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Episode 14 - Crufts


Released Sat March 25, 2006
Length: 0:39:58
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If you would like to know what it feels like to show your dog at Crufts, listen to our special Crufts edition.

In this episode, we venture away from our usual format to bring you our coverage of the biggest pedigree dog show in the world.

Making it to Crufts is the pinnacle of any dog and owner's career, but there is much more to Crufts than that. This event is a celebration of dogs in general, and no dog lover could fail to find something of interest here.


We have interviews with those about to walk into the ring, and those who have already braved the spotlight.

How young does a show dog start his career? Hear what it's like to show your dog for the very first time at Crufts.

Find out how hard those super-intelligent (not to mention super-trained) dogs competing in obedience competitions have to work.

The Good Citizen Scheme might be just what you and your dog are looking for to help build your relationship.

Bruce Fogle

Bruce Fogle gives us some behind the scenes information about his book "If your dog could talk".

This is a re-working of an earlier book, "Know Your Dog", and the superb illustrations will certainly help you understand your dog's behaviour.

Hearing Dogs for the Deaf

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People have been training dogs to make deaf people's lives easier since 1982.

Discover how these clever dogs help their owners, and how you could support the charity's work.


The DogCast Radio News brings you the results of the pedigree judging, along with some facts and figures. Host Julie gives her impressions of the show, conveying the exciting, touching and busy scenes of Crufts 2006.



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Just like us, our dogs need to be protected in the event of a collision of evasive manoevre in the car - but did you know that to be truly effective and safe car harnesses should be fully crash tested? We talk to the team inspired by experience to help keep dogs safe as they travel. Author Sue Kittow has experienced how dogs support us through tough times, and has turned her real life canines into characters in her touching novels.

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.