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FCI World Dog Show Postponed to 2022

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The Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI), IFEMA and the Real Sociedad Canina de España (RSCE), organisers of the FCI World Dog Show 2020, which was going to be held in Feria de Madrid from December 17th to December 20th, further to several postponements of its original dates in April and then July, have decided to postpone [...]

October 13th, 2020 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Kennel Club Announcement Regarding Crufts 2021


The Kennel Club Board would like to reassure competitors, exhibitors and everyone involved in the dog world that it remains actively committed to holding the show next year.  In particular, the Crufts team have been looking at different options for how Crufts 2021 might look. However, the most important aspect will be the safety of all [...]

September 29th, 2020 | Posted in Featured,World News | Read More »

2020 World Dog Show Judge Changes

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Entries close for the 2o2o World Dog Show in Madrid on November 11, 2020. The following judge changes apply: FRIDAY Group 1 Swiss Shepherd Dog – Fabrizio La Rocca Czech Wolf Dog: Cristopher Habig Welsh Corgi Pembroke: Michael Forte German Shepherd Dog (all): Rafael Aerenillas Group 3 Airedale Terrier: Michael Forte Irish Soft Coated Wheaten [...]

September 16th, 2020 | Posted in World News | Read More »

New DNA Testing Scheme For American Cocker Spaniels

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The Kennel Club has approved a new official DNA test reporting scheme for progressive rod-cone degeneration, progressive retinal atrophy (prcd-PRA) in American Cocker Spaniels following consultation with the breed health co-ordinator. PRA (progressive retinal atrophy) is a condition that causes the parts of the eye that are sensitive to light to break down. PRA produces a gradual [...]

August 18th, 2020 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Remembering Oldest FCI All-Breed International Judge, Tibor Lovrencic of Croatia

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Mr Tibor Lovrencic died in Zagreb, Croatia at the age of 103.  By profession a civil engineer, and by vocation an athlete and cynologist. The doyen of Croatian cynology, Mr Tibor  Lovrencic has been a judge for all dog breeds for more than 50 years. An active cynologist since 1947, he was one of the [...]

July 22nd, 2020 | Posted in World News | Read More »

The Kennel Club: Scooby Dooby Down! ‘Mystery’ of Great Dane Popularity Plunge

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Kennel Club releases statistics showing decline of iconic breed and other bigger dogs as new Scooby Doo film, Scoob!, premieres in UK The popularity of the iconic Great Dane, the breed on which the enduring character Scooby Doo is based, has steadily declined since its heyday in the 80s, corresponding with the cartoon’s primetime TV slot. [...]

July 13th, 2020 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Dogs New Zealand Collaborate with the Kennel Club to Improve Brachycephalic Health

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Friday 3rd July 2020, it has been announced that Dogs New Zealand (New Zealand Kennel Club) will be collaborating with the UK Kennel Club to improve and protect the health of brachycephalic breeds worldwide by agreeing to operate, under license, the Kennel Club/University of Cambridge Respiratory Function Grading (RFG) Scheme. Tony Allcock OBE, Executive Chairman [...]

July 9th, 2020 | Posted in World News | Read More »

The Kennel Club: Two New DNA Test Reporting Schemes to Combat Inherited Disease in the Shetland Sheepdog

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In a move designed to combat inherited disease in the Shetland Sheepdog, the Kennel Club has approved two new official DNA test reporting schemes for two forms of progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) in the breed following consultation with the Breed Health Coordinator. These schemes are for PRA (BBS2-PRA) and PRA (CNGA1-PRA). PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy) [...]

June 22nd, 2020 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Update: Euro Dog Show 2020 – Feel Slovenia

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Dear Exhibitors, In recent weeks and months, it seems to us as though Slovenia, Europe and the World came to a halt. Despite that here members of EDS committee we are not sitting with our arms crossed. We are looking for possible ways and solutions on how to get out of this crisis, together with [...]

June 19th, 2020 | Posted in World News | Read More »

The Kennel Club: New Study Reveals Deafness In Dalmatians Declines Thanks to Careful Breeding Decisions

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A new study has revealed a marked improvement in the number of deaf dogs born in one of the world’s most recognisable breeds. The research, carried out as part of a collaboration between the Kennel Club and the Animal Health Trust, examined the number of cases of deafness in Dalmatian puppies, how common it is [...]

June 17th, 2020 | Posted in World News | Read More »


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