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 Our dogs newsletter - issue 557

Tiffany sparkles in Wales

Photo: Louise Tope (Dewerstone)

Best in Show was Neil Allan & Robert Harlow's Australian Shepherd Dog, Ch Allmark Fifth Avenue JW, handled by Angie Allan. Pictured with breed judge Mr Des Manton, BIS show judge Derek Smith and Chairman, Gordon Rual

For full reports and pictures see this weeks issue
26th April) or view on the Our Dogs website.


John Holden - john.holden@ourdogs.co.uk
Anne Lawrence - anne.lawrence@ourdogs.co.uk
Andrew Dawson - andrew.dawson@ourdogs.co.uk
Kerry Rushby - kerry.rushby@ourdogs.co.uk

Call: 0844 504 9006

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Best of Breed at Crufts 2013?

Visit the Eukanuba stand at
Championship shows and
In the next few weeks we will be at: -
WELKS & Birmingham National

GET YOUR SKATES ON PEOPLE AND BOOK INTO THIS UNIQUE PREVIEW ISSUE FOR THE WORLD DOG SHOW....this will be seen by judges and fellow exhibitors in print, online, on here, at the show, on the Moon!



Front Page Story - Attack ends show
dog's career

A JAPANESE Chin with a successful future ahead of him has been so badly injured in a dog attack that he will never be shown again, and has prompted his distressed owner to raise the question of protection from the law in such cases.
Linda McFarlane (Glendyke) was walking four-year-old James, Sleepyhollow Student Prinz Glendyke, with three other Chins, Mantra Jojo Dabrives, Red Fire Cracker and Lanceian Pleasant Chika. All of the dogs were on lead. All of Ms McFarlane's Japanese Chins have a minimum of bronze awards for Good Citizens.
The attack, which happened early last week, saw a local dog (believed to be a Lancashire Heeler cross), escape from under a car and cause serious injuries to James, including leaving puncture wounds to his feet and face, and actually dislodging his eye in the process. At the time it seems his owner was not aware he had escaped from her garden, despite the fact it had happened before. James' owner also received a facial injury after falling over whilst trying to split them up.

For more on this story see this weeks issue
26th April ) or view on the Our Dogs website.

Golden Retriever Feature

OUR DOGS is delighted to be the official International Media Partner for the event and we are aiming to make this special issue a real keepsake.

We already have a number of great articles lined up, so do support this glossy issue with your adverts!

Above rates include publication of one photograph -
add extra £6 for each additional photo unless copyright free

Deadline for receipt of advertisements is 19th JUNE 2013
To advertise, contact Helen Davenport-Willis on
0161 794 2017
Email: helendavenport585@btinternet.com

Twitter - @jillysjaunt

Facebook - jillysjollyjaunt

Web - www.jillysjaunt.co.uk/

Petsavers Photogrpahy Competition

The PetSavers Photography Competition had the theme 'priceless moments' this year. The competition is designed to celebrate the pets that we cherish and love as part of our family. The competition was judged in two categories - Adult (aged 16 and over) and Junior (under 16). The standard was extremely high this year and the judges had a tough job picking the top three images in each category.

Adult Category

1st Prize: Debbie Ford
This is Pumpkin: the singleton puppy of our Sheltie Poppy's first litter. Pumpkin arrived several days early, and seeing as Poppy had shown no signs of nesting or being ready to deliver, it was a miracle that she survived at all! This is a picture of her when she was a week old, in Daniel's (the midwife's) hands.

2nd Prize: Roxi-Lola

"Talk to the hand"
This is my bearded dragon Jasper. I managed to capture him waving which is a
common characteristic
of young bearded dragons. This is a priceless moment
as he no longer arm
waves and this was our
first time meeting each other.

Junior Category

1st Prize:
Lucia Langan

"Peek a boo!"
My dog Lollie
wanted some fresh
she found a space
for her little face,
the old cat flap.

2nd Prize:
Zoe Jervis

"Lettuce begin"
This is my lovely guinea pig Bert, enjoying a juicy piece of lettuce and waiting for the sun to arrive.

Link - www.petsavers.org.uk

For more on this story see this weeks issue
26th April ) or view on the Our Dogs website.

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Online Dog Show Registrations: Gibraltar Kennel Club

Be aware of the opening date for entries: 1st May 2013.

Dog Show Registrations: Gibraltar Kennel Club



Two sizes and price options available - £195 or £250 (inc's VAT!)

Contact KERRY RUSHBY now and receive a special reduced rate for this availability.

OR why not advertise in BREED NOTES...

Call 0844 504 9010 or email: kerry.rushby@ourdogs.co.uk to discuss your requirements today...

KERRY RUSHBY - Our Dogs Breeder Advertising Team

World of Dogs - Finland

At the International Dog Show in Vaasa, Finland on 13 & 14 April, 2013, Best in Show was Lhasa Apso, Nord Ch, Fin Ch, Swe Ch, No Ch, Lt Ch, Lt JCh, LV JCh, EE JCh, Balt JCh, HeJW-11, HeW-12, W-12, NordW-11, JWW11, FrjW-11, Balt JW-11, NoW-11, LtW-12, TlnW-12, WW-12, EEW-12 Chic Choix Cleopatra Eurydice, owned by Piia Helistölä-Laurila from Finland. Best in Show Judge was Claudio De Giuliani (Italy).

For more on this story see this weeks issue
26th April ) or view on Our Dogs International.


Andrew Dawson - andrew.dawson@ourdogs.co.uk
Denise Hurst - denise.hurst:ourdogs.co.uk
Vince Hogan - vince@ourdogs.co.uk
John Holden - john.holden@ourdogs.co.uk

Trade News

Albion Meat to rebrand BARF diet

Leading Worcestershire-based pet food manufacturer, Albion Meat Products which recently celebrated its 30th year in business, recently launched its new exciting packaging for its premium range of meat products.
Along with a new company logo for Albion Meat Products, the firm's Premium range will now be called Canine Country Bowl and will incorporate the strap line 'Natural food that puts a spring in their step.' The colourful packaging features images of different breeds of pedigree dogs taken by leading dog photographer, Nick Ridley all racing towards a bowl of food. Each variety has a different colour making it easy for the customer to identify it in the freezer.
For further information on the BARF Diet or of Albion Meat Products' ranges, visit their website at www.albionmeatproducts.co.uk or telephone: 01386 554095.

CSJ sponsors Team GB

Following its long-standing commitment to the support and promotion of Canine Agility CSJ were delighted to be invited to work with the Kennel Club and sponsor the International Agility Festival and Team GB over the next three years.
Ceri Rundle, CSJ's founder, said she is looking forward to supporting these prestigious events and to working with the Kennel Club, Team GB and the International Agility Festival to promote the Agility sport and the importance of nutrition for active and working dogs.
CSJ, together with the Kennel Club will also be supporting two International Agility Champion-ships by sending Team GB to the European Open Agility Championships in and the FCI World Agility Championships. For more information visit CSJ at www.csjk9.com

Happy Dog Food for show stewards!

Gourmet pet food manufacturer Happy Dog is rewarding the hard work and commitment of show stewards by running a focussed 'Steward Scheme' promotion. The company is announcing the launch of a FREE stock/voucher scheme specifically for dog show stewards. All stewards are eligible to take part in the scheme simply by visiting the Happy Dog stand at shows and registering. The scheme will be operating at all Championship shows where the Happy Dog trade stand in present.
www.happydoguk.com and www.happycatuk.com. Call 01285 740443 for further information, email info@happydoguk.com or visit the company's stand at dog shows around the country.

Osmonds new appointment

OSMONDS HAVE announced that Hayley Roberts joined its team earlier this month as its Sales Account Manager.
Hayley has worked within the agricultural supply industry for the past 9 years for companies such as Countrywide, Welland Valley Feeds, H & C Pearce and Son and most recently Fearing Ltd which has given her a wide variety of knowledge and experience within the industry.

For more on this story see this weeks issue
26th April ) or view on the Our Dogs website.


John Holden - john.holden@ourdogs.co.uk
Anne Lawrence - anne.lawrence@ourdogs.co.uk

Exclusive Petplan competition:

Does your pet have what it takes to be a star?

Is your Doberman a diva or are you constantly battling with your posing Persian for time in front of the lens? If so, this is the competition for you! Petplan, the UK's largest pet insurer, is hosting an exciting competition for 40 fame hungry pets to feature in an exclusive one-off television advert.
Submitted photo stills of camera loving fido's, felines and flopsy's will be whittled down to a top 100 by Petplan, with the final 40 winning images voted for by the Petplan Facebook community. Winning images will feature in a one-off television advert alongside the voice of Ben Miller from comedy double act Armstrong and Miller.
For more information and to begin your pet's trip to stardom simply visit www.facebook.com/PetplanUK

Link: www.facebook.com/PetplanUK

For more on this story see this weeks issue
26th April ) or view on the Our Dogs website.

Link: www.ourdogs.co.uk/directdebit.htm

Announcing the first Dobermann Trust Spring Fling

Dog owners and animal lovers are all invited to join the Dobermann Trust at their first ever Spring Fling on Sunday April 28, 2013 at the Solihull Riding Centre, West Midlands. This friendly show is open to all dogs: pedigree, KC and non-KC registered, imports, rescues, cross breeds and there'll be Dobermann classes, AV breed classes and classes just for fun.
All money raised will go to support the work of the Dobermann Trust. In announcing the Spring Fling Julie West, from the Trust, says "shows and events are an important way for us to raise money to look after dogs in our care. We want all dog lovers to come along to see the kings or queens of the Dobermann world, have a go and enter our fun classes, try out our Rally-o-Agility and watch obedience displays. They can also pamper their pooch by visiting our stalls offering homemade dog treats, pet accessories and micro chipping or treat themselves to a Dobermann Trust sweatshirt or T-shirt."
All events will be held indoors and doors open from 10am. Admission is free and entry for Dobermann classes are £2.50 in advance or £3 on the day. Fun Classes are £1 and paid on entry to the ring on the day.

Solihull Riding Centre, Four Ashes Road, Bentley Heath, Solihull. West Midlands, B93 8QE

Link: www.dobermanntrust.org.uk/springfling

May 17th issue
will feature

Breed To Advertise Contact:
The Eurasier Helen Davenport-Willis
0161 794 2017
Email: helendavenport585@btinternet.com
The Otterhound Pamela Coulbert
01985 844897
Email: pamelacoulbert@aol.com
The Pekingese Margaret Kempster
07743 864920
Email: margaret@ourdogs.co.uk
The Polish Lowland Sheepdog Pauline Barnes
01793 741002
Email: macopabobtails@aol.com
The Sloughi Pamela Coulbert
01985 844897
Email: pamelacoulbert@aol.com

Deadline for adverts May 2nd

Prices start from just £60 - contact the organiser for more information


Want to advertise online?

Check out these impressive figures for reaching out to your target audience. Remember, when you place an advert in OUR DOGS in print, it is also seen online as part of our page turning editions and PDF's….archived for over 10 years.


Our Dogs Web Statistics - March 2013
Unique Visitors: 37,738 - 1,217 per day
Visits: 61,493
Pages Viewed: 436,512 (7 pages per visit)
Hits: 2.8 million

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OUR DOGS STANDS are seen at all major Championship Shows in the UK and OUR DOGS is the recognised International Media Partner for all World and European shows.

Contact any of our experienced team who know and understand your market and are dog owners themselves!


Contact the Advertising Team:
John Holden - john.holden@ourdogs.co.uk
Andrew Dawson - andrew.dawson@ourdogs.co.uk
Web Enquiries - Adam Williams - adam.williams@ourdogs.co.uk

Have your show featured in an Our Dogs winners' gallery

Our Winners' Gallery option offers General Open Shows and Breed Club Open and Breed Club Championship Shows excellent coverage for a minimal fee. Show organisers interested in having their events featured should contact their nearest Our Dogs Photographer or
telephone John Holden or Anne Lawrence at Our Dogs on 0844 504 9006 for details. Please contact us as far in advance as possible to
avoid disappointment.

OUR DOGS Photographers at your service:

A Ruth Dalrymple
Airdrie, Lanarkshire
T: 01236 830010
E: ruth.dalrymple@btinternet.com

B Sandra Whyte
Shotts, Lanarkshire
T: 01501 821852
E: sandraanddaisy@hotmail.com

C Alan Seymour
Preston, Lancashire
T: 07887 772114
E: seymouralan68@gmail.com

D Paul Scanlon
Dublin, Eire
T: 00353 876 689129
E: ourdogsireland@gmail.com

E Bethan Hughes
Holyhead, Anglesey, N. Wales.
T: 01407 730176
E: bethan@bodrhonyn.com

F Ida Bouwhuis, Leverington,
T: 01945 461904
E: idab@llovall.co.uk

G David Swidenbank
Porthcawl, Wales
T: 01656 773276
E: swidenbank@btopenworld.com

H Tracey Morgan
Lane End, Buckinghamshire
T: 01494 883176
E: tracymorgan@animalphotographer.co.uk

I Benita Gower
Gillingham, Kent
T: 01634 235347
E: benitagower@btinternet.com

J Louise Tope
Plymouth, Devon
Tel: 01752 402086
E: dewerstone.whippets@blueyonder.co.uk


Kennel Club working party
to review FCI judge approval

OUR DOGS has learned that one of the controversial issues discussed at last week's KC General Committee meeting was the recent announcement of an agreement with the FCI about the automatic approval of FCI judges.
According to the contents of that announcement most FCI all rounder judges would be cleared to award CCs in this country without having to complete a KC questionnaire giving details of their judging experience in each breed. Completion of a questionnaire for each breed is a normal requirement for all first time home-bred British judges no matter how many breeds they already award CCs to.

For more on this story see this weeks issue
26th April ) or view on the Our Dogs website.

Selection of recent advertisers include:-

* Jan Corr - DOG SHOWS
* Surrey Stoneware - ARTS & GIFTS

View these adverts here

They have advertised - Why don't you!?

Cycle to fight cancer

Feeling inspired by the London Marathon? Sign up now to take part in the first ever Animal Health Trust (AHT) Dogs Sportive cycling event, and raise money for the AHT's research into animal diseases such as cancer, epilepsy, Strangles and equine HerpesVirus.
Entries are now open for the Terrier Ride (25 miles), Whippet Ride (50 miles) and Greyhound Ride (80 miles) in The Dogs Sportive cycling challenge on 4 August.
Entrants can download a postal entry form or sign up online by visiting http://www.aht.org.uk/dogssportive entry fee is £19 plus a five pound donation to the AHT.
A fundraising pack is available on request for those who to wish to undertake one of the cycling routes as a sponsored ride, by emailing fundraising@aht.org.uk or calling 01638 555 648. Alternatively, sponsorship forms are available to download from the website.

Link - http://www.aht.org.uk/dogssportive

For more on this story see this weeks issue
26th April ) or view on the Our Dogs website.

Southern Counties - the show with the exhibitor at its heart

With one of the most experienced and broad based judging panels of any UK Championship Show, reasonable entry fees, free car parking, easy access from the motorway network and the finest layout on the circuit, Southern Counties has reason to be regarded as the show which accords its exhibitors as its highest priority.
Apart from enjoying a well run, convenient, hassle free show, your dog can be DNA profiled and micro chipped, you can fulfil the KC requirement for Points of the Dogs, take up the Good Citizen Challenge (bronze award), enter a host of Stakes and Handing Classes (Junior and Adult) and Train as a steward too.
Problems? Ring Angela Cavill on 07860 591 881 or Hannah Thompson on 07905 162 190 or email mail@angelacavill.co uk

For more on this story see this weeks issue
26th April ) or view on the Our Dogs website.

Keep up with Our Dogs while walking the dog

You can keep up with Our Dogs on your smart phone.

If you are a member you can get access to show reports, breed notes, and latest news optimised for your device.

You can also access the domestic and international show calendar information as well as the Our Dogs Shop.

Go to www.ourdogs.co.uk on your phone.

KC Breeder Competition 2013

The latest standings for the KC Breeders' competition are now online.

Sponsored by Agria.

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