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 Our dogs newsletter - issue 521


The current standings are in this weeks issue (26th October) or view them on our website.

 Inquiry into Dog Control and Welfare moves forward

In May this year the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee (EFRA) launched an enquiry to consider the measures which might be taken to tackle irresponsible dog ownership announced for consultation by Defra in April. Launching the inquiry, Committee Chair, Anne McIntosh MP said, ‘Attacks by out of control dogs are on the increase with tragic impacts on individuals, families and communities.
Our inquiry will look closely at whether the Government is doing enough to tackle the problem of irresponsible dog owners and to improve the welfare of all dogs, including so-called status dogs. We also want to find out whether enough is being done to improve the health and welfare of dogs bred for sale.’

For more on this story you can buy this weeks issue (26th October) or view in the Members' area of our website.

 Survey on Canine Eye Care

Are you willing to share your thoughts on eye care and eye problems in dogs? If you are the person responsible for making the healthcare decisions for your dog/ dogs and you breed or show your dogs, please take part. The survey takes just minutes and your input will be invaluable in helping to launch new products for canine eye care. One lucky participant will be selected at random to win £50 of vouchers to spend on-line with a pet superstore (terms and conditions apply). Just click on the link to take part.



 anglian meat products

 our dogs annual 2013 - last chance

 Win tickets to Discover Dogs 2012

Discover Dogs 2012 takes place between 10 - 11 November 2012 at London’s Earl’s Court.
The event, sponsored by Eukanuba and Metro Bank, is expected to welcome over 26,000 visitors and 3,000 dogs over the two days of the show.

Discover Dogs provides a fantastic opportunity for visitors to meet, greet and discover over 200 different breeds of dog, and learn all about the distinctive personalities, traits and looks of each breed and how to buy the perfect canine partner.

OUR DOGS have a pair of tickets for this years event to givaway. For a chance of winning a pair, simply email your name and address to editor@ourdogs.co.uk. Alternatively, you can send your entry to: Ali Smith, 1 Lund Street, Trafford Park, Manchester M16 9EJ
Closing date for entries is Friday November 2nd 2012.

Best of luck!

For more on this story you can buy this weeks issue (26th October) or view in the Members' area of our website

To read these reports buy this weeks issue (26th October) or view in the Members' area of our website

 European Dog Show 2013

Take a look at the new facebook page
for the European dog show 2013.

Click here and "like" the page!!


 european dog show 2012

Take a look at a BIS video we have from this years European Dog Show.

Click here to view!!


Bonfire Night is without doubt a stressful occasion for many dogs but help is on hand thanks to PetSpec Calm & Focused.

A daily additive which increases focus and offsets the effects of stress, PetSpec Calm & Focused helps to:

  • Reduce fear of loud noises such as fireworks and thunder.
  • Improve focus and obedience.
  • Reduce anxiety and over-excitability.

PetSpec Calm & Focused does not sedate, can be fed long term and is wheat gluten free.

It is formulated by experienced nutritionists with scientifically proven ingredients including tryptophan; a natural precursor of serotonin and the yeast products FOS and MOS to help maintain a healthy gut environment.

Save 10% and get FREE postage and packing on all orders at www.petspec.co.uk
by quoting lessstress0511 in the promotional code box.

Contact PetSpec on 01845 565030   Visit www.petspec.co.uk

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 Award for Our Dogs MD!

At the recent European Dog Show 2012 held in Bucharest, OUR DOGS Managing Director Vince Hogan received a special award from the Romanian Kennel Club. He is seen here at the official dinner with the Vice President Petru Muntean making the presentation.
The Romanian Kennel Club staged an excellent event overall and OUR DOGS had been a key factor in helping to raise the profile of the show and also working with the President Cristian Stefanescu and Vice President Petru Muntean in highlighting the problem of stray dogs in the country. Vince chaired a special press conference on the first day of the show where a number of Romanian dog enthusiasts and campaigners attended. A special protocol was signed with a foundation which is working to help the stray dogs.

For more on this story you can buy this weeks issue (26th October) or view in the Members' area of our website.

 amsterdam winner show

Online entry extended to 27/10/12

Click here to enter

 kortrijk - 49th eurodogshow

The 49th Eurodogshow at Kortrijk is a unique show.

This year has seen an increased entry making it the biggest dog show in Belgium.

Check out the website for more information.


 see our dogs at midland counties

 dogs in focus


 Vet tests to be extended?

During the course of providing evidence to the EFRA Committee of MP’s last week (see our front page report in this week’s issue) both Professor Sir Patrick Bateson and Professor Sheila Crispin remarked favourably on the Vet Tests introduced at Crufts this year.
At the meeting, Professor Crispin said: ‘I am sure it will be extended to occasional checks if not regular checks on other breeds. So it won’t just be the High Profile Breeds. Which will also mean that the High Profile Breeds won’t feel that they’re being particularly targeted.’

It has also been reported that Professor Crispin later said that this idea had been discussed by the KC Dog Health Group and might even be introduced ‘before Crufts’. She is also reported as approving of this move and believing that one of the reasons for it was that supporters of the High Profile Breeds had felt discriminated against.

For more on this story you can buy this weeks issue (26th October) or view in the Members' area of our website

 kc breeders competition

Latest standings in print and online - Click here

 world of dogs

 International Dog Show, Lausanne

Multi BIS Ch Zentarr Morgan wins BIS at the International Show in Lausanne, Switzerland, handled by Javier Gonzalez Mendikote.
Pictured here are the organisers Laurent Pichard (centre) & Barbara Müller (far right); Breed Judge Toshimori Omura (second from right); Group Judge Annika Ulltveit-Moe (far left) & BIS Judge Ann Ingram (2nd from left)
Photo by DEYA

 Utrecht Show

Best in Show at Utrecht Show in Holland was the Basset Griffon Vendeen Petit, Huikeshoven, Doherty and Robertson Soletrader Bjorn Borg

Photo by Ernst Von Scheven (Kynoweb)

For more on this story you can buy this weeks issue (26th October) or view in the Members' area of our website

 show update

 top breeder

 top puppy

 judges envelopes

For some time the numbers of judge's reports we receive by post have been receding and the vast majority of show reports are now sent to OUR DOGS by email.
For this reason - and with the imminent large rises in the cost of first and second class mail - we will no longer send bulk mailings of envelopes to show secretaries.
If you are a judge with appointments this year - or even next year - and you will be posting your report to OUR DOGS, please call along to the stand at any general championship show and collect your pre-paid envelopes.
Alternatively, if you are a secretary and wish to collect envelopes for your show, they will be happy to oblige. And don't worry if you don't get to the champ shows, simply email Ann Cross on across@ourdogs.co.uk or call her on 0161 709 4550. Show reports by email to showreports@ourdogs.co.uk.
Envelopes will be posted in the normal way in the short term but this will cease as from May 1st. As ever both OUR DOGS and our readers are grateful for the efforts of all judges in submitting reports and trust that everyone understand the reasons for the changes.
We live in a changing world!

 our dogs international



Available in a range of colours and as always, containing ALL the information needed to plan your show year including show dates and entries closing dates!


£5.75 including carriage

If you prefer you can also contact Fiona Simpson on:
T: 0844 504 9008 E: fiona@ourdogs.co.uk

This popular product is an essential part of your show kit!
This handy A5 planner diary has a laminated wipe-clean cover and is full of information for all show enthusiasts.

£4.50 including carriage

If you prefer you can also contact Fiona Simpson on:
T: 0844 504 9008 E: fiona@ourdogs.co.uk

Plan your year with this spacious wall planner which features all championship show dates and entries closing dates. Essential for all with an interest in the show scene!

£4.00 including carriage

If you prefer you can also contact Fiona Simpson on:
T: 0844 504 9008 E: fiona@ourdogs.co.uk

Fabulous colour pictures of your favourite breeds and lots of space to write your appointments are brought to you by Affixe Editions, Browntrout and now the Contemporary and Traditional ranges from British manufacturer, Magnet and Steel.
Affixe Editions features the stunning photography of François Nicaise while Browntrout displays the work of a selection of expert canine photographers. The Contemporary range features your favourite breeds beautifully photographed against a white background while the Traditional range show the British photographer's’ viewpoint!
All calendars run from September 2012 – December 2013.

£12.49 including carriage or £9.99 from our stand at shows.

If you prefer you can also contact Fiona Simpson on:
T: 0844 504 9008 E: fiona@ourdogs.co.uk


by Tamsin Pickeral ; Photographer Astrid Harrisson

The Spirit of the Dog explores the long and varied history of the dog in human cultures across the world and celebrates the very special place that this enigmatic creature holds in people’s hearts. Established author and animal specialist Tamsin Pickeral examines the development of the major dog breeds within their historic context—from the slender, powerful sight hounds to the hard-working Siberian Husky and spirited Terrier breeds, Grouped according to their key characteristics—including Elegance and Speed, Power and Strength, Devotion and Loyalty, Agility and Wisdom—the 87 chosen breeds are each studied adn beautifully photographed in comprehensive detail. A beautiful gift.

£29.50 including carriage

If you prefer you can also contact Fiona Simpson on:
T: 0844 504 9008 E: fiona@ourdogs.co.uk

 Eukanuba All Breeds Puppy Start

Weaning represents a very vulnerable time for puppies as many changes are taking place in their development. Their acquired immunity from the mother is waning and they are yet to be vaccinated by the vet, so they need to be in peak health throughout this period. Eukanuba Puppy Start can help with a smooth transition to solid foods.

•  Highly digestible ingredients and a natural fibre blend, including beet pulp, MOS and the prebiotics FOS to help support the natural balance of the intestinal microflora and to help optimise nutrient absorption.
• Excellent acceptance by puppies.
• No. 1 ingredient is chicken.
• Optimal ratio of Omega 6-Omega 3 for a healthy skin and radiant coat
• Gentle on the digestive system and promotes optimal nutrient absorption to reduce the risk of digestive upsets.
• No colourants or preservatives added

Click here for more information


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