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Taking a Big Cat to a Dog Show

Tuesday 21st, July And so to ay four, the final sprint down to Split, well not actually to Split but to the village of Omis about 20kms south of Split where the Villa Dvor will be home for the next week and yes Satnav didn’t work once we left Italy but we largely survived. The… read more


An Opportunity for Crufts to Upscale

Considering how badly it started, with the tragic deaths of the Russian handlers and their dogs, the escaped Sheltie at Calais, and the road accident involving the young German Shorthaired Pointer, the World Dog Show in Milan turned out to be very successful. The Italians had sensibly made use of the Finnish Kennel Club’s expertise… read more

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

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