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Around the Dog World – Champions and Puppies 2016

This month’s Around the Dog World gives you the to experience at the UK’s highest quality canine competition. The the Dog World/Eukanuba Pup of the Year and Champion Stakes Final the dogs on show have had to qualify through classes of hundreds at championship shows throughout the year, meaning each qualifier has had their work… read more

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Should judges be Monitored on the Showground, Asks KC Board Member

SHOULD ‘impartial observers’ be appointed at shows to intervene if a judge’s performance is not up to scratch? Could they be given the power to ‘have a quiet word’ with the judge, hold them to account and if necessary report them to the Kennel Club? This suggestion comes from Board member Jeff Horswell who tackles… read more

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Cavalier Owners Criticise KC’s new MVD Heart Scheme

A CAMPAIGNING Cavalier group has voiced its doubts about the Kennel Club’s new testing scheme for mitral valve disease.   Members say it has ‘glaring’ omissions, one of which is that it is voluntary not compulsory which means, they say, it could never be successful.   The KC believes the programme will ‘dramatically’ improve heart… read more

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KC Proposes Changes to Membership Structure

SEVERAL new ways of encouraging membership have been proposed by the Kennel Club. One is a general membership category which would be cheaper and open to new members who could apply without being proposed – but only if they show ‘a clear interest in dogs’.   Another is a joint membership at a lower cost… read more

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Basset Hound Removed From ‘High Profile’ List

THE BASSET Hound is to be removed from the category three – high-profile – breeds list.   It is to be transferred to the category two list of the Kennel Club’s Breed Watch system from January 1.   The reclassification, which follows a recommendation from the KC’s Dog Health Group, means that Basset bests of… read more

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Chepstow Plan Approved at KC SGM

Chepstow, FCI judges and crossbreeds discussed at KC SGM A NEW £2.72m canine activity centre at Chepstow Racecourse was approved by Kennel Club members at this week’s special meeting.    A total of 287 votes were cast in favour, 163 against and there were 31 abstentions.    It will be shared by the racecourse’s owner,… read more

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New Contract Being Thrashed Out for Foreign and UK Judges

THE KENNEL Club has served six months’ notice to the FCI that it is terminating the reciprocal judges’ agreement. But a new one is in the pipeline which the KC believes addresses members concerns. It involves proposed FCI judges who have judged at international shows in at least their own and two other countries filling… read more

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Online Entry to Crufts Now Open

ONLINE entries for Crufts are now live, and printed copies of the schedule will be available from mid-November. The terrier and hound groups will be on Thursday March 9, utility and toy on the Friday, gundogs Saturday and working and pastoral on the final day. Exhibitors can get a printed copy of the schedule by sending… read more

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Midland Counties Championship Show

Peter Piper steals the show – WITH A crispy autumn morning over the 70-acre Staffordshire Showground it was time for one of the year’s final shows to take place. Midland Counties was founded in 1968 and has been using the New Bingley Hall as the venue since 1976. Over the years the show and venue society… read more

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Major Breakthrough Made on Mitral Valve Disease

THERE has been a major breakthrough in the management of the most common form of canine heart disease, mitral valve (MVD) which has the potential to extend dogs’ lives. A global study has found that treatment with the drug pimobendan delays the onset of heart failure secondary to MVD, Research results showed that treating dogs… read more

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