Do You Know A Hero Dog?

We all know dogs are man’s best friend, and some dogs really do a lot to  earn this nickname.  So far hundreds of inspiring stories about the relationship between dogs and people have been received by the Kennel Club for its annual Eukanuba Friends for Life competition, being held at Crufts in March. There is only one week left to send nominations to the Kennel Club if you feel that your life, or the life of somebody that you know, has been changed dramatically by your/their dog, whether a companion dog, service… Read More

Top Dog Heroes Revealed As Hero Dogs Join Forces For International Dog Day

Superdogs across the country have been uniting today (Tuesday 26th August) for International Dog Day! Dogs Unite, a Guide Dogs initiative, called on all dogs to become heroes for the day by taking part in a sponsored dog walk to raise vital funds for Guide Dogs. By signing up to their own ‘My Dogs Unite’ sponsored walk, K9 crusaders were sent special superdog capes, to help turn the ordinary dog walk into an extraordinary one – changing the lives of those living with sight loss by raising vital funds for guide dogs…. Read More

Old English Sheepdog Revival Begins

Old English Sheepdog exhibitors, Janet Steele and Val Leggett arranged a get together for the breed, with the aim of raising the profile of the Old English Sheepdog in the UK. The event took place at Kingsbury Water Park, near Birmingham, on Saturday 9th August and around 40 owners and 30 dogs attended. They held a short demonstration on how to groom a pet and everyone had the opportunity to chat and exchange ideas and stories, as well as hints and tips on what leads to use, feeding, training and much more…. Read More

Children’s Authors Join Forces With Dogs To Boost Child Literacy

Bark and Read Foundation

We all love our four legged friends and the latest news that dogs are changing the face of education in a bid to boost literacy comes as popular children’s authors, Anna Wilson, Andrew Cope and Viviane Schwarz have pledged their support for children reading to dogs in a bid to boost literacy and improve children’s self-confidence. The authors have pledged their support to the Kennel Club’s Bark and Read Foundation to coincide with National Storytelling Week, taking place this week. Organised by the Society for Storytelling, National Storytelling Week (Saturday February 1st… Read More