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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 ...


Richmond hosts its last JHA semis

A CAKE was presented to Richmond championship show by the Junior Handling Association and the JHA’s sponsor Dog World to say thank you to the society for hosting the semi-final competition for the past 37 years. Read more ...

KC queries effectiveness of changes to Pet Travel Scheme

THE KENNEL Club has welcomed DEFRA’s proposed changes to the pet travel scheme but is still concerned about their long-term effectiveness. Read more ...

Shannon and James tie the knot after seven years

After almost seven years together, Shannon Thomas and James Sage have married at Caswell House in Oxfordshire. Shannon breeds and shows Shetland Sheepdogs and has been taking part in the show world since she was five years old. Read more ...

Dog Tasered by police during owner’s arrest

A DOG was Tasered by police officers who were attacked as they made an arrest in a crowded street. Officers say they were set upon by the animal, believed to be a Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross, as they tried to apprehend a man in Stratford... Read more ...

Irish Setters take a Devonshire walk for breed rescue

In glorious weather the fifth annual walk in aid of Irish Setter Breeders Club Rescue took place from Spitchwick Manor, Devon, the home of Patrick and Jane Simpson. Read more ...

Electronic collar training risks dog’s well-being, study claims

A RECENT study has concluded that electronic training collars cause dogs to show signs of distress, particularly when used at high settings. 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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