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from the Our Dogs Newspaper - Issue 22/5/09


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Review questions welfare report

A DAMNING review into the RSPCA commissioned report Pedigree dog breeding in the UK:
a major welfare concern? has been circulated to various governing bodies this week...

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Norwich Terrier is BIS at SKC

Winner of best in show at the SKC championship show was the Norwich Terrier,
Lesley Crawley's Ch Ragus Rings True...

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Showing produces healthy dogs

THE KC has written to a number of MPs in the House of Commons to explain to them the health benefits of dog showing, as well as the many other benefits which dog exhibitors and breeders feel may be under threat from the recent furore over the hobby...

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European Show 2009

FOR THE first time, Dublin is to stage the European Winners Dog Show on
30th May until 1st June at the RDS Irish International Exhibition and Convention Centre...


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Weimaraner owners fined £1,000

THE OWNERS of two Weimaraner have been ordered to pay up more than £2,500
after failing to keep their pets quiet.

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Man banned after dog found in rubbish bin

Following an investigation and successful prosecution by the RSPCA, a Lincolnshire man -
John Knibbs of Grantham - has been banned from keeping
or owning animals indefinitely after he admitted dog fighting charges....

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Pugs die on India flight

The owner of two Pugs dogs that died on a Jet Airways flight in India
has threatened to sue the airline for alleged negligence...

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New DNA testing scheme

AT THE request of the Dachshund Breed Council, the Kennel Club has recently approved
a new official DNA testing scheme for PRA cord-1 in the Miniature Smooth Haired Dachshund.
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Appeal for Basset to stay with owners

It is not often that a dispute over the actions of a rescue charity attracts as much attention
as those of the Mayhew Animal Rescue recently, over the re-homing of one dog...


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Obituary - Margaret Norman-Francehill

ON JULY 20th 1955, having been persuaded by the late Dickie Bainbridge (Oastwood Shelties)
that the little sable puppy - purchased as an intended house pet for my mother-in-law -
was worth showing, I set off by Green Line bus from our home in Ealing to Shalford Park,
Guildford, to my first ever dog show as an exhibitor...

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Mariposa kennel does well in Cyprus!

The Cyprus Kennel Club put on a magnificent Double International Dog Show on May 16th
with the Aphrodite Winner Show 2009 and the 2010 CRUFTS Qualifier on Sunday, May 17, 2009.
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Trauma after dog attack on sheep

A HAMPSHIRE sheep farmer has told of her horror after witnessing a dog attacking her flock,
leaving four ewes and lambs badly injured.
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Ch Desaria Destiny 2000 - 2009

I WAS very sorry to learn from Annette Smith that her brown
Champion Mittel bitch, Desaria Destiny, had died...


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Obituary - Janetta Parkyns

I was greatly saddened to hear of the death of my friend Janetta Parkyns.
She was a wonderful, enthusiastic, spirited, determined and lovely woman...

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Redwitch go CC mad!

AT SKC Championship Show Ch Redwitch Lapdancer took the Bitch CC, her 30th
under 30 different judges, making her the Akita Bitch Breed Record Holder.


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Obituary - Ken McFarlane

KEN McFARLANE owned his first Cocker during the Second World War, becoming involved in breeding and showing in the 1950s. His best known dogs were the light blue roan,
Sh Ch Tudorgold Nimrod Variations From Maxway,
bred by the late Mrs Tennant, and his son Sh Ch Maxway Music Maker...

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You did it ladies!

THE BRAVE ladies of the Kennel Club were delighted to finish last weekend’s Race for Life.
They raised a whopping £1,300 pounds which will be donated to Cancer Research. Well done girls...


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Change of judges

PLEASE NOTE the change of Judges for the East of England Championship Dog Show 2009:
Irish Terriers will now be judged by Dr A. Noonan by Kennel Club approval and Scottish Terriers will now be judged by Miss A. Bradley. Also, Toy Poodles will be measured.


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