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HOSPITAL admissions for dog bites are three times as high in the most deprived areas of England as in the least, new figures show. A report from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) showed Merseyside to have the highest rate...
Changes made to pet travel scheme to deter puppy traffickers THE INCREASE in the number of puppies and dogs being imported from Eastern Europe has led DEFRA to make several changes to the pet travel scheme. Action has been taken as fears grow about disease being brought to the UK, and the welfare of the...
TWO British women have rescued 29 dogs from a Romanian shelter who were among 200 left behind when the owners ran out of money and disappeared.
THE KENNEL Club has announced the launch of a new, online scientific journal, Canine Genetics and Epidemiology. The independent journal, which is available free to everyone, addresses genetic and epidemiological research focused on dogs and...
BATH GENERAL championship takes place at Three Shires Field, Bannerdown, Bath, from Friday May 23 to Monday May 26. First entry for a breed with CCs is £25 and £11 for non-CC breeds, unclassified and imported register. Subsequent entries with...
A ROYAL Veterinary College study has concluded that purebred dogs are as healthy as crossbreeds. The research involved 148,741 dogs attending 93 veterinary surgeries across central and South East England in the past five years.
THE KENNEL Club is contacting owners of dogs with champion ancestry to find out whether they would like to take part in a ‘have-a-go’ show for beginners.
POLICE are carrying out investigations in London parks following the death of several dogs who ate meat laced with poison. Three dogs have died from eating chicken and fish smothered in a banned insecticide; three others have been left fighting...
Easter Sunday saw 2013’s puppy stakes winners from the all-breed championship shows in Ireland head for the Moran’s Red Cow Hotel in Dublin for the Gain Pup of the Year, sponsored by Gain Petfoods and hosted by the Combined Canine Club.
THERE has been mixed reaction to the news that Tibetan Mastiffs are to be awarded CCs in 2015. Reaction has been positive on the whole, but some exhibitors are unhappy that qualification for Crufts will be limited to those shows with CCs and...
Huge number of dogs represent problem in society, says charity A STAGGERING 556 dogs have been taken in by Battersea Dogs’ and Cats’ Home since the beginning of Lent. These animals have been abandoned, picked up as strays or handed into one of the charity’s three centres since March 5.
THE ONLY Neapolitan Mastiff at Working and Pastoral Breeds of Wales failed her high-profile breed veterinary check. Makaevo Dianna (Kara), who was given best bitch by Zena Thorn-Andrews, was said to have entropion and to be lame when trotting.