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KC to replace Breeders’ Competition with one for vulnerable breeds

THE KENNEL Club’s Breeders’ Competition is to cease and be replaced by one featuring vulnerable British and Irish breeds. Read more ...


Description of longcoated dogs to be included in GSD breed Standard

THE GERMAN Shepherd breed Standard is to be altered to include a description of longcoated dogs. Read more ...


KC changes Mate Select criteria and reveals new breed statistics

THE KENNEL Club has released a new set of annual breed averages for the coefficient of inbreeding (COIs) in each breed on its health database, Mate Select. Read more ...

Australian Shepherd ‘poisoned’ at show

THE AUSTRALIAN Shepherd Ch Allmark Indecent Proposal (Sunny) has died after allegedly being poisoned at National Working and Pastoral Breeds Society ch show. Read more ...

More dogs rescued from hot cars during latest heatwave

POLICE in London smashed the windows of a car to save the life of a Staffordshire Bull Terrier locked inside on Friday of last week, the hottest day of the year. Read more ...

Rough Collie exhibitor claiming disability funds caught running in ring

A ROUGH Collie exhibitor who claimed almost £17,000 in benefits claiming she had difficulty walking was caught when investigators filmed her showing her dogs. Read more ...

Akita found hanged from bridge

A SECOND dog has been found hanged – this time it was an Akita discovered dangling on a chain from a bridge. Read more ...

Rottweiler breeder returning from European kennel tour killed in MH17

A ROTTWEILER breeder was among those killed on the Malaysian Airlines plane shot down over the Ukraine. Read more ...

Report sent to KC about Neapolitan incident

A REPORT is to be sent to the Kennel Club about the incident at National Working and Pastoral Breeds in which group judge Terry Munro received a small injury to his cheek from a Neapolitan Mastiff. Read more ...

M40 crash: man charged with dangerous driving

A MAN has been summonsed to appear in court following an investigation into the crash which injured Lisa Croft-Elliott, Carrie Russell-Smith and Anastasia Egorova in November last year. Read more ...


Other News

Petition raised against new Beagle breeding facility in Yorkshire

A 99,000-signature petition has been delivered to the Government in London protesting against plans for a Beagle breeding facility in Yorkshire.  Members of the British Uni ... Read more ....

Grave of Red Arrows’ first mascot, Labrador Dusty, restored by school kids

THE LONG-forgotten grave of the Red Arrows’ first mascot, a Labrador called Dusty, has been transformed to mark the team’s 50th display season.   Dusty was killed by an aircr ... Read more ....

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Pam Edmond

MY INITIAL response to the news that Pam Edmond of the world-famous Singlewell Pekingese had died was one of sadness, and I hesitate to be the bearer of sad news yet again, writes Geoffrey Davies. However, sitting quietly in my garden thinking of Pam and her magnificent dogs make m ...
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Mary Hambleton

I DID NOT really know Mary Hambleton very well and thought it more appropriate to ask Marion Granger and Katrina Blore to reflect on her life, writes DOG WORLD Pug breed note writer Alison Mount.     Marion writes: "We have known John and Mary Hambleton for over 40 yea ...
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Fred Whitworth

WE WERE very sad to receive the news that Fred Whitworth had died, at home, on the evening of July 14 after a very short illness bravely borne by Fred and his wife, Judi, write Ben and Fiona Thurm. We were so shocked to receive that first email from Judi less than four weeks ago le ...
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Pat Rhodes

HOW saddened my wife and I were to learn of Pat Rhodes’ (Fearnley) sudden death on July 12, writes James S F Smith. Many in this breed and indeed in other breeds will, I know, mourn the passing of this fine lady.   As I sit here and write obituary notes about Pat, my overwhel ...
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Features

Summer fun for Hungarian Pumis

Summer fun for Hungarian Pumis

View the photo gallery here >> Enthusiasts and members of the proposed Hungarian Pumi club gathered last Sunday in Sutton-under-Brailes, Banbury, in Warwickshire for a grooming and fun day. Although on the imported register, the breed does not yet have a Kennel Club breed Standard (see in... Read more ...


Welcome to Split – four summer night shows with something extra

This year’s Split shows will take place on July 24-27 and it would appear that more British exhibitors will be attending than ever before. The shows have now become one of the most popular events on the European circuit, two international and two national shows being held where jud... Read more ...


Talking Dogs - Raw feeding expert Nikki Brown

In this week's podcast we hear from dog nutritionist and raw feeding advocate Nikki Brown. ... Read more ...


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This week's Dog World Comment

This week's Dog World Comment

IF IT IS proved that the Australian Shepherd Ch Allmark Indecent Proposal (Sunny) was poisoned while on his bench at National Working and Pastoral Breeds Society ch show, then words cannot express the contempt we feel for whoever committed the act which eventually killed him. &nbs... Read more ...


In the Dog House by Simon Parsons

In the Dog House by Simon Parsons

I SEE Sheila Atter has raised the subject of the Kennel Club’s reaction to the Dutch governing body’s new rules regarding the breeding of Bulldogs.   KC secretary Caroline Kisko says that the Dutch decisions were very similar to those already introduced in the UK. Are you s... Read more ...


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