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Crufts to Host Eukanuba World Challenge

CRUFTS is to host the tenth anniversary Eukanuba World Challenge next year. The opening ceremony and semi-final will take place in the Arena on Thursday at 5.30pm before the terrier and hound groups, and the final will be in the Arena on Friday at the same time before the utility and toy groups. The event… read more

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YKC Members Bring Home Medals at First Junior Agility Championship

YOUNG Kennel Club (YKC) members representing Team GB took home two overall bronze medals after competing in the European Open Junior Agility Championships in Slovakia for the first time. Team GB Red – Belle Howlett and Leia, Sammy Pegg with Blaze, Adam Stretton and Jet and Daniel Croxford with Briar – won bronze in the… read more

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The Toy Bull Terrier

Last Saturday we travelled up to London to see the ‘Empress of Soul’, Gladys Knight, in concert. As usual Ms Knight delivered a flawless performance (it’s hard to believe that this great lady is now 72!) and we all left the Albert Hall very happy and satisfied with the night. That feeling of elation was… read more

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The Von Doms

I come from a very working class background but both sides of my family always insisted on having pedigree dogs. My father’s side of the family kept Dachshunds; my mother’s side were more eclectic in their tastes keeping among others, Dobermanns, German Shepherds, Samoyeds and Boxers. My mum’s childhood (in the early 1950’s) was spent… read more

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Windsor Championship Show 2016: Midnight Express Steams Ahead

In the Best in Show ring on the final night of Windsor championship dog show 2016, Ben Reynolds-Frost had the privelidge of judging the seven finalists and pick his Best in Show winner. From the seven his winner was the Doberamann Ch/Ir Ch Jojavik Midnight Express who was winning his second all-breed Best in Show… read more

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The Kerry Beagle

There was a fascinating piece written by Simon Parsons on the Kerry Beagle (if you missed it, do go and have a read, In the Dog House, May 20) and the awarding of group 2 for Errigal Princess, at Banbridge. As Simon pointed out, we often hear about the plight of our British and Irish… read more

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GSD League of GB Disappointed by KC’s Plans to Tackle ‘Problems’ in Breed

PLANS by the Kennel Club to clamp down on the German Shepherd and its presentation in the show ring are impractical and disappointing, the GSD League of Great Britain believes. And recent proposals made by the KC could be ‘very detrimental’ to the breed, the League believes. “We’re unclear how they are expected to achieve… read more

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World Show 2017 Moved to Germany – in November

THE WORLD Show 2017 has been moved to Germany – and on a different date, to avoid a clash with the European Winner Show in the Ukraine. This follows the news that the show could no longer be held in Ecuador due to the devastation caused by two earthquakes in April. The show will now… read more

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Double Handling Under the Microscope as KC Considers Sweeping Changes for GSDs

CHANGES to the German Shepherd’s Standard, a review of its high-profile breed veterinary check and measures to stop the practice of double handling are being considered by the Kennel Club. The KC’s ‘GSD review group’ – formed swiftly after Crufts when the GSD best of breed was heavily criticised for her movement and hyperactivity, is… read more

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Possible Move to Germany for Next Year’s World Show

NEXT year’s World Dog Show will no longer take place in Ecuador. The venue could now be Germany, the country which received the second highest number of votes at the 2013 Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI) General Assembly. The kennel club in Ecuador (AERCAN) has told the FCI that it is unable to stage the event… read more

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