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from the Our Dogs Newspaper - Issue 13/2/09


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RSPCA report calls for more help for pedigrees

An independent report commissioned by the RSPCA has called for a ban on close breeding, a revision on registration rules to prevent certain breeders from being able to do so, and open Stud books to allow more frequent introduction of new genetic materials into established breeds...

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Judges to put health first

The top show judges in the country, some of whom have appointments at Crufts 2009, attended a Kennel Club seminar last Wednesday, which set out the central role that the show world will play in safeguarding the future of pedigree dogs...

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APGAW moves forward before recess

THE FIRST of the Associate Parliamentary Group for Animal Welfare (APGAW) meetings took place last week. The meeting was held for the committee to get together and to formalise how they would proceed with their investigations into pedigree dogs and breeding. Over the next few weeks, there will be further meetings to decide who will be called to give evidence to the committee...

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World of dogs mourns Les Price

THE WORLD of dogs is this week still mourning the tragic death of Les price, well known for his Jagen prefix in Rottweilers and later his partnership, with Lynne Rock, in the Otherton kennels, which was well known for its Dobermanns. Lynne sadly died just before Christmas...

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KC and Bulldog council urge natural mating

The Kennel Club has joined forces with the Bulldog Breed Council to voice its concern over the use of ‘mating cradles’ within the breed. Mating cradles have been cited by their designers as the answer to the alleged problems which some Bulldogs have in mating naturally without assistance...

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Dog attacks create media frenzy

A BABY savaged by his grandmothers dogs, a father dying of septicaemia and a two dog ‘rampage’
in Bristol have yet again led to more anti-dog hype in the national media...

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Kennel Club to send UK teams overseas for Agility

THE KENNEL Club has announced that it will again be sponsoring a UK team in 2009 to take part in the European Open Agility Championships in the Netherlands in July, and the
FCI World Agility Championships in Austria in September...

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Vet removes 14” stick from pup’s tummy

A DOBERMANN puppy had a very lucky escape when
she swallowed a 14 inch stick and lived to tell the tale...

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KC AGM postal votes

We note that this month's edition of the Kennel Gazette reminds members that they are
untitled to vote by post if they are unable to attend the AGM in May...

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Campaigners recognised as ‘Top Dog’ in Kennel Club awards

RESPONSIBLE DOG owners, campaigners and general good citizens came from across the country for a special awards ceremony recently in recognition of their dog-related good deeds in 2008...

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Apologies to Libbye

OUR DOGS would like to apologise unreservedly to Libbye Miller DVM from Kentucky USA for the incorrect use of the comments which she made in response to an LA Times article recently...

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Reward to help catch dog killer

A DOG lover has put up a £1,000 reward in an effort to catch the killer of at least nine dogs, whose bodies have been found tortured and dumped in the Wouldham Common area of Kent...

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Sh Ch Cwngilli Independent Image JW (Meg)

THE FAMOUS Sh Ch Cwngilli Independent Image JW was bred and owned by Ann Meredith,
who has lost her best friend and companion of 13 years...

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Win a family day out at the East Anglian Game & Country Fair

OUR DOGS is pleased to announce that it has East Anglian Game & Country Fair
to give away to 10 lucky readers...

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Rescue dog Sidney is Hearing Dog of the Month

A FORMER stray dog that has been trained to alert his deaf owner to sounds in the home has been given the accolade of being named Hearing Dog of the Month by the charity that trained him...

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UK successes over the pond

The Westminster Dog show was held on Monday and Tuesday. Here are the group winners from day 1. Full report and more photos in next week’s issue...

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Obituary - Iris Combe

IRIS FRANCES Mary Combe (Tilehouse Collies) passed away peacefully in her sleep at Rose Cottage Retirement Home, Huntingdon, on 3rd February 2009. She was in her ninety-fifth year...

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Obituary - Ann McCluskey

AYRSHIRE DOGDOM has lost one of its strongest supporters in Ann McCluskey of
Macanto Poodles and Bernese Mountain Dogs...

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Training Board accredits Di Arrowsmith

THE TRAINING Board has announced that Mrs Di Arrowsmith has been accredited as a
Conformation and Movement and ‘Hands-On’ Accredited Trainer...

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Pet owners are key to dog breed debate, says The Blue Cross

ANIMAL CHARITY The Blue Cross has announced that it will attend Crufts - one of the world’s largest dog shows - in order to support pet owners who are concerned
about the health and welfare of pedigree dogs.

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Welsh competitors announced

THE Welsh Junior Of The Year 2009 to be held on
Saturday February 28th competitors are as follows...

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