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Judges’ Reciprocal Agreement with FCI ‘Unfair’, Claims Exhibitor’s AGM Proposal

THE KENNEL Club should withdraw from the ‘unwanted, unneeded and patently unfair’ judges’ reciprocal agreement it ‘ill-advisedly’ entered into with the Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI).   This is the view of Staffordshire Bull Terrier exhibitor Alan Hedges who will make his feelings known at the KC’s annual meeting on May 17.   He is making… read more

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Welks Dog Show 2016 – Best in Show

The final decision at West of England Kennel Society championship dog show was Val Foss’ choice for Best in Show in Malvern. From the seven group winners her winner was the Whippet who is on some superb form. In the last couple of months winning her first group followed by RBIS at Crufts. Another group… read more

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The Little Skipper

Unusually for me, I’ve never had any personal experience with the Schipperke; no friends or family have ever owned one but their understated but smart looks always manage to catch my eye at shows. It has become de rigueur for the ‘pedigree haters’ to put up grainy shots of individuals in various breeds and whine… read more

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World Show in Jeopardy? FCI Asked for Help to Avert Russian kennel club ‘Catastrophe’

TROUBLE within the Russian kennel club might be putting this year’s World Dog Show under threat, it is feared.   There has been turmoil within the Russian Kynological Federation (RKF) for some time and this has led to criminal convictions, the temporary resignation of its president and the views of its most experienced members being… read more

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The Foxhound – The First British Pedigree

When I was a child I used to long for the school summer holidays as it often meant escaping down to Midhurst in West Sussex and staying on my Aunt’s family farm. Her uncle was Master of one of the local packs (kennelled on the farm) and I loved watching these beautiful hounds being fed… read more

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Petlog ‘Meltdown’ as Chipping Log Goes Live

PETLOG’S website is reported to have been in ‘meltdown’ at the end of last month as the new law making microchipping of dogs compulsory came into force.   People were said to be unable to get through to the Kennel Club’s database by phone either, as the lines were constantly engaged with an ‘unprecedented’ number… read more

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Around the Dog World Looks Back at the ‘Greatest Dog Show on Earth’

THE LATEST episode of Around the Dog World is a big one! It features highlights of the world’s greatest dog show, Crufts 2016, and the Pawscars awards ceremony – the best part of five days spent at the NEC celebrating the very best, most successful and hard working exhibitors, breeders and judges who make this… read more

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Training Scheme for Judges being Developed by KC

A COMPETENCY-based training scheme for judges is in the process of being developed by the Kennel Club. It will begin with those aspiring to become a judge progressing through to awarding CCs, and judging groups and BIS. The move has been revealed by KC Board member Anne Macdonald in this month’s Kennel Gazette, who in… read more

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BVA ‘Shares Public Concern’ about Crufts

THE BRITISH Veterinary Association (BVA) says it is looking forward to hearing from the Kennel Club about certain ‘decisions’ made at Crufts. It says it shares the public’s concern and wants the KC to report on how it would be working with judges in the future. Senior figures in the BVA were reacting to the… read more

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Just Nuisance! a South African Great Dane

We have all just returned from a whirlwind trip to South Africa… that’s me, Marc and our Miniature Smooth Dachshund, Alfie. That’s right, our dog went too! In fact if it hadn’t been for Alfie we would never have travelled to Cape Town. Back in 2003 I went on a holiday there with friends; we… read more

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