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Third man arrested in dog attack enquiry

A THIRD man has been arrested in connection with a dog attack at a ‘dog training compound’ which left a woman with serious injuries. Read more ...


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 ...


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 ...


Canine cancer website seeking help from owners

AN AUSTRALIAN website which provides vital information about canine cancer is asking for help from owners in the UK. The website is being supported by the UK’s Animal Health Trust (AHT), and veterinary experts there need samples to help them in... Read more ...

US bolsters imported puppy rules

AMERICA’s Department of Agriculture is bringing in new rules prohibiting the importation of puppies younger than six months old for ‘resale, research or veterinary treatment’. Read more ...

National Citizen Service youngsters raise money for local dog club

FOUR youngsters taking part in National Citizen Service (NCS) through Essex Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs have been working hard to raise the profile of their local dog club. Read more ...

Poppy set for new life as Met narcotics dog

SHE MAY look cute, but don’t be fooled by appearances – this Labrador checks hospital wards for drugs. Hawksmeadow Aura (Poppy), who works for South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust, has been given the job after completing... Read more ...

KC releases new guide to buying a puppy ahead of Parliamentary debate

THE KENNEL Club has produced a film to show puppy buyers the perils of buying from a disreputable source and to guide them to responsible breeders. Read more ...

East of England secretary resigns – again

THE EAST of England ch show secretary has resigned for the second time in ten months. It is understood that Jill Broadberry’s successor has not been appointed. 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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Viewpoint

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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