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KC chairman ‘surprised’ by lack of response to new legacy fund

KC chairman ‘surprised’ by lack of response to new legacy fund

THERE has been little response to the Kennel Club’s request for suggestions of land which could be developed into dog activity centres or for projects which could be paid for by the new legacy fund. Read more ...


KC dismisses complaints about judging at Southern Counties

A COMPLAINT about the judging of Shetland Sheepdogs at Southern Counties ch show has been dismissed by the Kennel Club. Read more ...


Stafford survives crossbow bolt being shot into head

Stafford survives crossbow bolt being shot into head

A Staffordshire Bull Terrier has been found with a crossbow bolt through his head. The weapon narrowly missed his brain and eyes. 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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Mike Harris

MIKE Harris of the Mybern Rough Collies has died, writes Carole Smedley. His small kennel near Huddersfield was founded by he and his wife Bernice, and they started out with two foundation bitches, Melzars Moonshadow and Miss Wanda. They bred these to produce so ...
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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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Talking Dogs - Clarissa Baldwin

Talking Dogs - Clarissa Baldwin

Clarissa Baldwin talks to DOG WORLD'S Chrissy Smith about being involved in the charity DO...

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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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This week's Dog World Comment

This week's Dog World Comment

FOR ANYONE who has been around the show scene for a few decades, one change in attitude ha...

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Tracking lines special by Wendy Beasley - History made at the KC Working Trial Championships

Tracking lines special by Wendy Beasley - History made at the KC Working Trial Championships

History was made at the Kennel Club Championships this year with a single dog and handler ...

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