Labrador study offers vets clues on why dogs’ tails lose their wag…

A painful condition that affects dogs’ tails may be more common than previously thought, a study suggests. The research offers clues to potential causes of the illness – known as limber tail – which mostly affects larger working dog breeds, such as Labrador Retrievers. Researchers say their findings are the first step towards preventing the distressing condition, which causes the tail to become limp and painful. The team at the University of Edinburgh compared 38 cases of limber tail that were identified from owners’ reports about their dogs’ health with 86 dogs… Read More

The nation’s favourite crossbreed competition is back

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Scruffts, the competition that gives crossbreed dogs the opportunity to compete in the main arena at Crufts, is looking for top dogs as it goes to 15 different heats all across the UK. Dogs and owners competing at each of the heats are hoping to make it through to the class semi-finals, held at Eukanuba Discover Dogs at ExCeL London in October, and from there six lucky crossbreed dogs will qualify for Crufts 2017. All crossbreeds and mixed breed dogs in the area are invited to take part in the Scruffts Family… Read More

Rescue Westie Chosen As Cover Star

Eilidh the Westie is the cover star of the 2015 Kennel Club Breed Rescue Calendar (c) Jacqui Ferris-Woods & the Kennel Club

Eilidh the rescue Westie is a superstar in the making!  The sixteen month old cutie from UK Westie Rehoming has been chosen as the cover star for the 2015 Kennel Club Breed Rescue calendar. Life has not always been so glamorous for Eilidh, who was born into rescue after her mother Polly ended up at UK Westie Rehoming when her owner was found dead. No one knew Polly was pregnant until she was scanned by a vet who identified four little bundles in her womb, and when the pups were born three… Read More

Former Racing Dog Overlooked For A Year Finally Finds His Forever Family

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Dash, a four year old former racing Greyhound, has finally found his forever home after being overlooked for a year because of his size and boisterous personality. Taken in by the Greyhound and Lurcher Welfare and Rescue in August 2013, Dash was in a good condition when he was dropped off at the rescue centre but unfortunately had to wait over a year to be rehomed. However, thanks to the charity, which has recently benefitted from a £2,000 grant from the Kennel Club Charitable Trust, Dash has found his new family. The… Read More

Abandoned Pregnant German Shepherd And Her Ten Puppies Found New Homes By Charity

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Hazel, a two year old German Shepherd Dog, has finally found a new home, following a stressful four months after being abandoned heavily pregnant alongside her male companion and two puppies from her previous litter. Taken in by Devon German Shepherd Dog Rescue in February this year, Hazel’s two six month old puppies were rehomed alongside Boz, her male companion. Shortly after, Hazel went on to have a further eight puppies that were all successfully homed thanks to the charity which has recently benefitted from a £4,000 grant from the Kennel Club… Read More

Proud to donate £5000 to Waggy Tails – helping dogs like Trixie and Muffin

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At the Kennel Club Charitable Trust we are delighted to announce that we have provided a £5,000 grant to Dorset-based dog charity Waggy Tails.

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Gillian Cowe from German Shepherd Rescue Scotland What is your job title? Website Designer. What does your job involve? Deigning and maintaining websites for clients.

Interesting findings from Kennel Club Charitable Trust Supported Reseach

Kennel Club Charitable Trust: Making a Difference for Dogs

The Kennel Club Charitable Trust donated £10,000 in 2007 to help fund a study by FRAME and the BUAV, which has re-analysed past research into the use of dogs in drug testing. Readers of this blog will be astounded to learn that the study findings, that canines are an unreliable indicator of whether substances will be safe for humans, yet in Europe and the USA approximately 90,000 dogs are used annually. FRAME and the BUAV have undertaken the most comprehensive analysis to date of the predictive value of the dog as a… Read More

Discover Dogs is this Weekend

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We will be at Earl’s Court in London this Saturday and Sunday for Discover Dogs where we will be launching our Kennel Club Breed Rescue 2014 Calendar.