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GSD judge loses appointment after Facebook debate

A GERMAN Shepherd Dog judge has lost her appointment due to comments she made on a closed Facebook group. Angela Carradice was to officiate at the Scottish Kennel Club’s August show but was told that the comments she made in May regarding long... Read more ...


Eukanuba renews deal as principal Crufts sponsor

Eukanuba renews deal as principal Crufts sponsor

PROCTER & Gamble Pet Care, whose brands include Eukanuba and Iams, has signed a three-year contract with the Kennel Club. This will mean that Eukanuba will continue as the principal sponsor of Crufts, and in 2015... Read more ...


Dutch KC introduces new rules governing Bulldog breeding

THE DUTCH Kennel Club has introduced new rules governing the breeding of Bulldogs aimed at improving the health of the breed. Read more ...

Man admits to setting dog on fire

A MAN has admitted tying his friend’s Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross to a tree before dousing it in petrol and burning it to death. Read more ...

ENTRIES CLOSE FOR…

THE SCOTTISH Kennel Club general championship show takes place at the Royal Highland Showground on Saturday August 23 and Sunday August 24. First entry with CCs is £25 for non-members and £23 for members. First entry for non-CC breeds, NSC and... Read more ...

Leonberger breed record holder dies, aged eight

THE LEONBERGER CC record holder, Ch/Slo Ch Kwenobe Balfen Hullanta, has died at the age of eight, having been diagnosed with bone cancer seven months ago. Read more ...

Stronger action needed over ‘undesirable’ colours, say clubs after KC issues warning

THE KENNEL Club is trying to tackle increasing concerns about the ‘undesirable’ colours emerging in some breeds. Read more ...

Trainee police dog ruled as pit bull cross put to sleep

A TRAINEE police dog who was returned to the Somerset rescue centre from which he came after he was ruled to be a banned breed has been put to sleep. Read more ...

Man whose partner was killed by his dogs spared jail

A MAN whose dogs killed his pregnant partner has been spared jail after a judge said the tragedy would torment him for the rest of his life. Read more ...

Princess Royal to unveil Skye Terrier statue

THE PRINCESS Royal is to unveil a statue of two Skye Terriers as part of a celebration of this native breed in its native homeland later this month. Read more ...


Other News

Eukanuba moves this year’s World Challenge to Amsterdam Winner Show

EUKANUBA has confirmed that the World Challenge (EWC) 2014 finals will be moving 4,500 miles from Florida to the Amsterdam Winner Show in the Netherlands in December.   Rumou ... Read more ....

Owner refuses to put Clumber through vet check at Blackpool

THE OWNER of the only Clumber Spaniel at Blackpool ch show refused to accept the best of breed award because she did not want him to undergo the high-profile breed veterinary check.   ... Read more ....

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Pam Poulter

IT WAS with great sadness that I heard that Pam Poulter had died on Friday July 4, writes DOG WORLD’s Wire Dachshund breed note writer Lesley Patton. She had been ill for some time, and had had to give up two judging appointments this year, so it was not unexpected.    I ...
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Arnold Hall

ARNOLD Hall died, aged 97, on June 13, just one month after the death of his wife Elizabeth. They had been married for 67 years, writes John Cahill, vice-chairman of the Cocker Spaniel Club.   Elizabeth and Arnold’s involvement with the dog world in general and Cocker Spaniel ...
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Sam Pascoe

IT IS WITH deep sorrow that I report the death of Sam Pascoe who died peacefully on June 23 at the age of 93 years, writes Sarah Allsop, chairman of Darlington Dog Show Society. His funeral took place on Friday June 27.   For those of you who remember Sam he was the person wh ...
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Terry Spencer

TERRY Spencer (Lorindor), former secretary of the Welsh Terrier Club, died on May 24 at the age of 67, writes the club’s chairman Carol Dorking.   Terry first became involved with Welsh when he bought a puppy, Meg, from me in 1988. He found that he loved having her and so had ...
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Features

Around the Dog World - Bath

Around the Dog World - Bath

In Somerset at Bath championship dog show, the ATDW cameras captured all seven groups and filmed exclusive interviews with the show's biggest winners and judges. Around the Dog World - Bath is ... Read more ...


The three year rule

Well the Canine Alliance has sent out a very clear SOS – Save our Shows – message to our members in recent months, one that was timely given our invitation to make a presentation to Keith Young’s Working Party at the end of May.   In our column last month, we listed the... Read more ...


Talking Dogs - Show Manager at Windsor, Gary Gray, talks to Marina Scott

Show Manager at Windsor, Gary Gray, talks to Marina Scott about the hard work involved in running one of the UK’s most historic championship dog shows. ... Read more ...


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This week's Dog World Comment

This week's Dog World Comment

THE NEWS of the three-year contract signed by Procter & Gamble Pet Care and the Kennel Club will come as a relief for a number of reasons.   Firstly, it is obviously in everyone’s interest that Crufts is ensured of a principal sponsor for the next three years. We dare say... Read more ...


In the Dog House by Simon Parsons

In the Dog House by Simon Parsons

BEING A pedigree geek, I of course had to try to work out how closely related were the best in show and reserve BIS winners at Blackpool.   It’s not often that the two top awards at any one show go to dogs with ancestors in common in the recent past. Those breeds which do s... Read more ...


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