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Kennel Club SGM takes place

The much-heralded Special General Meeting of members of the Kennel Club took place on Tuesday of this week at the Curzon Cinema in Mayfair. As it concluded only shortly before we went to press we will confine our report this week to some of the most significant outcomes and will bring more......

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Sahara does it again in Scotland!


Best In Show at the Working & Pastoral Breeds of Scotland was the Belgian Shepherd Dog (Tervueren), Ch Domburg Because I Can Lebeau owned by Sandra Smith and......

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Brian tops the lot in Wales


Judge Jock Mackay with his choice of Best In Show at the Gundog Society Of Wales, the American Cocker male Sh Ch Afterglow Life of Brian, owned by Susan Crummey, Tyrone Atkinson......

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Welsh Government launch consultation on Lucy’s Law

The Welsh Government has announced that it is to launch a consultation to investigate banning third party puppy sales.

Speaking at the RSPCA Cymru Gala Dinner last Monday night the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths,......

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Calls for Greyhound racing ban

Blue, an ex-racing Greyhound rescued by Ken & Lindsay Shepherd. 
Lindsay works at OUR DOGS

There were calls for......

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Dog fighting on the rise, says study

New research has revealed that dog fighting is on the rise.
A study by the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) suggests that nearly 15% of veterinary professionals suspected that they had treated at least one dog that was engaged in illegal dog fighting. Most of these cases were not reported......

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Derek and Hazel tie the knot


Saturday November 3 saw friends and family gather to celabrate the wedding of two veery popular people in dogs.
Derek Allsopp and Hazel Lomax - along with their little maid of honour Isabelle - looked every inch the happy......

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Lhasa fundraiser success

The North Of England Lhasa Apso Club (NOELAC) Macmillan tribute fundraising morning went ahead on 3rd November. 
The fundraising was in tribute to Lynne Malthouse's sister who died of cancer on 15 September. There was a cake morning which raised £100, a silent auction of a picture......

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Sh Ch Kiswahili Martin at Kanix


Joanne Blackburn Bennet and daughter Heather have said goodbye recently to Sh Ch Kiswahili Martin at Kanix aka Martin.
Martin is the dog breed record holder in Pointers 29 CCs and is also the sire of Sh Ch Kanix Chilli,......

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English Toy Terrier Club 80th Anniversary Championship Show a great success


The English Toy Terrier (Black and Tan) Club celebrated its 80th Anniversary at its Annual Club Championship Show on 3 November. The 76 dogs entered represented the largest entry at the Club Championship show for several years. 
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Survey reveals bullying fear

A survey has revealed that a culture of bullying exists within the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA).
The Unite union survey indicates that there is a lack of confidence amongst RSPCA staff and the management are having difficulty dealing with the issue.
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Leonberger success for the Rushbys in Scotland


Kerry and Joan in Leonberg

At last weekend's Working & Pastoral Breeds of Scotland's Championship show, OUR DOGS' Kerry Rushby had a fantastic day with her kennel winning Dog CC, Bitch CC, Reserve Bitch CC and Reserve......

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Dog dies after being frightened by fireworks

Staff at a welfare centre say a dog died on bonfire night because of fireworks.
Winston, a Moscow watchdog, died at the Dogs 4 Rescue centre in Salford, Greater Manchester as the fireworks were going off.
When he was discovered by staff he was dead. It is believed that......

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Stolen Whippets returned after campaign


AN EXHIBITOR has been left traumatised but relieved after having three of her Whippets stolen but subsequently returned after a huge appeal to find them. 
Jill Sanford's parti colour bitch Minty, a young blue brindle......

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Vet struck off after GSD put down

An Ayshire vet, who has practised for 65 years, has been struck off by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).
John Hendrie Smith, 89, faced eight charges relating to the euthanasia of German Shepherd Dog called Bouncer.
Hendrie Smith injected the dog straight......

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First Stafford Police dog visits club


East Midlands SBTC were honoured to welcome PC Timothy Moss and Police Dog, Cooper to their stand at the Pet Show recently.
Since graduating back in March, Police Dog Cooper became the force's first Staffordshire Bull......

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Obituary - Adrian Burder

THE CHIEF Executive Officer of the Dogs Trust, Adrian Burder, has passed away following a short illness. 
Staff posted on social media of their difficulty in coming to terms with his passing. 
Adrian was absolutely passionate about canine welfare. On becoming......

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National memorial to celebrate ‘Dogs Of War’

The Kennel Club is delighted to have pledged its support to a national memorial to celebrate dogs of war. 
This will be the first ever memorial honouring the courage of all the military working dogs that have served with the Armed Forces in many conflicts and saved many lives.
The......

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25 years of Support Dogs

Angela Rippon hosted a sparkling reception at the House of Commons on 16th October to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the founding of the charity, Support Dogs writes David Cavill. 
Many MPs and members of the House of Lords were in attendance including Angela Smith who many......

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Top prize for Poppy’s Picnic


Michael Upton (Accounts, Poppy's Picnic),
Louise Mckintosh, (Director, Poppy's Picnic)
Dylan Watkins, (Founder of Poppy's Picnic)
and Laura Blott, (Poppy's Picnic, Marketing Manager)

A leading raw dog......

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Owners need more ‘funeral’ advice

Compulsory independent inspections are to be introduced for Association of Private Pet Cemeteries and Crematoria (APPCC) members in what has been described as the biggest ever development in the pet funeral world.
The APPCC has been setting international standards for the respectful......

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Charles Olivier De Penne, Hounds At Rest


Charles Olivier de Penne was one of the finest animal artists of late nineteenth century France. 
A member of the Barbizon School, he was a student of Léon Cogniet and of Charles-Emil Jacque, and while he also painted......

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The West of England Dachshund Association (WEDA)

The West of England Dachshund Association (WEDA)
Jane Hosewood has informed us that they have a new acting secretary, who will be in place until the Association's next AGM.
Any queries to go to Juliet Cooper email: longdogs13@msn.com
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