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Crufts Best in Show 2017

Best in Show at Crufts 2017, judged by Jeff Horswell, the American Cocker Spaniel, 

Sh Ch Afterglow Miami Ink, owned by Jason Lynn & Rui Jorge Da Silva, handled by Jason Lynn. Miami was bred......

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Armchair backlash for Crufts BIS

There has been a social media backlash against this year's Crufts best in show winner as people online felt the dog was not 'fit for function'.
Almost as soon as American Cocker Spaniel Sh Ch Afterglow Miami Ink, known as Miami, was chosen by best in show judge Jeff Horswell the reaction......

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Sales proposals derailed by charities

It has been officially revealed that two leading canine charities derailed proposals to ban the sale of puppies in UK Pet Shops.
OUR DOGS reported last month a conversation that Pup Aid campaigner Marc Abraham had with Lord Gardiner, the minister responsible for these issues. Mr Abraham......

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Kennel Club and FCI sign new agreement

During the course of Crufts, Officials of the FCI and the Kennel Club signed a new Reciprocal Agreement on Judges to replace the previous arrangement signed in 2013.
That arrangement was voted down by a 57% majority of KC Members at last year's KC AGM on a proposal by Alan Hedges.......

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Samoyed judge falls ill during judging

Ray Pycroft, who judged Samoyed at Crufts on Sunday, had to leave the ring after just four classes, as he became unwell during judging.
Ringsiders told how Mr Pycroft appeared confused for a time and was taken from the ring by KC officials. He was replaced by Stuart Mallard.
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CC roundup - 17th March 2017

Chinese Chow Club 
5th February 2017

DCC & BOB: Clare, Miss P,  Norskov's Future Fighter At Benoleo (Imp DNK)
 
RDCC: Robinson, Miss A R,   Rendel Ruff N'tuff At Kwaitang 
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Vet calls for more CKCS health checks

Campaigners who want greater health checks for Cavalier King Charles Spaniels were upset at Crufts this year when a dog that had allegedly 'flouted' guidelines intended to reduce the incidence of inherited diseases within the breed won Best of Breed.
On Friday 10th March TV vet Emma......

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Obituary - Ray Platt

Many people throughout the world of dogs will be sorry to hear of the sudden death on February 19 of Ray Platt of the world famous Scottish Terriers he had not been well for a few years, writes Nellie Taylor
Raymond and I first met Ray at a local show in the mid 60's the first time......

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Obituary - Miss Nerolie de Lavis Trafford (Tyburn)

It is with great sadness that I report that the world of Manchester Terriers has lost its President of the British Manchester Terrier Club, who died on March 3, writes  Carol Dunford
One of her nieces, Caroline Pye, was with her at her peaceful end.  Nerolie was a font of......

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Foxhounds put down after TB scare

Dozens of Foxhounds have been euthanised in a Buckinghamshire hunt kennels after contracting bovine TB (bTB).
This outbreak amongst the dogs of the Kimblewick Hunt is being investigated by the  Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).
An honorary member of this hunt......

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The Retired Greyhound Trust new single


The Retired Greyhound Trust (RGT) released their debut charity single, Let's Hear It For the boy, performed by chart-topping artist Allan Jay this month.  Originally a 1980's hit for Deniece Williams, the song's title is also the......

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Japanese Chin furure explained by sister

Questions have been raised when an exhibitor won first place in the limit class in Japanese Chins under her own mother.
Sandra Boyer's Coya Alfie Boe was awarded the place by her mother Joyce McFarlane. However, OUR DOGS has been told that the two women despise each other and that......

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Border Collie smartest dog in Britain

The Border Collie has been hailed the smartest breed in a survey of British dog owners.
Typical working dogs topped the smart chart, as the Border Collie (39%) was followed by the German Shepherd (29%), Labrador (28%), Golden Retriever (18%).
Impressively, a quarter of......

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Dogs can be manipulative

New research has indicated that dogs are not the upstanding honest animal of legend and are actually use manipulative behaviour in order to get what they want.
Scientists at the University of Zurich tested animals' ability to use deception to get food from humans.
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