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Fire struck dogs’ home warns of bogus house-to-house collections

MANCHESTER Dogs' Home has issued a warning over fraudulent house-to-house callers who say they are collecting for the charity in the aftermath of the fire. Read more ...


Third man arrested in dog attack enquiry

A THIRD man has been arrested in connection with a dog attack at a ‘dog training compound’ which left a woman with serious injuries. Read more ...


Gun went off accidentally, man tells murder trial

A MAN accused of shooting dead a woman and her daughter has told a court it was ‘a terrible accident’. Former dog breeder John Lowe, 82, said the 410 shotgun he had been carrying in an unsafe manner went off accidentally three separate times... Read more ...


French Bulldog Standard – colour change goes back to committee

ONLY days after the French Bulldog clubs were told that the wording of the colour clause of the breed Standard was to be changed, the Kennel Club has applied the brakes and referred the matter back to committee. Read more ...


Shih Tzu Club supports judge in topknot row

Shih Tzu Club supports judge in topknot row

THE SHIH Tzu Club is ‘fully supporting’ the judge who at its championship show refused to judge an exhibit who had a bow in her topknot rather than an elastic band. Read more ...


Dog who killed baby was American Pit Bull, say police

Dog who killed baby was American Pit Bull, say police

THE DOG who attacked and killed the six-month-old girl in her mother’s home was an American Pit Bull, police said today. Read more ...


Change of judge for GBGV at LKA

AT LKA ch show, Grand Bassets Griffons Vendéens will now be judged by Serena Parker (Serenaker), subject to Kennel Club approval. Read more ...

Breeds Liaison Council attracts new proposals

THE WELSH Corgi Pembroke Judges Sub-Committee (WCPJC) would like judges to undergo more training before the Kennel Club allows them to officiate over a new breed. Read more ...

State Of T’Art win in New Zealand

At the New Zealand Kennel Club’s National Show, Liz Cartledge awarded best in show to Frank Kane’s gundog group winner, the Pointer bitch NZ/Aus Gr Ch/Am Ch Chesterhope State Of T’Art... Read more ...

£2M raised for Manchester Dogs’ Home

DONATIONS to Manchester Dogs’ Home since it was badly damaged by fire a month ago have topped £2 million. The blaze killed 54 dogs and destroyed large areas of the shelter in Harpurhey. Read more ...

Woman mauled at dog training compound

A WOMAN is in hospital after her arms were allegedly ‘nearly torn off’, by two German Shepherds. The woman, a cleaner in her 30s who is thought to be from Eastern Europe, was found by the owner of the property ‘covered in blood’ in a barn on the... Read more ...

Fundraising continues at South Wales KA for victim of kennel fire

The plight of Staffordshire Bull Terrier breeder Amanda Hart – who lost 22 dogs and her home in a fire a month ago – was not far from exhibitors’ minds at South Wales KA ch show as friends and supporters continued their fundraising efforts there... Read more ...


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Obituaries

Carl Johnson

I AM afraid it is another one of those weeks when news outside of the ring makes the news inside it seem very insignificant, writes Tim Hutchings. When we were at the Trent Boxer Club show we were all terribly sad to hear that Carl Johnson had died in the early ...
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Rita Price-Jones

ELEGANT with proud carriage are words that could have been used to describe Rita Price-Jones just as much as they do her chosen breed the Poodle, writes Mhairi Aikman. Many will be sad to learn of her death just short of her 99th birthday.   As she was an inf ...
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Arnold Hempstead

AS ARNOLD Hempstead’s daughter, my love of dogs was instilled in me by my father, who sadly died from cancer recently at the age of 77, writes Judy Hempstead.    Dad was a dog man through and through – a real character who bred, showed and judged Co ...
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Judy Vos

I WAS very sad to hear of the death of Judy Vos of the Clan-Abby Border Collies, writes Sue Chaytor of the Dajarra Border Collies in New Zealand.    Judy was instrumental in the development of the Border Collie in the show ring here in New Zealand m ...
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Features

Forward planning is the key - How to help your dog through fireworks season by Nick Honor

Forward planning is the key - How to help your dog through fireworks season by Nick Honor

If you have dogs, you will surely have an opinion on Fireworks, but love them or hate them...

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Sighthounds in the show ring: are they really fit for function? By Ronnie Heap

The general conclusion I have come to is no. There may be exceptions within some breeds an...

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Around the Dog World - City of Birmingham 2014

On this month’s programme you can watch highlights of all seven groups and Derek Smith’s j...

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Viewpoint

First time CC win at Chippenham by Becca Middleton

First time CC win at Chippenham by Becca Middleton

At the end of September the Camddwr Cup and Agility Secrets finals were held at the Malver...

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New binders for the Red Book, Woo Woo! by Jane Lilley

New binders for the Red Book, Woo Woo! by Jane Lilley

Just out of interest, has anyone had difficulty when trying to insert the Kennel Club’s Ye...

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