P415 Teletext 415 Oct23 21:05:10  E    By Caroline   Stringer  ————————————————————————————  GOOD BREEDING  Beauty is in the eye of the beholder for many pet owners, and perceptions of what's good, bad and ugly are constantly changing. Breed standards for dogs have seen the snouts of some short-nosed breeds virtually disappear from view. And in the show ring, judges look for physical ideals far away from the original concept of some breeds. ——————————————————————————————————1/6—— Does your pet have a problem? Write to: Pet Problems, PO Box 297, London SW6 1QJ Motors Recipe Love Stars Events
P415 Teletext 415 Oct23 21:00:11  E    By Caroline   Stringer  ————————————————————————————  GOOD BREEDING  The Clumber Spaniel Club magazine tells the story of a case of breed confusion which left one owner hopping mad. He was walking his local country park with his two strapping Clumbers - the biggest of the spaniels - when a stranger approached and began questioning their heritage. Labelling them terrible specimens of Golden Retriever, he said they were too white, too small and the wrong shape. ——————————————————————————————————2/6—— WIN a camcorder 413 NOW IT'S EVEN EASIER TO FIND LOVE: TELETEXT DATING ITV p390 Motors Recipe Love Stars Events
P415 Teletext 415 Oct23 21:00:01  E    By Caroline   Stringer  ————————————————————————————  GOOD BREEDING  Having his spaniels mistaken for Golden Retrievers proved too much for one proud owner, who promptly invented a whole new breed in retaliation. "They're Morecambe Shrimp Catchers, a rare breed used by fishermen in Lancashire to help pull in the nets," he fibbed. "Their coat is long and thick to protect against cold water, but seaweed can catch on their feathering." ——————————————————————————————————3/6—— Does your pet have a problem? Write to: Pet Problems, PO Box 297, London SW6 1QJ Motors Recipe Love Stars Events
P415 Teletext 415 Oct23 21:00:00  E    By Caroline   Stringer  ————————————————————————————  GOOD BREEDING  The Jack Russell terrier wasn't accepted as a proper breed for many decades - so the Morecambe Shrimp Catcher has no chance! But the tale highlights the many funny stories dog owners have to tell. The Clumber Spaniel lbgazine includes a lovely selection of doggie titbits. Accolades written down the centuries show that dogs have always been valued and loved by their loyal fans. ——————————————————————————————————4/6—— Does your pet have a problem? Write to: Pet Problems, PO Box 297, London SW6 1QJ Motors Recipe Love Stars Events
P415 Teletext 415 Oct23 21:00:00  E    By Caroline   Stringer  ————————————————————————————  GOOD BREEDING  Here are some thoughts on dogs: Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot about puppies. "If I've any beliefs about immortality, it's that some dogs I know will go to heaven - and very, very few people" - J—lfs Thurber. "Heaven goes by favour. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog go in" - Mark Twain. ——————————————————————————————————5/6—— Does your pet have a problem? Write to: Pet Problems, PO Box 297, London SW6 1QJ Motors Recipe Love Stars Events
P415 Teletext 415 Oct23 21:01:00  E    By Caroline   Stringer  ————————————————————————————  GOOD BREEDING  Has your breed - or species - got a great club magazine? Why not send it in to Pet News and we'll pick out some tasty morsels to share with everyone. And if you'd like our veterinary expert to help with your pet problems, or give advice on your animal angst, drop us a line and we'll do our best to help. ——————————————————————————————————6/6—— Does your pet have a problem? Write to: Pet Problems, PO Box 297, London SW6 1QJ Motors Recipe Love Stars Events