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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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Obituaries

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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