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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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Dutch KC Demands Welfare Action Before China Allowed to Hold World Show

IF DOG welfare in China does not improve it should not be allowed to stage the World Show in 2019, the Dutch kennel club believes. And if the China Kennel Union does not introduce a clear change in dog-friendly policies, a proposal to repeal the allocation of the show should be presented to the FCI’s… read more

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Bath Dog Show 2016 – Best in Show

At Bath championship dog show 2016 Steve Hall awarded Best in Show to the Pastoral group winner – Australian Shepherd Austin, Ch Hearthside Man Of Mystery at Dialynne.

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What’s this Got to Do With Pedigree Dogs?

CAN certainly tell that summer has arrived when the county shows begin. I visited the Devon county show the other week and, as usual, it didn’t disappoint. While Marc showed the dogs I wandered around Westpoint and visited the various livestock exhibitions. It’s always incredible to see how such a small island has managed to… read more

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‘We all Share Responsibility for Death of 13 Dogs in Italy’, says Former Handler

IT HAS not yet been revealed what killed the 13 dogs who died the evening before a show in Italy. They had been driven to Rende by professional handler Fabrizio Manni who had parked the vehicle outside his hotel. He returned to check on the dogs to find all but two had died, including his… read more

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Time to Split Sheltie Breed, Council Says

‘PROMPT and serious’ consideration should be given to splitting the Shetland Sheepdog breed.   The breed council has written to the Kennel Club to that effect, saying it is supporting a recent petition by Scandinavian breeders asking the KC to recognise the ‘American Shetland Sheepdog’ separately.   There has been concern and unrest for some… read more

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Mystery as 12 Dogs Die in Hotel Car Park

TWELVE dogs being transported to a show in Italy by a professional handler have died in the vehicle while it was parked outside a hotel. Fabrizio Manni had completed the six-hour drive from his home to Rende, and had checked the dogs twice, exercising them and replenishing their water. He returned three hours later and… read more

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Scottish Kennel Club 2016 – Best in Show

At SKC championship dog show 2016 Tom Mather got his hands on the seven group winners to choose the Best in Show winner. Coming out on top of them all was the Papillon, last year’s Top Dog, Travis – Ch Gleniren Shootin Starmaker Sunshoo with Crufts Reserve Best in Show winner taking the same prize… read more

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AGM Decision to Drop FCI Agreement ‘Another Nail in Coffin’, Says Judge

THE DECISION to drop the judges’ reciprocal agreement with the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) is ‘another nail in the coffin of the British all-rounder on the international dog scene’, according to one opponent to the plan.   At last week’s annual meeting of the Kennel Club, Alan Hedges’ proposal that the KC should drop the ‘unwanted, unneeded… read more

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