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Kennel Club Forum success

Controversial issues, including the registration of crossbreeds, were addressed at the Kennel Club Forum last week. 
Like all organisations the KC is facing a number of challenges. It has identified it needs to improve the way it communicates in the modern world. The attraction......

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M and M strikes again

Best in Show at East of England Championship Show was the  Australian Shepherd Dog, Akc Ch / Asca Ch Wyndstar Magic Marker (Mark), owned by Melanie Raymond (handler), Kerry Kirtley & Dori Erdesz, pictured with Best In Show judge......

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BVA advises caution over grain free diets

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has recommended caution when choosing grain-free diets for dogs.
There are ongoing concerns in the US that a grain-free diet could be linked with a condition called canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). The condition is a primary disease of the......

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Majority of dogs now ‘obese’

A new report has revealed that more than half of dogs are now obese.
The Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA) has released its Obesity Report and an alarming 51 percent of dogs are now obese. It has also shown that 100 percent of vets are concerned about canine obesity.
Research......

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Reward offered for return of dog

A puppy with a number of Crufts winners in her bloodline was stolen whilst the owner’s father left her to make a cup of tea.
French Bulldog Bourbon Biscuit was taken from her home on the 28 June and the owners are offering a £2,000 reward.
Owner Lydia Lawson is heartbroken......

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Sponsors remove support for Greyhound racing

Last week OUR DOGS reported that a number of companies were thinking of withdrawing their sponsorship of Irish Greyhound racing after an investigation revealed that dogs were being killed because ‘they were not fast enough.’
Now Barry’s Tea and FBD Insurance have both......

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The cream rises to the top!

At Windsor Fay Matthews handled Fiona MacVicar-Collingwood’s Finnish Lapphund, Elbereth Lumenlumo to the BCC & BOB under breed specialist, Sheree Dickson, making breed history as the first cream lapphund to win a CC. 
Last week at Border Union – under Breed specialist,......

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Birthday wish sees dogs’ return

A dog owner had a birthday wish granted and was reunited with her stolen dogs after paying a £5,000 reward.
OUR DOGS reported in March about the theft of the two Chihuahuas, Dinky and Doris, from Kate Mercer’s car that was parked in the car park of a Sainsburys supermarket in Leicestershire.
She......

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First use of Finn’s law

A man has been charged with causing unnecessary suffering to a Police Dog.
It is the first time that Finn’s Law has been used since it became law in April.
Police Dog Audi suffered stab wounds to the head in Stoke-on-Trent on the 1 July. Dan O’Sullivan has been charged......

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The Great Golden Bake Off


Claudia Vicars (right), Joan Maddison (centre) and Vicky Clarke (left)
Dogs... Toblerone (left on floor), Archie (on knee) and Barney (right on floor under Archie)

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Obituary - Silja Susia


It is with great sadness to report the death of Silja Susia on 26th June 2019 on her 64th birthday. She was one of the most well known Silky breeders in Europe starting in 1972 when she was only 14 importing her first Silky from Sweden.
 She......

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Obituary - Roger Bayliss

I am sad to report the death of Roger Bayliss of the world famous Kertellas Poodles.
He has owned and bred some of the top winning poodles in all three sizes from the fabulous Standard Ch Roushkas Pacific (co-owned with Den Thomas, to the Miniature Bitch CC record holder Ch Suraluam......

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Mrs B M McClark - “Bettie”

It is with great sadness I write of the passing of Mrs B M McClark “Bettie” (Shanshu).
Bettie dedicated her whole life to dogs and showing, 1955 – 2011.
Bettie sadly passed away peacefully with family at her side on the 26th June 2019.
A larger than......

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No plans for ‘statutory levy’

At a debate in Parliament last week the government refused to introduce a statutory levy for betting companies on Greyhound racing but the minister did hint that it could be introduced one day.
Neil Parish, MP for Tiverton and Honiton and Chair of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs......

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No jail for dog abuser

A former magistrate has escaped jail despite hitting a German Shepherd Dog on the head with a hammer because she was, ‘getting on his nerves.’
Melvyn Hall strangled the dog with a washing line and dumped the body in a river.
The dog, Molly, had annoyed Hall because......

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Some memories of growing up with the Mansergh Labradors

from Anne Roslin-Williams

(OUR DOGS is grateful to Anne Roslin-Williams (Mansergh) and the Swedish Labrador Retriever Club for giving permission to reproduce this article, and to Anne Roslin-Williams for her agreement for us to use the various photographs.) 

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