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Heartbreak Of Puppy Theft

Heartbreak Of Puppy Theft

A family is devastated by the theft of their young puppy in Arley Kings in Worcestershire. The heartless thief took 7 month old Bobby, a West Highland White Terrier x Shih Tzu from the garden of the family home near Stourport On Severn on Tuesday the 29th of May. ...

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Dogs Die After Being Left In German Judge's Car In Sweltering Heat.

Dogs Die After Being Left In German Judge's Car In Sweltering Heat.

The Skye Terrier community worldwide have been shocked by the news that two Skye’s have died, and a third fighting for life, after being left in a hot car. It is alleged that approved FCI judge,Dr Wilfred Peper (Peppermint) , left the dogs in his car whilst attending an AGM ...

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WINNERS OF EUROPE’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS VETERINARY AWARDS REVEALED

WINNERS OF EUROPE’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS VETERINARY AWARDS REVEALED

A leading veterinary dermatologist, a pioneering researcher specialising in canine tick-borne diseases, a devoted breed health coordinator, a PhD student researching pancreatic diseases and a veterinary student examining a life-altering parasite have each received one of the largest veterinary awards in the world for the role they are playing ...

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£2.5 Million Puppy Fraud Ring Smashed, Vet Escapes Jail Sentence

£2.5 Million Puppy Fraud Ring Smashed, Vet Escapes Jail Sentence

A heartless gang of fraudsters who made millions of pounds selling sick and dying puppies to unsuspecting members of the public has been sentenced. The group of six is estimated to have made about £2.5m selling more than 5,000 dogs from houses in west London. Some gang members were ...

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Glasgow: Question Time For The KC

Glasgow: Question Time For The KC

KENNEL CLUB QUESTION TIME HEADS TO GLASGOW The views of dog owners in Scotland are being sought as the Kennel Club’s Question Time event visits Glasgow on Tuesday 26th June. The Kennel Club’s Question Time evenings aim to give dog owners the opportunity to air their views, ask questions ...

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Coonhound, Latest On The KC Import Reg

Coonhound, Latest On The KC Import Reg

BRITAIN’S NEWEST PEDIGREE DOG BREED REVEALED Number of pedigree dog breeds in the UK will rise to 221 as the Black and Tan Coonhound, developed in America, gains official recognition People can meet Britain’s newest pedigree at Discover Dogs in London later ...

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Delivery Driver Suspected Of Dog Theft

Delivery Driver Suspected Of Dog Theft

A dog owner has spoken of his relief after his missing dog was traced to the home of a parcel delivery driver. Richard Guttfield emailed the founder of Amazon in desperation after his 11-month-old miniature schnauzer Wilma was taken on Friday. The delivery man had just dropped off a ...

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Will KC Critique Website Be The Death Knell For Hard Copy Publishing?

Will KC Critique Website Be The Death Knell For Hard Copy Publishing?

KENNEL CLUB LAUNCHES NEW JUDGES’ CRITIQUES WEBSITE The Kennel Club has announced the launch of a new Judges’ Critiques website kcjudgescritiques.org.uk. This free website has been developed as a tool for breed judges to publish and manage their written critiques and provide a free service for exhibitors and ...

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Police Dog Cooper...First Stafford In Staffordshire Police Force

Police Dog Cooper...First Stafford In Staffordshire Police Force

Staffordshire Police made this announcement today (26.04.18) We’re delighted to announce that Cooper, Archie and Barry, have all passed their dog training this morning (26 April) and are now fully fledged police dogs for Staffordshire Police! PD Cooper became the force’s first ever Staffordshire Bull Terrier when he joined ...

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Destroying Dog Poop Records May Destroy Your Career!

Destroying Dog Poop Records May Destroy Your Career!

A councillor is facing trial for destroying records about a system to catch fouling dog owners in what is believed to be the first case of its kind. Thanet Councillor Suzanne Brimm faces three charges related to Freedom of Information requests for details about a dog DNA ...

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Autistic Dogs? BVA Replies

Autistic Dogs? BVA Replies

There have recently been wide spread declarations , particularly in the USA that dogs can suffer with “Autism” following vaccination. The British Veterinary Association has made a statement that dogs cannot suffer with autism after the ‘anti-vaccine’ movement spread to pets. The BVA said: “We are aware of an ...

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Ready, Teddy...Oh No!

Ready, Teddy...Oh No!

A sick St Bernard dog whose owners feared she could have cancer was found to have eaten four teddy bears instead. Eight-year-old Maisy had a CT scan which showed an unusually full stomach and a mass on her spleen, which led her vet to diagnose possible cancer. During an ...

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Kennel Club :APPOINTMENT OF JUDGES AT LIMITED AND OPEN SHOWS AND FOR NON CC CLASSES AT CHAMPIONSHIP SHOWS FROM 2020

Kennel Club :APPOINTMENT OF JUDGES AT LIMITED AND OPEN SHOWS AND FOR NON CC CLASSES AT CHAMPIONSHIP SHOWS FROM 2020

APPOINTMENT OF JUDGES AT LIMITED AND OPEN SHOWS AND FOR NON CC CLASSES AT CHAMPIONSHIP SHOWS FROM 2020 Following the recent announcement that the transition period for the Judges Competency Framework (JCF) is to begin in 2020, a year later than originally planned, the Kennel Club has issued new guidance ...

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Richmond Council Thwarted In Attempt To Target Dog Owners

Richmond Council Thwarted In Attempt To Target Dog Owners

VICTORY FOR DOG OWNERS IN UK’S FIRST SUCCESSFUL PSPO LEGAL CHALLENGE The Kennel Club was involved in the successful challenge of part of a draconian Public Spaces Protection Order in Richmond, which could have seen dog owners criminalised if their dogs so much as urinated whilst out on a walk. ...

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Sweden Blocks Registration Of Offspring Of Bracycephalic Breeds Following Intervention Surgery

Sweden Blocks Registration Of Offspring Of Bracycephalic Breeds Following Intervention Surgery

From today,10.04.18, the Swedish KC (SKK) will no longer register puppies born of a brachycephalic dog that has had airway surgery. From now on, Swedish vets will report procedures direct to the SKK and the dog's record on the publicly available SKK database will be amended. Vets are also ...

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JCF: Single Breed Judges To Pay A Tenner!

JCF: Single Breed Judges To Pay A Tenner!

SINGLE-BREED CC JUDGES TO PAY ONLY £10 PER ANNUM UNDER NEW JUDGE LICENSING SCHEME Judges who award CCs in a single breed and do not aspire to judge any further breeds at any level will pay only £10 for a yearly judging licence under the Judges Competency Framework (JCF), the ...

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VULNERABLE BRITISH AND IRISH BREEDS COMPETITION RETURNS

VULNERABLE BRITISH AND IRISH BREEDS COMPETITION RETURNS

VULNERABLE BRITISH AND IRISH BREEDS COMPETITION RETURNS Following the popularity of the Vulnerable British and Irish Breeds competition at Crufts, the Kennel Club has announced that it will take place again this year, culminating in a grand final at Crufts 2019. To raise awareness of vulnerable British and Irish ...

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One Last Goodbye

One Last Goodbye

A terminally-ill man had his dying wish granted when his dog was allowed to make a final visit to his hospital bedside just hours before he passed away. Staff at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee allowed Peter Robson's border collie Shep into Ward 3 on Thursday. Infection control regulations mean ...

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Car Advert Starts A Swiss Shepherd Snowball!

Car Advert Starts A Swiss Shepherd Snowball!

RANGE ROVER ADVERT CREATES CRAZE FOR NEW DOG BREED An advert featuring the White Swiss Shepherd Dog – one of Britain’s newest pedigree dog breeds – has led to it getting the biggest increase in online puppy searches of any breed in the UK. The advert for the Range ...

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Dogue And Newfoundland Hip & Elbow Dysplasia To Be Addressed

Dogue And Newfoundland Hip & Elbow Dysplasia To Be Addressed

HIP AND ELBOW DYSPLASIA TO BE TACKLED IN TWO MORE BREEDS WITH NEW BREEDING RESOURCE The Dogue de Bordeaux and Newfoundland are the latest breeds to be provided with Estimated Breeding Values, an online resource that helps breeders breed away from hip and elbow dysplasia. Following consultation with ...

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Police, RSPCA And Dogs Trust Massive Presence At Four Paws /Second Chance Rescue In Lincolnshire

Police, RSPCA And Dogs Trust Massive Presence At Four Paws /Second Chance Rescue In Lincolnshire

Police and a fleet of Dogs Trust animal ambulances arrived at Four paws Boarding Kennels /Veterinary Clinic and Second Chance Rescue this morning (22.03.18) At the Killingbourne address, a sprawling collection of buildings and outside runs, the Police and RSPCA have said very little regarding their presence. Official police statement: ...

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A12 DISCIPLINARY CASE – MR G NEWTON

A12 DISCIPLINARY CASE – MR G NEWTON

A12 DISCIPLINARY CASE – MR G NEWTON At its meeting on 28th February 2018, the Kennel Club Disciplinary Committee considered the conviction of Mr G Newton, from Leamington Spa Magistrates Court for common assault on 1st November 2017 arising from an incident at the English Toy Terrier Club Show on ...

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A11 DISCIPLINARY CASE – MS K McLOUGHLIN

A11 DISCIPLINARY CASE – MS K McLOUGHLIN

A11 DISCIPLINARY CASE – MS K McLOUGHLIN At its meeting on 28th February 2018, the Kennel Club Disciplinary Committee considered a complaint brought by the Kennel Club under Rule A11 a (1) (b) against Ms K McLoughlin; namely that she behaved discreditably and prejudicially to the interests of the canine ...

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DISCIPLINARY CASE – MRS A SMITH  (Harrogate, Yorks)

DISCIPLINARY CASE – MRS A SMITH (Harrogate, Yorks)

A12 DISCIPLINARY CASE – MRS A SMITH At its meeting on 28th February 2018, the Kennel Club Disciplinary Committee considered the convictions of Mrs A Smith, from Harrogate Magistrates Court for offences contrary to the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and the Breeding of Dogs Act 1973. The committee noted ...

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Terrier Cross Saves Lamb Frozen To The Ground

Terrier Cross Saves Lamb Frozen To The Ground

A newborn lamb "frozen to the ground" and left for dead is recovering after being saved by a pet dog. Its mother had struggled to give birth to twins during Storm Emma, which had left the animal in freezing conditions. Pip Samuel from Newbridge-on-Wye, Powys, found the lamb on ...

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Gaza Municipality To Pay For Dogs Killed On The Street

Gaza Municipality To Pay For Dogs Killed On The Street

The municipality of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip inaugurated a campaign Thursday to encourage citizens to tackle the problem of multitudes of stray dogs prowling the city—offering a ten shekel award for each one killed. The municipality put out a public announcement, which said, "Due to the proliferation ...

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Dog Rescued In Freezing Conditions From Canal

Dog Rescued In Freezing Conditions From Canal

Firefighters from Oldbury Fire Station, Woodgate Fire Station and West Midlands Fire Service Technical Rescue Unit have rescued a dog from a very icy canal in Tividale this morning (02/03).

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Friends For Life Finalists Announced

Friends For Life Finalists Announced

The Kennel Club today announce the finalists for the prestigious Crufts dog hero competition, Friends for Life 2018, at the official launch of Crufts 2018. Taz the Collie and Gayle Wilde aged 39 from Lanarkshire, Waffle and Sarah Mohammadi from Hayes, Buttons the Shih Tzu and Hannah Gates ...

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KENNEL CLUB #BANSHOCKCOLLARS CAMPAIGN WON IN ENGLAND

KENNEL CLUB #BANSHOCKCOLLARS CAMPAIGN WON IN ENGLAND

KENNEL CLUB #BANSHOCKCOLLARS CAMPAIGN WON IN ENGLAND The Kennel Club is delighted that, following a meeting with Rt Hon Michael Gove and Ross Thomson MP just last week, it is understood that a ban on both the sale and use of shock collars is to be announced across the UK ...

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SIX INSPIRATIONAL YOUNG PEOPLE NOMINATED FOR MAJOR CRUFTS AWARD

SIX INSPIRATIONAL YOUNG PEOPLE NOMINATED FOR MAJOR CRUFTS AWARD

A 14 year-old girl who was diagnosed with stage three Hodgkin’s lymphoma and credits her dogs and agility for getting her through chemotherapy; a 17 year old and her dog who tirelessly volunteer in their local community; a 14 year old boy who became his family’s rock after a family ...

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Bichon Frise Wins Top Spot At Westminster

Bichon Frise Wins Top Spot At Westminster

The Bichon Frise GCHP CH Belle Creek’s All I Care About Is Love, known to his friends as Flynn, won Best in Show at the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday night.Bred by L Van Keuren & G Blue & LL Carlton & LA Letsche DVM ...

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NEW DNA TESTING SCHEMES FOR SPANISH WATER DOGS

NEW DNA TESTING SCHEMES FOR SPANISH WATER DOGS

NEW DNA TESTING SCHEMES FOR SPANISH WATER DOGS The Kennel Club has approved two new official DNA testing schemes for neuroaxonal dystrophy (NAD) and congenital hypothyroidism with goiter (CHG) in Spanish Water Dogs, following consultation with the breed’s health co-ordinator on behalf of the breed club. To find out ...

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Canterbury Council Issues Warning To Puppy Buyers

Canterbury Council Issues Warning To Puppy Buyers

Important - Doodlepets - please share We are concerned about a website, Doodlepets, which is offering cockapoo puppies for sale. Many of you will remember our previous post about an individual who runs Doodlepets (the business that uses the Doodlepets website), whom we prosecuted after a number of dead puppies ...

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New Charity Investigation: Action Aid For Animals

New Charity Investigation: Action Aid For Animals

The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, has opened a statutory inquiry into Action Aid for Animals, registered charity number (1133543). The charity has objects to relieve the suffering of animals in need of care and operates in Croatia and Romania. The Commission has ...

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SAY BONJOUR TO THE UK’S NEWEST PEDIGREE DOG – THE BARBET

SAY BONJOUR TO THE UK’S NEWEST PEDIGREE DOG – THE BARBET

SAY BONJOUR TO THE UK’S NEWEST PEDIGREE DOG – THE BARBET Number of pedigree dog breeds in the UK will rise to 220 as the Barbet, developed in France, gains official recognition and is set to wow the public at Crufts, the world’s greatest dog show, for the first time ...

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JAZZ FROM LINCOLNSHIRE WINS KENNEL CLUB COCKER SPANIEL CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 AT SANDRINGHAM

JAZZ FROM LINCOLNSHIRE WINS KENNEL CLUB COCKER SPANIEL CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 AT SANDRINGHAM

JAZZ FROM LINCOLNSHIRE WINS KENNEL CLUB COCKER SPANIEL CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 AT SANDRINGHAM Abiann Flawless, a two-year-old bitch known as Jazz, and her owner, Jamie Smith from Lincolnshire, have won the prestigious Kennel Club Cocker Spaniel Championship for 2018. The competition, sponsored by Eukanuba, was held at Sandringham Estate, Norfolk ...

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Kennel Club Announces Changes To FLYBALL Regulations

Kennel Club Announces Changes To FLYBALL Regulations

CHANGE TO FLYBALL REGULATIONS The Kennel Club has recently approved the following change to the regulations for flyball, effective from 1st July 2018. The below regulation has been amended to bring the dimensions of the box in line with the British Flyball Association’s regulations, to ensure consistent equipment for ...

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Stray Dog Shot Dead In Hartlepool

Stray Dog Shot Dead In Hartlepool

A German Shepherd cross was abandoned by his owner and tied to a telegraph pole in Hartlepool yesterday. An armed Police Officer shot the dog when it was decided by the RSPCA and Veterinary Professionals that the dog could not be handled. Bystanders were outraged and social media reacted with the ...

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Friends For Life Search Begins

Friends For Life Search Begins

SEARCH IS ON FOR DOG HEROES FOR NATIONAL AWARD A nationwide search has begun to find the UK’s top hero dogs for the Kennel Club’s Friends for Life competition, which celebrates dogs that have had an extraordinary impact on people’s lives. The public are being asked to nominate a ...

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Change Of Judge For Three Breeds Crufts 2018

Change Of Judge For Three Breeds Crufts 2018

There has been a change of judge for three breeds at Crufts 2018. Anatolian Shepherd Dogs, Turkish Kangal Dogs and Komondors will now be judged by Mrs C Molinari (Portugal), not as stated in the schedule.

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Storm Eleanor Raises Warning To Dog Owners

Storm Eleanor Raises Warning To Dog Owners

Dog walkers are being advised to keep their dogs on leads after Storm Eleanor causes sealife to be washed up on beaches, particularly on the East Coast. One dog has already died after eating dead sea life, including toxic star fish on a walk along the beach at Cley next the ...

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10 Days Lost In The Snow, Then Red Makes It Home

10 Days Lost In The Snow, Then Red Makes It Home

This truly is a remarkable tale of a hardy pet surviving against the odds. Red, the Welsh Border Collie, vanished while being walked in heavy snow on Preseli Mountains, Pembrokeshire, on Thursday, 28 December. Her owners thought they would never see her again but, after a 10-day ...

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JUDGES COMPETENCY FRAMEWORK BREED APPRECIATION DAYS ANNOUNCED FOR 2018

JUDGES COMPETENCY FRAMEWORK BREED APPRECIATION DAYS ANNOUNCED FOR 2018

The Kennel Club has announced the dates of the Breed Appreciation Days being held as part of its Judges Competency Framework (JCF) pilot scheme. In each case, participants will attend a lecture by at least one breed expert and have the opportunity to take a multiple choice examination based ...

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JUDGES COMPETENCY FRAMEWORK QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSIONS ANNOUNCED

JUDGES COMPETENCY FRAMEWORK QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSIONS ANNOUNCED

The Kennel Club has announced dates of question and answer sessions being held in relation to the Judges Competency Framework (JCF). In each case, participants will attend a presentation on the JCF by the Kennel Club representative, and then have the opportunity to ask questions. The dates are ...

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Missing Dog Found After Four Years With Horrendous Injuries

Missing Dog Found After Four Years With Horrendous Injuries

A dog that had been missing from her home for four years has been found with serious injuries. Staffordshire bull terrier Zeena has a punctured eye and extensive bite wounds all over her body, which the RSPCA said were consistent with dog-fighting. The dog was found on The Leverretts ...

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Pawscars Voting Opens

Pawscars Voting Opens

It is time to have your say! Voing has opened today so you have your chance to choose your favourites over a wide range of categories, from junior handler to championship show. Vote online at www.pawscars.co.uk

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KC Announces New Stud Book Bands For 2018

KC Announces New Stud Book Bands For 2018

KENNEL CLUB ANNOUNCES CHANGES IN STUD BOOK BANDS FOR 2018 The Kennel Club has announced changes in Stud Book bands for 2018 for some breeds, which will apply for all shows from 1st January 2018 to 31st December 2018. The following breeds have moved Stud Book bands for 2018: ...

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NEW DNA TESTING PROGRAMME FOR ITALIAN SPINONI

NEW DNA TESTING PROGRAMME FOR ITALIAN SPINONI

NEW DNA TESTING PROGRAMME FOR ITALIAN SPINONI The Kennel Club has approved a new official DNA testing programme for cerebellar ataxia (CA) in Italian Spinoni, following consultation with the breed’s health co-ordinator on behalf of the breed club. Cerebellar ataxia is a serious neurological disease, and in affected dogs ...

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Champion Classes Get The Go Ahead To Be Introduced At Breed Champ Shows

Champion Classes Get The Go Ahead To Be Introduced At Breed Champ Shows

CHAMPION CLASSES TO BE INTRODUCED FOR BREED CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP SHOWS The Kennel Club has agreed to introduce champion classes at breed club championship shows, with effect from 1st January 2018. These classes, which are not compulsory, have been brought in by the Show Executive Committee (SEC) following a recommendation ...

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PUGS STOLEN!

PUGS STOLEN!

UPDATE! One Pug has been found! Well-known allrounder judge Michael Quinney, from Westry, nr March in Cambridgeshire has had three black Pug bitches stolen. Two are around three years old - one has been bred from, the other one is a maiden. The third bitch is around ...

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Cheltenham Races: Small Black Dog Is Favourite!

Cheltenham Races: Small Black Dog Is Favourite!

Onlookers were stunned at Cheltenham Races yesterday as a little black dog sprinted from the sides to join in the chase. But despite his best efforts, the mutt was unable to keep up as Champers In Ice and the others pulled away, with a jump over the oncoming hedge a ...

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Court Blunder Results In Blythe Park Dog Attack

Court Blunder Results In Blythe Park Dog Attack

Court chiefs have apologised for a blunder which meant a dangerous dog was free to maul 12 children in a playground rampage when it should have already been put down. Marley the Staffordshire Bull Terrier had already attacked children and a destruction order had been made early last year. ...

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Labrador Survives 30 Ft Fall From Glasgow Bridge

Labrador Survives 30 Ft Fall From Glasgow Bridge

A four-year-old labrador who leapt off a bridge and plunged 30ft into a rocky riverbed has survived after sustaining a collapsed lung and severe bruising. Chino the "miracle dog" was walking with owner Elizabeth Brydon in Glasgow's Linn Park when he suddenly jumped over the crossing's wall. His owner ...

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Shar Pei Dovey Has 21 Dummies Removed From Stomach!

Shar Pei Dovey Has 21 Dummies Removed From Stomach!

Edmon, Oklahoma, USA Family dog Dovey, a Shar Pei , was rushed to surgery when it was discovered she had eaten twenty one dummies (pacifiers) over the course of a few months. Vets at Gentle Care Animal Hospital were stunned to discover Dovey's eating habits. Dovey's owners the Rogers family had ...

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Sealyham Terrier Pups Stolen

Sealyham Terrier Pups Stolen

In what is becoming an increasingly common crime, six Sealyham Terrier puppies were stolen from a breeder in Ellesmere, Shropshire on Saturday night. Stolen were three males and three females. Please keep an eye out for new pups arriving in your area, note that the pups are not all white, some ...

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Kennel Club Announces Their Findings In Disciplinary Case Against Geoff Duffield

Kennel Club Announces Their Findings In Disciplinary Case Against Geoff Duffield

The Kennel Club have just announced their findings in the alleged case against Mr Geoff Duffield A11 DISCIPLINARY CASE – MR GC DUFFIELD At its meeting on 30 November 2017, the Kennel Club Disciplinary Committee considered a complaint brought by the Kennel Club under Rule A11 a (1) ...

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Canine Hell Hole Discovered In Wigan

Canine Hell Hole Discovered In Wigan

A horrifying dog prison has been uncovered in a derelict Wigan farmhouse after two stolen pets were spotted in the grounds by a local resident. Helpful residents in Appley Bridge reunited equine business owner Deniqua Westwood with her two beloved dogs almost a week after they were stolen from a ...

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County Down Man Jailed For  Killing & Cooking Dog

County Down Man Jailed For Killing & Cooking Dog

Dominic O'Connor, 28, strangled four-year-old collie, Jess, with a lead before cooking her, using "a few onions and an Oxo cube" last December. He then fed the stew to his own dog. O'Connor, of Roden Street, Kircubbin, who suffers from a personality disorder, was found guilty of causing unnecessary ...

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Crooked Dogs Home Boss In Fraud Trial

Crooked Dogs Home Boss In Fraud Trial

The former chief executive of Birmingham Dogs Home and his wife plundered almost £900,000 from the charity - with claims they spent £75,000 on their luxury wedding. Suspicions were allegedly raised after Mr Price organised a lavish wedding to co-worker Alayna Warner, the charity’s Commercial Manager and Head of Fundraising. ...

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Cruel Owner Freezes His Dog To Death

Cruel Owner Freezes His Dog To Death

A cruel dog owner deliberately froze his loyal pet to death by pouring cold water over the animal and putting it outside in the minus 32C cold in Russia. Rescuers reached the whimpering animal while it was still alive, but encased in ice, in its outdoor kennel in Yakutsk, the ...

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Puppy Trafficker Avoids Jail

Puppy Trafficker Avoids Jail

A puppy trader who sold animals on Gumtree that had been trafficked from illegal breeders in Ireland has avoided jail. Jaimie Colquhoun, 25, from Dundee, also avoided a ban on keeping animals for running the business that was likened to battery chicken farming. She was convicted of selling animals without a ...

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Jack Russell Shot In Teeside Park

Jack Russell Shot In Teeside Park

Two people wearing balaclavas who made off on a motorbike after a dog was shot and killed are being sought by police. The 12-year-old Jack Russell called Millie was shot at about 06:00 GMT on 19 November in Eston, near Middlesbrough, Cleveland Police said. Millie was taken to a ...

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A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born

If you are a fan of TV soaps, you may have realised tthat there is a new member of the cast of Emmerdale. A little stray terrier called Tip has wandered into Emmerdale. She doesn't have a microchip so her owner can't be traced, but doubtless there will be ...

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Daring Rescue!

Daring Rescue!

A Collie trapped on a 90-foot high cliff edge at a quarry in Betys-y-Coed has been rescued thanks to the help of RSPCA Cymru. Eight year old Black had managed to get herself into a tricky siuation half way down the cliff at a quarry in Cwm Penmachno. Her owner ...

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Lost And Found

Lost And Found

Every year thousands of much loved family pets go missing, lost or stolen. This compelling new series, starting on Channel 4 on Monday, November 27th at 3 pm, follows the effors of Doglost as they help to search for dogs like these six Cocker Spaniels, stolen in Yorkshire, and ...

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Crufts Breeders Competition, First Come, First Served!

Crufts Breeders Competition, First Come, First Served!

ENTRIES FOR BREEDERS’ COMPETITION AT CRUFTS: FIRST 40 TEAMS ENTERED ONLINE WILL COMPETE Entries will open on Monday 4th December at 12 noon for the Breeders’ Competition, sponsored by Agria Pet Insurance, at Crufts 2018 which will be held on Friday 9th March. A maximum of ...

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JCF: Update From The KC: Stewarding Requirements

JCF: Update From The KC: Stewarding Requirements

JUDGES COMPETENCY FRAMEWORK UPDATE Following initial comments from the pilot breed clubs and feedback at question and answer sessions and other events where the Judges Competency Framework (JCF) has been discussed with Kennel Club staff and committee members, the JCF working party has announced that some adjustments have been made ...

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Cat On A Hot Tin Roof? No,  Dog On A Cold Glass One!

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof? No, Dog On A Cold Glass One!

A chubby dog needed the help of firefighters this week after she got stuck on the roof of her owner’s conservatory. Ruby the Bull Mastiff got stuck on the glass after making her way out of the bedroom window. Photo: Caters However when she tried to get back inside… she couldn’t ...

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Cambridge: Attack By Two Lurchers Leaves 12 Week Old Puppy Dead

Cambridge: Attack By Two Lurchers Leaves 12 Week Old Puppy Dead

APPEAL FOR WITNESSES/INFORMATION On Tuesday 7th November at about 4pm at Chesterton Recreation ground, 3 off lead lurchers, walked by two men, attacked and killed an 11 week old cocker spaniel puppy, in front of her 12year old owner. The men then walked off and left the young girl to ...

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Puppy Dies After Veterinary Blunder And Then A Bill Arrives!

Puppy Dies After Veterinary Blunder And Then A Bill Arrives!

A LLEDROD couple have spoken of their heartbreak after their beloved pet puppy was mistakenly given a lethal injection by an Aberystwyth vet. And to add insult to injury, Wayne and Lisa Maguire claim they have been asked to pay for the care their 10-week-old border collie Molly received at ...

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Bulldog Charity Scammed , £21k Stolen

Bulldog Charity Scammed , £21k Stolen

The Edward Foundation , a well respected registered Charity who fund the rescue , rehabilitation and rehoming of Bulldogs has been scammed in a Bank fraud that has stripped the Charity of over £21,000. De Randall and fellow Trustee Marion Beardall told DogFocus of the afternoon 'phone call that ...

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Kennel Club Announces Changes

Kennel Club Announces Changes

Kennel Club Unveils Open Show Reforms 10th October 2017 - 5:00 PM In the biggest shake-up to the open show scene for more than a generation, the Kennel Club has announced new measures to increase interest in this important and essential side of dog showing through the introduction of ...

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Shaking Puppy DNA Test Now Available In Border Terriers

Shaking Puppy DNA Test Now Available In Border Terriers

UPDATE: Until 31 Oct there is a reduction if you enter the following code at the checkout 6584EKUJ23 it will make each test £36 instead of £48. there is also a 30% discount for Kennel Club assured Breeders (please access through MyKC account) and a small discount for 6 or more ...

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Shaking Puppy DNA Test Now Available In Border Terriers

Shaking Puppy DNA Test Now Available In Border Terriers

UPDATE: Until 31 Oct there is a reduction if you enter the following code at the checkout 6584EKUJ23 it will make each test £36 instead of £48. there is also a 30% discount for Kennel Club assured Breeders (please access through MyKC account) and a small discount for 6 or more ...

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Border Terrier Club Objection To The Judges Competency Framework

Border Terrier Club Objection To The Judges Competency Framework

The Border Terrier Club has sent a strongly worded letter to The Kennel Club regarding the recent changes to the Judging structure and the implementation of the Judges Competency Framework. The text of the letter was made available on the Border Terrier Club website. The Border Terrier Club is the oldest ...

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Driffield :  Carboot Cancelled , The Show Goes On!

Driffield : Carboot Cancelled , The Show Goes On!

UPDATE: The scheduled CAR BOOT SALE for Sunday at the Racecourse has been cancelled. This will ensure sufficient car parking is available for all. This will not affect the Championship Dog Show. After a meeting this evening between the Show Committee and the Wetherby Racecourse Officials a decision has ...

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Further Allegations For Ayrshire Ark Hell

Further Allegations For Ayrshire Ark Hell

A woman who ran an animal refuge has been jailed for seven months after neglecting pets in her care and putting them in a freezer when they died. Zara Brown, 29, from Ayrshire Ark Refuge, failed to give the animals adequate food and water, and abandoned them in an old ...

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Dachshund IVDD Fundraising At Caldicot Castle

Dachshund IVDD Fundraising At Caldicot Castle

Dachshund IVDD fundraising at Caldicot Castle 10/9/17 More than 200 Dachshunds and 300 of their owners descended on Caldicot Castle near Chepstow on September 10th for a day of fundraising and fun. The day was organised by Charlotte Baldwin who runs the “Dedicated to Dachshunds with IVDD” support ...

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YKC MEMBERS GIVEN THE CHANCE TO DESIGN THE YKC CRUFTS CATALOGUE COVER

YKC MEMBERS GIVEN THE CHANCE TO DESIGN THE YKC CRUFTS CATALOGUE COVER

YOUNG KENNEL CLUB MEMBERS GIVEN THE CHANCE TO DESIGN THE YKC CRUFTS CATALOGUE COVER The Young Kennel Club (YKC) is inviting the talented artists amongst its members to design the front cover for the YKC Crufts catalogue as part of its Artist of the Year competition. YKC members are ...

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Dog Paralysed After Dog On Dog Attack In Belfast

Dog Paralysed After Dog On Dog Attack In Belfast

A children's author whose gentle dog was left paralysed following a vicious dog attack has appealed to other owners to “take responsibility” for their pets. Claire Savage took her cocker spaniel on their usual evening walk at White Park Bay, near Ballycastle , when a Staffordshire Bull Terrier-type dog came ...

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'Acid' Attack On Pet Dog

'Acid' Attack On Pet Dog

A dog has been left with severe burns after a heartless yob sprayed a chemical - thought to be acid - through a garden fence. Jax was playing in the back garden when he was doused with a substance through fence panels at his Salford home. His owners were ...

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Joan Tudor...From Simon Parsons

Joan Tudor...From Simon Parsons

Sad to read of the death of one of Britain’s very great breeders, Joan Tudor, at the age of nearly 98. Camrose is of course a legendary name of Golden Retrievers and has been since the late 1940s when she founded her line on a bitch called Golden Camrose Tess. She ...

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Man Arrested In Norfolk Dog Walker Murder

Man Arrested In Norfolk Dog Walker Murder

A man has been arrested over the fatal stabbing of an 83-year-old dog walker in Norfolk woods, police said. The local man in his 20s was arrested on suspicion of murder on Saturday morning and is being held in custody. Peter Wrighton, a retired BT worker from Banham who ...

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Dog Walker Murdered In Norfolk Wood

Dog Walker Murdered In Norfolk Wood

A murder probe has been launched after an 83-year-old man was stabbed to death while walking his two dogs in woodland. The married dad-of-two, who has not been named, was found dead by another walker at around 10.45am on Saturday in woods near East Harling, Norfolk. Detectives revealed the man died ...

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Kennel Club Invite Q&A On Judges Competency Framework

Kennel Club Invite Q&A On Judges Competency Framework

Learn About New Judging Framework at City Of Birmingham Show 4th August 2017 - 11:49 AM City of Birmingham Canine Association is offering breed club officials and other interested parties the opportunity to ask questions about the new Judges Competency Framework (JCF) at its championship show at Stoneleigh Park, ...

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RSPCA

RSPCA "DISAPPOINTED" IN PANORAMA BROADCAST

The RSPCA have released a statement following the news that the BBC will broadcast a Panorama investigation programme to be broadcast on 3 August 2017 We're disappointed to learn that BBC Panorama will broadcast a programme about the RSPCA on Thursday 3 August 2017. We understand ...

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Reduced Number Of Lafora Affected Puppies In Miniature WH Dachshunds

Reduced Number Of Lafora Affected Puppies In Miniature WH Dachshunds

One Health - collaboration between dog owners, vets and researchers helps dogs and children with a rare and severe epilepsy. Lafora’s disease is one of the most severe childhood epilepsies and also occurs in dogs, particularly Miniature Wirehaired Dachshunds, Beagles and Bassett Hounds. In humans Lafora’s disease is ...

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Indy, Ex Guide Dog Still Missing

Indy, Ex Guide Dog Still Missing

A mass dog walk is planned along a popular Torquay cliff top path as volunteers continue their hunt for missing former guide dog Indy. The volunteers are appealing to golden retriever owners to join them at Anstey's Cove car park, Wellswood, on Sunday at 11am for the awareness raising stroll. The ...

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Woman Mauled To Death By Dogs

Woman Mauled To Death By Dogs

A woman aged in her 50s has been mauled to death by two dogs at a rescue kennel in Western Australia. The incident occurred at Barko's Boarding Kennel in Southern River in the city's south-east at around 1:30 pm on Tuesday. The two breeds of dogs are a Staffordshire bull ...

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Dog Burned By Boiling Water

Dog Burned By Boiling Water

A man who “accidentally” poured boiled water over his pet dog and failed to treat the animal’s wounds has been convicted of animal cruelty. Stewart Milne, 28, of St Columba Gardens, failed to take his dog Buddy to the vet after he suffered burn injuries. Milne told Dundee ...

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Poodle Killed In Bristol Park

Poodle Killed In Bristol Park

Police are investigating an incident where a dog was attacked and killed by another dog in a south Bristol park while the owners looked on in horror. Officers are asking for help to identify a man on a mobility scooter believed to be the owner of the violent animal. The attack ...

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New Published Scientific Research From Ireland Says

New Published Scientific Research From Ireland Says "Dangerous" Dogs Are NOT More Dangerous

New Published Scientific Research from Ireland Says "Dangerous" Dogs are NOT more Dangerous A newly published scientific research paper in the Irish Veterinary Journal suggests that Ireland’s approach to targeting dog breeds to protect the public as not having any scientific basis, but could also be making things much ...

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Dog Owner Cleared After Court Drama Over Name

Dog Owner Cleared After Court Drama Over Name

Africa- 26.07.17 (13:26) Charges have been dropped against a 41-year-old Nigerian man who named his dog after President Muhammadu Buhari. Joachim Iroko, a market trader also known as Joe Fortemose Chinakwe, was arrested in 2016 accused of conduct likely to cause a breach of the peace.A judge in south-west Ogun ...

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