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Crufts Best in Show 2018

Photo: Alan Seymour

Jill Peak's choice for Best in show at Crufts 2018 was the Whippet, Ch Collooney Tartan Tease JW WW'17 owned by David and Yvette Short and handled by Yvette. Tease was bred by Viv......

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Boarding company pays compensation

A national dog boarding company was forced to apologise and pay compensation to dog welfare charities after a dog was killed in a road accident whilst in their care.
Barking Mad has taken full responsibility for the accident that involved Jennifer Smith's 18 month-old German Spitz,......

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Confusion over BIS ‘reverse order’ at Crufts

Those in the Crufts Best in Show ring and at home watching the TV coverage of Crufts Best in Show, were shocked to find out that it had been decided for the climax of the show, to announce the award of Reserve Best in Show before Best in Show said to be "for the first time ever."  

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Kennel Club issues Breed Watch guide for judges

The Kennel Club has released a new Breed Watch Illustrated Guide to provide judges, veterinarians and anyone interested in dog health with a booklet that helps identify physical features that could lead to health and welfare issues in show dogs.
The Breed Watch Illustrated Guide offers......

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Protesters invade Crufts Best in Show ring

Just as the presenters were about to make the Crufts Best in Show Trophy presentation at around 9.55 on Sunday evening, two animal rights activists entered the Best in Show ring to carry out their protest knowing that the event was being covered by live television. 
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Tate to host programme on Bulldogs

Catherine Tate recently hosted a programme on BBC 1 entitled 'Saving the British Bulldog.' In the official programme description the BBC says, 'Britain's most iconic dog is in crisis.
Comedian and dog lover Catherine investigated the health problems affecting the British bulldog and......

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Tyler retires at Crufts winning his 40th CC

The UK Bred and owned Bulldog, Ch Sealaville He's Tyler owned and bred by Paul Seal, won his 40th CC and Best of Breed under breed specialist, David Killilea (Redwitch) at Crufts.
Tyler's first ever CC was also awarded by David Killilea and, now aged five, Paul had already decided......

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Obituary - Eileen Wilson

It is with great sadness that I tell you all that my beloved Auntie Eileen, Mrs Eileen Wilson of Delridge GSD and Shih Tzu, passed away peacefully at the age of 94 years, writes Janice McIntyre 
Eileen's funeral will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday 20th March 2018 at Sandwell......

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Obituary - R. W. G. (Dick) Hallawell (Sentryedge)

With the recent passing of Dick Hallawell, we have lost a long standing stalwart of the local dog scene in Shropshire and the Welsh Borders, writes Roger Thomas
Dick and his late wife, Thelma, established the Sentryedge affix some 40 or 50 years ago and owned and bred several Bloodhound......

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Obituary - Anne Evans (Poirot)

It was with great sadness and shock that the Rottweiler world received the unexpected news of the death of Anne Evans (formerly Wallett), writes Chris Window
Anne had been a very clever and influential breeder since the 70's under the 'Poirot' affix and had bred numerous champions......

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Store removes treat

A national retailer has removed a dog treat from its shelf after a customer claimed that it had caused the death of her dog.
Debbie Mcquat, from Stevenson, Ayshire, was heartbroken after her dogs died after being fed Irish Rover Ham Bones bought from B & M bargains for her two......

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Government confirms collar ban

The government has confirmed that it plans to ban shock collars in England.
Ministers announced last Sunday, during Crufts, proposals to ban the devices that were outlawed in Wales in 2010. 
Earlier this year the Scottish Parliament announced that they planned to......

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GSD charity worker murdered

A dedicated German Shepherd rescue worker who lived for her dog has been murdered.
Fiona Scourfield, 54, known as Suzi Wales, was found at a house in Carmarthenshire, Wales last week.
Described as 'unassuming and lovely,' Ms Scourfield adored her German Shepherd Dog,......

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Vet convicted of illegal imports

A vet who ran an unlicensed pet shop has been convicted of illegally importing puppies for sale.
Viktor Molnar, 58, ignored rabies laws and was selling illegal under-age puppies from his home in Prestwich, Bury. Molnar described himself as a 'mobile vet' and is registered with the......

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New CVO for Government

The government has appointed a new Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO).
Christine Middlemass takes over from Nigel Gibbens as the new CVO. Mr Gibbens steps down after ten years in the role.
Ms Middlemass was the CVO for New South Wales, Australia. Hailing from a farming......

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Change of Judge - 16th March 2018

Change of Judge

Border Union has a change of judge, and Bernese Mountain Dogs will now be judged by Mrs Irene McManus, subject to KC approval.

CC results for Beagle Association

Best in Show &......

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Southern Counties schedules out

Schedules are now available for Southern Counties - the show that would probably win all the Pawscars awards were the Pawscars organiser not on the committee of the Association so preventing it from accepting any nominations! 
They will be at Crufts of course, but you can access......

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Champion Belsharose Nebraska 2009 - 2018

Paul and Debbie Lloyd have lost their Champion Belsharose Nebraska, the all time breed record holder in Belgian Shepherd Dog Malinois, writes Marianne Brett
With 29 CCs (23 with BOB) and five RCCs, Nebraska was from the first Belsharose Malinois litter, which was sired by Jan Ralph's......

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Never lose your dog again

Never lose your dog again with a great GPS pet tracker from Vodafone.

V-Pet by Vodafone enables you to connect with your pet and will alert you if they wander off. If your dog has a habit of disappearing......

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The Judges Competency Framework - one year on

Ian Seath takes a look back 

Having read the various articles on the JCF in recent editions of Our Dogs and the latest JCF Guidance document issued by the KC, I am more convinced than ever that it is neither radical nor innovative.