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Blue Peter introduces new guide dog puppy Iggy to CBBC viewers

Blue Peter introduces new guide dog puppy Iggy to CBBC viewers

Fifty years since their first project together two great British institutions – Blue Peter and Guide Dogs – have teamed up to introduce a guide dog puppy to a whole new generation of fans of the children’s TV show. Read more ...


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 ...


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Frisbee-catching competition dropped after safety concerns

Around the Dog World in July

Case collapses against Ridgeback exhibitor

RVC to open specialist clinic for brachycephalic breeds

A SPECIALIST clinic for brachycephalic breeds is to open on Tuesday at the Royal Veterinary College’s Queen Mother Hospital in Hertfordshire.   The Brachycephaly Clinic wil ... Read more ....

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 ....

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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


Spitz in the park by Toni Jackson

Spitz in the Park was born out of a wacky idea to extend the Southern Finnish Lapphund’s fun Lappylympics to the wider spitz community and the Keeshond Club were brought into the idea to run as a joint venture. The subcommittee came from both societies and from a simple i... Read more ...


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 ...


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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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