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Council gives licence back to pet store

Controversial decision questioned

A new campaign has been set up to stop a pet store from selling puppies that had its licence revoked only last year.
Last September Wokingham Council revoked the licence to sell puppies from Linton Pet Store in Hare Hatch......

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Bearded Collies tops Scottish Breeds

Relaxing after being awarded Best in Show at Scottish Breeds CC championship show is the Bearded Collie, Ch Corimist Cover Girl, with her owner Nicola, and the beautiful crystal trophy. 

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Alfie reigns at UK Toydog

Best in Show at UK Toydog championship show was the Pug, Ch & Lux Ch Calaquendi Nebuchadnezzar JW Sh CM, owned by Mrs A Hill & Miss L C Hill, pictured with Paddy Galvin (Royal Canin), Tom Mather (Secretary) & Selena Lund......

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Women sentenced after dogs rescued from ‘hell’

Two women have been handed suspended sentences for keeping dogs and puppies in dire conditions at a puppy farm in Essex.
Teresa Wade and Victoria Montgomery both pleaded guilty at Southend Magistrates' Court on 20 February part-way through a trial for a string of animal welfare offences.
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Parvo sweeps across UK

Owners warned to be vigilant

Parvovirus is sweeping through the UK and dog owners have been told to be alert to the symptoms.
Cases of the deadly disease have been reported in Cumbria, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and Northumbria.
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Judge taken ill after show

A JUDGE was rushed to hospital last week after falling ill following her judging appointment.
Angela Danvers-Smith had just finished judging BPIS at the Northern Samoyed Society's championship show on March 25, when she was taken ill and an ambulance was called.
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Preston tops Sydney Royal Easter show

Photo by Fiona Erskine of Ffire Photography

Best in Show at the Sydney Royal Easter Show 2018 went to Sue Huebner and Penny Kelly's homebred Hungarian Puli, Ch Cordmaker Mr Blue Sky 'Preston', handled......

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Pennsylvania to follow puppy mill ban

Another American state is to follow California's example and ban the sale of dogs from puppy farms.
Legislation has been proposed in Pennsylvania that will prohibit the sale of dogs from puppy farms and direct the pet market towards more humane sources.
Senator Guy Reschenthaler......

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Vet struck off for second time

A vet has been struck off by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) for the second time.
David Smith was convicted of conspiracy to commit fraud at Maidstone Crown Court in June 2016. He was sentenced to 30 months in jail. This conviction was considered by the disciplinary......

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Buddies Yearling Stakes - UK Toydog 2018

UK TOYDOG launched this year's 2018 Buddies Yearling stakes and was as always ably managed by the show secretary Tom Mather and his committee. 
This prestigious sponsorship is held during the show season at UK group Championship shows and is the only stakes series to showcase......

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Eukanuba launches search to find real life ambassadors

EUKANUBA has launched an exciting search for five dogs and their owners to become official EUKANUBA ambassadors and have the opportunity to try its new range of premium nutrition before it's officially available to the public.
Taking part in an exclusive 12-week trial, the five lucky......

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Obituary - Edith Newton and Morag Bolton-Lockhart

A sad Easter Weekend, with two two grand Dames of the whippet world gone forever, writes Susanne Oschinski.
So a chapter of Whippet history is closed again and the Whippet world will not be the same again.
Rest in Peace dear Mrs Edith Newton, I remember some nice......

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Range rover advert creates craze for White Swiss

An advert featuring the White Swiss Shepherd Dog has led to it getting the biggest increase in online puppy searches of any breed in the UK.
The advert for the Range Rover Velar, which first hit screens at the end of September 2017, created a huge 1,407 per cent increase in searches......

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A unique breed occasion

I was greatly honoured to be invited to judge Finnish Spitz at their Breed Championship Show on March 18th, writes Angela Cavill
This year the committee had decided that as an honorary member of the Club in Finland I should be invited to judge the show which marked the club's 80th......

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How can YOU help and support our super Assistance Dogs?

If you see an Assistance Dog when you're out and about, what do you usually do?
Do you:
a. Ignore the dog and owner?
b. Ignore the owner and approach to the dog?
c. Ignore the dog and approach the owner?
If you do a. or c. - Well......

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Calling all Pet Innovators

Nestle Purina has launched new 'BetterWithPets' prize worth £75,000  - open to initiatives that enrich the pet-human bond.
Purina is on the lookout for social innovators across Europe to enter their newly-launchedBetterwithPets prize, worth a total of around £75,000 (100,000 Swiss......

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Dog walker banned

A professional dog walker has been banned from working with animals for 20 years after two dogs died whilst in her care.
Helen Campbell, 59, who runs Nose2Tail-K9Care, admitted she 'lost track of time' during a business meeting and left dogs in the back of van in Glasgow on a sweltering......

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