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Kennel Club IT system saga continues

Since last week when we reported that the launch of the new Kennel Club interactive CRM (Customer Relationship Management) System had been plagued by technical hitches and queries, there have been a number of developments not least of which has been the continuing melt down on social media......

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Respectful dialogue and collective action needed

The Kennel Club is a founder member of the International Partnership for Dogs (IPFD) and its internet platform DogWellNet.
IPFD says of itself that it is: “A global organisation bringing together geneticists, breeders, veterinarians, manufacturers, and others not only to share......

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Secretary change for WELKS

A change of secretary has been announced by the West of England Ladies Kennel Society.
In a statement Chairman Sheila Jakeman said in a statement, ‘At a recent meeting the WELKS committee presented Miss Helen Wayman with a painting of one of her Whippets as a token of recognition......

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Annual returns deadline extended

The Kennel Club has extended the deadline for submission of annual returns to 31 July 2021, in order to allow clubs and societies which have been unable to hold an AGM in 2020 to do so in 2021.
It remains necessary for an AGM to be held for each year to allow for formal approval and......

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FCI World Dog Show postponed to 2022

In a statement just received as OUR DOGS went to press, it has been announced that the world show scheduled for December 2020 as been moved to 2022. The statement reads: 
‘Madrid, October 13th, 2020

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Trophy owner calls for information

A shield bought in a junk shop in Stockport in the north west 20 years ago for £5 has led to an investigation about its origins and a call for further information.
Inscribed on the shield are, ‘Ladies Kennel Association – The Connaught Sheld – Won by Campbell – Crystal Palace......

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Obituary - Glynis Dowson


It is with deep sorrow I have to report the passing of my dear friend Glynis (Dowson).  
I met her and Colin over 20 years ago when they were showing their beloved Aussies and was so pleased when we became friends. ......

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Obituary - Freda N Marshall (Gainspa)

Our Dogs was sorry to hear of the death this week of Freda, after a stay in hospital.
Freda’s Gainspa-bred Goldens won the Group at Crufts  in 1965 and Reserve in the Group at Crufts in 1974.
Freda was also well known as being a popular judge and was Championship......

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Ch Wildax Miss Moneypenny

Ann Wildman has said goodbye to Penny at nearly 13 years of age on the 9th of October after a very short illness. 
Ann said: ‘Penny was Top French Bulldog in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, she accumulated 25 CCs and multiple Group placings, and the icing on the cake was when she......

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MyKC petition gathers pace

Social media has been in overdrive since the start of the changes to the Kennel Club website and database.
One of the main complaints concerns the changes affecting the part of the K C website known as MyKC.
A petition has been launched calling on the KC. ‘to bring......

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Midland Counties Norfolk Terrier Association

The Midland Counties Norfolk Terrier Association Championship and Open Shows were held at Cottage Farm, Carlton-in-Lindrick, Nottinghamshire on Saturday 10th October. In order for the show to take place the Association not only had to follow government guidelines regarding Covid 19 but also had......

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New USA bill causes ‘ire’

A new bill to be introduced in to the US Senate has raised the ire of some breeders in the States.
The Puppy Protection Act has been introduced by Senator Dick Durbin from Illinois. It would, ‘ensure that dogs within breeders’ care have suitable and safe enclosures, access to outdoor......

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