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Fireworks petition handed in to Government

Fireworks campaigners recently handed in a petition backed by 358,000 people, calling on the government to restrict their use.
The RSPCA and FAB Firework Abatement UK visited the Office for Product Safety and Standards in Birmingham with the petition, which renews calls for an urgent......

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Lhasa Joker tops BUBA

Best in Show  at last weekend's BUBA under Sheila Jakeman was the Lhasa Apso, Ch Sandauri Showstopper For Kutani (Imp Rus), owned by Wendy Cain. 
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Dozens of dogs put down because of breed

New figures have revealed that dozens of 'innocent' dogs are destroyed by the police simply because of their breed.
Analysis of the results of Freedom of Information requests made to the police by the anti-Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) charity, Born Innocent, show that, 'over 70%......

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Lucys Law campaign wins again

The campaign to establish Lucy's Law has won another award.
Last September the successful campaign to establish a ban on third party sales in England was made campaign of the month in PR Week. 
A week later they received a special award at the Animal Hero Awards......

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Luxembourg show to go ahead in 2019

A major international show that was cancelled by the authorities last year will go ahead this year.
Last June the 97th International Dog Show in Luxembourg was denied a licence to hold their show by the Ministry of Agriculture. They said in a short statement last year, 'The Minister......

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Bush Labrador captures hearts


A picture of a Labrador who worked for President George HW Bush has captured the public's imagination.
The photo of Sully the service dog resting beside the coffin of the 41st President is a moving tribute to the politician......

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Arrests made after dogs taken

Over 40 dogs have been taken by the police and the RSPCA from a traveller site in Cambridgeshire.
A joint raid by Cambridgeshire police's Rural Crime Action Team and the RSPCA took the dogs and arrested a number of people last week.
Two men aged 18 and 26, a 22 year old......

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Judge has bags stolen in San Jose

A well known international dog judge has been left stranded in Costa Rica after thieves stole his passport, documents and identity card.
Francesco Cochetti was judging at the SICALAM show in San Jose, Costa Rica. Whilst attending the opening ceremony someone took his bag.
He......

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Perthshire dog wins Ks 17th HPR Championship

A five-year-old German Shorthaired Pointer from Perthshire has won the Kennel Club's 17th Hunt, Point and Retrieve (HPR) Championship, sponsored by Skinner's Pet Foods, held at the Swinton Estate in Ripon, North Yorkshire by kind permission of Lord Masham.
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Brexit could affect dog health

A leading producer of dry dog food has warned that the health of dogs could be at risk in the event of a hard or no-deal Brexit.
Inspired Pet Nutrition (IPN), who are behind the Wagg and Harrington brands of dog food, are concerned about the possible effects a hard Brexit could have......

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New venue for BSAVA Congress in 2021


In an exciting development, the BSAVA has announced that BSAVA Congress will be moving to Manchester Central for Congress 2021.
This carefully considered decision has been made by BSAVA Volunteers staying true to being......

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Whippet owners unite to rescue dogs

by Ann Beckett-Bradshaw

The Northern Ireland Whippet Club recently donated 750 to the Candy Cane dog rescue who work in China. Candy Cane is made up of a small nucleus of courageous people who go through the dog meat markets and holding stations to rescue......

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Techology replaces dogs skull

In a major step forward for veterinary medicine 3D-printing technology has been used to replace the majority of a dog's skull. 
Patches, a nine--year-old Dachshund from Williamsport, Pennsylvania, had a brain tumour the size of an orange. It had grown through the skull......

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What a year 2018 has been for dogmatic!!

Dogmatic is extremely proud to announce that it is the winner of the 'Product I can't live without' category of the Your Dog Magazine Product Awards 2018/19. 
This is a wonderful achievement for Dogmatic, to become the first company to win such an amazing accolade for the sixth......

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Anything is possible with Willow


Ruth Spurr (24) from South Buckinghamshire suffers from Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, which causes multi systemic problems throughout her body. Her pet dog Willow has recently fully qualified as her Assistance Dog, after training with Dog......

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