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Congratulations 2013 Top Breeder & Puppy Winners

Patsy and Stephen Hollings must surely be one of the most consistant of pedigree dog breeding partnerships ever, for their record in the Our Dogs Top Breeder Competition is truly extraordinary. Yet again they have accrued the highest number of points, in our section for breeds with CCs, to become The Overall Top Breeders of 2013. The Hollings' with their Gunalt Weimaraners have been overall top breeders no less than 16 times. Even on the few years where they didn't quite make the 'top spot' they have always been there or thereabouts...

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Manchester entries increase

Manchester Dog Show Committee has announced an increase of 183 dogs in its 2014 show entry...

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RSPCA under attack

The tactics of the RSPCA once again came under scrutiny in the national newspapers in the wake of huge attendances at various Boxing Day Hunts over the Christmas Break...

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Kennel Club says policy changed - "to benefit show societies"

The Kennel Club has altered its policy regarding the maximum number of breeds that should be judged at CC level by one person on any one day...

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Dog owners donate over 850 to Hounds for Heroes

Vets are urging pet owners to watch out for potential hazards around their home to avoid an emergency visit to the surgery this Christmas. Traditional treats, such as chocolate and tinsel, are very festive but vets on call over Christmas dread seeing the damage they can cause...

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Dog theft - don't be a victim

According to statistics Dog Theft is on the increase. Stolen dogs are sold on for money, holding the owners to ransom, breeding and worst of all, dog baiting...

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KCAI career zone returns to Crufts 2014s

The Kennel Club Accredited Instructor Scheme (KCAI) will be working in partnership again with Purina PRO PLAN at Crufts 2014 to host the KCAI Career Zone for canine professionals and all who have an interest in working with dogs...

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Staffie found in bin reunited with owner

A Staffordshire bull terrier has been reunited with his owner after being found in a wheelie bin on a street in Edinburgh on New Years day...

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Kennel Gazette replacement unveiled

The new slimmed down and on-line version of the Kennel Gazette has now been unveiled. The 'KC Journal' for January 2014 has now appeared and contains the previous official announcements formerly included in the black and white part of the old Kennel Gazette...

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Guide dog 'operates pelican crossing' to help owner cross road

A clever guide dog, which received training at his home in Suffolk, has learned to operate pelican crossings...

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Agility shows' chance to host Crufts 2015 qualifiers

The Kennel Club is currently organising qualifying heats at agility shows during 2014 to find finalists to compete at Olympia, Discover Dogs 2014 and Crufts 2015...

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Staffie star of 'Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs' finds a new home

Buddy, the Staffie star of 'Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs at Christmas', has hopped his way into a new home in Kent...

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Obituary - Freda Cook

Freda Cook, or 'Cookie' as she was affectionately spoken of, is that rarity in our pastime, with being somebody who will be remembered as the person and character she was, rather than just for her achievements, impressive and record breaking though they certainly were, writes Peter Newman...

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Obituary - Elsie Henbest (Byxfield)

Elsie Henbest died just before Christmas, aged 97. Born in Suffolk, she spent many years in South Oxfordshire. She had lived the last two years at Cookham Riverside Nursing Home, to be near her son Alan, writes John Tiranti...

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Obituary - Arthur North/h1>

I knew Arthur only as an exhibitor. I was fortunate enough to receive from him two CC's with two different bitches. A grandmother and her granddaughter, writes Joan Richardson....

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Ch.Hattella Fresh Parsley JW 2.8.99 - 14.12.13/h1>

It is with great sadness that we report the death of our precious Pug, Parsley, writes Carol Kirk (Hattella Pugs)...

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