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KC announces major improvements to ABS

From 1st January this year every single Kennel Club Assured Breeder (ABS) will be inspected by the Kennel Club in order to ensure that the ABS scheme is recognised as the essential seal of quality for puppy breeding and buying. The KC ABS was recently granted United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) status...

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Happy 2014!

A very Happy New Year to everyone from the utterly adorable Layla, a Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy...

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Jack Russells - Should they be KC recognised here? asks Ronnie Irving

Recently I was told that there was a move afoot in the UK to introduce the Jack Russell as a KC recognised breed. I was also told that rumour had it that such an introduction was, for me, another 'Over my dead body' issue! I can say quite definitely that the last part is not true...

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Boston 2014 entry up

As we are about to go into 2014, we hear that the entry for Boston Championship Show on 9th to 12th January, is slightly up on last year at 5197 entries from 3987 dogs...

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Case may change way DDA is applied

Vets are urging pet owners to watch out for potential hazards around their home to avoid an emergency visit to the surgery this Christmas. Traditional treats, such as chocolate and tinsel, are very festive but vets on call over Christmas dread seeing the damage they can cause...

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When EJ met Santa!

Harrods gave exclusive access to its Knightsbridge store, to Hounds for Heroes EJ and Rookie, hours before the store opened to the general public to allow them to be photographed with the one and only Father Christmas. ...

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Tributes mark 70th anniversary of animals' Victoria Cross

Seventy years ago this month (2 December 1943) the PDSA Dickin Medal - the animal version of the Victoria Cross - was first awarded, during World War 2. Since then, the famous medal, which bears the inscription 'We Also Serve', has been awarded to 64 gallant animals...

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Dog theft needs government action, says parliamentary group

MPs and peers are urging the government to do more to tackle organised dog theft. The Parliamentary Group for Animal Welfare plans to put its concerns to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) in the new year. 'People are stealing dogs with a criminal element coming into it,' said group chairman Neil Parish. Animal welfare groups say thefts are on the increase...

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FCI plans for future

Rafael de Santiago who was elected during last year as President of the FCI has sent the flowing message to the various kennel clubs which are members of the FCI...

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UK'S most heroic dogs sought for prestigious competition

Nominations for dogs that have truly earned the title of man's best friend are being sought by the Kennel Club for its annual Friends for Life competition being held at the country's most prestigious dog event, Crufts...

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Battersea's top tips for safe Christmas dogs

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is reminding thepublic of the importance of staying safe around dogs in the home during the Christmas holidays!...

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Police bite pitbull owner wins appeal

A man jailed after his dog attacked police who entered his east London home has had his conviction overturned at the Court of Appeal...

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Canicross fun in the Alps

Our Dogs Canadian Eskimo Dog breed note writer, Rachel Bailey has sent in some wonderful pictures of the recent Canicross event, held at the Ashby ranges...

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Labrador saved by lifeboat

Happisburgh RNLI Lifeboat Station volunteers have given the owners of a Labrador retriever an early Christmas gift...

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Dogs 'recognise' familiar faces

A STUDY carried out in Helskinki has shown that dogs are able to recognise people they know from looking at photos on a screen...

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CC roundup

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