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Long Coat GSD debate continues

THE GSD fraternity in the UK is once again divided, following discussions between the KC and interested parties over whether long coats should be included in the current breed standard...

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Leeds Best in Show 2014

Sid winding down in the late evening sun with the beautiful backdrop of Harewood House after the glory of winning Best in Show ..

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KC releases breed averages for inbreeding

The Kennel Club has released a new set of annual breed averages for the coefficient of inbreeding (COIs) in each pedigree breed on its free online health resource, Mate Select...

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Proplan pulls out of Pup Of the Year

Laura McGuire, Nestlé Purina PetCare's Events Manager, has written to the championship shows involved in the competition to advise them that the organisation is to withdraw from the PRO PLAN/Dog World Pup of the Year competition as from the end of 2014...

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Benefits fraud - Dog show participants being observed?

Last week it was reported that a Rough Collie exhibitor who had obtained almost £17,000 in benefits which she had claimed because she had difficulty in walking, had been caught when investigators filmed her showing her dogs...

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RSPCA considering change in policy

The RSPCA is considering its position on the question of prosecuting fox hunts, after criticism that it has been spending far too much money pursuing offenders...

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KC Breeders Competition to be dropped

The Kennel Club has announced that this year's Breeders Competition is to be the last that it will organise after five years of the event, but breeders are still being encouraged to enter the last ever version of the Competition, which the KC says it hopes will be the biggest and the best yet...

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Good Citizen winner in attack

Ronis, owner of the Akita Ruthdales Lastman Standing, was recently found guilty of allowing her dog to be dangerously out of control in a public place by a district judge at Birmingham Magistrates' Court...

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Agility helped dog lover get over stroke

Rod Norton, aged 67 from Louth, Lincolnshire has revealed how competing in agility with his dog has helped him get over a stroke and back to being fighting fit...

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Youngest competitor gears up for Festival

A group of 13 brave skydivers from as far afield as Cheshire and Colchester joined more local daredevils including students from Moreton Morrell College and supporters from Milton Keynes, and leapt out of an airplane last Sunday in aid of the charity Dogs for the Disabled...

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Owner may sue council over injury

A CKCS owner may sue a council for thousands of pounds after her dog slipped a disc in grass while chasing a cat...

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A pair of national treasures!

The much-loved Japan Matsuri returns to London on Saturday 27th September in Trafalgar Square, London. This dynamic annual event brings people together to enjoy Japanese food, music, dance, family activities and much, much more...

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KC issues advice on in-whelp bitches

Following discussion with the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA), the Kennel Club would like to offer the following advice to dog exhibitors and competitors at other activities, who are intending to take bitches that are in whelp to KC events...

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EFG Funday

The EFG which stands for 'Enthusiasts and Fanciers of Glens' (Official title 'Glen of Imaal Terrier Enthusiasts and Fanciers Club' since KC recognition in 2013) have been involved with Fun Days, gatherings and Companion Shows since 1998...

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Greyhound posters: a first in advertising

Norwich-based Action for Greyhounds is launching a new awareness campaign this July with powerful new posters being displayed on buses operating in a number of areas across the count...

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Obituary - Rosemary Lewis (Knightellington Salukis) 18.11.1941-24.7.2014

The Saluki world is sadder and poorer for the loss of Rosie Lewis, one of its best known and most esteemed figures at the relatively young age of 72...

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A unique breed book - Finnish Spitz - a cultural history

AWritten and compiled by Angela Cavill, this book was commissioned in 2011 by the Spitz Club of Finland (SPJ) as part of its contribution the 2014 World Dog Show in Helskini...

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Interest in scottie dogs skyrockets

THE UK has seen A 553% increase in searches for Scottish Terrier puppies using the Kennel Club's Find a Puppy Service Interest in breed has shot up since their appearance at opening ceremony of Commonwealth Games this week, five year old Skye is the only dog allowed on the course which hosted the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open recently...

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Richmond welcomes all to its 2014 show

Richmond Championship Dog show once again takes place at the popular and easily accessible venue of Loseley Park, Nr Guildford, Surrey on 5th-7th September...

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All change at Birmingham National

Last year Martin Wyles Chairman of the Birmingham Dog Show Society which is the organiser of the Birmingham National representative show with CCs for every breed - at Stafford in May of each year - resigned from his position. He said at the time that problems with 'a couple of members' of the management committee had led to his decision...

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KC disappointed by dogs in scientific procedures increase

The Kennel Club has expressed its disappointment to see the number of dogs being used in scientific procedures increase by 11 per cent...

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Toy spaniel exhibition at KC Gallery

Last week Kennel Club Chairman Steve Dean opened one of the most successful exhibitions of canine art to be held at the Kennel Club Gallery since it first opened its doors in September 2003. (See photograph) It is entitled 'English Toy Spaniels : The Cavalier and King Charles Spaniel in Art."...

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