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Double Handling? Double Standards!

I can’t help but think the Kennel Club is taking a hefty sledgehammer to crack a nut in its ‘concern’ for the German Shepherd Dog in the UK. Among the items deserving of special attention by the General Committee is the practice of double handling. I am sure the GSD fraternity is thrilled that the… read more


Double Handling – Not Just a GSD Problem

DOUBLE handling is prohibited, the Kennel Club is reminding exhibitors following ‘recent incidents at shows’.   Most exhibitors are not guilty of attracting a dog from outside the ring – which can take many forms, including using toys and food to attract attention or calling a dog’s name – but those who do are being… read more

Earthdog Workshop

Terriers Tap into Their Hunting Abilities at First UK Earthdog Workshop

THE FIRST UK Earthdog Workshop took place at the Kennel Club’s building at Stoneleigh on Friday of last week, writes Sheila Atter. Four Border Terriers, three Parson Russell Terriers, two Plummers and a Cesky Terrier along with six handlers were present at what is hoped will become a regular event.   Earthdog is a concept… read more

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Topknot Bow Deterrent in New Shih Tzu Standard

THE SHIH Tzu Standard is to change to include a deterrent to showing dogs with bows in their topknots.   From November 1 the wording will state, ‘It is strongly recommended that the hair on head is tied up without adornment’.   It is understood the Kennel Club included the clause on the breed clubs’… read more


Scottish Docking Ban Exemption Welcomed and Condemned

THE KENNEL Club and Scottish Kennel Club have welcomed the news that the outright ban on docking tails has been overturned in Scotland. Under new legislation announced yesterday and to be brought before Holyrood next year, vets will be able to shorten by a third the tails of spaniels and hunt, point and retrieve breeds… read more

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Club Celebrates Breed Name Change for Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

BREED enthusiasts are celebrating after hearing that the Kennel Club is to change the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog’s name.   From January 1 it will become the Great Swiss Mountain Dog, something breeders, owners, exhibitors and clubs have wanted for some time.   The breed was first recognised by the KC in 2008 and called… read more


Thousands of Owners Forget to Update Microchip Details When They Move

Thousands of owners forget to update microchip details when they move, survey reveals ONE in eight stray dogs unclaimed in local authority kennels facing destruction have microchips bearing incorrect details.   New research has shown that after moving house owners give priority to sorting out their digital TV before they consider updating their dog’s chip… read more


Three FCI Judges Suspended

THREE international judges are to be suspended temporarily by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI). They are Igor Vyguzov, Yolanda Nagler and Franki Leung.   Based on a request from the Russian Kynological Federation (RKF) Mr Vyguzov will no longer be on the Montenegro Kennel Club’s judges list, and invitations to judge at FCI events must… read more

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Pedigree Paws Unite a Huge Success,Raising More Than £70,000

A TOTAL of 210 of the UK’s 216 breeds took part in Gavin and Sara Robertson’s Pedigree Paws Unite (PPU), the mammoth charity walk across Britain which ended triumphantly at Darlington championship show last week.   The massive fundraising drive has already produced £68,000 from walkers and supporters and another £4,000 is yet to come… read more


Around the Dog World – Hound & Gundogs 2016

Last month saw three championship shows across one weekend and our cameras caught the very best of the action at two of them, Houndshow and National Gundog. From both shows there is extensive highlights from the Best in Show ring as well as glimpses at Best Puppies and Best Veteran from the group shows. And… read more

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