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KC weighs in with Dachshund changes

A decision by the KC to ban the weighing of Dachshunds at KC-licensed shows has angered many Dachshund exhibitors.
Effective from the 1 July 2024, the weighing of Miniature Dachshunds will no longer be permitted at any shows changing a practice that has existed for many years. 

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National winner!

Best in Show at Birmingham National Championship Show was the Miniature Pinscher, Ch Hawksflight Hot Pursuit JW, owned by Tereza Watkins & Jess Bugden, pictured with Nick Gourley (Chairman), Best in Show judge Frank Kane & Vince......

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KC proposes increases

Proposals for kc registration fees to rise by £5 per dog 

Ahead of the KC’s Annual General Meeting next month, the KC Chairman and Chief Executive have issued some information on the achievements and challenges that the KC has faced and does still......

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King new patron of KC

The Kennel Club has announced that His Majesty the King will be its new Patron, continuing in the footsteps of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II who was Patron from 1952 until 2022.
The Kennel Club has been honoured......

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Stud guide dog finally retires

A Golden Retriever who fathered more than 300 guide dog puppies has finally retired.
Trigger, who is Guide Dogs’ star stud dog, and is affectionately named the ‘Dogfather’, has been dad to 39 litters of puppies,......

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Bill to change way puppies are sold in Scotland introduced

 A Bill which will change the way people can obtain a dog has passed its first stage in the Scottish Parliament.
Christine Grahame’s Welfare of Dogs (Scotland) Bill will create a code of practice for those buying, selling and giving away puppies and dogs.
It aims......

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Westminster’s first day results

The first day of Westminster competition at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre saw the Non-Sporting, Toy, Herding and Hound Groups judged at the prestigious New York Dog Show. 
The Non-Sporting Group, akin to our Utility Group, saw Fred O. Bassett presiding, and......

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KC calls for breeders to oppose Bill

The Kennel Club is calling for breeders to write to their MP and DEFRA to stop the ban on the import of dogs under six months into the UK.
They have prepared a couple of template letters for interested stakeholders to write to their MP and the relevant Defra Minister.

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BVA calls for more health screening

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) wants more owners to follow preventative measures to improve dog health.
The BVA has been running its Canine Health Schemes (CHS) in partnership with Kennel Club since 1965 with the aim of reducing canine hip and elbow dysplasia across......

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Obituary - Mike Ridgment

The Bouvier world was shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Mike Ridgement after a short illness.
A well known and respected member of the Bouvier community, Mike exhibited Bouviers with success for 4 decades and was a “to the core” breed enthusiast. He was always ready......

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Obituary - Sue Garner

 My first introduction to Sue Garner was in the 1980s when Cindy & I were showing our first Bouvier Des Flandres at National Working Breeds Society (now NWPBS) in Malvern Wells. At that time Sue was Chief Steward of the society and I was introduced by other committee members and fellow......

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Artmeis Veteran of the Year 2023 Finals

Report by Helen Rishworth-Cutler

Photos by Will Harris

Veteran of the Year 2023...

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Man failed to microchip dog

A man has been fined over £1,000 for failing to microchip his dog and allowing it to be in a public place without a collar.
Paul Retallic was prosecuted by Bolsover Council at Derby Justice Court and he was ordered to pay a total of £1,623.
In July 2023, one of their......

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WKC advertise for new secretary

The Welsh Kennel Club is advertising for a new secretary following the retirement of joint secretaries Graham and Ann Hill who are to retire after 20 years of service to the club.
In the advertisement for the vacancy the WKC it says they are, “seeking to appoint a replacement that......

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Irish government launch awareness campaign for dog owners

The Irish government has launched an awareness campaign to remind dog owners of their responsibilities.
The campaign entitled, “It’s not your dog’s fault, it’s yours”, is aimed at increasing awareness the harm out of control dogs can do to people and livestock.

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