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Episode 115 - Older dogs, Crufts and Westminster


Released Sat March 19, 2011
Length: 0:53:31
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Older dogs can find themselves stuck in rescue shelters simply because of their age, but Karen Litzinger knows the joys of adopting an older dog first hand, and in this interview she draws on her experiences with her dog Tika whom she adopted at the age of eleven.

From Crufts 2011 there are interviews about Cardigan Corgis and a unique assistance dog, plus Nikki Moustaki and host Julie discuss the two most prestigious shows in the dog world, Crufts and Westminster.

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Flyball at Crufts 2011

Flyball in the main arena at Crufts 2011.

Heelwork to music at Crufts 2011

Heelwork to music in the main arena at Crufts 2011.

Cute Maltese

This little Maltese dog was so cute! In Discover Dogs at Crufts 2011.

Husky cuddle

A gorgeous Husky gets a cuddle in Discover Dogs at Crufts 2011.

Have you seen this funny Peter Kay agility advert?

This advert featuring Peter Kay is fantastic. I love Peter's performance in it - and the dog's! Excellent. If only it was that simple.


Take care,


Julie xx


Tina Humphrey and her dancing dog Chandi at Crufts 2009

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

Tina and her dancing dog Chandi at Crufts 2009

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


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