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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’. Former dog breeder John Lowe, 82, said the 410 shotgun he had been carrying in an unsafe manner went off accidentally three separate times... Read more ...


French Bulldog Standard – colour change goes back to committee

ONLY days after the French Bulldog clubs were told that the wording of the colour clause of the breed Standard was to be changed, the Kennel Club has applied the brakes and referred the matter back to committee. Read more ...


Police seek man in connection with attack at ‘dog training compound’

A MAN is being sought following a suspected dog attack at a ‘dog training compound’ which left a woman seriously injured. Read more ...


Shih Tzu Club supports judge in topknot row

Shih Tzu Club supports judge in topknot row

THE SHIH Tzu Club is ‘fully supporting’ the judge who at its championship show refused to judge an exhibit who had a bow in her topknot rather than an elastic band. Read more ...


Dog who killed baby was American Pit Bull, say police

Dog who killed baby was American Pit Bull, say police

THE DOG who attacked and killed the six-month-old girl in her mother’s home was an American Pit Bull, police said today. Read more ...


Date set for Carl Johnson’s funeral

Date set for Carl Johnson’s funeral

CARL Johnson’s funeral will be on Monday October 20 at 12.30 at Grantham Crematorium, Harrowby Road, Grantham NG31 9DT, and afterwards Di would welcome as many friends as possible at the Urban Hotel... Read more ...


Documentary on dog fighting did not breach broadcasting code, rules Ofcom

OFCOM has ruled that a Channel 4 documentary about dog fighting did not breach its broadcasting code. Read more ...

No blame apportioned in Lexi Branson’s death, rules coroner

NO BLAME should be apportioned in the case of a four-year-old girl mauled to death by her family’s dog, a coroner has ruled. Read more ...

British Sieger show celebrates ten years

THE TENTH British Sieger show for German Shepherd Dogs took place last weekend at Ellistown with Lothar Quoll judging males and Günter Schwedes bitches. Read more ...

Puppy farm debate should be extended as foreign trade soars, says charity

INTERNATIONAL animal charity Four Paws is urging MPs to widen the debate on the puppy trade. Recent discussion in the House of Commons focused on the sale of puppies from retail establishments and... Read more ...

Majority of dogs fear fireworks, survey reveals

A NEW survey has revealed that 65 per cent of dogs and cats are worried by fireworks. The research involving Dogs Trust and Cats Protection has also shown that 93 per cent of their owners alter their routine if fireworks celebrations are taking... Read more ...

National Carriage Dog Trials encourage Dalmatian enthusiasts to have a go

THIS year’s Fenix National Carriage Dog Trials was followed by a successful ‘Have a Go’ day to encourage the new competitors of the future. Read more ...


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Obituaries

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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What are we judging in the ring? by Robert Hill

It may seem coincidental but cross my heart, this article was started and indeed almost fi...

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This week's Dog World Comment

This week's Dog World Comment

TWO WEEKS ago we dealt with the subject of judges, following on from Steve Dean’s compreh...

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