Video Of Jack Russell Going Rogue At Crufts Goes Viral

A Facebook video showing a cute Jack Russell going ‘off course’ during an agility competition at the world’s largest dog show, Crufts, has racked up more than a million views in under 24 hours and is approaching 10 million views! Olly the rescue Jack Russell was competing with his owner in the rescue dog agility competition in the main arena at Crufts on Friday 10th March when he decided to tackle the course in his own way. Agility courses involve the dogs running a series of jumps, weaves, seesaws, A-frames and tunnels. … Read More

New book published about 2015 Eukanuba Friends For Life winner Miracle

A book about Miracle, the 2015 winner of the Eukanuba Friends For Life competition, has now been published and focuses on the heart-breaking and inspiring story of Miracle, the dog that refused to die. The book focuses on the tear-jerking, inspirational and incredible tale of Miracle, a crossbreed that was snatched from the streets of Thailand, loaded onto a truck with hundreds of stolen dogs and destined for the restaurants of Hanoi. But an incredible rescue led to a fateful meeting with Amanda Leask, a dog lover from Scotland. Devastated by Miracle’s… Read More

Winners of Europe’s most prestigious Veterinary Awards revealed

A leading veterinary neurologist, a pre-eminent diagnostic imaging expert, a PhD student researching ways to combat antimicrobial resistance, and a canine pathology student have today each received one of the largest veterinary awards in the world for the role they are playing in transforming dog health. The International Canine Health Awards, run by the Kennel Club Charitable Trust were held on 15 April at the Kennel Club in London. This year’s awards were presented to Professor Holger Volk, Clinical Director of the RVC Small Animal Referral Hospital and Professor of Veterinary Neurology… Read More

The nation’s favourite crossbreed competition is back

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

Crufts Announces The Nation’s Top Canine Hero, Boo

Rosie Reid and Boo with Annaliese Reekie from Eukanuba. Credit: onEdition

Boo, from Swindon, Wiltshire, a Lurcher who is credited with transforming the life of her owner following complications in pregnancy that left her unable to have children and suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder has this evening (Sunday March 13th) been announced as the winner of the Eukanuba Friends for Life competition at Crufts 2016. Boo, owned by Rosie Reid, was one of four hero dogs shortlisted for the Eukanuba Friends for Life competition. Decided by a public vote, the owners of the finalists shared their unique stories with the nation before the… Read More

Rescue dog wins Scruffts Crossbreed Dog of the Year at Crufts

Bella was one of six crossbreed finalists in the national Scruffts competition which saw hundreds of dogs compete in qualifying heats around the country, with all six finalists then winning their category at the semi-finals at Eukanuba Discover Dogs in London last October. Bella had won the Best Rescue category to progress to the final. Originally a stray from Govan in Glasgow, when Bella was brought into the Dogs Trust centre at Harefield, Greater London, she was covered in injuries and had been starved close to death. Helen came across her after… Read More

Crufts 2016 Friends for Life nominees revealed

An autism assistance dog which stopped a seven year-old boy biting himself in frustration and shutting himself off in his own world; a Labrador which saved his teenage owner twice from going into a potentially fatal diabetic coma; a Lurcher giving his owner a reason to live again following complications in pregnancy that left her unable to have children; and a dog helping his owner who considered taking her own life following depression caused by bullying, have been selected as finalists for the Crufts dog hero competition, Eukanuba Friends for Life. The… Read More

Young Volunteer To Receive Award At Crufts 2016

21 year-old Zara Werner, from Herne Bay, is getting ready to be awarded the Cinnamon Trust Young Volunteer of the Year award at the world’s greatest dog show, Crufts, next month. Zara (pictured right. Credit: The Cinnamon Trust), who is currently at Canterbury Christ Church University studying events management, first started volunteering in 2011 when she was taking part in her Duke of Edinburgh Gold award. She wanted to choose a charity where she was able to help someone in her local community on a personal level; this is where she found… Read More

Rescue Dog Saved From Destruction In The Nick Of Time Becomes An Obedience Star

A former stray dog who narrowly escaped being destroyed after he was found wandering the streets of London as a stray, has gone on to win a top competition at Crufts last month. Jazz, a three year old Malinois Belgian Shepherd Dog, owned by Babs Sharp from Cheltenham, beat over 1,300 other dogs en route to the final of the Good Citizen Dog Scheme Special Pre-Beginner Obedience Stakes competition, before claiming a victory over nine other canine finalists at Crufts. However, life has not always been so kind to Jazz. She was… Read More

Dog Photographer of the Year 2014 Winners Announced

After a record breaking year with almost 13,000 submissions from over 60 countries, we’ve announced the winners for our Dog Photographer of the Year competition last week. The annual photography competition includes seven categories: Portrait, Man’s Best Friend, Dogs At Play, Dogs At Work, Puppy, I Love Dogs Because – a category specifically for those aged 18 and under – and the new Assistance Dogs and Dog Charities category. The competition, sponsored by Samsung, is free to enter and is open to both professional photographers and amateurs, who have a keen eye… Read More