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New date for M40 collision trial

New date for M40 collision trial

THE TRIAL of the lorry driver involved in the collision with Lisa Croft-Elliott and Carrie Russell-Smith’s motorhome a year ago will not take place tomorrow (Friday) as scheduled. There will now be a hearing on December 19 at Warwick Crown Court... Read more ...


Dog fancy responds favourably to suspension of unbeaten rule

Dog fancy responds favourably to suspension of unbeaten rule

SHOW OFFICIALS, judges and exhibitors have been reacting to the announcement last week by the Kennel Club to introduce the two year suspension of any variety stakes classes and unbeaten dog regulations. Read more ...


Puppy smuggling continues unchecked, reveals Dogs Trust’s undercover film

Puppy smuggling continues unchecked, reveals Dogs Trust’s undercover film

AN UNDERCOVER investigation by the Dogs Trust has revealed the shocking extent of the illegal puppy trade. Thousands of puppies are being illegally sent over each year by ‘unscrupulous’ Eastern European dealers in a move... Read more ...


Pug returned but Frenchie still missing

Pug returned but Frenchie still missing

A TOP PUG breeder has been reunited with her dog eight weeks after it was stolen from her front garden - but a French Bulldog who was taken at the same time is still missing. Read more ...


Over £3,000 raised for cardiomyopathy research

Pictured above at Driffield ch show is Mike Window receiving a cheque for £3,253 from Claire Daniels, which was raised by her ‘handling challenge’ Read more ...

Saving Hope project celebrates first year of rescuing dogs from Romania

The first anniversary of the Saving Hope project, which to date has helped rescue and improve the lives of more than 100 dogs and raised over £10,000, was celebrated at Driffield ch show. Read more ...

Study summarises action on canine health over past five years

AWARENESS of and action taken on welfare issues in pedigree dogs over the past five years are considered in this week’s Veterinary Record. Read more ...

More than 20 dogs die in fire at breeder’s bungalow

TWENTY-two dogs – believed to be 21 Staffordshire Bull Terriers and a Miniature Bull Terrier – have died in a fire at a breeder and exhibitor’s home. Read more ...

Oliver breaks BIS record

THE RECORD for best in show wins at UK all-breeds championship shows was broken at Driffield last weekend when the Wire Fox Terrier Ch Travella Striking Steel won his nineteenth such award. 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 ...


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Obituaries

Douglas Wilkinson

THERE WAS a real feeling of sadness and loss on hearing Douglas Gordon Wilkinson had died, writes Peter Newman.   Very much his own man and certainly a character, Dougie will be very much missed. He was extremely kind and if one wanted something he alway ...
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Miriam Butcher

IT WAS with great sadness that I received the news of Miriam Butcher’s death on Saturday after her short stay in hospital, writes Chris Seidler, chairman of the Poodle Club.   Only two years ago the Poodle Club celebrated Miriam and Norman’s 50 consecuti ...
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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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Features

THE ALASKAN MALAMUTE CLUB OF THE UK – CELEBRATING 50 YEARS by Mike John

THE ALASKAN MALAMUTE CLUB OF THE UK – CELEBRATING 50 YEARS by Mike John

It was just five years after the arrival of the first Alaskan Malamutes in the UK, that th...

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Discover Dogs - report by Danni Medhurst

THE CLOCKS have gone back, the dark, early evenings are already upon us and the event cale...

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Around the Dog World - Richmond 2014

Watch the full episode of the latest programme in the series premiers online, with highlig...

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This week's Dog World Comment

This week's Dog World Comment

NO SOONER has the Kennel Club announced the decision to suspend the regulations concerning...

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In the Dog House by Simon Parsons

In the Dog House by Simon Parsons

I SUSPECT most showgoers apart from Ronnie Irving will be pleased at the Kennel Club commi...

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