In 2015, Roodewal Kennels in Ermelo was exposed by Schnauzer Friends South Africa as a large Miniature Schnauzer puppy farm network. The dogs were kept in horrific conditions, locked into the breeding cycle, emotionally broken and in need of extensive rehabilitation and medical care. Between Schnauzer Friends South Africa and the SPCA, 320 Miniature Schnauzers were rescued, sterilised, medically treated and homed.
Our Pippa was one of those dogs. The day I adopted Pippa she was the most terrified dog I’d ever encountered. She was totally shut down through fear. Without consciously thinking about it, on the spur of the moment I vowed to the little Schnauzer that I’d never let anyone hurt her again and that I’d help her to have a voice and a choice in her life.
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"We met a doggie who desperately wanted to love and be loved – our perfect match."
This ugly little pup who was unwanted and unloved for so long, is now an incredibly happy, well-adjusted, self-controlled dog
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Flyin' High With Amy
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Focus On The Frosty Face Fostering Programme
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Time For Tank
We were both on a challenging journey, and I just knew that we were brought together to heal each other
Bad Dog, Or Bad Day?
As on owner, you need to be aware of the daily stressors your dog may experience
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If you think your pet may have ingested any poisonous item, it’s best to take them to your vet as soon as possible
Dog Diabetes Is Not A Death Sentence
With consistent management, diabetes should have a minimal impact
Sweet, smart, and playful, Dalmatians are wonderful family dogs
THERE'S GOT TO BE A BETTER WAY
The U.S. could adopt a few easy reforms—and a few tough ones—to take the drama out of its democracy
‘This was Gemma's day'
Gemma Tattersall shows her pure showjumping experience in coaxing a clear from a tired Chilli Knight, as the placings are tweaked behind her
Climate plan by October
GREEN Party leader Eamon Ryan has said the Government’s latest plan for tackling the climate change will be published next month.
JUST ASK PIPPA!
After training as a botanist and gaining her MSc in Crop Protection, Pippa Greenwood spent 11 years in charge of the RHS Wisley plant pathology department. She is the author of countless best-selling books and is a long-standing voice on BBC 4 Gardeners’ Question Time. Here she talks with Daniel Heighes
MUSTIQUE, LA ISLA MÁS ROYAL
No hay un destino tan encantador y con una historia como éste. Favorito de la realeza, socialités y famosos. ¡Es un sueño hecho realidad!
Brother puts on a show for Pippa & family
PROUD sister Pippa O’Connor said she is bursting with excitement for her Olympian brother Cian as she cheers him on from home this week.
No kidding.. Ger and Bernard look forward to new arrival
THE SOCIAL MEDIA
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Soya bean farmer Gerrie Schoeman uses careful planning to time his planting perfectly. In addition, he uses the best resources at hand, including experienced service providers and the latest technology, to optimise production for maximum yield. Lindi Botha reports.
Understanding and support for whole team is key to success
Resilience, pressure and mental health for riders and their teams have been on the agenda
‘I'd ride Master Craftsman at Burghley…'
Take six top riders and ask what their fantasy competition would be – their horse, the venue, their team-mates and who joins them on the podium. Pippa Roome delves into the world of imaginary eventing