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Kennel Club in the spotlight...again

As the shock news of the departure of Caroline Kisko from the Kennel Club after 21 years in the position of Kennel Club Secretary sinks in, OUR DOGS assesses the fallout and reaction from around the world of dogs.
Many questions have been raised on the show scene and on social......

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Kevin tops Richmond

Best in Show at Richmond Championship Show was the Boxer, Lanfrese Argento, owned by Mr Mitch Griffiths, pictured with Chairman Nick Bryce-Smith, Best In Show judge Paul Harding (Pringham) & Ricky Furnell (Royal Canin).

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HAVing a record-breaking BOLLYgood show!

A record breaking weekend in Ireland with BIS at Bangor Ch Show team Virginia Dowty and Julie Connolly.

Multi Ch Arbens Epic Swagg Of Los Perritos (owned by Virginia Dowty, Julie Connolly, Karen Loveless) won......

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Outrage after Bracco video goes viral

A video has gone viral of a Bracco Italiano being hit with a riding crop whist it cowers in a cage.
The lady in the video, which has received tens of thousands of views on social media, is a Kennel Club registered breeder and Championship Show judge who can be heard to tell the dog......

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Norway cancels shows after dogs die

A mysterious illness in Norway has killed at least 20 dogs.
The Norwegian Kennel Club (NKK) was quick to act and sent out a recommendation to all clubs to cancel dog shows last weekend until it was known what is causing the disease.
Ann Grøndahl, Head of Section of the......

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Westie falls out of favour

A new study has revealed that the UK is falling out of love with the West Highland White Terrier (WHWT).
Registrations have fallen by 70 percent whilst they have greatly increased for similar sized breeds such as the Pug, Bulldog and French Bulldog.
Academics on the Royal......

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JCF Independent Review panel meets

OUR DOGS can confirm that, as previously announced, the first meeting of the panel set up to review the Judges Competency Framework (JCF) took place at the Kennel Club on 21st August. The draft minutes of that meeting have now been agreed by the Chairman of the Review Panel Irene McManus, and the......

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KC limits ‘Hereditary Clear’ status

The Kennel Club has announced that as from January 2022, it will limit the assignment of ‘hereditary clear’ status of registered dogs to two generations. It says that this change will be put in place: “to safeguard against the impact that dogs with an incorrect ‘hereditary clear’ status......

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New record in Wirehaired Vizslas

THE HUNGARIAN Wirehaired Vizsla, Sh Ch Tragus Fox Appeal, owned by Peter, Gary and Linda Upton, delighted his owners by taking the breed record at WKC.
He won his 23rd CC and 20th BOB on the day, beating his Dad, Sh Ch......

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Bike show causes show cancellation

The Staffordshire & District Canine Society have had to cancel their open show after the owners of the showground double booked them with an International Dirt Bike Show.
A statement from the club said, ‘Following consultation with Kennel Club and Stafford County Showground,......

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Petition calls for closer look at registrations

The Kennel Club has been accused of hypocrisy after its own survey revealed a third of dogs are bought from puppy farms and yet at the same time it allegedly takes litter registrations from puppy farms.
As part of Puppy Awareness Week the KC published the results of its survey and......

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A phenomenal success in 2019

An EPIC year for “Gibbs” Multi Ch Arbens Epic Swagg Of Los Perritos, he arrived from the USA earlier in the year and has won three BIS at Mid West (Colm Beattie), Bangor (Diane Stewart-Ritchie) and Bichon Breeds of Ireland Ch (Elisabetta de Luca) and RBIS at the TKKE Bichon Breeds Speciality......

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Jcf survey at Darlington show

Exhibitors and judges attending Darlington championship show this weekend will have the opportunity to have their say on the Judges Competency Framework (JCF) as part of a survey on the JCF, the Kennel Club has confirmed. 
The survey will form the first part of a public consultation......

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Ch Heatherhill Stonepine Fuel the Fire


It has been pointed out to us that the Mid Way Leading Top Stud Dog in the Pastoral Group, , was purchased and imported into the UK by Robert Harlow, who owns him in partnership with Andrew Birkett and David McDowell (Birkcross) and not as we suggested on......

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Darlington increased entry

Darlington has announced that its entry for this year’s show has seen an increase of almost 900 dogs. 
Secretary David Guy said: ‘We have planned and made provision for this over a long time and look forward to everything fitting together. We hope the exhibitors enjoy their......

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Can I take my dog to the EU after Brexit?

Yes. But the process may change if the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 31 October 2019.
You should speak to your vet at least four months before your travel date to get the latest advice. 
You may need to take the following steps before travel: