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Top tips for fireworks night – are your dog’s microchip details up-to-date?

With Bonfire Night coming up, the Kennel Club is warning pet owners to be extra vigilant following statistics that show that 71% of owners’ details on microchipping databases are inaccurate. Around 40% of dogs are scared by fireworks so there are increased risks of dogs being frightened and running off at this time of year. …

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It’s one gene pool; we should be sharing it!

This week’s “Countryman’s Weekly” newspaper features an article by Keith Edmunds (Hazelglade Dachshunds) titled: “Working breed conservation in practice”. He starts by commenting that there are pressures on all sorts of working breeds and that many now have new “jobs”, often primarily as pets. We’ve always had a strong, albeit quite small, working Dachshund community …

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Breed Health Strategies – Addressing the challenges: My July 2019 “Best of Health” article

I was one of the facilitators in the Breed-specific Health strategies theme at the 4th International Dog Health Workshop (IDHW4), held in Windsor, recently. Our group comprised vets, breeders, Kennel Club and Breed Club representatives. We set ourselves the task of defining the key challenges associated with developing and implementing breed strategies and coming up …

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The Friday Essay – Our Dogs 26/10/18

How Team GB Cycling would increase dog show entries What can we learn from Team GB Cycling that could be applied to the “problem of declining dog show entries”? Team GB won 6 cycling gold medals at Rio 2016 and that was twice as many as their nearest rival. Before Chris Boardman’s gold at the …

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Opal’s first CC – L&C Champ Show 2017

Thank you to Jason Hunt for thinking so highly of our Opal (Hella’s Ozlem at Sunsong) and awarding her the Bitch CC and Best of Breed at Lancs and Cheshire Champ Show 2017. Opal also has 4 Reserve CCs. Thank you to all the judges who have admired her since she came to the UK …

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