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The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven
So there you are, a baker's half dozen of perfect little Cocker Spaniel puppies filling your heart right up, making you wish you lived on a sprawling farm, with endless pots of cash and no real responsibilities, when it suddenly dawns on you that you've got to find homes for them all. 

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To snip or not to snip...

To snip or not to snip...
Having just had Frank neutered, and all our other dogs in the past, it made me wonder about the arguments for and against.

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The Majestic Rut

The Majestic Rut

Living in the Hertfordshire countryside, as we have done now for almost 10 years, we are spoilt by the most stunning landscape all around us. It definitely makes me more mindful of the seasons, and gives a feeling of intense connectivity.

October, with its shortening days and cooler weather, is the month we have to think about altering our daily walking routine to respect the wildlife with which we co-exist in our local area of Ashridge.

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Everything you need to know about dog breeding

Everything you need to know about dog breeding

Once Nancy had turned two we decided that the time was right to think about breeding. This is the optimum age that any principled breeder will start; anything earlier than that can be risky as the bitch hasn't reached full maturity.

Breeding isn't something you just do on a whim. It's a massive responsibility, and you should start by asking yourself why you want to do it?

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