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Judge devastated after KC ban

A renowned multi-breed judge who has judged dogs at championship level in 25 countries, including Crufts in 2007 and 2014, has been banned for three years by the Kennel Club for 'repeated submission of discrepancies and inaccurate judging figures for first time judging appointments in a period......

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Wishes come true at BUBA

Photo by Alan Seymour

Best in Show at BUBA was the Miniature Poodle, Volgarus Xmas Wish, owned by Mrs J Wells, handled by Marita Rodgers, and  pictured here with Chairman Sheila Jakeman

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KC upholds decision on ACD owner

An Australian Cattle Dog exhibitor has been left disappointed after a Kennel Club Tribunal upheld the disqualification of the awards for her dog due to a 'lack of consistency and numerous quantity of errors' in its entries.
Norma Digby had requested that the Kennel Club Appeals Tribunal......

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Charity concerns over online Malinois sale

The Dogs Trust in Basildon is urging the public to do their research before buying dogs advertised online following an increase in sick dogs bought via the internet and handed into the Rehoming Centre. 
Underweight with sickness and diarrhea, Dougie the four-month-old Cockapoo......

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Government continues fight against smuggling

The government has made a seasonal call for Christmas puppy buyers to join the fight against puppy smugglers and backstreet breeders.
Animal welfare minister Lord Gardiner warned people to be wary of unscrupulous breeders and sellers if they are planning to buy a dog as a present this......

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Woman rescued after dog attack

A WOMAN has been rescued by neighbours after shew was attacked by two Staffordshire Bull Terriers in North Tyneside. 
The attack on the 51-year-old, who was walking her Labrador at the time of the attack, is understood to need plastic surgery.
The victim was walking......

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Labrador helps with trauma

A LABRADOR called Connie is helping children through trauma of giving evidence in court by providing soothing presence in witness box.
The three-year-old couldn't become an assistance dog due to illness - so now she is putting her skills to use in a whole new field.  
She......

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Army dogs saved at last minute


Picture: MOD

Two retired army dogs who faced being put down because they were deemed to be too aggressive have been saved.
Sir Alan Duncan, a Foreign office minister, intervened to save the Belgian Shepherd dogs......

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Twenty percent rise in insurance

The cost of pet insurance has risen by nearly 20 percent in recent months.
Figures show that the standard rate of insurance premium tax (IPT) has increased from six percent to 12 percent in less than 18 months with some experts expecting it to rise even higher.
With the......

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Breed club round-up

AT THE Midland Golden Retriever Club Championship Showon 3rd December the judges were: Mrs Val Burns - Dogs and  Per Iversen - Bitches.
Best in Show was Miss K Braeckman's  Dan Sh Ch/Deu Ch Glitters Much of Muchness - Bitch  CC and Mrs J Wild's Sh Ch Fenwood Ell Masterpiece......

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Natures Menu Scoops Pet Industry Federation’s Innovation Award

Natures Menu has been named the winner of the Innovation Award at the Pet Industry Federation Awards 2017.
Organised by the Pet Industry Federation (PIF), the UK trade association for pet businesses, the awards celebrate entrepreneurial talent, commercial acumen and quality customer......

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BVA congratulates next UK chief vet

Christine Middlemiss has been appointed as the UK's next Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO). She will take over from Nigel Gibbens who is stepping down at the end of February 2018 following 10 years in the post.
Responding to the news, British Veterinary Association President John Fishwick......

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Obituary - George Giles

George Giles passed away peacefully in Good Hope Hospital on 27 November 2017. George had been unwell recently; however it had been hoped that he would rally round, sadly this was not to be, writes Carolyn Cheesman, Secretary of the Birmingham Afghan Hound Club.
George was known......

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Merseyside woman given lifetime ban

A Merseyside woman whose dog suffered with an injury that left half his face missing has been banned from keeping animals for the rest of her life.
Eight-year-old GSD Lenny had a gaping 10cm wound that left a hole on the side of his face, extending from his ear to the corner of his......

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Cause of hereditary Cerebellar Ataxia in Buhunds identified


Photo cortest AHT

Genetic researchers at the Animal Health Trust (AHT) have discovered a genetic mutation for cerebellar ataxia in Norwegian Buhunds. 
This disease affects dogs as young as 12 weeks of age,......

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Buddies Stakes Finals end on a high

The curtain closes on the last Buddies Yearling stakes qualifiers of 2017 at BUBA. Our judge was one of the UK's top judges, Liz Stannard.
The winning dog was the Keeshond from the famous Neradmik kennels. A Canadian import owned and exhibited by Mrs Melanie Harris. Neradmik Cary Grant......

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Overseas obedience judging invitations

The Kennel Club would like to remind societies running obedience shows that a judge's first three appointments must be restricted to novice classes held at Kennel Club licensed shows. 
The Kennel Club has been made aware of some instances where overseas judges have been appointed......

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Aggression could be genetic

New research has suggested that canine fear and aggression may be genetic. The two behaviours are linked as a dog can display aggressive characteristics, for example baring its teeth and growling, because they are scared.
The study entitled Genetic mapping of canine fear and aggression......

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The Manchester Dog Show Society

by Valerie Foss

It started in a Manchester hostelry in 1860, when a group of sporting gentlemen agreed to organise a gathering of pedigree dogs, and to have them judged by some knowledgeable gentlemen. 

At this first competition there was only one judge and the......

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Millions of dogs are being fed toxic treats

New research has revealed that over 4 million dogs in the UK are being fed human foods that are toxic when consumed.
The study, commissioned by leading pet food manufacturer Webbox, found that chocolate is the biggest culprit when it comes to treating your dog to human foods. Two in......

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New and exciting format for Kennel Club’s Breeders’ Competition 2018


The Kennel Club has announced a new and exciting format for the Kennel Club Breeders Competition starting in 2018, offering prize money sponsored by Agria Pet Insurance.
The competition will take place at every......

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