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PUPscan says objectives ‘misunderstood’

A FACEBOOK attack on PUPscan, a new venture aimed at helping breeders to identify hip and elbow dysplasia in young puppies and also older dogs, has led to the forward thinking company issuing a statement explaining its role, which is helping breeders identify problems in litters early on in their......

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Judge in mid-air drama

A well known judge was caught in an air flight drama as he returned from judging a dog show in Pakistan.
Sigurd Wilberg was on the Pakistan International flight PK757 flight from Lahore to London Heathrow when the flight was diverted and the plane was forced to land at Stanstead......

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Low key checks on Crufts BOBs

Best of breed winners at Crufts are to be checked before they compete in the main ring.
They will undergo a 'low-key observation' that is intended to ensure each dog is ready to compete in the group.
It is felt by many that the Kennel Club have decided to take this 'basic......

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Russian Toys accepted by KC

The Russian Toy will be recognised by the Kennel Club with effect from 1st July 2017. The breed will be classified in the Toy Group on the Imported Breed Register.
The breed, as its name suggests, is a type of toy dog developed in Russia in the twentieth century.  It comes in......

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Vet calls for ban on breeds

A TV vet and animal welfare enthusiast has called for a number of dog breeds to be banned.
Emma Milne, who appeared on BBC TV's Vets in Practice, has written in her blog Emma The Vet that, 'We have a moral duty to ban breeds that suffer. People say to me that you can't ban a......

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Failing breeds queried by exhibitors

Following the publishing of last week's entry figures for Crufts there has been a reaction on social media after it was revealed that certain breeds that were said by the KC to be 'failing' were actually doing quite well. 
Last August a meeting with the KC was held with representatives......

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BVA responds to Prime Minister’s Brexit speech

The Prime Minister Theresa May has outlined her plans for the UK's exit from the European Union in a major speech.
With Brexit negotiations set to begin after notice under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty is served, the Prime Minister's speech outlined the Government's negotiating priorities......

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Winter Games launched

Sled Dogs help launch Phoenix Winter Games for injured Service Personnel and Veterans.
Teams of Alaskan Malamutes from the Alaskan Malamute Working Association (AMWA) and Sled Dogs As Therapy have been providing an insight into the breed, sporting fun and excitement to injured Service......

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Obituary - Mrs Jackie Reader (Jackreed)

I was sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs Jackie Reader of the Jackreed Yorkshire Terriers, on Tuesday 7th February. Jackie had been unwell forquite some time and had never fully recovered from the loss of her husband Jack two years previously, writes Osman Sameja
When she left school......

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Obituary - Betty Baxter - Farnaby

The world of pedigree dogs has lost a great lady with the passing of Betty Baxter, on 9th February.
My memory goes immediately to Bath Champ show in the mid sixties, as I stood at the Dane ring a huffing lady in a dress ( no trousers for the ladies in those days) asked me where the......

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Obituary - Sally Poole (Alokin)

Sally Poole of the Alokin Kennels passed away in the early hours of Tuesday February 7, at the West Berkshire Hospital at the age of 85 years, writes Alexandra Witmond 
Sally had been a member of the Welsh Terrier Club since 1955, and was a committee member and President to......

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Westminster sees the stars

Westminster Kennel Club's 141st Annual show took place at the Piers and Madison Square Garden in New York earlier this week. As we go to press, one day of judging has been completed. 
Monday had the Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding group scheduled. Winning the Hound Group,......

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Change of Judge at Crufts

There has been a change of judge for both Golden Retriever bitches and Maltese at Crufts 2017.
Mr M Godefroy has withdrawn from judging Golden Retriever bitches, due to ill health, and will be replaced by Mrs Sue Brown (Ipcress).
Mrs DA Horan has withdrawn from judging......

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Breeder prosecuted: 113 dogs found

A Welsh dog breeder has been prosecuted after inspectors found hundreds of dogs in terrible conditions on his properties.
Richard Jones, from Llanwnnen, near Lampeter, was convicted of two counts of illegal dog breeding and 21 counts of causing unnecessary suffering to dogs after raids......

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Flora and Robert show amazing bond on TV programme


Eagle-eyed OUR DOGS readers who have been watching the wonderful 'Secret Life Of Dogs' programme, currently being shown on ITV, may have recognised the name of Flora's owner, Robert Stuhldreer, who is one of our lovely breed note writers.
Robert,......

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