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Lucy’s Law to become official in spring

Campaigners for Lucy's Law were 'thrilled' after a Defra minister revealed that the legislation to ban the third party sales from pet shops will become law by 'late spring.'
David Rutley, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,......

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Bopper top of the terriers

Best in Show at National Terrier Championship Show was the Scottish Terrier, Ch McVan's Big Bopper At Beameups, owned by Rebecca Cross, Mrs Vandra Huber & Ms Dorene Cross & handled by Warren Bradley, pictured with Chairman Max......

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Mark Cocozza retains KC membership

A request to the Kennel Club Board asking for it to remove the KC membership of ex KC Director Mark Cocozza was rejected at a meeting held on Tuesday. 
The request by eleven KC members was instituted because of a presentation given by Mr Cocozza at the KC's Special General Meeting......

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Finn’s Law gets Royal Assent

Campaigners are delighted that Finn's Law, the law to protect police dogs, is now law.
On Monday it received Royal Assent as it was announced in parliament by The Deputy Speaker, Baroness Finlay of Llandaff that, 'Her majesty the Queen has signified Royal Assent to the following Acts.......

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Sh Ch Gunsyn Aafia


Sh Ch Gunsyn Aafia - the first Bracco Italiano  Champion in the UK and the breed record holder has died. 
with 15 CC's, 11 with BOB. Best of Breed at Crufts 2016 & 2019, Eva died tragically only three weeks......

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West Lancs French Bulldog Club


The West Lancs French Bulldog Club held its Limit show on the 7th April. 
Best In Show & Best Puppy in Show was Natalie Weir's Daulokkes Tarte Fleur. Reserve Best in Show Sonia Davis and Ann Wildmans Rowendale......

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Afghan claims first Show Certificate of Excellence


An Afghan Hound, Am Ch Suni Asia Wish Upon A Star by Sumahari ShCM ShCEx, belonging to Sue Virgo is the first dog to claim the new Show Certificate of Excellence (ShCEx) title.
This award was introduced by the Kennel Club......

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Obituary - Terry Nethercott (Sunsalve)

It is with a sense of deep sadness that I report the death of Terry Nethercott, the world renowned judge, and owner of the famous Sunsalve Pekingese Kennel. Terry passed away on Friday April 5th at 10.45pm.
Where do I begin to write the obituary of a man that can best be described......

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Obituary - Ben Hartley

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Princess helps AHT and KC celebrate 10 years co-operation

Around a hundred Animal Health Trust supporters attended a reception at the Kennel Club on Tuesday of last week, celebrating the work that the Trust does to improve the health and wellbeing of animals and to celebrate the Trust's ten-year partnership with the Kennel Club working together on the......

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Epic Gibbs!


Am Gr Ch, Port, Sw Ch Arben's Epic Swagg Of Los Perritos arrived from the USA in December 2018 and has broken records for Havanese by winning BIS at MidWest Ch under BIS judge Colm Beattie, Group judge Michael Forte and breed judge......

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Facebook group urges breeding of ‘fake pedigrees’

A Facebook page has appeared telling people how they can produce fake pedigree dogs.
Called Fake pedigrees R US the page has been set up to tell people how they can, 'become an unscrupulous dog breeder.'
The first bit of 'advice' on the site is to tell people how......

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Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2019

The winners of the prestigious Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2019 have been announced in a glittering ceremony in The Mercian Suite at the Birmingham Conference & Events Centre in Birmingham, following a record-breaking number of nominations of the highest calibre for the third consecutive year.
The......

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KC to host International Dog Health Workshop

The Kennel Clubis hosting the fourth International Dog Health Workshop on behalf of the International Partnership For Dogs (IPFD) from May 30th to June 1st.
Taking place at the De Vere Beaumont Estate in Windsor, the three-day event brings together forward-thinking dog health advocates;......

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Frankie best at Contest of Champions

Report: Stuart Band
Photos: Josh Henderson

The 2019 Contest of Champions took place at the Holiday Inn, Birmingham Airport on Saturday 6th April. This prestigious event in the canine calendar originated in 1986 and is eagerly anticipated......

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Whippet of the Year 2018

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Pamela Dennis Hall, Ready To Go


Thought to have originated in Newfoundland in the 1700's, the Labrador Retriever has a long and distinguished history as a retrieving dog. 
Initially used by Newfoundland fishermen in the cold waters of the Atlantic,......

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