Kennel Club
Kennel Club #BanShockCollars campaign set to be won in England
The Kennel Club is delighted that, following a meeting with Rt Hon Michael Gove and Ross Thomson MP just last week, it is understood that a ban on both the sale and use of shock collars is to be announced across the UK shortly, following a consultation period on the terms of such a ban, including a total import ban and a possible amnesty.
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Five Hero Dogs
Five Hero Dogs Named as Finalists in hero dog awards
Judges from the Kennel Club, the UK’s largest dog welfare organisation, have selected five inspiring finalists to go forward for the public vote, with the winner being announced in the Genting Arena at the Birmingham NEC on the final day of Crufts, the world’s greatest dog show, on Sunday 11th March. These five dog heroes are just some of the dogs celebrated at the show for the ways that they enrich our lives.
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New partner
The Kennel Club announce Purina PRO Plan as their new partner in pet nutrition
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: “We are delighted to be working with Purina PRO Plan who share many of the same beliefs as the Kennel Club in terms of responsible dog breeding through the Kennel Club’s Assured Breeder Scheme and the important role that our canine companions play in our society.
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Foreign Secretary backs call to ban
Foreign Secretary backs call to ban shock collars
In a video posted on Ross Thomson MP’s twitter account, the Foreign Secretary states: “I am absolutely shocked to discover that electric collars are being used on dogs as utensils of discipline and education. There are far better ways of training your dog. Just as you don’t need to cane children anymore, we’ve moved on from that – let’s move on from electric shock dog collars.”
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Kennel Club welcomes consultation
Kennel Club welcomes consultation on third-party puppy sale ban
The Kennel Club, whose own regulations explicitly ban the sale of puppies to third parties, has long called for an end to the sale of puppies in pet shops and by other third party retailers, as puppy farmers often use such outlets to sell their pups to unsuspecting members of the public who never see the terrible conditions that the pups were raised in.
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Say bonjour
Say bonjour to the UK’s newest pedigree dog – the Barbet
Following the ‘entente chaleureuse’ established between Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron at last week’s summit in London, Anglo-French relations in the world of dogs also look set to become even more cordial after official recognition of an ancient French breed in the UK.
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Day 6 of Iditarod

The team took their 24 hour rest in Ophir and we’re hearing that it was very bare-bones, even for Iditarod standards. Part of this is due to the small volunteer and crew numbers this year, an effort to avoid spreading COVID. 

Ryne came in with soaking boots and wet outerwear. She placed gear into the Arctic Oven to dry out and would spend in the night in a tent too. The Arctic Ovens are run by propane and it went out the last 10 hours of Ryne’s rest here. In other words, she was basic tent-camping in -30 temps!

After Ophir is the Iditarod checkpoint. The team arrived there around 9:00pm AKDT on Thursday and left it at 12:57am today with 12 dogs in harness. Our sweet Bowser stayed behind in the wonderful volunteer hands for extra attention and pets. Can’t wait for him to be home at the kennel so I can do that!

Ryne and the dogs camped at mile 477 for a couple hours but are on the move again! They have less than 367 miles to go.

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The return journey brings two challenges: head-on passes and “knowing what’s to come.” Luckily for the mushers from Two Rivers, Alaska, they’re use to passing. It’s a mushing community and there’s plenty of...


The team took their 24 hour rest in Ophir and we’re hearing that it was very bare-bones, even for Iditarod standards. Part of this is due to the small volunteer and crew numbers this year, an effort to avoid spreading COVID. 

Ryne came in with soaking boots and wet outerwear. She placed gear into the Arctic Oven to dry out and would spend in the night in a tent too. The Arctic Ovens are run by propane and it went out the last 10 hours of Ryne’s rest here. In other words, she was basic tent-camping in -30 temps!

After Ophir is the Iditarod checkpoint. The team arrived there around 9:00pm AKDT on Thursday and left it at 12:57am today with 12 dogs in harness. Our sweet Bowser stayed behind in the wonderful volunteer hands for extra attention and pets. Can’t wait for him to be home at the kennel so I can do that!

Ryne and the dogs camped at mile 477 for a couple hours but are on the move again! They have less than 367 miles to go.

IMG_9661.jpeg

The return journey brings two challenges: head-on passes and “knowing what’s to come.” Luckily for the mushers from Two Rivers, Alaska, they’re use to passing. It’s a mushing community and there’s plenty of kennels here that share the trails everyday. 

Having already gone over the trail, it can be worrisome about redoing the tricky sections. Check at this wonderful article about this very topic and read what some mushers are saying about it! I particularly love this comment of Ryne’s when she’s speaking about the downhill over a glacier:

“It’s just like rocks and ice and dirt,” Olson said. “I do have chains on my sled, so I can put those down. But even still, it’s gonna be a pretty wild ride.”

https://www.adn.com/outdoors-adventure/iditarod/2021/03/11/as-the-iditarod-prepares-to-shift-into-reverse-mushers-dread-whats-ahead/


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