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Kennel Club Secretary saga

THE KENNEL Club has come under further scrutiny following the Board’s decision to turn down a membership request from ex-Secretary Caroline Kisko. 

It was in September last year that the world of dogs was rocked by a shock high profile departure......

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Westminster Best in Show


Westminster BIS judge Robert H. Slay made a very popular decision after last week awarding the most prestigious award in the USA to the Standard Poodle, GCHP CH Stone Run Afternoon Tea, Siba.

The stunning three-year- old was bred by......

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KC announces way forward for JCF

It was at the Kennel Club AGM in May last year that Mike Gadsby’s proposal to put the JCF on hold was very strongly supported by KC Members. The precise wording of his proposal was as follows: “That all aspects of the planned phased introduction of the Kennel Club Judges Competency Framework......

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KC speaks up on fined kennels

Last week we reported on the prosecution of judges’ Ray and Fiona for breaching their licence after the local council found their premises were ‘filthy’.

The Kennel Club has provided OUR DOGS with a short statement about the situation. 
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Crufts changes

Please note that Sloughis will now be judged in Hall 5, ring 35 after Cirnechi Dell’Etna, not as published in the schedule.

Exhibitors of Sussex Spaniels at Crufts 2020 are asked to note that their breed will be judged on a ramp at the request of the judge, Mr......

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KC issues coronavirus measures

The Kennel Club has issued a statement with regards to the Coronavirus and Crufts.

Concerns have been raised by some exhibitors on social media that the show could be cancelled as other events have been called off due to fears that the virus could be spread.
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Jail for hammer attack man

A man who beat his dog to death with two hammers has been jailed for six months.
John Boyle, from Northern Ireland, killed his Staffordshire Bull Terrier after it had been hit by a car before throwing it in to a bin.
Belfast City Council prosecuted Boyle after investigators......

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Registration system could stop smuggling

Members of the European Parliament have voted to support an EU-wide registration system to bring an end to the illegal dog trade.

They supported a range of measures including a mandatory identification and registration system as well as better enforcement of the......

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Welsh OTY to go ahead

The organisers of the Welsh Junior/Welsh Veteran of the Year have confirmed that this year’s event will take place as planned on Saturday 29 February 2020 at the Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells.

The confirmation was issued to allay rumours that the event......

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Doggone it New mayor could be dog

The new mayor of a small town in Vermont, USA, could be a dog.

Since last March the mayor of Fair Haven has been a three year old goat called Lincoln. This year he is being challenged by two dogs.

The town does have a human town......

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Jason crowned Pet Photographer for second year


North East photographer, Jason Allison has once again been crowned ‘Pet Photographer of the Year’ following his pet category win last year at the annual Guild of (Professional) Photographers awards evening.
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Obituary - Pat Dellar (Merriveen)

Although the news of the death of Pat Dellar could hardly be described as a shock, it was still very sad and marked the end of an era. Pat would have been 93 next month and had sadly spent the last five years in a care home with advanced dementia.
I first visited Pat’s kennels......

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Obituary Enid Parker

Sad news of the passing of Enid Parker of the Heathermount Chinese Cresteds.

I bought my first crested from her over 30 years ago. I kept in touch with her by phone and we would have a natter most weekends, putting the world to rights!  
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Chinese workers deny killing dogs

Dogs are allegedly being beaten to death in China to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Videos have been shared on social media that allegedly show workers killing dogs in broad daylight with wooden rods.

It is alleged that two......

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