Posts By Leah Bertagnolli

Dog World

Sad news today for publication side of the dog world. Joining Dogs In Review, another publication covering the fancy & the sport of purebred dogs has ceased publication. Dog World, has stopped reporting due to the high costs of producing paper-based publications along with other expenses such as marketing; and digital’s influence on advertising revenues…. read more

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Campaigners Rejoice as Dog Meat Banned at China Festival

  DOG meat is to be banned – at least temporarily – at the infamous Yulin festival in China following vigorous campaigning by animal welfare groups and general disapproval of the event. Tens of thousands of dogs are bludgeoned to death at the festival every year, but it now appears that the Government is to… read more

Taiwan Passes Landmark Law Banning Eating Dogs or Cats

EATING dogs and cats has been banned in Taiwan. It is the first Asian country to do so. New legislation, passed last week, prevents eating, buying or possessing dog or cat meat. Those who break the law face a fine of about £6,500. Selling the meat in restaurants has also been outlawed, and animal cruelty… read more

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‘Stunned, Shocked and Thrilled’ Crufts Best in Show Winners Speak to Dogworld.tv

‘Stunned, shocked and thrilled’ Jason Lynn and Michael Gadsby speak about the ‘dream come true’ after Miami the American Cocker Spaniel wins Best in Show at Crufts 2017.

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Exhibitors Wary of CRUFFA Presence at Crufts

Rumours that supporters of Jemima Harrison’s campaign are going to be busy at Crufts no sign of abating. Over the weekend a new meme appeared on Facebook warning exhibitors that Ms Harrison’s Campaign for the Responsible Use of Flat-Faced Animals (CRUFFA) allies may be mingling with exhibitors at the show. It says, ‘Crufts 2017 warning!… read more

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Crufts Judge Upset by Criticism Over Topknot Note

THE CRUFTS judge for Shih Tzus, PAT MAULE (Daltricia), has faced a backlash from overseas exhibitors after a post she made on the ‘Shih Tzu Show Critiques & Results UK’ Facebook group regarding judging at the show. Mrs Maule decided to post a note to exhibitors stating she would not judge dogs with ‘bows’ or… read more

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Queen Considers Offering Gamekeeper’s Dogs a Home

THE QUEEN, who has been walking former Sandringham gamekeeper Bill Fenwick’s dogs for two years is now, after his death aged 95 last week, considering offering them a permanent home. When Mr Fenwick’s wife, Nancy, died two years ago the Queen was keen to help out by taking their two dogs, a Bichon and a… read more

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Trust Restored Between KC and FCI Judges, Says Jeff Horswell

WHEN DOG WORLD reporter Simon Baillie interviewed all-rounder and Crufts 2017 best in show judge Jeff Horswell at LKA championship show the conversation soon turned to the future of dog show judging in the UK. Mr Horswell, who had been judging Mastiffs and Estrela Mountain Dogs on the day, was asked if dog shows were… read more

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Jeff Horswell Talks about the Future of Judging in the UK

WHEN DOG WORLD reporter Simon Baillie interviewed respected all-rounder and Crufts 2017 best in show judge, Jeff Horswell, at LKA championship show the conversation soon turned to the future of dog show judging in the UK. Mr Horswell, who had been judging Mastiffs and Estrela Mountain Dogs on the day, was asked if dog shows… read more

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Vets Need More Balanced View of Pedigree Dogs

Vets need more balanced and less critical view of pedigree dogs, says KC vet VETS should get more involved with the world of showing and breeding by working more closely with breed clubs and directly with breeders.   This is the view of Kennel Club veterinary advisor Nick Blayney who, speaking at the recent British… read more

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