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Kennel Club Chairman resigns

After several exhausting weeks during which it had eventually been agreed that votes of no confidence would be proposed by KC members at a forthcoming Special General Meeting, the Kennel Club has announced that KC Chairman Simon Luxmoore has resigned as Chairman, but will continue as a member of......

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Daffyd at his best in Wales

Best in Show at 

South Wales Kennel Association was the Bullmastiff dog, Ch Optimus Daffyd JW, owned and bred by Peter Myers and Deborah Morgan from Liverpool. 

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KC causes confusion on A2 lists

Another change to regulations has recently 'crept out' and might have gone unnoticed in some quarters. It would appear that the Kennel Club has decided that instead of communicating changes in regulations directly to breed club secretaries and through either its KC Journal or course OUR DOGS,......

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Parker notches up his 50th CC



THE GREAT Dane, Ch Vanmore Stop and Stare at Castleon, took his 50th CC at SWKA under Sharon Pinkerton. 
Five-year-old Parker is owned by breeder Laurence Morgan Evans and Lionel Webb, and won......

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TV show under attack over Griffon

A television programme has come under attack on social media for choosing a brachycephalic breed to go on the front cover of a canine magazine.
Last week we reported that the well known journalist Beverley Cuddy was to appear on a reality show called The Big Audition.
The......

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Concern at bovine TB being passed from dogs

Vets have called on the government to bring in an immediate ban on feeding livestock to hunting hounds.
Their concerns follow the revelation that 97 dogs were euthanised following an outbreak of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) at the hunting kennel of the Kimblewick Hunt. It is alleged......

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‘Wooferendum’ takes to London streets

A giant dog walk took place in London last weekend calling for a second Brexit vote.
Dog owners campaigning for a People's Vote took their pets to Westminster calling for a 'Wooferendum'.
Actor and campaigner Peter Egan joined former Labour Party spin doctor Alastair......

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British Carriage Dog Society National Carriage Dog Trials

The British Carriage Dog Society held their Annual National Carriage Dog Trials at Tenantry Farm, Rockbourne on the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd September. With a fabulous entry of 15 and a full compliment of dogs for the "have a go" training session on the Sunday, we were hoping for good things......

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Grass-roots commitment to breed health improvement


Around 130 people attended the Kennel Club's Breed Health Symposium held at Stoneleigh last month. This annual event has been running for at least 20 years and last year was opened up for anyone......

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Hunt members put on trial

Members of a hunt have been put on trial accused of deliberately hunting a fox with a pack of dogs.
Timothy Allen and Shaun Anderson from the Buccleuch Hunt have been charged with breaching Scotland's fox hunting laws. Both men have pleaded not guilty.
The incident is......

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KC Art Gallery to showcase Crufts BIS portrait

A portrait of 2017 Crufts Best in Show winner, American Cocker Spaniel Sh Ch Afterglow Miami Ink, has been incorporated into the Kennel Club Art Collection at the headquarters in London.
The painting, which is by artist Anne Zoutsos from Surrey, was formally presented to Crufts Chairman,......

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Spitz in the Park 2018

THE SPITZ in the Park 2018 event was a huge success even though attendance was lower than expected due to the high temperatures!
The day raised a fantastic total of £1092 for Animal Health Trust and £546 for the local charity DBARC.
The 2019 event is to be held on on......

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Obituary - Sylvia Blaxter

It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that Sylvia Blaxter passed away on September 20th, 2018 after a very short time in hospital. I have been asked to fill in the story of her life, so here goes, writes David Blaxter
Born in 1934, in a London suburb (as Leyton was then),......

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WOOFS: a lot happening!

A lot can happen in a year and that is certainly the case for Stewart Irvine, Co-founder along with his business partner, David Judd of new ethical treats company, Wild Ocean Omega3 Fish Snacks Ltd., trading as WOOFS. 
Since starting the business the firm has now firmly established......

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