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KC Chairman issues Easter message

In an Easter message to Kennel Club Members, KC Chairman Tony Allcock has outlined the many activities and initiatives that the KC has been involved in over the past few months and the various staff reorganisations that have taken place. 
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Living the best life....


THIS AWESOME twosome enjoying the bluebell woods at Rowlands Castle in Hampshire are Gallyocean White Rapids (Dakky) who is 11-years-old and Gunalt Escapade at Comorin (Tehya),......

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MP demands end of puppy trade

Labour’s Shadow Environment Secretary last month backed the Daily Mirror’s Ban Puppy Imports campaign – as he demanded the Government act now to end the vile trade.
Luke Pollard MP is supporting their fight to increase the import age of pups to six months, but accused ministers......

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Huge sums for gravely ill pups

Two alleged puppy farmers were part of a gang selling gravely ill dogs for huge sums in Scotland it has been claimed.
Tom and Ellie Mongan are said to be key members of a gang of Irish puppy farmers. They have been accused of bringing dogs over on ferries and selling them on Gumtree.......

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Events company ‘positive’ about summer shows

A company behind some of the biggest country shows in the UK are positive about holding their events this summer.
Living Heritage Events, who run Burghley Game and Country Fair, Thame and Cheshire among others are looking forward to holding these shows this summer which will include......

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Supermarket warns of national food shortage

Sainsbury’s supermarket has told its customers there is a ‘national shortage’ of pet food pouches.
In an e-mail to its customers it apologised but said that the problem could be long term.
The message said, ‘Due to a national shortage of dog and cat food pouches,......

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Welsh government passes Lucy’s Law

The Welsh government has passed Lucy’s Law, making it an offence to sell a puppy that the breeder has not bred themselves. However, the Kennel Club has expressed disappointment that the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (Wales) Regulations 2021 will require breeders......

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Stolen Labs reunited with owners


Two Black Labradors stolen from outside Marks & Spencer’s in Nantwich have been reunited with their owners.
The theft of Denzel and Welly was featured widely across the media.
Nantwich Police said in......

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Westminster 2022 rescheduled for January

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc with dog-show schedules, and Westminster is no exception.
The nation’s most high-profile show is normally held each February in Manhattan. The 2021 show has already been postponed to June 11 to 13 at the historic Lyndhurst mansion in Tarrytown,......

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Dogs destroyed after tragic attack

Two dogs have been ‘humanely destroyed’ after killing an 85-year old woman in her garden.
Lucille Downer received multiple injuries in the ‘sustained’ attack and was pronounced dead at the scene. The dogs were subsequently voluntarily transferred to the ownership of West Midlands......

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APDAWG meeting tackles welfare

The last All-Party Parliamentary Dog Advisory Group (APDAWG) meeting before autumn took place on March 23.
It tackled the challenges facing welfare organisations from overseas dogs from Romania and other countries.
In 2013 the Romanian government announced a mass cull......

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Retriever ‘trader’ prosecuted

A puppy trader who made over £20,000 from selling Golden Retrievers has been prosecuted.
Wayne Cleminson, from Morecambe, pleaded guilty to his involvement in the unlicensed sale of animals as pets under the Animal Welfare Act and the unlawful sale of pets in regards to consumer protection......

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AKC in good heart

News comes from the USA that though some of the states have opened up their activities more than others, American Kennel Club conformation shows overall are down by around 60%. 
Companion Events which consist of four different activities (obedience, rally, tracking, and agility)......

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Biden’s dog in second biting incident

Joe Biden’s dog Major is in the doghouse once again after another biting incident.
It had been reported that the German Shepherd, the first rescue dog to live in the White House, had been sent back to the President’s Delaware home but this was said to be a planned trip and not......

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Obituary - Kevin Carter

On the 30th March, friends and family said their final farewell to a true character of the dog world, Kev Carter. 
Kev would have enjoyed his final send off, to see and meet all those that took time out in their day to attend and stand outside the crematorium in Chesterfield,......

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Obituary - Colonel David Hancock MBE

OUR DOGS was sorry to learn of the death, on March 13, of David Hancock. 
David, magazine and book writer, breed advisor and judge, had over half a century’s experience with and in the study of dogs. Originally intending to be a vet, he worked for several years as a teenage......

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Obituary - Jane Hosegood

I received a telephone call from Nigel, Jane’s son, on Saturday the 3rd April to say that Jane had passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early hours, she was in her 92nd year.
I was introduced to Jane in the mid 1970s at a WEDA Open Show at Hutton Moor when she was the Secretary,......

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