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Blue Peter celebrates anniversary of Guide Dog appeal with new puppy

CHILDREN’S programme Blue Peter is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its first Guide Dogs puppy appeal by welcoming one of the charity’s puppies into its TV family. Read more ...


IWSA secretary retires

IWSA secretary retires

Chris Attwood retired as secretary of the Irish Water Spaniel Association (IWSA) at its recent annual meeting after 33 years in the post. Read more ...


Norwegian Navy sails to Scotland to commemorate war hero St Bernard

THE NORWEGIAN Navy is to visit Scotland to pay tribute to a war hero sea dog, a St Bernard called Bamse, who became a legend as a naval mascot. Read more ...

Holland triumphs at Chatsworth

A TEAM of handlers and Labradors from the Netherlands scooped top prize at the Kennel Club’s gundog working test International Retriever team event at the Chatsworth estate in Derbyshire. Read more ...

AKC invite teams to Obedience Classic in Florida

THE AMERICAN Kennel Club (AKC) has invited the Kennel Club – along with other countries allied to the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) – to send an obedience team to its two-day Obedience Classic event in Orlando, Florida, in December. Read more ...

Duck Toller club launches health 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 ...

Holby City actor adopts mischievous Honey

ACTOR Jules Knight who plays Doctor Harry Tressler in Holby City has joined a long list of TV personalities who have adopted an animal from Battersea Dogs’ and Cats’ Home – including Amanda Mealing and Paul O’Grady who have guest-starred in the... Read more ...

Latest breed-specific changes to Assured Breeder Scheme

THE KENNEL Club has announced the latest changes to its Assured Breeder Scheme (ABS), which have been introduced following consultation with breed clubs and councils. Read more ...

Border Union championship show 2014: Best in show

IT’S BEEN 15 years since I last visited Border Union and I remember the cattle gates marking out the rings, the laid back atmosphere, the weather and the beautiful... Read more ...

Shetland Sheepdog takes CC record and BIS at Three Counties

IN A remarkable double, the Shetland Sheepdog Ch Edglonian Singin The Blues not only took the breed’s challenge certificate record at... Read more ...


Other News

Walking in footsteps of their Roman ancestors – Mastino in the Square

MAY 31 WAS an historic day for the Neapolitan Mastiff in the UK as dogs and their owners undertook two walks simultaneously in the Roman cities of Bath and York.   The idea ... Read more ....

KC apologises for Stud Book errors

THE KENNEL Club has apologised for its ‘poor service’ after it made several mistakes or omissions in the latest Stud Book.   Among them, Maremmas are listed as having CCs at ... 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

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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