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Border Collies triumph at Westminster Dog of the Year

A pair of Border Collies called Boomer and Corona triumphed in this year's Westminster Dog of the Year.

The dogs are owned by Alex Norris, Labour MP for Nottingham North. In second place was a Welsh Springer Spaniel called Scarlet owned by Conservative MP for......

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Richmond win for Mike


Best in Show at Richmond Championship Show was the Basset Griffon Vendeen (Petit), Ch Soletrader Magic Mike, owned by Sara Robertson & Wendy Doherty, pictured with Best In Show judge Geoff Corish. 

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Geoff Duffield expelled from KC membership

A JUDGE who was asked to withdraw his membership of the Kennel Club after causing them 'embarrassment' has spoken out at his dismay over the way he has been treated.

In December last year, Geoff Duffield was found by the KC to have: 'behaved discreditably and prejudicially......

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Lucys Law receives award



Lucy's Law received a special award at the Animal Hero Awards last week.

The successful campaign to ban third-party sales was launched only last December. A couple of weeks ago the Secretary of State for the Environment, Michael Gove......

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Estrela made breed history at Richmond


Photo: Alan Seymour

At Richmond Championship show, breed history was made when Margaret Wildman selected Louise Bermingham, Sue Kendrick, and Jose Almeida's (breeder) Port Ch, Lux Ch, Benelux Ch, Dt Ch (Vdh), Nl Ch Odi......

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St Bernard debate goes on

In ongoing social media debates about what has now been dubbed 'St Bernardgate' OUR DOGS understands that the truthfulness of our news piece last week headlined "KC Chairman's Judging Approval Questioned" has been queried by a Facebook page well known for its constant support of everything the Kennel......

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Sieger and Sieger in 2018

Photos courtesy of Creative Art


Willy von Kuckucksland (Opus vom Radhaus ex Milla vom Kuckucksland) was declared Sieger 2018 at Nurenberg on Sunday where the judge of the Gebrauchshundklasse......

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Poodles rule the Utility Group at Richmond


Photo by Alan Seymour

The Utility Group at Richmond, judged by Kari Jarvinen (Finland), was won by all three sizes of Poodles - all in the correct size order!

The Utility Group winner was the Standard......

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STOP PRESS SGM request blocked

As we go to press we hear rumours that the recent request for the Kennel Club to hold a Special General Meeting to propose votes of no confidence in three senior KC Board Directors has now been blocked.

The Directors involved are KC Chairman Mr Simon Luxmoore as......

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Blind Leonberger refused entry to Rally ring

A lady getting ready to show her blind Leonberger at a Kennel Club Rally event was left in tears when the judge refused to let her enter the ring.

Elizabeth Macdougall was getting ready to show her 11 year old dog, Prideofelsa Ilse of Gigha (Beannachd), at the......

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Major study into healthy ageing in dogs


A MAJOR study into healthy ageing in dogs is seeking help from the public.

Scientists at the University of Salford are collecting hundreds of doggie selfies for a study of the tell-tale signs of stress in our pets.
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Obituary Jackie Wilson

I was deeply shocked and saddened to be told of the passing of my dear friend Jackie Wilson (Tahir) on 22nd August 2018. Jackie and I had enjoyed a very special friendship spanning over 50 years and our families - Jackie, John and their children Cindy, Amanda & Russell and myself, Len, Melinda......

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Thomas Fall exhibition to open at The Kennel Club Art Gallery


An exhibition dedicated to leading dog photographer Thomas Fall is due to open at the Kennel Club Art Gallery in September. The collection, which is the largest historical dog photography archive in the world, will be on display for......

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Dachshund Breed Survey

A new Dachshund Breed Survey needs your help, and could help in the bid to understand some types of cancers and why they happen. 

It is open to all Dachshund owners and they want to know about healthy dogs as well as those that may have health issues or have died.......

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Kennel Club Question Time heads to Cheshire

The views of dog owners in northwest England and North Wales are being sought as the Kennel Club's Question Time event visits Cheshire on Tuesday 30th October.

The Kennel Club's Question Time evenings aim to give dog owners the opportunity to air their views, ask questions......

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Surprise party at Richmond


A surprise party was arranged at Richmond Championship Show last weekend for the Saluki judge Pauline Everton. The party was held straight after judging had taken place as it was to be Pauline's judging swan song. 

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Dying German Shepherd raises awareness for puppy farming

An American dog dying from a degenerative disease is ticking the boxes on her bucket list to raise awareness about puppy farming in the United States.
Victoria is a German Shepherd Dog who suffers from Degenerative Myelopathy (DM), an incurable progressive disease of the canine spinal......

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Ex laboratory Beagle given award


At a star studied event tonight last Thursday at the Grosvenor House Park Lane, London, a rescued ex-laboratory Beagle, Scarlett, was honoured with the Daily Mirror Animal Hero, Inspirational Animal of the Year award. 
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Trending - 14th September

Trending is back...after a couple of mad weeks which included a wet and soggy Leeds festival (that's a whole other story), it's lovely to be back and seeing all your goings on. So, without further ado...

Huge congratulations to Kirsty Miller and Evan Ryan on their......

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