Archive for September, 2011


Dog Surfing Competition

  A dog surfing competition held in Del Mar, Calif. on Sunday was won by Buddy, a hall of fame pooch who has won the past five contests. The sixth annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon, which is the largest of such competitions in the country, raised a record $100,000 for the Helen Woodward Animal Center in […]

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Olive Retires

  I am very sad to announce that Olive has decided to retire from training from the end of September. She has been such a wonderful inspiration to so many handlers over the years. Olive’s fabulous work with her Huskies in obedience competitions has also been inspirational.  I am sure you will all join me in […]

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Congratulations Patsy!

Well done to Patsy Muller and her Yorkshire Terrier Joey for coming 3rd in Class A obedience at the Cape Handlers Dog Club Championship Show on the weekend, with a qualifying mark! Great work guys!

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Boerboel Saves Child

2011-09-21 11:01 Bloemfontein    A Boerboel probably saved the life of a 12-year-old boy when it jumped over a fence and attacked a Bullterrier that was  mauling the child, before dragging the dog away. The boy, Kgotso Seahloli, was transferred to a hospital in Bloemfontein where he had surgery on Tuesday night. A large part […]

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Belgian Shepherd Club Show results

Congratulations to Patsy Muller and her Yorkshire Terrier Joey who entered their first ever Dog Jumping Show today and won!!! Congratulations also to Mary-Ann Landers and her Daschund Seth who came second in Dog Jumping and first in Non-Contact Agility. (also their first ever show!) Well done girls – we are so proud of you both!

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What’s News Dog-Wise in Cape Town?

www.paws4all.co.za is a new pet site, just launched    Fruit and Veg City are selling (very) meaty bones at R4.99 a kg!  What a  bargain! I think I might regret sharing this snippet but as a bone expert, these are the best I’ve found and I can’t resist letting you all know!      Hills Science Diet […]

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Puppy Socialising Essentials

To help your puppy grow up to be a manageable, relaxed adult, you need to make sure that he or she has good early social experiences.  Puppies under 14 weeks cope best with novel experiences so the first few weeks are the most important to cram in as much  as possible. You will find many articles written about making sure […]

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Treating, Avoiding Bloat in Dogs

By Dr. FRANCINE RATTNER, For The Capital Capital Gazette Communications Published 09/09/11 Q: I have an 8-year-old standard poodle. A friend’s German shepherd had to have emergency surgery for “bloat.” Her dog almost died and the surgery was very expensive. What is “bloat,” and is there anything I can do to prevent it in my […]

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Knowle Dog Club Newsletter

  PAWS 4 NEWS     Summer 2011 Issue 36     The newsletter of Knowle Dog Training Club www.kdtc.org.uk Welcome   Hello and welcome to the summer edition of our newsletter. Hopefully you, and your dogs, are enjoying the summer weather, although as I am writing this it looks as if the weather is […]

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Pet Dog Boom in China

Shenzhen, China (CNN) — When Shenzhen housewife Zhang Lin was growing up in rural Guangdong province, her family kept guard dogs, some of which were slaughtered for meat during the Lunar New Year.  Now she is the owner of Dou-dou, a high-energy miniature poodle she bought for 4,000 yuan ($626), more than triple this southern […]

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Home for the Holidays

I bumped into an old friend today who is offering a very clever service. If you hate putting your dog in a kennel when you go away, you can have your dog stay in someone’s home instead, as part of the family. Salome Herbst is calling herself Happy-Pet-Villas. You can contact her on venues@iafrica.com or 0824441118. She is looking for additional  suitable homes, as she […]

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