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Steep rise in French Bulldog registrations

Steep rise in French Bulldog registrations

KENNEL CLUB registrations for 2014 show a very small decline of about half a per cent on the previous year, totalling 222,638 as opposed to 223,770 in 2013. Read more ...


Docked dogs allowed to exhibit at Leeds

Docked dogs allowed to exhibit at Leeds

LEEDS championship show is dropping its admission charge at this year’s show allowing legally docked dogs to be shown. Read more ...


Breeder calls for KC/BVA enquiry after large discrepancy in hip score between UK and Australia

Breeder calls for KC/BVA enquiry after large discrepancy in hip score between UK and Australia

A CALL for a thorough investigation of procedures has been made by a top UK breeder after the same dog recorded a huge variation in hip score when its x-rays were examined in the UK and then in Australia. Read more ...


Successful Rottweiler Ch Guardami Pal Joey dies

THE ROTTWEILER Ch Guardami Pal Joey has died at the age of nine, a week after being diagnosed with osteosarcoma. Read more ...

Yearly registration Bill set for Second Reading

A PARLIAMENTARY Bill which would make annual registration of dogs compulsory is due for a Second Reading in the House of Commons on Friday (January 9). Read more ...

Dog trainer awarded MBE and MP knighted in New Year’s Honours

A DOG trainer and charity fundraiser who for more than 30 years has helped children overcome a fear of dogs has been awarded a MBE in the New Year’s Honours. Read more ...

Malamute DNA test approved

THE KENNEL Club has approved an official DNA testing scheme for Alaskan Malamute polyneuropathy (AMPN) following consultation with the breed health co-ordinator on behalf of the breed club. Read more ...

Around the Dog World - BUBA 2014

BUBA 2014 - Watch the full episode online now! After the transmission issues with the first broadcast of the programme, you can now hear the whole programme as well as watch it. Read more ...

Top dogs 2014

THE WIRE FOX Terrier was so far ahead in the Dog World/Arden Grange Top Dog table that the only question was who was going to be second! Read more ...


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Obituaries

Nora Winterbourne

NORA Winterbourne, honorary life president of the West of England Dachshund Association, died on January 9 at the age of 91, writes Ruth Lockett-Walters.   Nora worked tirelessly for the club, joining the committee with her husband Eddie in 1970, and she ...
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Jeanne Harris

IT IS with great sadness that I have to announce the death of Jeanne Harris (Mixonne), writes Steven Harrison. Jeanne died on January 11 at the care home she and her late husband Roy have been at for the last couple of years in Somerset, surrounded by her son Jo ...
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Bob Brampton

A phone call from Shelda Hornby brought the sad news that her father Bob Brampton had died on January 24 after a short illness, write Jean Lanning.   For many years Bob and his family lived in my neck of the wood, and I knew them well. Bob was a rea ...
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Maureen Bell

I AM sad to report the death of one of the great stalwarts of the Bull Terrier breed, Maureen Bell, who died recently following a short illness, writes Bill Lambert.    Aged 93, she had not enjoyed perfect health in recent years, something she tre ...
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Features

Rescue and Rehome: Taking responsibility by Geraldine Cove-Print

Rescue and Rehome: Taking responsibility by Geraldine Cove-Print

I am beginning to feel rather like a repetitious voice of doom when I comment on the state...

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Tazy dogs – pride of Kazakhstan By Oralbai Abdykarimovich, chairman of Kansonar National Association of Hunters

FOR CENTURIES, Kazakhs have treated animals as unique gifts from God and considered them t...

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Another agility spectacular at the KC Olympia Finals by Becca Middleton

Christmas time hails one of the most prestigious agility events of the calendar and this y...

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This week's Dog World Comment

This week's Dog World Comment

BY COINCIDENCE, chairman Steve Dean’s column in the latest Kennel Club Journal and an art...

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In the Dog House by Simon Parsons

In the Dog House by Simon Parsons

WHAT WOULD happen if Crufts dropped the qualifier?

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