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Dogs Trust opens new centre in Essex

Three puppies looking for new homes led the celebrations when Dogs Trust’s new £7.3 million centre in Essex opened officially on Monday. Read more ...


Abuse on social media deserves KC sanction, says chairman

ENSURING that people involved in the dog world behave themselves is not as easy as it might seem, according to Kennel Club chairman Steve Dean. Read more ...


Dogs Trust blames steep rise in UK dog population on flood of cheap imports

THIRTY-five per cent of households in Wales now own a dog – the second highest figure in the UK, behind North East England, which boasts 36 per cent. Read more ...

Police officers raid suspected puppy farms after unhealthy puppies sold

RAIDS have been carried out on suspected puppy farms in Berkshire, and a number of dogs and puppies removed. Read more ...

RCVS suspends veterinary nurse for prescription fraud

A VETERINARY nurse has been suspended for nine months for creating prescriptions dishonestly and presenting one at a pharmacy fraudulently. Read more ...

Vet checks ‘pointless’ and ‘an insult’, claim exhibitors following St Bernard inconsistencies

THE ST Bernard best of breed failed his veterinary check at Bath ch show. But the bitch CC winner, who failed her check on conformational grounds two weeks ago, passed. Read more ...

Breeder appears in court after lying about KC registration

A BREEDER who lied to customers telling them her puppies were Kennel Club registered and inoculated has appeared in court. Read more ...

Have your say on the showing world, urges KC

BREED club and council members are being urged to ‘get their voices heard’ at meetings organised by the Kennel Club – or lose the opportunity to do so. Read more ...

Last day of Devon County cancelled

AS BATH ch show managed to cope despite the rain – apart from a few exhibitors’ vehicles having to be towed from the car park – organisers were forced to cancel the third and final day of the Devon County Show. Read more ...

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Have you seen Gema?

THIS DOG is still missing after disappearing from her home a year ago. Gema, who her owners say can be mistaken for a fox, ... Read more ....

Deaf dog training leads owner to achievement award

THE OWNER of a deaf Boxer has beaten four other finalists to win a new Kennel Club outstanding achievement award for her dedication to dogs.   Five finalists were selected and the publ ... Read more ....

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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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Charlie Anderson

I AM sorry to report the death of Charlie Anderson of the Jeabor Old English Sheepdogs at the age of 84, writes Barrie M Croft, vice-president of the North Eastern Old English Sheepdog Club. Yet again the OES world has to say a final goodbye to one of its senior exhibitor/judges. ...
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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 the D... 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

WE SUSPECT that many of our readers will know only too well the temptation, given today’s ‘instant’ social media, to write the first thing that comes into their head, without giving a moment’s serious thought to the possible consequences.   It’s so easy to make comments that ... Read more ...


In the Dog House by Simon Parsons

In the Dog House by Simon Parsons

I’M SURE that there will be plenty in this week’s paper about whether or not the Scottish Kennel Club was right to withdraw an appointment from a German Shepherd judge who made some comments of a closed Facebook group regarding her attitude to longcoats.   I don’t want to g... Read more ...


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