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Licensing Regulations published

by Adam Williams

The Government have published guidance for local authority inspectors for their upcoming Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations in relation to the conditions for breeding dogs.
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Irish Setter tops sunny NGA

Judge Pat Butler-Holley found her Best in Show winner at National Gundog Championship Show in Blake Crocker and Amelia Siddle's Irish Setter dog,
Sh Ch Copper's War of Roses (Imp Swe) pictured here relaxing in the sun.
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Call to ban dog shows in Amsterdam

Amsterdam may be hosting the World Dog Show this weekend, but officials in the city are investigating ways to ban dog shows completely in the Dutch capital.
The GroenLinks party in Amsterdam, the local Green party, believe that dog shows are, 'too stressful for dogs.' They are also......

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New Cocker Spaniel record holder


Cocker Spaniel Sh Ch Veratey Vincenzo at Cassom, owned by Sarah Amos-Jones, became the new breed record holder at Paignton championship show show after winning his 61st CC. 
Vinnie was bred by Ruth Bradley, sired......

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100 CCs for Nikara


AT PAIGNTON last weekend, Ch Nikara Diamond Dancer JW, the Samoyed owned by Val Freer and Sue Smith won the 100th CC for Val, with dogs she owns or co-owns. 
Dan won the CC and BOB under Mrs C Hale. Val's first CC......

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Dog breeding Reform Group calls for prosecution

The Dog Breeding Reform Group (DBRG) has handed in its latest report to the Department for Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) calling for breeders to be prosecuted if they breed dogs knowing that they will have genetic defects.
In the report they ask that there should be secondary legislation......

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Senior KC member leaves

A senior member of the Kennel Club has left her post to, OUR DOGS was informed, 'spend more time with her family.'
The KC have confirmed that Sally Purvis, for many years the Human Resources manager at the organisation, has left the KC
It is believed that Kevin McGuirk,......

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Ex-racing Greyhounds ‘too timid’ to rehome

Ex-racing GreyHounds in Australia are being put down because they are 'too timid' or 'too noisy'.
The Guardian Australia obtained records from Internal Greyhound Racing, revealing that some owners use vague reasons to euthanise dogs, rather than put them up for adoption, once their......

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Puppy comes to Battersea hours after online sale

A tiny six-week-old Jack Russell puppy is being cared for by Battersea Dogs & Cats Home after being taken away from his mother too soon and sold online.
Buddy was collected by the Police after they stopped a car in the early hours of a Tuesday morning in July. After telling the......

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Obituary - Alan Rountree 1946 - 2018

I was very sorry indeed to hear of the death last week of KC Board Member Alan Rountree of the Tasco Labrador Retrievers. He had been suffering ill health for some time and had worked hard to fight his health problems supported by his wife Deirdre, writes Ronnie Irving. 
Alan,......

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Obituary - May Wood-Dowson

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart I report the demise of a lovely and inspirational lady, known affectionately as 'Daisy', May Wood Dowson, writes Kath Kirkman
May was seen in the ring with her American cockers, alongside Frank Kane, Mike Bottomley, and Mike Gadsby,......

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Over 3,000 dogs to descend on Rockingham

The KC International Agility Festival will see a record-breaking 3,299 dogs from all over the world head to Rockingham Castle this August for the world's largest agility festival.
From 9th - 12th August dogs and their handlers will descend for the festival, which will be celebrating......

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GME clarification

OUR DOGS would like to clarify some details from last week's story about a fun dog show that was held in memory of a Maltese dog Annabelle, show name Zumarnick Fairy Cake, who died from Granulomatous Meningoencephalitis (GME). 
The vet's bills were £15,000 and not £8,000 as stated......

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Eating dog meat in UK should be illegal

A prominent dog supporting Member of Parliament has called on the government to make it illegal to eat dog meat in the UK.
Lisa Cameron MP, chair of the All Party Parliamentary Dog Advisory group, has made the call in the belief that the public would be, 'right behind legislation calling......

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£3,000 a year spent on dogs

According to a study on average pet owners spend more than £3,000 a year on dog walking, grooming, training and pet sitting which amounts to over 10% of the average UK salary.
Bark.com, who commissioned the research, worked out that there are 66.5 million people in the UK and 26 percent......

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Spitz in the Park 2018

by Toni Jackson

I guess I can liken organising and running an event like Spitz in the Park to giving birth, in that (a) its pretty stressful and painful, (b) there is a lot riding on it, (c) once its over there is a huge amount of joy and pleasure in pulling it off and (d) once......

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