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Crufts entries up!

It's good news for Crufts as entries for this year's show to be held from 6th to 9th March have now been announced. The 2014 show has attracted 1,003 more dogs than last year and has no fewer than 21,614 qualified individual dogs recorded as entered. (Including Gamekeeper Classes, Obedience and Agility). This makes a total of 24,096 entries in the classes...

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...Crufts entries up - The figures

 

Experts 'prioritise' pet dog welfare issues in UK

The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) this week sent out a press release giving what it called the 'results' of a study funded by the RSPCA, and published in the scientific journal Animal Welfare...

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RSPCA's prosecution position may be overhauled

A review of the RSPCA's position as investigator and prosecutor in animal cruelty cases, which could be overhauled, has been given a cautious welcome...

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New group aims to resolve boarding inconsistencies

The Pet Industry Federation (PIF) is spearheading a campaign to tackle the lack of licensing amongst many dog home boarders. The aim is to create a level playing field between the different types of boarding establishments and improve animal welfare...

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Lee and Tom tie the knot...finally!

OUR DOGS sends huge congratulations to Lee Cox and Tom Isherwood on their marriage on 1st February, after a 13 year relationship...

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Top children's authors back reading to dogs to boost child literacy

Popular children's authors, Anna Wilson, Andrew Cope and Viviane Schwarz are supporting children reading to dogs in a bid to boost literacy and improve children's self-confidence, to coincide with National Storytelling Week...

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The truth about your dog's food

In advance of this Channel 5 'documentary' entitled 'The Truth About Your Dog's Food' which was aired last week we wrote in our Leader: 'judging by the manner in which this programme is being trailed in advance and is being treated in the national tabloid newspapers, the prepared dog food industry is about to come in for a degree of criticism in the scheduled Channel 5 programme'...

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Fears rise over dog smuggling into the UK

Concerns over dog smuggling into the UK have been further fuelled, as it is revealed the number of illegal dogs stopped by Trading Standards has more than tripled since 2011...

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KC Chairman slams sections of dog press

KC Chairman Steve Dean has been critical of some sections of the canine press for not accurately reflecting the views of KC Members or of the average dog person...

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Wales DOTY to be held on St David's Day

The Wales Limited Shows, Dog of the Year contest is being held - very appropriately- on Dewi Sant - St. David's Day - Saturday 1st March 2014...

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Flora does it again!

Could this be another Akita "first" for Flora (Melodor We Are The Borg ShCM)? She is the only Akita in the UK currently working as a Blue Cross Education Dog. She truly loves her charity work going into schools and youth groups to teach young people how to act responsibly towards and safely around dogs...

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Obituary - Mark Hamer

It is with sadness that I write regarding the death of our friend and colleague Mark Hamer who passed away on the 1st February 2014, writes Peter Bailey...

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Obituary - Mr J Aitken Johnston

It was with great sadness that the Scottish Kennel Club members heard of the death of Mr J A Johnston, President of the Scottish Kennel Club. Aitken became a member of the Scottish Kennel Club Executive Council in 1985 and was elected President of the club in 2004...

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Obituary - Phyl Bailey

Sadly, Phyl died in her sleep on Sunday January 5, when she lost her battle against cancer, writes Denise Atkins...

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Obituary - Ernest Sharp

It was with much sadness that I heard of the passing of Ernest Sharpe, one of the greatest handlers this country has ever produced, writes Roger Bebbington ...

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PBGV eye testing requirement

The Basset Griffon Vendéen Club is delighted with the news that POAG (Primary Open Angle Glaucoma) within the PBGV has been moved onto Schedule A of the BVA/KC/ISDS Eye Scheme which will therefore mean that eye testing will also become a requirement of The Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme in due course...

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