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Tina and dancing dog Chandi at Crufts 2009

Tina Humphrey and Chandi performing freestyle heelwork-to-music at Crufts 2009.

Tina and her dog Chandi at Crufts 2009

Tina Humphrey and Chandi performing freestyle heelwork-to-music at Crufts 2009.

Tina Humphrey and Chandi at Crufts 2009

Tina Humphrey and Chandi performing freestyle heelwork-to-music at Crufts 2009.

Tina and Chandi at Crufts 2009

Tina Humphrey and Chandi performing freestyle heelwork-to-music at Crufts 2009.

Dyllis practising the car scene. (dog on left)

Dylis is a German Wirehaired Pointer, who is almost three years old. She likes walking anywhere where there’s the scent of rabbits and pheasants, and she can get some off lead running. She has a variety of toys but will play will anything as long as owner Helen’s joining in the fun. She’s partial to a bit of sausage.

Day four of Crufts - Buddy in the limelight

I love this photo of Buddy and some of the Safe and Sound team in the main arena at Crufts 2010. He had to stay in the car while the children moved around him and the commentator warned the audience about the dangers of teasing dogs in cars. Although he did in deed stay in the car, he longed to get out and join in the fun, and he kept flashing me that reproachful expression, clearly asking, "Can I go and play now?"

It was great fun and a wonderful message to help publicise.

Take care,

Julie x

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Now can I play?

Buddy (Labrador) and Phoenix (Curly Coated Retriever) in a car at Crufts. Buddy's checking with me that he still can't get out and play with the children!

Buddy in Safe and Sound display

Buddy playing "dog in car" at Crufts. The dog on the left is Phoenix, a Curly Coated Retriever.

Reporting, clowning and advertising at Crufts

Today Buddy's been been out and about at Crufts as part of the Well Balanced Pup Press Pack. Well if anyone can sniff out a story he can! Buddy's main aim in any crowd is to meet and befriend as many people as possible, and went about that today too. We visited the Discover Dogs section of Crufts, where Buddy was convinced that what everyone really wanted was to meet a Labrador, rather than whatever breed we found ourselves near.

 

Today was also our first time in the main arena as part of the Safe and Sound team. This is headed by Carole

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dfs advert

Another of dfs's gorgeous adverts.

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221 - Stop importing puppies and dogs who found romance for their human

Lucy Parkinson and TV vet Marc Abraham discuss the petition Lucy started to stop the exploitative importing of puppies into the UK. Writer Cath Jenkin reveals the spooky way her Border Collie brought brought happiness, romance and a new home into her life. Plus the DogCast Radio News.

189 - The Dog Healers and War Dogs Remembered

In this episode you can hear Mark Winik talk about his debut novel, The Dog Healers, and listen to Julia Robertson explain why she founded the charity War Dogs remembered. Plus there's the DogCast Radio News, and what Mischief the German Spitz puppy has been up to.

188 - Service Dogs UK and Roxie the Doxie Finds Her Forever Home

In this episode you can hear about Service Dogs UK, a fantastic charity which trains assistance dogs to support veterans of any service - military personnel, police, firefighters, paramedics and the coastguard - who develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder due to their job. Also, listen to Dr Jody A Dean, a clinical psychologist talk about how her book, Roxie the Doxie finds her Forever Home, is helping children understand and talk about adoption and other family issues. Plus the DogCast Radio News and some thoughts on the alpha dog myth.

187 - Muffins Halo and Chorley Fun Dog Show

In this episode you can hear about Muffin's Halo for Blind Dogs, and what motivates people to enter their dog in a fun dog show. In the DogCast Radio News, listen to stories about the latest dog related research. Plus there's a new member of the DogCast Radio team!

186 - Maxwell Muir on wolves

In this episode you can hear trainer, behaviourist, writer, broadcaster and wolf expert Maxwell Muir talk about what wolves mean to him personally, their plight in a modern world, and his hopes for their future. Plus we have the DogCast Radio News.