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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 ...


Burst waterpipe means late start for KC staff

KENNEL Club staff had a late start to the working week when they arrived at the London headquarters in Clarges Street, Piccadilly, today (Monday) to find a pipe had burst upstairs and water had run into the basement. Read more ...

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 ...

Ring found at South Wales KA

A RING was found in the car park at South Wales KA ch show on Friday. Phone Becky Henley 07802 820711. Read more ...

Lagotto and SWD moved to gundog sub-group for field trials

THE LAGOTTO Romagnolo and Spanish Water Dog are to be included in the any variety spaniel – except Cocker and English Springer – gundog sub-group, also referred to as the ‘minor breeds spaniel’ sub-group, for field trials. Read more ...

Breeder ‘would rather have put down women than dogs’, court hears

A MAN who shot dead his partner and her daughter told police the women ‘had to be put down’, a court has heard. Read more ...

BVA says breeders should report caesarean sections

VETS and breeders need to work together to ensure that the health and welfare of breeding dogs is paramount, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) says. 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

What are we judging in the ring? by Robert Hill

It may seem coincidental but cross my heart, this article was started and indeed almost fi...

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This week's Dog World Comment

This week's Dog World Comment

TWO WEEKS ago we dealt with the subject of judges, following on from Steve Dean’s compreh...

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