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Watch Windsor 2014 online now!

Watch Windsor 2014 online now!

dogworld.tv filmed all the groups and best in show at Windsor where Swedish judge Renee Sporee-Willes judged six of the seven groups plus best in show. Watch it all, only on dogworld.tv. Read more ...


Owner refuses to have Clumber Spaniel vet-checked

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 ...


RSPCA vows to concentrate on welfare and rescue work

THE RSPCA has vowed to make its animal rescue work a priority despite budget cuts caused by rising costs and a fall in legacy income. Read more ...

Cynophobia classes ‘truly inspirational’, says mayoress

THE MAYORESS of Brentwood Cllr Victoria Davis visited Essex Dog Training Centre recently to present awards to handlers and their dogs who have passed a 28-point assessment to achieve the title of ‘cynophobia assistance dog and handler’. Read more ...

KC launches new pedigree breed health survey

THE KENNEL Club is calling for the help and expertise of breed clubs as it prepares to launch a survey which it hopes will give the most wide-ranging insight into... Read more ...

AKC speaks out after criticism from former KC chairman

THE AMERICAN Kennel Club (AKC) has defended itself against criticism from former Kennel Club chairman Ronnie Irving who, writing in American magazine Dog News, called it complacent. Read more ...

Better picture of health aim of Toller survey

THE NOVA Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club of UK has launched a breed survey aimed at getting a better picture of the breed’s health. Read more ...

Remember to send papers critiques for first two places, KC reminds judges

THE KENNEL Club is reminding judges of championship and open breed club shows that a written critique for first and second in each class must be submitted to at least one of the UK’s weekly dog papers. Read more ...

No misconduct ruling for police dog biting incident

NO ACTION is to be taken against a police dog handler after a ten-year-old boy was attacked by a police dog in his grandmother’s back garden. Read more ...

Changes made to C regulations

AMENDMENTS to the Kennel Club’s ‘C’ regulations have been approved by its General Committee and will come into effect on January 1. Read more ...


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Case collapses against Ridgeback exhibitor

Breeders asked to take part in EC survey into dogs sold ‘commercially’

Dog walkers encouraged to respond to ‘heavy-handed’ dog control orders

THE KENNEL Club is urging dog owners in South Buckinghamshire and the Slough area to have their say on what it says are overly restrictive and heavy-handed dog control orders being p ... Read more ....

Animal cruelty convictions highest in North, says RSPCA

THE HIGHEST number of people convicted of animal cruelty in 2013 were from the North, with Yorkshire and the North East taking half of the top ten positions in the RSPCA’s table. ... Read more ....

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Obituaries

Margaret McKinlay

MARGARET McKinlay (Dechmont), who had an interest in Cairns, Pembroke Corgis and Dalmatians, died on Sunday at the age of 84.    Mrs McKinlay was a keen exhibitor, steward and championship show judge of Cairns. She was part of the Scottish Kennel Club’s executive for n ...
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Mary Hambleton dies

SOMETIMES, something so momentous happens that it makes the rest of the week's news seem almost irrelevant, writes DOG WORLD’s breed note writer Tim Hutchings. The death of Mary Hambleton is one such event.   I was always somewhat in awe of Mary.  I vividly remember ...
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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 knew her for nearly 40 yea ...
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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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Features

Welcome to Split – four summer night shows with something extra

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 ...


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 ...


Viewpoint

This week's Dog World Comment

This week's Dog World Comment

WE SUSPECT that many of our readers will know only too well the temptation, given today’s ‘instant’ social media, to write the first thing that comes into their head, without giving a moment’s serious thought to the possible consequences.   It’s so easy to make comments that ... Read more ...


In the Dog House by Simon Parsons

In the Dog House by Simon Parsons

I’M SURE that there will be plenty in this week’s paper about whether or not the Scottish Kennel Club was right to withdraw an appointment from a German Shepherd judge who made some comments of a closed Facebook group regarding her attitude to longcoats.   I don’t want to g... Read more ...


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