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Government to consider ban on third party sales

The Government has announced that it will consider a ban on third party sales.
Campaigners have been calling for a ban for over a decade and they are delighted that Defra have announced that they are, 'seeking evidence on what the effects of introducing a ban on third party sales of......

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EJ and Rookie take to the skies


British airways has once again welcomed one of its most frequent flyers and his faithful side kick on board and they was on a mission
EJ the Labrador, a fully trained assistance dog, travelled with his owner Hounds for......

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Crufts TV coverage announced

Crufts is to receive 'Olympic Style' coverage this year as the dog show is to rebranded as a major sporting event.
When the event is televised on Channel 4 this year the broadcasters will use technical innovations imported from Olympic coverage.
They are also extending......

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We’re ready for Crufts...are you?

Crufts is coming and OUR DOGS will have some super issues in advance of the show and on sale at the event from our three stands.
To set the ball rolling we are delighted to feature these lovely photographs from David Paton from about 20 years ago, showing Joan Nicholson (seated) who......

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KC registrations up in 2017

Figures just released reveal that Kennel Club registrations in 2017 numbered 243,290. This was up by 15,582 as compared to last year's 227,708 and is an increase of some 6.8%.
The biggest increase in any individual breed was in the French Bulldog which was up by 9,417 from 21,470 in......

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Obituary - Olive Jackson

I am devastated to report the death of my friend and partner Olive Jackson. Olive passed away peacefully on Sunday morning February 4th after a long battle with cancer, writes Mary Swash
I have known Olive since I was 17 and she was 21 years of age. We became partners in the Jokyl......

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Obituary - Charles Lewis-Crooks

Charles was a one off, full of vitality, very mischievous and had a great love for his dogs, writes Anne Russell
I first met Charles when he turned up at the Ringcraft club a couple of us ran in Bramhall many years ago. The minute he walked through the door there was laughter and......

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Petition launched to make dog theft specific crime

A petition has been launched calling on the government to reclassify the theft of a pet to a specific crime in its own right.
Dr Daniel Allen, an animal geographer from Keele University, has set up the petition following the theft of his own dog.
He told OUR DOGS that,......

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Riley the bug sniffer

by Alice Rycroft

A puppy has been employed by a museum in the hope that he can sniff out insects ruining priceless paintings. 
Boston's Museum of Fine Arts have brought in a new member of their team,  Weimaraner puppy Riley will be trained......

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Owners to get ‘custody’ of dogs in divorce cases

The US state of Illinois has followed the example set by Alaska last year and instituted a law that will allow judges to decide who gets the pet if a couple divorces.
Dogs are usually considered to seen as objects in these cases and considered to be valued to be the same as the furniture......

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French Bulldog undergoes pioneering surgery

Vets have performed life-saving experimental heart surgery on a French Bulldog. 
The team at Davies Veterinary Specialists in Bungay, Norfolk under Pedro Oliveira, RCVS and European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Cardiology, decided to perform the pioneering procedure......

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China celebrates the dog

by Alice Rycroft

The Chinese New Year is upon us and this year it is the year of the dog. In China they celebrate the event with a two week celebration.
However there is an annual festival in China that sees a dog being worshipped by villagers. 
The......

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Barking mad!

A train in Japan has been created that barks like a dog to prevent accidents.
It has been developed to scare deer off the track. The animals have a tendency to lick the rails as a way of getting iron into their diets.
Previously, the authorities smeared Lion faeces on......

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Student Judges: are they the way forward?

Ann Ingram recently judged with a student judge: here she gives us her thoughts

Little did I think when I agreed to have a student judge in my ring at Manchester that it would arouse so much interest, and having read most of the thread, (generally positive),......

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Mental health conditions improved by dogs

New research has revealed that dogs provide positive benefits for people with mental health conditions.
The study conducted by the Universities of Liverpool, Manchester and Southampton looked into the nature and quality of the evidence from existing studies that dogs perform a therapeutic......

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Daniel and Noah take Grand Final

THE FIRST Buddies Yearling Stakes Grand Final took place at the historic, picturesque setting of Thrumpton Hall, Nottingham (very close to junction 24 of the M1) on Sunday February 4, 2018. 
Launched at this stunning venue this time last year, the first Buddies stakes heats......

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Heights Farm Premium Pet Foods’ Extra Joint Care range - good for joints and coat shine

Leading pet food company, Heights Fam Premium Pet Foods has developed an Extra Joint Care range of dry food receipes for dogs that combine the right balance of quality natural ingredients, vitamins and minerals to maintain the health, vitality and bounce of any dog. The recipes specifically ......

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Hokamix goes wild with 10 percent off at Crufts

The Hokamix crew will be on stand 4-62 at Crufts dispensing help and advice on how to keep dogs in great condition the natural way….and giving 10% off all purchases.
Hokamix has become a password to good health by complementing RAW and complete diets - just like the wild dog adapts......

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