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Lucy’s Law confirmed for 2020

Lucy's Law, the legislation to end third party sales in order to end the misery of puppy farming, was laid out in front of Parliament on Monday and it will become law in April 2020.
The law will mean that puppies can no longer be sold by a third party seller, such as a pet shop......

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Dylan makes waves at National

Best in Show at Birmingham National's 160th Anniversary Show was the Papillon Planet Waves Forever Young Daydream Believers, owned by Miss Kathleen Roosens, pictured with Best in Show judge Sandra Marshall, Nick Gourley (Chairman) &......

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Blind dog decision ‘a farce’ says exhibitor

A petition has been launched following the Kennel Club's decision to ban blind dogs from competing in activities.
The Kennel Club press release said, 'The Kennel Club would like to advise competitors that it believes it is not in the best interests of blind dogs to compete in activities......

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Vet disciplined for taking French Bulldog pups

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) have disciplined a vet for taking two newborn puppies from their owner.
Dr Zahra Rafiq admitted to taking the puppies and she is to be suspended from the veterinary register for six months.
In December 2017 a litter of puppies......

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Banned show goes ahead again

Last year authorities banned the Luxembourg Dog Show but this year it took place but with new checks and regulations in place to ensure that all dogs were looked after at the show.
The reason they were not allowed to have the show last year was because two years ago a number of dogs......

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New charges for assistance dog food

Changes to the tax regulations covering assistance dog food could mean that these products will now incur a VAT charge.
A decision by HMRC to charge VAT on food for assistance and therapy dogs will have an impact on thousands of individuals who depend on these dogs for support.
Tax......

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Collection of unique artwork to be displayed at KC

A new exhibition is set to be unveiled at the Kennel Club Art Gallery, showcasing the extensive collection of artworks and artefacts that have been collated by the Kennel Club throughout the years.


Flora, a Sussex Spaniel, oil...
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Retired Naval Officer to judge Best in Show at Westminster


Mr Robert H Slay

Mr. Robert H. Slay of Cary, North Carolina has been given the most prestigious judging assignment — deciding who will be the Best In Show winner at the 144th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at...
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Obituary - Eileen Ayling


The Kennel Club was saddened to learn of the death of Eileen Ayling after a short illness. Linda Dewey sent the Kennel Club a wonderful tribute to Eileen. 
Eileen will be remembered as an ardent campaigner, winning......

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Obituary - Kath Jeffries (Jefsfire)

With great sadness linked with many fond memories I record the passing of a dear friend, Kath Jeffries.
She had enjoyed her 88th birthday on April 26th and passed away on May 1st with husband Alan and their son Lloyd at her side.
The Jefsfire Rough Collies and Shelties......

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The dawn of a new era – the TEAM era!

Gopi Krishnan, Vice President of the Asia Pacific Section of the FCI writes about the recent changes and elections held at the FCI General Assembly held in conjunction with the recent world dog show.
Shortly after the announcement of the new president and executive of the FCI, I......

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Dorwest have gone balmy!


Dorwest Herbs the leading British supplier of herbal products for dogs and cats have gone balmy! Continuing to produce exceptional natural products to keep dogs and cats in perfect health, they have now extended their topical offering......

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CC Roundip - 17th May

Samoyed Association Champ show was held 27th April at Malvern. The judge was Betty Moody (Novaskaya). Dog CC & BIS was Winger's Samarinds Shock Wave For Syanaria ShCM; BCC & BOS Souths Aleski Disco Diva JW; RDCC & BPIS  Cauldwells Aleski My Boy Lollipop; RBCC : Collinsons Ch Nikara......

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New research in dog theft

New academic research recommends the government classifies dog theft as a crime in itself.
The paper called Spatialities of Dog Theft: A Critical Perspective by Dr Daniel Allen, Adam Peacock and Jamie Arathoon examines the increase in dog thefts across the UK in recent years.
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Antibiotic warning for owners

New research has revealed that getting too close to your dog could be 'life-threatening.'
The paper,Understanding the relationship between pet owners and their companion animals as a key context for antimicrobial resistance-related behaviours: an interpretative phenomenological analysis......

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New DNA scheme for the Miniature Poodle

The Kennel Club has approved a new official DNA testing scheme for osteochondrodysplasia (OC) in the Miniature Poodle following consultation with the breed's health co-ordinator on behalf of the breed clubs.
OC is a severe form of dwarfism involving abnormalities in cartilage and bone......

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