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KC to form editorial group to mastermind resurrection of Gazette

THE KENNEL Club is to form an ‘editorial group’ to mastermind the resurrection of its former magazine. Read more ...


Twenty dogs die in Arizona kennel

TWENTY dogs have died at a boarding kennel in Arizona after an air conditioning unit failed. Read more ...


RSPCA vows to concentrate on welfare and rescue work

THE RSPCA is facing job cuts and major restructuring overhaul as it battles a drop in donations of £7m. The charity, which ‘only exists because of public donations’, is tackling a fall in financial support against a net cash outflow of £6.1m last... Read more ...

Dogs disqualified from ch show awards

SEVERAL dogs have been disqualified from awards they won at shows last year. In one case, it now means that a dog has lost its position as top dog in its breed for 2013. Read more ...

Crufts winner Ricky BIS in Terni, Italy

THE BEST in Show winner from Crufts 2014 and last year’s top dog, the Standard Poodle Ch Afterglow Maverick Sabre, went best in show at his first all-breeds show since March. Read more ...

FCI to investigate selling of foreign champion titles

THE Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) has announced it will be launching an investigation in to the selling of foreign champion titles at FCI shows. Read more ...

Sponsored dog walk cancelled after three dogs die of mystery illness

A SPONSORED walk in aid of Greyhounds has been cancelled after three dogs died from a mystery illness. Read more ...

Two Labradors die of suspected poisoning

Two Labradors have died after allegedly being poisoned in the owners’ own back garden. Read more ...

Exhibitors and dogs escape injury in high winds car accident

A couple of Papillon exhibitors from Bedfordshire who were enjoying their first trip away in their brand new caravan to visit two general championship shows, have been left unscathed after being involved in a serious road accident. Read more ...

More consistency needed by local authorities to tackle welfare issues, says dog rescue group

A DOG rescue group is calling for local authorities to adopt a consistent approach towards dealing with strays and is urging them to be more proactive in tackling irresponsible breeding and ownership. Read more ...


Other News

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.   The dog in ... 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.   The charity says it is to focus its work on its f ... 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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