Us was put together as a platform to share stories and comments about dog ownership.

I would love to hear your “best friend” tales and I know other members would too.

We love dogs and much to our joy they seem to like us! When we think of our “best friend” we rarely have time to be introspective because they draw us out of ourselves, their love is unconditional.

So where on earth does 1066 come from?

In the year 1066 a chap called Henri Bosville crossed the English Channel from France to England, and, basically was part of the victorious invading army. (Battle of Hastings 1066) Henri Bosville was a great success as a leader of soldiers and was rewarded by King William with a large parcel of land and a title.

While I have none of the wealth nor a title (!) Bosville was indeed my 26x great grandfather.

Down the years the name became Boswell and although it is not my surname, I have it as my third name. When I pass on, the name will disappear, so what better timing than to use it now!   Boswell Publications Ltd, in the ecommerce sense, is trading as which is where you are at the moment.

Dogs are intelligent, with some breeds more so than others. With training they are capable of some really remarkable activities to help us humans.

There are a number of worthwhile dog charities and the one we support is Canine Partners. We went to their training centre to see the dog skills being developed. What we saw was remarkable, and humbling.

I'm impressed by dogs, and I guess you are too. The more I read, write and talk about them the greater my admiration. We'd love to hear your dog experiences but I must ask for there to be no profanities please. Just drop us a line at

Please know that we are not qualified to answer any queries medically or technically, but other members could well have a view for you. Any time you want to jump ship from membership feel free – just let us know why? Thanks for reading this.

John Beer