Dogs compete one week after blaze

by Leanne Thompson on March 12, 2014

Three Pedigree canines have competed in the world’s largest dog show just days after being saved from a house fire.

The Dogue de Bordeaux Hooch, consisting of six-year-old (more…)

UK’s first dog radio to be broadcast this month

by Vivien Richardson on March 5, 2014

The UK’s first radio station targeted at dogs and their owners, Hound Waves, is to be broadcast in two days’ time.

The station, which is supported by animal charities and celebrities, is being launched as part of (more…)

Dog agility contest attracts big crowds

by Leanne Thompson on August 14, 2013

One of the world’s most popular canine agility events recently took place in Leicestershire over the weekend. The Kennel Club’s International Agility Festival (more…)

Crufts winner looks forward to peace and relaxation

by Vivien Richardson on March 13, 2013

The past few weeks have been hectic for Jilly, the three-year-old winner of ‘Best in Show’ at Crufts. The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen has been (more…)

Crossbreeds get their chance to shine at Crufts

by Darren Jamieson on March 6, 2013

It is the most eagerly anticipated dog show in the United Kingdom and since its formation in 1891 by founder Charles Cruft, millions of (more…)

Hero dog helps with the Crufts dog show preparations

by Mark James on February 27, 2013

As Crufts 2013 rapidly approaches, a dog named Brin with an amazing gift for sniffing out danger is one of six to have made it to the final of the Friends for Life competition.

The winner will be (more…)

Border Collie and owner scoop Crufts competition top prize

by Leanne Thompson on March 21, 2012

Natasha Wise, a 29-year-old dog trainer, has been rewarded for her efforts after a triumphant experience at the annual Crufts dog competition on March 11th 2012. Dizzy, her Border Collie pet dog, competed in the event for the Championship Agility Medium award, which has only been available at Crufts since 1978. Following months of training, the five-year-old dog and Natasha competed against four fellow pooches in a flawless routine. (more…)

Group of Grimsby pooches to compete in Crufts

by Darren Jamieson on March 1, 2012

It appears that dogs in the Grimsby area of North East Lincolnshire are getting a streak of good luck, as over 20 dogs will be fighting for the winning title at a well-known dog show. Crufts is the annual dog show held in March and its primary aim is to narrow down the list of canine competitors to crown winners for particular categories, the main one being the award for ‘Best in Show’.

Founded in 1897, the Grimsby and District Canine Society maintains an abundance of members, many of whom are thrilled at the announcement regarding their dogs qualifying for the competition. Hundreds of dogs are present (more…)

Will Kennel Club be brought to heel over ‘dirty tricks’?

by Mark James on October 12, 2011

In an attempt to curb foul play by dog owners, the Kennel Club put the blocks on grooming procedures that were deemed as ‘performance enhancing’. However, dog owners who disagree have revolted, and the law seems to be in disarray.

In the most recent Crufts event, a random test found that every dog chosen had its appearance helped by various methods, including chalk and hairspray. Poodles; Sandust Market Master and Glayvar Got Wot It Takes, tested positive for hair lacquer, whilst Alfie Prince of White Gallardo and Karamynd Play The Game, two West Highland terriers, were found to carry traces of a chalk dust.

Owners of breeds such as poodles admitted to using hair products to help keep (more…)

Jet is Top Gun at Crufts

by Mark James on March 18, 2011

A flat coated retriever has claimed the coveted Best in Show prize in this year’s event at Crufts.

Jet, who hails from Edinburgh, saw off a staggering 21,000 other dogs to claim the title. He first claimed first place in the Gundog category.

jet flat coated retrieverQueensferry dog breeder Jim Irvine, who bred Jet, couldn’t believe that one of his dogs had won. He said:

“I’m just so happy.”

“In the dog world this is the ultimate prize, this is what everyone aspires to and normally I find it’s always someone else who (more…)