Dog World UK


Meeting Held to Discuss Falling Entries Problem

A MEETING held by the Kennel Club Dog Show Promotion Working Party at Stoneleigh on August 25 has put forward the idea that a reduction in the number of breed clubs through amalgamation could lead to higher show entries. Those present at the meeting from the Working Party were Richard Bott, Mark Cocozza, Brian Limpus,… read more


Italian Handler Suspended Over Dogs’ Deaths

THE PROFESSIONAL handler at the centre of a mystery surrounding 13 dogs’ deaths has been suspended by the Italian Kennel Club (ENCI). No more details have yet emerged about length of suspension or findings against Fabrizio Manni, but since the incident at the end of May rumours have abounded concerning how the dogs came to… read more

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English Toy Terriers and Cloning Jane Lilley!

The last of my poultry winged their way off to their new homes a few weeks back. I was sad to see them go and the field is now very quiet but the one good thing that has come out of it is that I am now free to attend dog shows again and last… read more


KC is Adapting to Meet Expectations, Says Chairman

KEEPING the Kennel Club adaptable and flexible, the acquisition of show sites, vetchecks, dog health and the mutual recognition of judges was all touched upon by chairman SimonLuxmoore during the traditional ‘state of the nation’ speech at the Welsh Kennel Club championship show dinner.   The last year had made the KC realise that it… read more


What’s the Point in Showing?

Why do we show dogs? Yes I know the arguments – that it is a means of ensuring that standards are maintained; that breeders have an opportunity to compare the results of their breeding program with that of others; that the progeny of a particular stud dog can be evaluated…. But let us be honest…. read more


Pedigree Walk Will Defy Negative Press

‘It’s Good News Week, someone’s dropped a bomb somewhere contaminating atmosphere and blackening the sky’ – these are the opening lines from the biggest hit of British band Hedgehoppers Anonymous back in 1965.   The song takes a satirical swipe at the media’s all-consuming obsession with bad news and the lyrics couldn’t be more apt… read more


Bullying a Major Problem in the Show World, Reveals Canine Alliance Exhibitor Survey

A SURVEY of exhibitors, judges and breeders has shown that 68 per cent would like a champions’ class to be introduced. In a follow up to its SOS – Save our Shows’ – initiative, the Canine Alliance’s survey also revealed what prompts exhibitors to enter a show and what puts them off, and the fact… read more

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Thinking Out of the Box

IN MY PREVIOUS blog I wrote about that much-missed lover and protector of the Bullmastiff breed, Douglas B Oliff, someone who (as described by Christofer Habig) was particularly good at ‘thinking out of the box.’   “Thinking out of the box can stimulate new paths and bring thing effectively forward – particularly in our world… read more


Meet the Breed Note Writer: Ellen Minto – Canaan Dogs

In this month’s ‘meet the breed note writer’ DOG WOLRD’s Danni Medhurst talks to Canaan Dog writer Ellen Minto (Anacan). Breeding and exhibiting is no easy task. It takes considerable time, expense and concern aiming to produce a healthy litter of dogs that meet the Standard and are fit for function, and promote the breed… read more

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Bulldog Study: Outcrossing Needed to Restore Health, Claim Scientists

OUTCROSSING the Bulldog with another breed would be the best way to make it healthier and ensure its survival, according to a new study. American scientists say that due to centuries of selective breeding for physical traits, the Bulldog has become so inbred it cannot be returned to health unless new blood is involved. The… read more

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