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Crossbow misses Stafford’s brain ‘by millimetres’

Crossbow misses Stafford’s brain ‘by millimetres’

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


KC member jailed for rape and gross indecency

KC member jailed for rape and gross indecency

A KENNEL Club member has been jailed for eight years for sex offences committed nearly 40 years ago. Read more ...


Residents stage public meeting after second American Bulldog attack

POLICE, local councillors and residents have staged a public meeting after two people and a dog were attacked by American Bulldogs. Read more ...


Irresponsible dog owners face ‘tough action’ from new law

Irresponsible dog owners face ‘tough action’ from new law

NEW powers have been introduced which allow councils and the police to tackle nuisance dogs and irresponsible owners. Read more ...


Fire struck dogs’ home warns of bogus house-to-house collections

MANCHESTER Dogs' Home has issued a warning over fraudulent house-to-house callers who say they are collecting for the charity in the aftermath of the fire. Read more ...


Gun went off accidentally, man tells murder trial

Gun went off accidentally, man tells murder trial

A MAN accused of shooting dead a woman and her daughter has told a court it was ‘a terrible accident’. Read more ...


Blue Cross urges owners to sign ‘pet nup’ agreement

RELATIONSHIP breakdowns are causing problems for animal charities, one of which says it is taking in an extra four animals a week because their owners have parted company. As a result the Blue Cross is urging people to sign... Read more ...

Home needed for agoraphobic dog

A Staffordshire Bull Terrier taken in by Battersea Dogs’ and Cats’ Home is showing the most extreme signs of agoraphobia the charity’s staff have ever had to deal with... Read more ...

ABS team will be on hand to answer questions at Midland Counties

BREEDERS will have the chance to meet representatives of the Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme (ABS) at Midland Counties ch show on October 23-26 at New Bingley Hall, County Showground, Stafford. The ABS team will endeavour to answer... Read more ...

Stafford enthusiasts rally round to help exhibitor who lost 21 dogs and home in horror blaze

FRIENDS and supporters of Staffordshire Bull Terrier exhibitor Amanda Hart, whose 21 dogs were killed in the fire which destroyed her home, are pushing ahead with fundraising efforts. Read more ...

Message from St Bernard Club of Scotland

It is with regret that we have to announce the cancellation of our Championship Show on October 4, 2014. We would like to thank those who entered and apologise for not being able to provide a show this year. We do expect to be back next year as... Read more ...

Top-winning Tibetan Mastiff Yogi dies

THE TIBETAN Mastiff Int Ch Sierra’s Yogananda has died at the age of 11. He was bred by Kristina Sherling in the US and imported by Alexa Sutton, with whom he lived. He was subsequently co-owned by Tan Nagrecha who handled him to many of his... Read more ...


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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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Judy Vos

I WAS very sad to hear of the death of Judy Vos of the Clan-Abby Border Collies, writes Sue Chaytor of the Dajarra Border Collies in New Zealand.    Judy was instrumental in the development of the Border Collie in the show ring here in New Zealand m ...
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Features

Forward planning is the key - How to help your dog through fireworks season by Nick Honor

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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Around the Dog World - City of Birmingham 2014

On this month’s programme you can watch highlights of all seven groups and Derek Smith’s j...

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This week's Dog World Comment

This week's Dog World Comment

WE HOPE the Kennel Club quickly sorts out the muddle regarding the changes to the French B...

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In the Dog House by Simon Parsons

In the Dog House by Simon Parsons

I PROMISED to say more about the concept of ‘head breeds’, something which has always rath...

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