Posts with tag Stuart Baillie


KC Policy Changes Allows for Two CCs; Shih Tzu Bow Incident

THE KENNEL Club has announced the first policy change to result from the work of its Dog Show Promotion Working Party, which is looking into ways to improve and increase the popularity of shows. The new policy will allow breed clubs to hold their championship shows in conjunction with another club, or with a larger… read more

The KC Gazette – A Possible Reincarnation

ONE OF Dog World’s regular columnists, Steven Seymour, regularly writes about what he sees as the autocratic actions of the UK Kennel Club and he equally regularly calls for the KC to become more democratic and to listen and take notice not just to its members but also to the huge number of people involved… read more


Spring Forward – Brighter Days

OVER here it’s quite a significant weekend coming up. Our clocks go forward on Sunday morning giving us an extra hour of daylight in the evenings and we also see the first single group championship show of the year in the form of UK Toy – so all-in-all that must mean that spring is here… read more

Friends for Life finalist star at Crufts launch

FIVE hero dogs took centre stage at the Kennel Club’s official Crufts launch in London on Tuesday. They are the finalists of the show’s heart-warming Friends for Life competition, which is judged on the last evening of the show and celebrates uplifting stories of friendship in adversity. The five dogs and their human partners who… read more


Fast Judges Earn Incomplete Grade

THIS WEEK I’d like to introduce you to another of our columnists, this time Geraldine Cove-Print. Geraldine writes a weekly column usually focussing on issues surrounding rescue but every so often she looks more widely at the show scene and gives us the benefit of her experience as an exhibitor and observer. In a column… read more


Think Positive: ABS Breeders Scheme

FOR THE first week of January 2014 we decided to have a theme running through our weekly newspaper, it was to be good news week, think positive week, look at the pluses and remember why we all enjoy this hobby. The problem though for any news organisation is that you have a duty to report… read more

Our Next Generation,Jilly's Jaunt and Pedigree Dogs – A Look at 2013

SO here we are celebrating Christmas 2013 when traditionally we look back at all that has happened in the year just gone and assess what has happened and what impact those events have had. For this week we have encouraged all of our writers to look at the positives. In recent years it has been… read more

Harrods' of London to Close Pet Department, Kennel Gazette to Cease Publication

IT HAS long been an issue with many in the animal welfare world in the UK that the world-famous Harrods department store had a pet department, well Dog World readers were overjoyed last week when the company announced it is to close its pet department saying it was based on ‘commercial factors only’. The department,… read more

Members of the UK Parliament Will Discuss Puppy Farming

YOU CALL them puppy mills and we call them puppy farms but whatever we choose to call them they are places to be despised. Looking back through our archive we have been writing on the issues for years but for some reason no one seems to grasp the nettle and take steps to regulate or… read more

Is There a Way Forward for Dog Shows?

Is there a way forward for dog shows? WHEN I was over in the US earlier in the year I was surprised, when chatting with Best In Show Daily editors, that despite the physical distance that separates us, the differing groups and showing systems and the fact that our Kennel Clubs are two very distinct… read more

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