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Manchester entry announced

Manchester is the first of the newly created 'all breed' championship shows, and it has announced that for 2019 it has attracted a total of 10,057 dogs making 11,929 entries.  That is an increase of 675 dogs (7.2%) over last year's total of 9,382 dogs. That is despite the show having......

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Boston Best in Show 2019

Best in Show at Boston was the WFT, Ch Nethertonion Chandalier, owned by Vera Westwood & Sue Wiggins, pictured with and handled by Andrew Westwood. 

 The judge was Anne Macdonald

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Mother and daughter are Top Breeders 2018


We are pleased to announce that 'Top Breeder All Breeds for 2018' is the hugely successful mother and daughter partnership of Jackie and Victoria Ingram with their Jojavik Dobermann kennel. It is second time around for Jackie and Victoria......

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Third party sales ban to become law

Lucy's Law is made official

It's official! Lucy's Law, the banning of third party sale of puppies, will become law.
Last August, Michael Gove, the Environment Secretary, announced at Number 10 Downing Street that, 'We will be making sure that......

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Women plead guilty to Labrador cruelty

Magistrates have let a mother and daughter keep dogs despite the fact they admitted responsibility for a starved and grossly underweight Labrador.
Anna Sykes and her 24 year old daughter Carlie, from York, were responsible for Bailey who was reportedly half the weight he should be......

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Dumped Snoop offered superstar home

The rapper Snoop dog wants to adopt a dog called Snoop.
Over Christmas a video went viral of an unidentified man dumping Staffordshire Bull Terrier Snoop on a street in Stoke-on- Trent. The bewildered dog tries to get in the car, even running circles around the vehicle, before the......

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Illegal sales complaints treble in Scotland

Complaints in Scotland about illegal puppy sales have almost trebled in a year according to the Scottish SPCA (SSPCA).
The SSPCA received 510 reports from the public raising concerns about dogs being sold illegally compared to 186 the year before.
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Alan retires from judging

Due to health issues beyond his control, Mr Alan Norcross (Paynnor) has decided to withdraw from all future judging appointments with immediate effect. He has also taken the decision to retire from the judging of dogs at all levels.
Alan would like to take this opportunity to apologise......

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Ch/Ir Ch Kestos I Spy at Graythor JW ShCM 2003 2018

THE UK'S breed record holder in Norwegian Elkhounds has died aged almost 16 years. Kris, who belonged to Brian and Linda Middleton, was also a dog in a 'super dog' at home.
Kris was the current UK record breaking winner, winning a total of 66 Challenge Certificates and 28 Reserve......

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Dogs saved from Hungarian kennel


Twenty-eight dogs including 23 Labradors have been rescued by the Hungarian Retriever Rescue and the Labrador Retriever Club of Hungary, after being exported from unsuspecting breeders in the UK, USA and Europe to a supposed show kennel......

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Wirral in PSPO outrage

Dog owners in The Wirral, Merseyside, are furious after the local council revealed plans to ban dogs from 117 public places.
The proposed Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) would come in on April 1 and would see dogs banned from cemeteries, playgrounds and picnic areas.
Wirral......

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BVA calls for pre-mating health tests

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) is calling on vets to ensure that they recommend pre-mating health tests to owners and breeders who may be unaware that their dogs need them.
New statistics show that 70 percent of small animal vets very often or always see puppies without the......

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Obituary - Phyllis Laventhall Wolfish 1928 - 2018

One of Canada's classiest, elegant and 'grand ladies' has left us. Sadly 90 year old Phyllis Laventhall Wolfish of Toronto, Ontario passed away on Friday, December 28, 2018. Predeceased by husband Saul. Our condolences and thoughts to her two sons Peter and David. and her grandchildren Thalia......

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Obituary - Fran Harris (Bunsoro)

It is with great sadness that I report the passing of Fran Harris on Friday January 4th writes Deborah Morgan.
Fran, together with her husband Bill, bred some of the most influential bullmastiffs under the Bunsoro affix.
Fran was an only child and during the war lived......

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Cakes for Team Lewis


Photo Alan Seymour

Grace Peters aged 15 has been raising money for the charity Team Lewis Trust, which is very special to the whole family as Lewis Crossley lost his life to T-All Leukaemia......

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Afterglow to the rescue!


AT THE end of November a Poodle Grooming, Training and Show Preparation seminar had been arranged with Allison Foley from Leading Edge (Canada) as the host. However with just ten days to go Allison had to pull out due to health problems......

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KC invites applications for championship obedience status

The Kennel Club wishes to advise obedience competitors that Cippenham (Slough) Dog Training Club and Midlands Border Collie Club have relinquished their championship obedience status with effect from 2019.
Any society which would be interested in applying for future championship obedience......

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Ch Yarraman Dare To Rock At Coright


Ch Yarraman Dare To Rock At Coright, aka Taz, owned by Lesley Wright and bed by Norma and Jack Digby, Sadly Taz passed away on December 12. 
Taz was loved and cared for by Lesley, Taz had seven CCs and was BOB twice......

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