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from the Our Dogs Newspaper - Issue 30/1/09


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Stand up and be counted

The Kennel Club has issued a most robust statement this week in its defence of
pedigree dog owners and breeders. In a further move to confirm that the
vast majority of breeders and exhibitors in this country are
people who care passionately for the dogs they own, breed and show,
the Kennel Club has also set up an online petition for people to actively show their support...

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Newfoundland ‘knock out’ in Ireland

Willie and Amanda Dobbin’s Swiss-bred Newfoundland
Ir & GB Ch Fairweathers Knock Out with Brooklynbear was chosen as
Show Dog of the Year at the
IKC’s Show Dogs Final held last weekend in Dublin...

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Merle Chihuahua registrations banned

The Kennel Club last week approved a ban on the registration of
Long or Smooth Coat Chihuahua puppies sired or whelped from a merle parent...

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Yes to Westminster!

A SMALL TOWN US veterinarian has spoken out against PETA’s appeal to American TV channel
USA Network not to cover Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show this year...

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Registrations on the up

The Kennel Club has announced its year-end registration and transfer figures for 2008
and there is good news all round. Despite growing financial uncertainty across the UK and
lots of negative media coverage over the last third of the year,
the popularity of pedigree dogs has shown no sign of diminishing...

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No award for ‘expose’ film

There was no victory for the BBC film Pedigree Dogs Exposed at last week’s
Broadcast Awards ceremony at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London.

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City showcase for clubs

As exclusively reported in OUR DOGS recently,
the City of Birmingham Canine Association has now launched
its initiative to help smaller breed clubs
and at the same time enhance its own event later this year...

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KC doors open

Dog owners are invited to bring their canine companions and
other loved ones along to the official opening of the new Kennel Club Building, where
HRH Prince Michael of Kent will be formally opening the building between 11am and 2pm.

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Bulldog Council meets to discuss changes

As the new KC revised standards are now available for breeders and breed clubs to review,
the bulldog clubs have discovered that they have in their interim standard fifty-eight changes...

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RSPCA threat to Companion Dog Shows

Our Dogs has learned that the RSPCA is taking direct action from its
headquarters at Horsham to stop fundraisers running Companion Dog Shows...

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Bracco missing

A BRACCO Italiano, Jacob, has been missing since Wednesday 21st January and
despite a massive search effort this weekend and extensive postering,
there hasn’t been a single sighting of him.,,

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Bryn Cadogan

ALTHOUGH WE knew Bryn was very ill, it was still a shock to hear of his death. ..

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What would Charles Cruft have said?

The Kennel Club’s dog owners’ group, KC Dog, established to
help dog owners protect their rights, is calling on all dog owners in
Ottery St Mary to speak out against draconian dog control orders
proposed by East Devon District Council...

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Labrador seizure leaves owner devastated

The RSPCA has still not allowed a Labrador owner, despite having seized the
two dogs from her three months earlier following accusations
that she was feeding them too much...

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A new name in pet insurance

FOLLOWING ITS acquisition in April 2007, PetPartners plc - providers of pet healthcare insurance to the Kennel Club - officially became Agria Pet Insurance Limited on 15th January 2009...

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Nearly half of us trust our vet above our doctor

A surprising number of us are more likely to trust their vet’s advice above that of other health practitioners such as GPs, dentists and opticians, according to new research...

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Appeal for witnesses following Manchester show

Officers from Chase division of Staffordshire Police are appealing to
anyone who may have witnessed a fatal road traffic collision to contact them...

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Wandsworth Council scoop KC’s GCDS awards

On Friday 23rd January, the Kennel Club’s Good Citizen Dog Scheme (GCDS)
Awards were presented at a special ceremony in London...

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Support Dogs receive massive boost

Support Dogs received a massive boost following their appearance on last
Saturday’s Noel’s HQ programme on Sky One with the
launch of the programs national appeal to ‘Give a Dog a Phone’...

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Peter sets the record straight!

OUR DOGS is delighted to announce that columnist Peter Purves is about to
launch his new autobiography, Here’s One I Wrote Earlier...

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Police hunt for new four legged recruits

Strathclyde Police is on the hunt for new recruits - of the four-legged variety...

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Daily Mail advises readers to ‘buy a mongrel’

AVOID HUGE vet’s bills by avoiding pedigree dogs and going for mongrels, that was the message The Daily Mail gave to its readers earlier this week...

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Burns suppers for unloved animals

THE SCOTTISH SPCA is delighted to announce a new partnership with Burns Pet Nutrition Limited which will help the charity provide a wholesome diet to hundreds of Scotland’s unwanted and abandoned animals...

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