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Animal Health Trust faces closure

The Trustees of the Animal Health Trust have announced that there is a strong possibility that the Charity will have to close at the end of this month if their efforts to secure emergency funding is not successful.
Apparently, efforts had been in place for some time to stem the losses......

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KC and Charitable and Educational Trusts announce emergency fund

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Kennel Club and its charities will help support canine organisations and rescues which have been affected.
The Kennel Club, The Kennel Club Charitable Trust and The Kennel Club Educational Trust this week announced the creation of an emergency......

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Kennel Club closes its doors

Kennel Club customers have been advised that members of staff will now be working from home, including its Ayesbury offices. 
The Kennel Club has confirmed it will endeavour to keep its services running as smoothly as possible in these times, with Aylesbury staff working between......

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OES Jimmy dies

A Hungarian Old English Sheepdog who won the World Dog Show in 2013 has died.
WW ‘13-INT-D-VDH-F-SK-H-ROM-GEO-ESP Ch. Bottom Shaker My Secret (Jimmy) was a dog of international repute winning shows across Europe.
He won the Pastoral Group at Crufts in 2012 and in......

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Vet questions treatment for pets with sick owners

In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis a vet has suggested vets might have to make a decision whether they should treat sick animals belonging to infected owners.
Dr Neil Forbes, a fellow of the RCVS, who lectures on infection control and bio security told the Veterinary Times, ‘If we’re......

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Staffordshire Bull Terriers to be positively promoted

A new Staffordshire Bull Terrier (SBT) group has been set up in the Netherlands to promote the breed, ‘in a positive way.’
It is hoped that the Active Staffordshire Bull Terrier Group (ASBTG) will, ‘provide solidarity among enthusiasts of our beautiful breed, and to promote......

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Dog that tested positive for Coronavirus dies in Hong Kong

A dog which tested positive for the coronavirus has died two days after being released from a quarantine facility in Hong Kong and a second dog has tested positive.
The 17-year-old Pomeranian who died had tested ‘weak positive’ for the virus and was placed in the facility. Its......

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Dylan immortalised in portrait


A portrait of last year’s Crufts Best in Show winner, Multi Ch Planet Waves Forever Young Daydream Believers, was unveiled at Cruft.
Artist Anne Zoutsos presented the painting to Crufts Chairman, Tom Mather, in front......

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Dog world mourns Goran

OUR DOGS was very sorry to hear that the hugely respected international judge, Göran Bodegård, 80, has died.
Goran judged at Crufts and the World Dog Show as well as being an active writer in the Swedish Dog Press.
He had been a dog judge since 1966 and it was not......

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Survey calls for more scanners for UK police

A survey by Pet Theft Awareness has revealed that there are only 161 microchip scanners in 857 police stations across the UK.
They have called for increased funding and training so that our police force is equipped to deal with stolen dogs.
The survey revealed......

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Obituary - Ruby Field

IT IS with great sadness I write about the passing of Ruby Field who, along with her husband Jim, are the owners of the Deepthatch kennel of dual purpose German Shorthaired pointers, which began in 1954, with the help of Mrs Bibby of the Windlehill Kennel.
Over the years, Ruby and......

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Obituary - Bernard Hall

Bernard Hall has died aged 92 after a long illness. His funeral took place recently. He spent a lifetime in journalism, working first in the provinces and then for the Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph. He then became a Senior Lecturer in Journalism. He also wrote briefly for Our Dogs and......

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Obituary - Matthew Stander

The death of Matthew Stander while travelling in Africa recently with his longtime partner Eugene Zaphiris has shocked all of us in the world of dogs. His many friends at Dog News and around the fancy were comforted by the news he had once more anticipated another trip to an exotic destination......

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Back with a vengeance!


Stuart and Ruth Evans have been in Dobermanns for  17 years and this year they have cause to celebrate.
Their Kitado’s Vengeance Is Mine JW (Harri) took the DCC at Crufts this year. In 2018 Stuart’s Dad, who was......

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International Junior Handling Final 2020

The prestigious International Finals took places as usual at Crufts again this year, with yet again unprecedented quality amongst young handlers from across the globe. The winner, under well known Arne Foss from Norway, was Selma Martensson, aged 18 years, who had travelled from Sweden to take part.