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Split celebrates 10th Anniversary

At the tenth anniversary show of Split Four Nights Summer Show, Supreme Best in Show was judged by Mrs Monique Van Brempt from Belgium. Best in Show was awarded to the Chihuahua Smooth, Multi Ch Dartan The Valiant Aladar, owned by Sandra......

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Summer show success

Best in Show at the sunny Eukanuba Summer Show in Finland was the Standard Poodle USGCH. Huffish Born This Way "Cohen" owned by  Linda Campbell, handled by Charlotte Sandell (Sweden). The breed judge was Mrs Michelle E Scott (left),......

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Judges competency framework

IN 1998 the Kennel Club set up a Judges Working Party (JWP) to recommend ways in which judges in the UK should be trained and this resulted in the publication in 2000 of the Judges Development Programme (JDP) which set out a number of specific requirements for those who wished to be passed to award......

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KC introduces easier way to add kennel names

THE KENNEL Club has now made it easier for new owners wishing to add their Kennel Name to a dog's existing pedigree papers, by launching an online application form on its website.
The new online version of the hard copy 'Form 8' means, in the KC's words: "that Kennel Club customers......

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Charity calls for urgent reform of dog breeding legislation

A SMALL charity has failed in its David and Goliath attempt to force councils to accept that the Animal Welfare Act (2006) should apply to puppy farms. They have called for 'urgent reform of dog breeding legislation.'

Chancepixies Animal Rescue, a small animal welfare concern based in Kent,......

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Bali dog meat ban

Bali has announced that it is to ban the dog meat trade.
Earlier this year an undercover investigation was undertaken by Animals Australia. They infiltrated the trade and reported about the catching and slaughter of dogs for their meat. The expose also showed that tourists to the island......

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Correction and Clarification - 4th August

Last month we published the story about Babs the Borzoi who overcame mistreatment and illness thanks to her own fortitude and the kindness of Borzoi enthusiasts and veterinary professionals.
However, we said in the article that Alma Abrahams was a foster carer. She is not. She does,......

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News in brief - 4th August 2017

Once, We Were Soldiers are a small charity who help homeless & vulnerable veterans all over the UK.
This dedicated team help provide shelter, clothing, food, financial advice and support for health issues including PTSD to homeless veterans of the British Armed Forces.
The......

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Breeds Liaison Council meeting

The next meeting of the Kennel Club Breeds Liaison Council will be held at the Kennel Club in London on Wednesday 22nd November 2017. Proposals for inclusion on the agenda should reach the Breeds Liaison Council Secretary by Tuesday 24th August 2017.
Each eligible society may submit,......

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Pink dog causes outrage

Viewers of ITV's This Morning were outraged when a make-up artist appeared on the programme with her Yorkshire Terrier that had been dyed pink.
Laura Schakosky, from Dallas, said at first that she had chosen to dye the dog that colour because of her star sign. She explained,......

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New TV show about puppies

THANKS TO the increasing popularity of dog ownership, the BBC and other TV Channels have often chosen the subject of dogs as a mainstream TV topic. Some of these programmes are more sensible than others.
The latest of these seems to fall into the 'more sensible' bracket. It is a four-part......

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Intersex dog

In May we reported that a Jack Russell Terrier, Molly, had undergone gender reassignment surgery.
This weekend the dogs owner, Mary Finlay, revealed more information about the experience in the Guardian Weekend supplement.
She told The Guardian, 'We registered Molly at......

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Obituary - Mike Window 1938-2017

Much loved Husband of Pam, adored Dad to Claire, Jonathan and Son-in -Law Gregor and worshipped Gaga to Becky and Ollie, Mike Window passed away peacefully on 13th July after a short illness.
Mike began his show career in the early 70s with his beloved Dobermanns and was one of the......

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DogFriendly awards launched

The search is on to find the UK's most dog-friendly places, as the Kennel Club helps launch the DogFriendly Awards 2017.
This year the annual awards are organised by DogFriendly, the UK's leading online directory of dog friendly places, and held in association with the Kennel Club......

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Vet not guilty of serious professional misconduct

THE ROYAL College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has found a vet not guilty of professional misconduct after he repeatedly breached orders about controlling dogs on his property.
Dr Amir Kashiv MRCVS, from Cambridgeshire, has twice been found guilty of letting dogs roam freely......

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Hugely successful Breeder Symposium for Large and Giant Breeds


THE EASTERN St Bernard Club set new standards of excellence and interest at their symposium focusing on the breeding of large and giant breeds held at the Sports Connection, Ryton last weekend.  
Tan Nagrecha and......

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Battersea call for tougher sentences for animal abusers

The chief executive of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home is hopeful that there will be an increase in the maximum prison sentence for animal cruelty.
Claire Horton has written a Blog for the Huffington Post and she says, 'There are times in my seven years as chief executive of Battersea......

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Agility team GB secure silver medal

Congratulations to the Agility Team GB for their performances at the European Open Agility Championships in Salice Terme, Italy over the weekend (27-30th July).
'Team GB Red' won a silver medal in the Large team overall on Sunday 30th July. The team was made up of Dave Munnings with......

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