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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 ...


Dobermann faces ‘hard times ahead’ as FCI proposes new Standard

A PROPOSED new Standard for the Dobermann which would outlaw docking and cropping is causing consternation among breeders and exhibitors on the Continent. Read more ...

‘Tell us what you think’, says KC

THE KENNEL Club has commissioned a research project to find out what the ‘dog community’ thinks of it. Read more ...

Stake your claim to a finals place

IF YOU have taken part in the Kennel Club Breeders’ Competition then send in your record books containing the points you have accrued ahead of the final which takes place at Crufts. Read more ...

Report provides ‘firm foundation’ says BVA

THE BRITISH Veterinary Association (BVA) has said it is pleased to have been able to contribute to the Associate Parliamentary Group for Animal Welfare’s (APGAW) new report, which was published last week. Read more ...

Welsh Government urged to tackle shelter safety

THE RSPCA is urging the Welsh Government to introduce regulations for animal sanctuaries. There are about 90 animal sanctuaries in the country but no specific rules govern how they operate. Almost anyone can set up and run a sanctuary even... Read more ...

Christmas Jumpers galore at LKA

At LKA Rough Collie exhibitors celebrated in style with a ringside party and wore festive themed jumpers which helped raise a significant amount for Collie Rescue. 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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