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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 ...


ENTRIES CLOSE FOR…

Buba and LKA - BRITISH Utility Breeds Association group championship show takes place at New Bingley Hall, Stafford on Saturday December 6. Read more ...

New health survey for Glen of Imaal

OWNERS of Glen of Imaal Terriers are being asked to take part in a health survey. It is being conducted by the Glen of Imaal Terrier Enthusiasts and Fanciers Club and the Glen of Imaal Terrier Association, which are aiming to collect data about... Read more ...

More nominations needed for judges at Blackpool

A MONTH after Blackpool Canine Society invited exhibitors to nominate judges for its 2017 show many have been selected, but there are still more to be chosen. Read more ...

Smooth Collie walks 164km in aid of local hospice

A SMOOTH Collie and her owners have raised more than £5,500 for a hospice by completing a trek along the 164km Cotswold Way. Read more ...

Independent review questions RSPCA’s role in animal welfare prosecutions

AN INDEPENDENT review of the RSPCA’s work has concluded that the charity should stop bringing criminal prosecutions against hunts and instead encourage the police and Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to do so. Read more ...

Birmingham National introduces new initiatives

THE MANAGEMENT committee of Birmingham National ch show is introducing several new initiatives at next year’s show, which runs from May 7-10, to demonstrate its appreciation of exhibitors’ support. Read more ...


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Around the Dog World - City of Birmingham 2014

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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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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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This week's Dog World Comment

This week's Dog World Comment

WE HOPE the Kennel Club quickly sorts out the muddle regarding the changes to the French B...

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In the Dog House by Simon Parsons

In the Dog House by Simon Parsons

I PROMISED to say more about the concept of ‘head breeds’, something which has always rath...

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