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Kennel Club commits to more research

The Kennel Club has just celebrated the fifth anniversary of the founding of its KC Genetics Centre at the Animal Health Trust with a commitment to fund a further five more years of research...

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Kennel Club runs successful education day

Recent criticisms of pedigree dogs have been largely unfair and based on mis-information. However, the very nature of breeding animals mean that problems must exist and is the responsibility of those producing puppies to try and, at the very least, keep these under control while working hard to improve the situation...

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Chief executive departs RSPCA

Controversial RSPCA Chief Executive Officer Gavin Grant has left the organisation with immediate effect 'because of medical concerns about his health', the Society said last week...

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Time for a ban on electric shock collars, the public tells Westminster

The Kennel Club has commissioned an independent survey into the public's opinion of electric shock collars for dogs, which found that. 72% of the English public disapprove of the use of electric shock collars on dogs ...

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DJ rescues dog from Thames

WELL KNOWN radio presenter Mike Read has been praised by a dog owner for rescuing her Border Terrier from fast flowing river waters...

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Happy birthday David

A HUGE Happy Birthday to the eternally youthful David Paton, long time team member of OUR DOGS and well known by all for his stunning photographs...

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Say goodbye to nerves

So, you've tried flower remedies, having a dram of something calming, maybe a little meditation, but the bottom line is you want to go into the ring to show your dog but you know that it's not going to be the fun you want it to be and you know it doesn't help show your dog to its best...

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Canine Alliance meets in Scottish borders

There was considerable concern and that championship show judges take appointments within the same breed with just a 12 month gap between them. The audience requested that the KC should look to impose a 2 year requirement for the gap between Championship Show appointments...

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Sweet Stafford is an aunty

A Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Tina has proved herself so kind and loving that she's been dubbed the unofficial aunty of all the new dogs at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home...

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Obituary - Derek Dean

Derek Dean died at 4am on Tuesday February 18th, aged 66 after a short illness, writes Christine McDonald...

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Obituary - Len Entwisle

It is with great personal sadness that I write about the death of my best friend Len Entwisle on the 31st January at the grand old age of 90. What Len didn't know about chows wasn't worth knowing. Len, Edna and Carol Entwisle came into my life in 1980 when I purchased a beautiful rough red chow called Parkhill Akido of Edlen from them and their started a lifelong friendship, writes Margaret Vickery (Brosscroft Smooth and Rough Chows)...

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Obituary - Margery Day

Returning from Finland on Monday and 'hitting' the computer, I found it hard to take in that we (the Griffon world) had lost Margery, writes Howard Ogden...

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Dogs for the Disabled volunteers appeal

Dogs for the Disabled recently opened its new North West office in Atherton, Greater Manchester and is now looking for local people to volunteer for this inspiring assistance dog charity and to help raise funds to support its work...

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24 hour radio station for dogs to launch

The UK's first ever radio station for dogs and their owners will hit the airwaves early next month. Hound Waves Radio will run for 24 hours on March the 7th and features DJ slots by popular Radio DJ, Neil Fox and TV presenter, Paul Ross. The station is backed by celebrities and animal charities such as Blue Cross, Hounds for Heroes, The Retired Greyhound Trust, Wood Green - The Animals Charity and Hearing Dogs for the Deaf...

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Crufts coverage on channel 4

Crufts 2014 is to be televised by Channel 4 over three nights of the show for the first time ever this year. Two hours of broadcasts from the event will be shown on Channel 4 on each of the Saturday and Sunday nights plus one and a half hours on Friday evening. In addition two and a half hours of Thursday coverage and an hour of Friday's show will be aired on More4...

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Marc Abraham Finalist VOTY

Brighton based Marc the Vet's animal welfare campaigning has been nominated for prestigious award From school visits to speaking in Parliament, charity dog shows to international animal rescue, vet Marc Abraham covers the full spectrum of education and awareness when it comes to animal welfare; and his efforts may be rewarded at a glittering award ceremony in Birmingham in March...

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We are here to help

Ardent dog lover, Ann Harpwood, founder of Justice for Dogs lives with her dogs in a Tudor farmhouse in Old Radnar, a picturesque part of Wales...

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Beardie tops Welsh Junior of the Year

Cardiff Canine Society hosted the Welsh Top Junior at the Drovers Court, Montgomery Pavilion on Builth Wells's famous showground's on Saturday February 22nd 2014...

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Wow, what a year Natures Menu have had since their first ever visit to Crufts!

As the leading raw food producers in Europe Natures Menu are determined to fly the flag for raw and natural feeding as high as possible at Crufts this year...

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