The Kennel Club breed standard for the brachycephalic, flat-faced, fashionable French bulldog and pug (as two examples) are clear on what is required in respect… Read More »Breeders of fashionable flat-faced dogs in breach of breed standard
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) tells me that the population of UK wintering great white egrets is 35. This means the… Read More »Great white egret no longer rare in the UK due to global warming?
Queen Elizabeth II is 94 years old and looking like she’s going to make a 100. She likes dogs particularly corgis and has owned 30… Read More »Queen Elizabeth II has outlived all her dogs bar one
Derek Gow used to be a farmer. Perhaps he still considers himself to be a farmer. Although he is passionately interested in wildlife, nature, rewilding… Read More »Farmer is rewilding his farm with wildcats
A study concluded that 66% owners of brachycephalic (round-headed short-muzzled) dogs would recommend their dog breed to others and 93% would adopt another despite the… Read More »Short-muzzled dog owners are unconcerned about their dog’s health problems
NEWS AND VIEWS: The wise words of the title are those of Julia Klöckner, the German government’s Agriculture Minister. I want to give this woman… Read More »Animals are not there to fulfil the dubious aesthetic demands of their owners
There is an argument that purebred, pedigree dogs are cared for to a higher standard than mongrels a.k.a. random bred dogs. I suppose the argument… Read More »Pedigree dogs are looked after better than random bred dogs?