Mr Woof at Crufts. Pic by Pointerspice

Crufts capers

Time for Crufts – hyped by the Kennel Club and sponsors, televised nationwide and watched in countless countries on the internet! With more than 20,000 dogs taking part over four days, there was hardly room to swing a cat at the NEC in Birmingham, if one had been foolish enough to turn up. But despite […]

Evie and Tez tackle the agility course

Smiles and wagging tails

Fun and games for people and pointers, good food, a bit of serious discussion and time to chat with friends – that was the successful recipe for the recent pointer open day in Cumbria, organised by Cicely Robertshaw of the Crookrise kennels. The event, on February 24 at the village hall in Sedbergh, brought together […]

Snow fun

Snow fun

Oh well, here we go again! Snow lying when I went out this morning at 7 and it hasn’t stopped since, so plans for today (Evie’s first dog show) abandoned. I have an X trail so could probably have got there but I want her first show to be fun for her and it wouldn’t […]

A memorable training moment

Training tales

February 19 Back home now and all present if not correct….. I thoroughly enjoyed the training up at Kelso and was amazed by the patience of trainers Peter O’Driscoll and Mick Canham. They coped with dogs diddling off, people getting lost and clueless questions including: “what’s the postcode for this moor?”; “should my dog walk […]

Preparing for icy blasts

Wind, rain, sleet, snow – weather for snoozing on the sofa in front of a blazing fire and really not for tramping over a Scottish hillside. But very soon, that’s exactly what Mr Woof (my two year old pointer) and I will be doing. We will be up in the Borders,  not just for a […]