The blog


As all my friends have been calling me “the crazy dog lady” or more inappropriately “the dog w*nk*r” for years due to my love of dogs and my owning what has become quite a large pack, I decided to own the nickname!

Since the birth of North West Breeding Services (formally North West Pet Scanning), artificial insemination has been one of our main services... so the jokes on everyone else now! I’m literally a dog w*nk*r for a living!

Dogs have been a massive part of my life, particularly bulldogs. I’ve owned them for over 20 years the last decade as part of Pride of Bully Bulldogs with my husband Steve and we now proudly owned 3 UK champions, two of which are home bred.

So I have gained a massive insight into the show, breeding and dog world in general throughout my lifetime... the good and the bad!!
So with my love of writing I decided to create a little blog, in the hopes I could maybe bring some of my experiences for others to learn from (and laugh at). So... #diariesofadogwnkr was born!


Dog Food Jenga

December 19, 2023

Does it sometimes feel like feeding the dogs is a game? A hard one?

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How much is that doggy in the advert?

May 18, 2020

During post scan discussions, the subject of puppy price is generally raised...

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Puppy love

April 18, 2020

At a time when puppy enquiries are going through the roof and sales are at an all-time high, I started to wonder...

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Locked down with no faces to lick

April 15, 2020

I am just back from my first trip out in over ten days and I am traumatised!

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New way of working

April 9, 2020

I first write my apology.‍ It's been weeks since I wrote a post and the main reason, and I know you may not believe this, I just didn't know what to say!

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Slippery Slopes

February 27, 2020

Give me a litter of pups or a pack of rabid dogs rather than send me to a children’s soft play area in the midst of half term.

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Planning to fail

February 14, 2020

Dog breeding is like any creative art and combination of science. But most of all its about hard work and learning all the time.

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Tell me about it....Stud!

January 26, 2020

’Ive got chills!!!! They’re multiplying…..I’m a professional so I can’t loosssee controllll…

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The Value of POO

January 21, 2020

On the way to school the other morning, my eldest (5 years) and her little friend who has a lift to school in the morning with us, were having a conversation about poo.

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To pee or not to pee

January 15, 2020

It may or may not surprise you to hear that I am fairly regularly asked whether a human pregnancy testing stick will work on a dog.

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Struck by lasers

January 11, 2020

Anyone who knows us will know, Winstone (AKA multi Champion Pride of Bully Winstone to give him his Sunday name..) is Steve’s pride and joy.

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The good, the bad and the beautiful

January 6, 2020

Food for thought from a bad day ​in the life of a Dog Wnkr!

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Its nice to be nice

December 30, 2019

I walked my poodles in the pouring rain last weekend. They absolutely loved it, and thanks to my new waterproof trousers, so did I.

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