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KC Genetics Centre data and biological material saved

The work of the Kennel Club Genetics Centre at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket has been led by Dr Cathryn Mellersh, pictured outside the Centre. In the wake of this month’s news of the closure of the AHT, the scientific data and biological material......

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Sweet day for Zucchero

Photo: Mak Dodan 

Photo: Tommaso Urciuolo

Supreme Best in Show at the 2020 Split Summer Nights Show under judge Lisbeth Mach was the Petit Basset Griffon......

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Gadsby case brings repercussions

Following OUR DOGS report on the case of well known judge, exhibitor and breeder Mike Gadsby in last week’s issue, comparisons have been made to the saga which became known as St Bernardgate. Readers will recall the long drawn out complaint against former Chairman of the Kennel Club, Mr Simon......

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NEC: no arena events in 2020

The chief executive of the NEC has announced that there will be, ‘no arena events in 2020.’
OUR DOGS understands that the LKA committee is aware of this situation and is consulting with each other. As no decision has been made they were not able to make a comment.

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Dogs can detect COVID-19, says study

A new study has found that detection dogs can identify COVID-19.
The German pilot study, Scent dog identification of samples from COVID-19 patients, has found that, ‘trained detection dogs can identify respiratory secretion samples from hospitalised and clinically diseased SARS-CoV-2......

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South Korea holds first dog show

South Korea held its first dog show of the year with strict COVID-19 regulations in force.
The FCI International Dog Show in Anseong took place on 12 July and it there were people in full Hazmat suits sanitising the arena as part of the its infectious disease prevention and control......

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Peggy Grayson

It would take a book to do justice to the life and achievements of Peggy Grayson, who has died aged 100.  With her passes a link to the world of dogs before World War 2, a very different scenario to that of today. Well known as an international dog judge and journalist, there were many more......

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Obituary - Rae Sebley

One of my oldest friends did not quite make the century.  Following a bad fall in the old family home in Lewis last week Rae Sebley sadly passed away.  
Rae of course loved Whippets. She bred a couple of litters and awarded CCs  in the breed.  

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Basc chooses Gamekeeper of the Month

Photo courtesy of The Kennel Club

A gundog enthusiast who works at the Kennel Club’s Emblehope and Burngrange Estate in Hexham, Northumberland has been chosen by BASC as its Gamekeeper of the Month for July 2020.

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Irish KC announces Two Tier and Pet Register

The Irish Kennel Club has just announced that what it calls its ‘Two Tier Registration System’ is now in operation. 
The new system appears to be in three tiers overall. One, the ‘Main Register’ is for full......

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ISDS seeks representatives following resignations

There have reportedly been mass resignations from the International Sheepdog Society (ISDS). The organisation is desperately seeking Welsh representatives following the resignation from the council of eight members from England, Wales and Ireland.
Amongst those who have resigned their......

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