[ March 1, 2010; 8:20 am to 8:30 am. ] Just got the call from the Beeb inviting me onto the sofa tomorrow alongside TV legend Janet Ellis and her Italian Spinone Nancy to talk about potential new dog laws that could affect microchipping, puppy farming, training, owner competence, and general responsible pet ownership.
So that’s 8.20am on Monday 1st March.
[ March 1, 2010; ] Oldies Club is celebrating older dogs!
They are holding a fundraising photo competition for the second year running especially for dogs age 7 and over. The winning dog will represent the Oldies Club for the following year. The only rule for this competition is that dogs entering need to be veterans, they do not necessarily need [...]
(BVA Release) The veterinary profession was well represented at a meeting of key stakeholders brought together to discuss the next steps on dog breeding.
The British Veterinary Association (BVA), British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) and Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) together with welfare organisations, the Kennel Club, Defra, and the Scottish Government considered the [...]
[ February 24, 2010; ] An Army search dog who saved lives in Afghanistan has been honoured with the animal version of the Victoria Cross.
Black Labrador Treo, eight, was awarded the Dickin Medal at the event at the Imperial War Museum in London.
The now retired dog, from 104 Military Working Dog Support Unit, North Luffenham barracks in Rutland, twice found [...]
(BVA Release) It may seem like a never-ending winter in the UK, but vets are already looking forward to summer and reminding pet owners to find out about the requirements for taking their pets abroad in plenty of time.
As the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) reaches its 10th anniversary on 28th February 2010, the British Veterinary [...]
Wales’ Rural Affairs Minister Announces Complete Ban on the use of Electric Shock Collars.
After four years of campaigning, the Kennel Club has jubilantly welcomed the announcement made by Wales’ Rural Affairs Minister, Elin Jones AM that, subject to approval by the National Assembly for Wales, the use of electric shock collars will be banned in [...]
[ February 24, 2010; 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] I’m looking forward to seeing my dear friend Carol Cleveland on the Alan Titchmarsh Show at 5pm this Wednesday afternoon on ITV1.
An member of the original Monty Python team, Carol recently helped me by graciously judging at my Puppy Farm Awareness Day in Brighton last September (below).
Judges for the day: Carol Cleveland (left) and JoAnne [...]
The number of dogs being abandoned in Sussex has increased during the recession, council chiefs have said.
[ March 21, 2010; ] When 10 year old Charlie saw an opportunity to raise funds for stray dogs in the UK he instantly took up the challenge of a sponsored 1.5k run. Charlie has two rescue dogs of his own and knows that other rescue dogs can also find the loving homes they deserve if only they are given [...]
[ February 26, 2010; 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm. ] I’m very much looking forward to meeting the children at Early Years Childcare Nursery this Friday afternoon, and chatting with them about their pets and how to best look after them.
For more information about Early Years nurseries click here.