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China Row Rumbles On, Finland and Canada add Voices to Protest

NORWAY’s Kennel Club says its call for a boycott of the 2019 World Dog Show in China is a response to a ‘serious and general lack of respect and welfare for dogs in China,’ rather than an attack on Chinese Kennel Union. Last week the NKC advised its members not to attend the World Dog… read more

New KC Chairman Greeted with Hopes for ‘Fresh Wind of Change’ and ‘Positive Times’

DOG WORLD asked members, championship show secretaries, commentators and columnists for their views on the departure of Kennel Club chairman Steve Dean and election of Simon Luxmoore to the post. Mr Luxmoore was voted in at the General Committee meeting last week, as was vice-chairman Steve Croxford, who replaces Mike Townsend. General Committee member Graham… read more

World Show 2015: Best in show

Best in show at the World Show in Milan, run by the Italian Kennel Club (ENCI) for the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI), was the Bearded Collie Int Ch Ops I Did It Again del Cuore Impavido, owned by Olga Klimova, a Russian living in Italy, and bred in Italy by Filippo Ripoly. Judge was Francesco… read more


Another Hurdle for Exhibitors

“It’s the thing most guaranteed to cause comment among exhibitors. No, not the judge, the benching, the cost of entries, or the traffic on the journey down – what will really get exhibitors going is the call to say that there are dogs in distress in cars on a hot day.” Those were the opening… read more

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Handlers and Dogs Killed on Way to World Show – Names of Those Believed to Have Died

SIX PEOPLE and between 11 and 19 dogs have been killed in a head-on collision in Russia involving exhibitors, breeders and handlers on their way to the World Show in Milan. Reports suggest that the deceased are four women handlers and the driver of a minibus – a Mercedes Sprinter – they were travelling in,… read more


Russian Exhibitors and Dogs Traveling to 2015 World Dog Show Die In Tragic Accident

In the early hours of June 8th on the 208th kilometer of the federal highway M-1 a terrible accident occurred involving a minibus “Mercedes Sprinter” and a “Iveco” truck. The Accident involved five people and dogs heading to Milan for the World Dog show. The driver of the Truck also died. The Dog Show World’s… read more


Members Decide KC’s Acceptance of Crossbreeds Must be Reviewed

FIRST of three proposals to the Kennel Club’s annual meeting to set up working parties to look at aspects of the club’s work and make-up was made by all-round judge and former General Committee member Jean Lanning, concerning the registration system. Miss Lanning had earlier been elected an honorary life member in recognition of her… read more

New KC Chairman Elected

SIMON Luxmoore is the new chairman of the Kennel Club. In an unprecedented move he was voted in at the General Committee meeting on Tuesday, replacing Steve Dean. Steve Croxford was elected vice-chairman, replacing Mike Townsend. It is understood Prof Dean and Mr Townsend did not resign but were instead not re-elected. The KC declined… read more

Bull Terrier Puppy Dies From Rabies in France

A BULL Terrier puppy has died of rabies in France after biting a family member and a neighbour’s dog. The seven-month-old dog died during the night of May 18 while under quarantine at a veterinary practice. Tests at the Pasteur Institute confirmed rabies infection. The puppy lived in Chambon-Feugerolles, close to Saint-Etienne in the Loire… read more

GSD Standard Changed to Incorporate Longcoats

THE GERMAN Shepherd Dog Standard has been altered to create two separate varieties of coat. The KC’s General Committee has approved the addition of words covering long-coated dogs, which are underlined here: ‘Outer coat consisting of straight, hard, close-lying hair as dense as possible; thick undercoat. Hair on head, ears, front of legs, paws and… read more

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