Margaret on November 28th, 2010

I would like to say “thank you” to Tramaine Worrell for helping prepare Rita for the show in November. He has Akitas which is a very different type of breed to Bouviers. Rita is the litter sister of my Best in Show Bouvier Des Flandres, Ch. Calliope Rhapsody C.D. and for anyone who has kept […]

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Margaret on October 17th, 2010

The above video is from the October 10th, 2010, Barbados Kennel Club’s All Breeds Championship Show. For each breed shown, there could be dogs shown in various classes. The judge selects the best out of each class and then runs them off and selects the Best of Breed. The classes are also divided into dogs […]

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Margaret on October 16th, 2010

In the video we have the Bouvier Des Flandres, Dobermann, Bullmastiff, Dogues De Bordeaux, Rottweiler, German Shepherd Dog and the Boxer being judged by Stuart Mallard for the Best of the Working Group. In Barbados, the Bullmastiff and Rottweiler provide the highest number of entries in the current shows. The Working Group entries also provide […]

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Interesting, as my earlier post indicated that nine years ago when Stuart Mallard judged here in Barbados at a Barbados Kennel Club’s Championship Dog Show, he put up a locally bred Rhodesian Ridgeback as his Best in Show winner. He put up the same owner/handler Sarah Hamilton with her Rhodesian Ridgeback at this show. Nine […]

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Margaret on September 24th, 2010

I think a lot of us in Barbados have been following the America’s Got Talent Show. And we laughed and had a good time with the competitors and were amazed by the standards as they climbed higher up the ladder. Michael Grimm was always one of my favourites and I am so pleased for him […]

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Margaret on August 23rd, 2010

Barbados has an active Surfing Association and places like the Soup Bowl, Bathsheba, are popular spots for local and visiting surfers to wait for the waves to ride. We host surfing competitions in Barbados and we also send teams to international surfing competitions. So far I have not seen any surfing dogs in Barbados but […]

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