Dog World UK

The Elkhound

I ABSOLUTELY loved the fascinating breed feature in DOG WORLD the other week spotlighting the Breeds from the Northern Lands… the Scandinavian Breeds. It was introduced with a piece written (and with photographs by) the very knowledgeable Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen depicting well known and some not so well known breeds from the region. I’d read about… read more

KC Research on Inbreeding Predicts Brighter Future for Pedigree Dogs

‘GROUND-breaking’ research which it hopes will help breeders improve genetic health and protect the future of dog breeds has been launched by the Kennel Club. The review covers 35 years of data and is said to be the most comprehensive research project of its kind, covering the years from 1980 to 2014 for all 215… read more


One Size Fits All ABS Not Working

Simon Parsons wrote last week about the new American Kennel Club initiative, ‘Bred With H.E.A.R.T.’ and it is a scheme that is well worth a second look. I think it is probable that our KC was first off the mark with its Accredited – later to become Assured – Breeder Scheme, giving a modicum of… read more

The Great Dane

I have several good friends who keep, breed and show Great Danes… and it is one of those breeds (alongside the Borzoi, Irish Wolfhound and Afghan Hound) that, if I were lucky enough to win the lottery, and were able to have the land and a suitable house to accommodate them, I would happily own…. read more


City of Birmingham Dog Show 2015 – Best in Show

At City of Birmingham championship dog show 2015 the grand finale on the third and final day was of course Best in show where Jill Peak took centre stage. She had been sent through seven superb winners by the group judges and her choice for Best in Show from those finalists was the Hungarian Puli… read more

Fashion in Dogs

The selection of photographs of Dachshund Champions throughout the blog are all from the early 1900s. A NUMBER of magazines have recently published articles about several of our native breeds, writing of their crash in numbers and slide in popularity and their impending extinction. In sharp contrast my own breed (the Dachshund) and the French… read more


World Show 2019: FCI’s Behaviour ‘Deplorable’, Says Finnish Kennel Club

THE FINNISH Kennel Club (FKK) has lent its voice to the ongoing clamour caused by the staging of the 2019 World Show in China. It believes the Fédération Cynologique Internationale’s reputation has ‘taken a serious blow’ as a result, and this week publicly criticised the way the FCI conducts its business, while voicing concern for… read more


Around the Dog World Hits the Beach – Video

Around the Dog World – Blackpool 2015 (Episode 45)


Sweden Joins China WDS Row

THE SWEDISH Kennel Club (SKK) has joined its Norwegian counterpart in condemning the holding of the World Dog Show 2019 in China. While striking out at the Federation Cynologique Internationale’s threat of sanctions against the Norwegian Kennel Club (NKK) it has also taken the opportunity to attack the FCI’s decision-making processes, saying that member countries… read more

A Champion Dingo

I’ve been lucky enough to have travelled all over the world; New Zealand, China, Mexico, Africa, America and India but one of the favourite places I’ve visited has to be Australia. I first went there in my 20s and have been back many, many times since. One of the big draws for me is the… read more

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