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‘You can never hurt anyone again’, says sister, after puppy farmer jailed for life

‘You can never hurt anyone again’, says sister, after puppy farmer jailed for life

PUPPY farmer John Lowe has been jailed for 25 years for shooting dead mother and daughter Christine and Lucy Lee. Read more ...



KC chairman ‘surprised’ by lack of response to new legacy fund

KC chairman ‘surprised’ by lack of response to new legacy fund

THERE has been little response to the Kennel Club’s request for suggestions of land which could be developed into dog activity centres or for projects which could be paid for by the new legacy fund. Read more ...


KC dismisses complaints about judging at Southern Counties

A COMPLAINT about the judging of Shetland Sheepdogs at Southern Counties ch show has been dismissed by the Kennel Club. Read more ...


Stafford survives crossbow bolt being shot into head

Stafford survives crossbow bolt being shot into head

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


Human obesity epidemic leads to more dog-walking research

THE TYPE of relationship an owner has with their dog has the greatest effect on how much exercise they get. Read more ...

Richmond defends show vet against health-check claims

RICHMOND Dog Show Society has defended its official vet after it was alleged he cut corners on one of the event’s high-profile breed health checks. 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 ...


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Mike Harris

MIKE Harris of the Mybern Rough Collies has died, writes Carole Smedley. His small kennel near Huddersfield was founded by he and his wife Bernice, and they started out with two foundation bitches, Melzars Moonshadow and Miss Wanda. They bred these to produce so ...
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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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Talking Dogs - Clarissa Baldwin

Talking Dogs - Clarissa Baldwin

Clarissa Baldwin talks to DOG WORLD'S Chrissy Smith about being involved in the charity DO...

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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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This week's Dog World Comment

This week's Dog World Comment

FOR ANYONE who has been around the show scene for a few decades, one change in attitude ha...

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Tracking lines special by Wendy Beasley - History made at the KC Working Trial Championships

Tracking lines special by Wendy Beasley - History made at the KC Working Trial Championships

History was made at the Kennel Club Championships this year with a single dog and handler ...

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