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KC unveils major Open Show reforms

IN WHAT the Kennel Club describes as 'the biggest shake-up to the open show scene for more than a generation', it has announced new measures designed to increase interest in this important and essential side of dog showing.
It will introduce three new awards and, in addition, the qualifications......

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Magic Mike tops SWKA


Best in show at South Wales Kennel Association was the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, Ch Soletrader Magic Mike. owned by Sara Robertson and Wendy Doherty.

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KC organises successful breed health symposium

Breed Health Symposium - Breed Watch Booth  (c) The Kennel Club

Around 200 delegates attended the latest Kennel Club Breed Health Symposium at  The Kennel Club Building......

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KC snippets - 13th October 2017

Registrations up 
The KC has announced that puppy registrations for the period from 1st January this year to 30th September, are up by around 6% as compared to last year. Full details will be available soon.
This follows an overall increase in KC registratio ......

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100 CCs for Florita Italian Greyhounds

Helen Lister, who registered her affix Florita in 1976, has never been a large scale breeder, preferring that her dogs live out their days with her when no longer being shown.
The 100th CC, accumulated by only 13 Florita IGs from nine litters, was won this year at Driffield Championship......

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Amstaff tops prestigious Montgomery

GCHG Roadhouse's Life of the Party CGCA CGCU RATN DN CA, caps off a spectacular weekend winning BIS at the prestigious Montgomery County KC all Terrier show. Handled by his best friend Kim Rudzik, he was also BOB the day before at the......

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Animal Welfare Bill made available to public

A DRAFT Bill which will make many fundamental changes to current regulations has now been made available for public consultation.
The major piece of legislation will affect almost every aspect of professional animal care and welfare.   It is very detailed and affects breeders,......

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Breeder ‘let down’ by DNA mix up

A breeder feels let down by the Kennel Club after he was left out of pocket and unable to adequately identify the parents of his puppies despite subscribing to the KC's DNA profiling system.
Chris Clarke, who is an Assured Breeder, is methodical in the way he approaches the breeding......

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CC roundup - 13th October

Results from the British Manchester Terrier Club Championship show on 7th October 2017 were as follows: DCC, BIS: Carter`s Ch Digelsa Declaration. RDCC,RBIS: Walshaw`s Ch Talanors Diamonds n` Dreams avec Janmark JW ShCM. BCC,BOS:Knight`s Talanors Diamond Treat. RBCC: Greenslade`s Utterby Mint Chocolat.......

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Obituary - Julie Stooks: Artist – 1936 – October 4th 2017

Julie was born in London and studied art Twickenham College of Art.  Married with three sons and a daughter, she was a lifelong Cocker Spaniel devotee, writes Paul Keevil of Canine Art Connections
For many years Julie was a regular sight at dog shows, including Crufts, with......

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Marc’s in the dog house!


A prominent animal campaigner, along with business leaders from Edinburgh, spent the day 'in the dog house' to raise money for a dog's home.
Marc Abraham, creator of PupAid, the anti-puppy farming campaign organisation,......

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CORE names Jose Luis Ibanez as new recruit

WellPet, LLC, the number-one independent, family-owned natural pet food company,  (CORE) announced recently that Jose Luis Ibanez has joined the company as Director Influencer/Breeder  Europe.  
Jose Luis will be responsible for the business development and......

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