dogs

The Spectator Podcast: who are the real far right?

16 August 2019 14:21

Is Europe overrun by fascists? To read some mainstream coverage of election results in Italy, the government in Austria, and…

How to keep your dog safe from thieves

15 June 2017 11:19

Five dogs are stolen every day in the UK and only one gets reunited with its owner, according to police…

The Spectator podcast: Sturgeon’s second stab

2 March 2017 12:26

On this week’s episode we question whether Nicola Sturgeon might be tempted by a second independence referendum, consider the increasingly frosty relations…

Has Kay Burley’s dog obsession gone too far?

26 February 2016 12:40

In the aftermath of the Paris terrorist attacks, Kay Burley became the subject of much mockery online after she tweeted…

Christmas tips from Tim Rice and Jilly Cooper

22 December 2015 18:00

For the Spectator’s Christmas survey, we asked for some favourite seasonal rituals – and what to avoid at Christmas. Tim Rice ‘Once In Royal…

A coalition victory at Westminster Dog of the Year

29 October 2015 18:19

As stormclouds gathered over London, the most politically connected pooches in the country assembled by the House of Lords for the…

There’s only one person who can save the Queen’s corgis

29 July 2015 11:16

The Queen, we learnt earlier this month, has decided not to take on any more corgi pups as, at the…

Isis-gate: Why dogs are out at Downton

24 March 2015 15:50

It’s been a bad month for dogs, first there were reports of the fatal poisoning of a prize-winning Crufts dog,…

Knopa-gate: Could Crufts winner be stripped of her title?

10 March 2015 10:30

This year’s Crufts has been something of a doggy disaster with one canine competitor dead from an alleged poisoning and six…

Spectator books of the year: Jonathan Mirsky on dogs

17 November 2014 11:52

The Great Grisby: Two Thousand Years of Exceptional Dogs by Mikita Brottman (William Collins, £16.99). I have read thousands of books…

Isis are dogs; pet the dogs, kill the terrorists and defend moderate Islam

31 October 2014 12:38

Malaysian pharmacist Syed Azmi has emerged from hiding to apologise for organising ‘I Want to Touch a Dog’ earlier in…

Save Isis (the dog on Downton Abbey… not the terrorists in Iraq and Syria)

28 October 2014 14:53

Downton Abbey fans are on high alert that something drastic might be about to happen to the loyal labrador of…

Westminster’s gone barking

24 October 2014 10:40

It’s that time of year again – sandwiched between conference season and the Autumn statement – when the nation’s political…

Beagle or bull terrier, don’t blame the breed – blame the owners

13 October 2014 15:59

In this week’s magazine, Justin Marozzi writes about a vicious dog attack on a beach in Norfolk, which left his…

Picnics are ridiculous. Don’t expect me or my dog to have any respect for them

16 June 2014 13:31

In the past few weeks my poor dog Maisie has been screamed at, threatened, vilified and monstered, just as she…

Crufts should be celebrated, not censured

6 March 2014 19:53

It’s turned out to be a bit of a doggy week. Yesterday, an email plopped into my inbox from the…

When it comes to working dogs, sometimes tail docking is the kindest option

4 March 2014 16:10

Imagine you’re a dog with a long, silky tail that you like to wag. The problem is, you spend your…

Taking on the most dangerous job in journalism

29 October 2013 17:42

Readers will recall the sad demise of Tatler Alan, the cute pooch who came to a sticky end in a…