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Online Fun Dog Show for Dachshunds

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Breeders and coronavirus – advice from the Kennel Club (19/3/20)

The Kennel Club has answered a number of questions to support dog breeders through the COVID-19 pandemic. You can read these here: https://bit.ly/2J9VSe0 It covers: I have a litter of puppies due. What is the advice about visiting families? How can people socialise their puppies at this time? We were planning a litter but should …

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A world of unanticipated consequences

A few weeks ago, words like “self-isolation”, “social distancing” and “lockdown” were barely part of our vocabulary. The rate at which new information emerges on the progression of Covid-19 seems to increase daily and decisions that were logical and evidence-based one day, may be completely reversed or changed just a week (or even days) later. …

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Breeders: the good, the bad and the future – my December 2019 “Best of Health” article

Question: What’s the definition of a Puppy Farmer? Answer: Anyone who breeds more litters than you do! The problem with the Puppy Farmer label is that it’s laden with emotion and it’s a term that gets used to brand some breeders who clearly aren’t farming puppies with little regard to their welfare, socialisation or the …

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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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