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RSPCA chief quits after a year

The Chief Executive Officer of the RSPCA has quit with immediate effect just over a year in to the job.
Jeremy Cooper had been seen as a steadying influence on the organisation which had been faced with criticism in some quarters for its over-zealous approach to the prosecution......

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High Class win for Milo at Malvern

Moray Armstrong judged Best in Show at Three Counties and his choice for top honours  was the Bernese Mountain Dog, Ch Meadowpark High Class, owned by Carole Hartley-Mair and Gary Dybdall, handled by Carole and pictured with Moray,......

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Chepstow project falls at first fence

The Kennel Club's project to create a show centre on a joint use basis with Arena Racing Company at Chepstow Racecourse has been dropped.
 In a letter to KC Members last week Chairman Simon Luxmoore said; 'At the Kennel Club's Special General Meeting in November 2016 members approved......

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Flat-faced dogs should not be ‘normalised’

The president of the British Veterinary Association (BVA) was on Radio 4's Today programme last week telling people that so-called 'flat-faced dogs' should not be 'normalised'.
It is expected by the Kennel Club that the French bulldog, a breed beloved and promoted by numerous celebrities,......

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OUR DOGS welcomes Paula

We are delighted this week to introduce Paula  Heikkinen-Lehkonen to OUR DOGS. 
Paula's first dog, in 1961, was a WFTand her first litter was born in 1968. Since then she has bred over 200 litters, of Wire and Smooth Fox Terriers, ESS and Dachshunds, under the Wolfheart......

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Wash and go? KC gives hair dryers a short back and sides!

A recent announcement by the Kennel Club has met with mixed reactions on Social Media. It concerned the use of electrical devices such as hair dryers or hair straighteners at shows.
 The announcement said:  'The Kennel Club is becoming increasingly concerned at the......

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Petplan suspends automated checks

A large insurance company has changed the way its registered breeder scheme is administered following complaints. 
Petplan had faced accusations that its Breeder Scheme was open to abuse and that it allowed puppy farmers to award themselves 'trusted breeder' status so that they......

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Well done Newmarket!

To mark 50 years of Newmarket DCS, the Society donated a cheque for £5000 to the charity Dogs for Good. This money will be used to buy a puppy and pay for its training as an assistance dog for people with physical disabilities. The money......

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KC re-instates GSD League of Great Britain

The Kennel Club has re-instated the German Shepherd Dog League (GSDL) of Great Britain following its suspension last year.
They suspended the League because they would not cease to use the word 'champion'. The GSDL were also determined to hold their own British Sieger event in opposition......

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Five dogs are stolen every day in the UK

In 2016 1,774 dogs were stolen in the UK, equating to almost five dogs every day, new analysis by Direct Line Pet Insurance reveals. 
The analysis of thefts reported to UK police forces found there was a 19 per cent increase on the number of dogs stolen in 2016 compared to 2014,......

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Australia to ban cosmetic testing

Australia is about to join a number of countries around the world and ban the testing of cosmetics on animals.
The Australian Industrial Chemicals Reform is a package of six bills reforming industrial chemicals regulation in the country. 
Federal Assistant Minister......

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Obituary - Marjory Cleaver

The death of Marjorie Cleaver, aged 90, is the end of an era for Southern Counties Canine Association, writes David Cavill
When Angela Cavill was elected Secretary in 1974, the then Chairman Col. Pat Davies took her to one side and explained that he had pressed the committee to bring......

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KC advises on child safety around dogs

The Kennel Club is raising awareness of child safety around dogs and offering parents and carers advice to coincide with the Child Accident Prevention Trust's 'Child Safety Week' which begins today.
The Kennel Club, the UK's largest organisation dedicated to responsible dog ownership,......

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Vulnerable breeds competition to return to Crufts 2018

Following the popularity of the Vulnerable British and Irish Breeds Competition at Crufts, the Kennel Club has announced that it will take place again this year, culminating in a grand final at Crufts 2018.
To raise awareness of vulnerable British & Irish breeds the Kennel Club......

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Dogs at Polling Stations 2017

If you're fed up with soft or hard Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Theresa May or just politics in general then take at look at the brighter side of politics, and feast your eyes on these gorgeous polling station pics, guaranteed to make you smile! With thanks to all who kindly sent in these great photos... ......

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