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Tickets Now On Sale For Crufts 2018 – The World’s Biggest Celebration Of Dogs

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Around 22,000 dogs from across the world will head to the NEC in Birmingham on 8th-11th March Channel 4 and More4 to broadcast the show as well as the Crufts YouTube livestream Top dogs: Best in Show award, heroic Friends for Life winner, Scruffts family crossbreed dog of the year, and agility medals amongst the coveted [...]

November 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Featured,World News | Read More »

Kennel Club Unveils Open Show Reforms

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In the biggest shake-up to the open show scene for more than a generation, the Kennel Club has announced new measures to increase interest in this important and essential side of dog showing through the introduction of three new awards. In addition, the qualifications for the Junior Warrant award and the criteria for premier open [...]

October 16th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

New DNA Testing Scheme For Lhasa Apsos

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The Kennel Club has approved a new official DNA testing scheme for generalised progressive retinal atrophy (GPRA) in Lhasa Apsos, following consultation with the health coordinator on behalf of the breed clubs. To find out which laboratories the Kennel Club is able to record results from, and which labs will send results directly to the Kennel Club, [...]

October 9th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

New Research Reveals Prevalence of Health Conditions in UK’s Dog Population


Large scale study published on disorders in 192 Kennel Club recognised breeds will help to improve health of Britain’s much-loved pedigree dogs Top three disorders in UK dogs are all skin conditions – lipoma, cysts and allergic skin problems Boxers were found to have the highest number of reported conditions occurring at a higher prevalence [...]

September 28th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Thrapston Border Collie Triumphs Against the Odds at Huge Dog Show

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A Border Collie named Freddie from Northamptonshire has won Best in Show at one of Britain’s largest dog shows, despite having previously been given only a matter of weeks to live when he was diagnosed with lymphoma.

August 29th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,World News | Read More »

Thousands of Canines Head to Lisburn For Ireland’s Largest Dog Show


More than 2,000 dogs will compete over two days Come and meet some of Ireland’s most popular breeds of dog Watch the exciting agility and obedience competitions The opportunity to see rare native Irish breeds Many trade stands selling all things ‘doggy’ British and Irish native dog breeds, including some very rare ones, will be [...]

August 22nd, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Appointment of Judges at Limited, Open and Championship Shows Without CCs from 2019 Onwards

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Following a number of enquiries from judges and inviting societies, the Kennel Club would like to clarify the matter of the appointment of judges at limited and open shows and for non CC classes at championship shows as of 1st January 2019 when the Judges Competency Framework (JCF) begins. At shows held on or after 1st January [...]

August 16th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Rare and Popular Welsh Breeds to the Fore at Builth Wells for Largest Dog Show in Wales


One of the largest dog shows in the UK More than 9,000 dogs will compete over three days The opportunity to meet rare and popular native Welsh breeds Over 200 breeds in total Exciting agility and obedience competitions Many trade stands selling all things ‘doggy’ Welsh native dog breeds, both rare and popular, will be [...]

August 1st, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Eukanuba World Challenge To Pause in 2018, Return in 2019

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The Eukanuba World Challenge, one of the world’s most truly renowned and international dog show events, will pause for 1 year and come back in 2019 to celebrate its 11th edition @ Crufts 2019. Supported by the world’s leading canine organizations, ‘Federation Cynologique Internationale’ (FCI) and ‘The Kennel Club’ (UK), the ‘Eukanuba World Challenge’ is [...]

July 27th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,World News | Read More »

The Kennel Club: New Breed – White Swiss Shepherd Dog

White Swiss Shepherd Dog. Photo by Victoria Coll

The White Swiss Shepherd Dog will become the 219th pedigree dog breed recognised by the Kennel Club with effect from 1st October 2017. The breed will be classified in the Pastoral Group on the Imported Breed Register. The breed, as its name suggests, is a type of herding dog developed in Switzerland in the twentieth century.  It [...]

July 24th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,World News | Read More »


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