Crufts Category

International Champion Ridgeback Shot Dead

THE RHODESIAN Ridgeback who won the dog CC at Crufts has been shot dead in woods near his home in Belgium. Three-year-old Int/Dutch/Bel/Dan/Pol/Swiss Ch Villagedogs Ka Makana was being walked on am extending lead when the first bullet clipped his lip. He panicked and ran away, chased by Sam Pannemanns, with whom he lived, who… read more

Knopa’s Heritage

The Background to the Crufts winners I always find fascinating, especially when they are dogs from overseas whose breeding we are not so familiar with. It had been 86 years since a Scottish Terrier last won best in show at Crufts, but the two animals are directly connected in the tail male line. ‘Knopa’, multi-titled… read more

KC Says No Evidence of Mistreatment by Crufts Obedience Competitor

ALLEGATIONS that an obedience competitor harshly handled his Border Collie in the car park of the National Exhibition Centre at Crufts have been refuted. David Holzman, who competes regularly for Canada in the Obedience World Cup at the show, said his bitch had picked up some canine faeces and he was trying to get it… read more


We’re Critical Because We Care

The news that the current Kennel Club chairman, Prof Steve Dean, has decided to leave Dog World and join Our Dogs is perhaps not surprising. Indeed what is surprising is that it has taken him so long to make this move. Let’s not beat about the bush. Dog World IS critical of the KC quite… read more


Kennel Club Statement About Jagger's Death

Kennel Club statement Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club, said: “The Kennel Club’s deepest sympathies go to Jagger’s owners, who have received confirmation that Jagger tragically died from the ingestion of poisoned material, and we ask that their privacy is respected as they grieve for their beloved pet. “There has been a lot of concern about whether… read more

Miracle and Kyle Overcome Adversity to Win Friends for Life Competition

Miracle, a rescue dog who was to be slaughtered for meat but who is now changing the life of a local six-year-old boy with cerebral palsy won the hearts are this year’s Friends for Life. The British public voted Miracle and Kyle Leask the most deserving winners out of five shortlisted finalists, and the proud… read more

Let’s Get Back to the Positive

I’D LIKE, if I may, to concentrate on the positive. Whether that will be altogether possible is another story. There was so much positive about Crufts 2015. It ran like clockwork, over 20,000 dogs were scheduled to compete, there were some dramatic battles in the ring, we saw huge numbers of stunning dogs we had… read more


Life Has Been a Nightmare, Says Breeder of ‘Poisoned’ Irish Setter

THE BREEDER and co-owner of the Irish Setter who died the day after competing at Crufts says she still believes poison was ingested at the show. Speculation has been rife in the press about what happened and when, and results of the post-mortem examination, which took place in Belgium shortly after the death of Thendara… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – “Tail-Gate” and Grrrrrl Power

Best in Show at Crufts was awarded to the Scottish Terrier, Intl. Rus. Am. GCh. McVan’s To Russia with Love “Knopa.” She is beautifully presented by U.S. handler Rebecca Cross, was bred in the U.S. by Dr. Vandra Huber and is owned in Russia by Marina Khenkina. The spectacular black bitch was declared the winner… read more

Richard L Reynolds

Therein Lies a Tail

It is the morning after the biggest dog show in the world, Crufts, and the social media is abuzz with endless comments about the show, the Scottish terrier that won Best in Show, and the “horrid” handler that abused the poor dog in the Best in Show ring. Her sin? She picked the dog up… read more

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