Always Taking the Best Dog Home

Polly and Stephanie write about their experiences of how they started their showing careers Looking back over the years we were wondering where all our weekends were spent, and inevitably this led to us recalling some of the funny incidents, complete with the lows of disaster and the triumphal highs of success. How did you…

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8 Reasons to Add Olive Oil to Your Dog’s Diet

Julia Szabo from Dogster talks Olive Oil… Olive oil, that staple of every kitchen, happens to make an excellent, healthful addition to every dog’s food bowl. I know I’m usually touting the benefits of coconut oil, which is another mainstay in my pantry, but let’s not forget the oil that comes from olives, too, which has its own…

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Congratulations all round!

A little while ago we brought you “Our Dream Year with George“.  George recently came third in the overall final and won “Best Dog of the Day” at a Whippet Racing Event Sponsored by Salters.  There was some fantastic racing on the day and over the weekend £292 was raised for Cancer Research.  Thanks to Kathryn Spark…

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Cancer in Dogs

  In this article, James Hill MA Vet MB MRCVS talks through what cancer is, how it can affect our pets, signs to look out for, diagnosis and potential treatment available. BACKGROUND Our pets’ bodies (just like ours) are made up of many different cells which have specific roles to play to make up the…

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Don’t Leave Me!

  About 130,000 dogs are abandoned each year in the UK by their owners.  Many of these dogs end up in shelters where they have to be put down because they can’t find a home. They say 12 are picked up every hour and only 5 are reunited with owners. Stephen Salter asks…  just why…

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Congratulations to Winners at the Classic English Whippet Derby

On Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 June, at Fordingbridge Sports Ground on the edge of the beautiful New Forest, dog lovers gathered to take part in the 2014 Classic English Whippet Derby. This event was once again a huge success.  The lucky winners of a bag of Salters Dog Food were FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Baloo (Scratch…

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Meet Suffolk’s Fairydogmother!

It’s only been three months… but it’s high time we had a chat with Tracy – Suffolk’s Fairydogmother and found out what inspired her to start a dog walking business and spend every day with her best friends. It was April this year I started The Suffolk Fairydogmother. This all started when I lost my…

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Our Dream Year with George

Kathryn Spark shares with us the story of George – the Spark’s youngest whippet in their family. Ch of Ch/Nch Sup Rch North B4 South Owners: Paul and Kathryn Spark Breeding: Rch/Nch North 2 South x Ch of Ch Prada Date of Birth: 29 October 2011 ABOVE: Photo of George courtesy of Jacqui Glover Well…

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National Trust – Dunwich Heath Dog Day

A sunny Sunday morning had arrived – at 7am I was checking over the Salters van to make doubly sure that we had what we needed for the days show.  Armed with mugs of coffee we set off to wind our way through the sunny Suffolk roadways and lanes, heading for the National Trust at…

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“His coat shone with the gloss of good health…”

How many of us would like to say that about our dogs? Meet Jadapes Mickey Finn for Pampardour – Ti to his friends – a dog who won 1st at Crufts. ”Presdee’s Jadapes Mickey Finn for Pampardour. Good headed black. Really dense colour, his coat shone with the gloss of good health. Nice open features…

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