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Ch/Am Ch Afterglow Woody Woodpecker dies at 14

Ch/Am Ch Afterglow Woody Woodpecker dies at 14

THE PETIT Basset Griffon Vendeen Ch/Am Ch Afterglow Woody Woodpecker has died at the age of 14. Read more ...


AKC not doing enough to avoid exaggeration, says Ronnie Irving

FORMER Kennel Club chairman Ronnie Irving has criticised the American Kennel Club (AKC), accusing it of complacency. Read more ...


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Changes to Assured Breeder Scheme prompt fall in number of new members

CHANGES made to the Assured Breeder Scheme (ABS) appear to have had an effect on the number of people joining. Read more ...

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 ...


Other News

BVA president talks tail docking, microchipping and educating puppy buyers at annual Scottish dinner

THE BRITISH Veterinary Association’s (BVA) stance on tail docking, its support for compulsory microchipping and the importance of educating puppy buyers have been outlined by its pre ... Read more ....

Expert in ‘canine homicide’ arrives in UK

TRAINER and behaviourist Victoria Stilwell has flown into the UK to present the National Dog Bite Prevention and Behaviour Conference which brought together the UK’s and US’ experts ... Read more ....

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Obituaries

Pam Edmond

MY INITIAL response to the news that Pam Edmond of the world-famous Singlewell Pekingese had died was one of sadness, and I hesitate to be the bearer of sad news yet again, writes Geoffrey Davies. However, sitting quietly in my garden thinking of Pam an ...
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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 Hambl ...
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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 th ...
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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 ab ...
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Features

Split Summer Shows 2014

Split Summer Shows 2014

Superme Best in Show at the Split Summer Night Shows under Andrew Brace was the Newfoundla...

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Spitz in the park by Toni Jackson

Spitz in the Park was born out of a wacky idea to extend the Southern Finnish Lapphund’s f...

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Summer fun for Hungarian Pumis

Enthusiasts and members of the proposed Hungarian Pumi club gathered last Sunday in Sutton...

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This week's Dog World Comment

This week's Dog World Comment

IF IT IS proved that the Australian Shepherd Ch Allmark Indecent Proposal (Sunny) was pois...

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In the Dog House by Simon Parsons

In the Dog House by Simon Parsons

I SEE Sheila Atter has raised the subject of the Kennel Club’s reaction to the Dutch gover...

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