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from the Our Dogs Newspaper - Issue 6/2/09


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BBC branded hypocrites

IN an amazing about turn over its stance on pedigree dogs, the BBC has 'employed' a St Bernard to star in its high-rated soap, Eastenders, despite the fact that the breed was listed as 'at risk' when the BBC made the decision to withdraw its coverage of Crufts in March...

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Lowchen exhibitor banned from judging

AT A Kennel Club rule A42 tribunal held last week in the boardroom at Clarges Street a prominent breeder was found to have behaved discreditably or prejudicially to the interests of the canine world after he kicked his top winning Lowchen dog after it had urinated over his foot and trousers...

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Crufts figures defy all expectations

Following hot on the heels of the news of an increase in the number of
pedigree puppies registered in 2008, the Kennel Club has announced that the
official entry figure for this year’s Crufts confirms the ongoing overwhelming popularity of dogs...

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Support Dogs introduces its first canine patron at Crufts

SUPPORT DOGS is pleased to announce that Saba, a rescue Saluki-cross, has been honoured to become the first canine patron of this unique UK assistance dog charity...

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SSPCA and RSPCA in cash row

A ROW has broken out between the Scottish SPCA and the RSPCA over allegations
that the RSPCA is ‘stealing food from the mouths’ of animals
north of the border by taking donations intended for Scotland...

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Our Dogs forum launched

The Our Dogs Message Board was established over six years ago and has received thousands of messages over the years from canine enthusiasts all over the world...

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BSL vote goes for dogs!

RESPONSIBLE DOG owners won a decisive victory on 22nd January when the Montana House
Local Government Committee voted 17-1 against a bill to ban ‘pit bulls’ in the US state...

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Naturediet back on the menu

As you may have noticed the supply of Naturediet packs has been a little thin on the ground recently. The Internet rumour mill has been working overtime as bloggers and forum users nation wide speculate as to why they cannot get their hands on Naturediet. This speculation has not gone unnoticed by the management team at Naturediet, who would now like to clear the air...

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County falls short on greyhound re-homing

RECENT FIGURES which show that Oxfordshire residents are less likely to
offer homes to ex-racing Greyhounds compared to other areas in the country
have worried officials at Oxford Greyhound Stadium..

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Arden Grange Sled Dog Rally brings Gold to Aviemore

THE SIBERIAN Husky Club of Great Britain held another very successful Aviemore Sled Dog Rally in the Scottish Highlands on 24th and 25th January. With over 230 teams and 1,000 sled dogs taking part the 26th event, the weekend is now one of the biggest gatherings of its kind in the world...

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Clear guidance for judges, says Breed Council

The Kennel Club recently considered the points raised by the Dachshund Breed Council with regard to the weighing of Miniature Dachshunds at shows, in particular that ‘judges who refuse to weigh Miniature Dachshunds may have their names removed from the Breed Council (and UK Clubs’) Judging Lists and will not be offered appointments at any Breed Club shows.’...

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Sniffer dogs could be cloned

A South Korean company has announced that cloning pets may become
cheaper in the future thanks to a new technique it has developed...

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Breeders competition hailed a success

On the 15th January 2009, at the Manchester Dog Show Society Championship Show, the Kennel Club officially launched the new Kennel Club Breeders’ Competition which aims to create a new arena where breeders can demonstrate their breeding skills and take pride in showing off their stock...

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Petition gains momentum

THE KENNEL Club's Fit For Function petition has already amassed almost 1,000 signatures from
dog lovers, breeders and owners from all over the UK...

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Shar Pei weekend planned

The Shar Pei, a breed which has been much maligned and has borne the brunt of much criticism – some deserved, much not. To its enthusiast, a very special and unique breed,
to its adversaries, a breed apparently condemned...

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Police warning over scissor scam

SURREY POLICE are warning dog groomers to be on the lookout for people posing as
‘scissor sharpeners’ in the Woking area...

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Obituary - Miss Rita Anderson L.R.A.M.

It is with great sadness I have to report the passing of Rita Anderson of the Carnagh affix on Thursday, 15th January at the age of 97 years, she would have celebrated her 98th birthday in June...

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Obituary - Alice Mitchell

It was with a sad heart I learned that Alice Mitchell, widow of the late Billy and mother of Vincent, passed away on January 27, just three months short of her 100th birthday...

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Starving Rotties dumped

TWO STARVING Rottweilers were found abandoned at Glyne Gap two weeks ago...

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Vizsla seminar planned

The HPR Club of Scotland in conjunction with The Hungarian Vizsla Club are holding a breed specific seminar with A3 assessments available on Saturday 28 February 2009 at
Lanark Agricultural Centre, Lanark ML11 9AX...

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Canine Supporters Charity

THE ARRANGEMENTS for the 2009 Contest of Champion Show Dogs are well underway. The event is supported by Royal Canin and will take place at the
Thistle Hotel, London Heathrow, on Saturday 4th April...

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Banned pet owner ‘could not afford treatment’

A DOG owner who could not afford the vet bills for her Shar Pei bitch’s skin condition
has been banned from keeping animals for five years...

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Neglect pair no show in court

MOTHER and daughter accused of causing unncessary suffering to their
Shih Tzu failed to show up to a court hearing two weeks ago...

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Change in Crufts Agility judge

Mrs Amanda Rodgers is replacing Mr F Graham in judging Agility at Crufts 2009. Mr Graham has unfortunately had to withdraw from his appointment due to ill health.

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