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Ricky takes a bow!

Crufts Best in Show...

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RSPCA calls for tighter port checks

In an announcement on the first day of Crufts - with 2,500 dogs en route to the show from overseas - the RSPCA called for the government to make tighter checks at ports to stop international puppy traders abusing loopholes in the controls to bring dogs into the UK...

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Kennel Club Chairman discusses crossbreeds

In his From the Chairman article in the March edition of the KC Journal, KC Chairman Steve Dean has covered the issue of crossbred dogs and designer dogs and then goes on to discuss a very different topic - the importance of judges to the world of dog shows...

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Hound funded by family of late soldier

The family of James Brynin a young soldier, from Pulborough, who tragically lost his life in Afghanistan last October, have raised over £26,000 in his memory to fund a Hounds for heroes dog for its life time in service ...

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Key health players win top awards

Two professors regarded as key players in the field of canine genetics and health received recognition at Crufts for consistently going 'above and beyond' for the benefit of dog health at the second annual International Canine Health Awards...

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Ron Menaker re-elected to AKC board

At the Annual Meeting of the American Kennel Club held on Tuesday of this week three Directors were elected until the year 2018. Those elected were Mr James Dok, Dr. Charles Garvin and Ronald Menaker a past AKC Chairman who had to stand down two years ago because of the AKC rules which say that after two terms of office every Board Director has to leave office for at least one year and then stand for re-election...

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Tragic death of GBGV

THE GRAND Basset Griffon Vendeen Crufts Res BCC winner has been tragically killed by a car after slipping her lead in Calais on her way home to Poland...

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Clarissa Baldwin OBE to retire

After forty years at Dogs Trust, Chief Executive Clarissa Baldwin OBE has announced she will be retiring from her role at the end of October 2014...

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Good luck Kelly!

Kennel Club Membership Secretary, Kelly Prosser is marrying her fiancé Tyler Stark of the American Air Force on Thursday 13th March 2014 at Rowton Castle in Shropshire...

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Obituary - Dennis Meakin

My Grandfather Dennis Meakin a well-respected breed judge and very successful and influential whippet breeder sadly passed away on the 19th February 2014 with Leukaemia at 88 years of age, aka The Man with the Hat, writes granddaughter Sarah Meakin...

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Borzoi of the Year

The Borzoi Club recently held it's now established and very popular Borzoi of the Year, sponsored as usual by Royal Canin which also featured the Puppy of the Year and Veteran of the year...

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New interactive method to claim agility warrant points

The Kennel Club has announced the introduction of a new interactive spreadsheet that will allow agility competitors to apply for their Agility Warrant online...

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NEC up for sale

Rumours had been around for some months that Birmingham City Council might be forced to put the NEC national exhibition centre and three other events venues in the centre of Birmingham up for sale to help meet a £1.1bn legal bill. Confirmation of the NEC sale came through just as Crufts was getting underway...

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Five minutes with...Louise Tope

OD: If you could be any historical figure: who would you be and why? LT: Leonardo da Vinci - a true genius and so far ahead of his time. The detail in his pen and ink anatomy drawings of both humans and animals are simply mind-blowing. To have had that amount of knowledge, talent and vision must have been both a blessing and a curse, what an incredible mind. I'm sure his ideas and plans were feared by as many people as were admired...

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East Anglian Supermatch 2014 - a wonderful time

For over twenty years the East Anglian Supermatch, hosted by Huntingdon Canine Society and traditionally held on the Saturday before Crufts, is an event which continues to attract a large and enthusiastic crowd...

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Five minutes with...Debbie Cordingley

OD: If you could be any historical figure: who would you be and why? DC: So many possible answers to this question; it would allow you to experience so many things, what it would be like to be an historical monarch or inspirational person, but for me, I would like to be 'that person', who was unknown or unknowingly made a positive difference, not recognised by or recorded in time. I hope that there are many thousands of such people who by undertaking a certain act or saying something at the right time to the right person, changed or created a positive moment in history...

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CC roundup

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