Flat-faced dogs could have three times shorter lives than other breeds

Flat-faced dogs could have three times shorter lives than other breeds

Bill Lambert, Health, of The Kennel Club, said: ‘This new tool, funded in part by The Kennel Club Charitable Trust VetCompass grant, helps us understand and determine more accurately a dog’s life expectancy given different factors throughout their lives, instead of just based on historic breed estimates.

‘I burst into tears’ Owner reunited with stolen childhood pet after ten YEARS

‘I burst into tears’ Owner reunited with stolen childhood pet after ten YEARS

AFTER waiting 10 years for her missing pup, a dog owner has been reunited with her stolen childhood pet.Ms Bennett had not seen her dog for 10 years (Image: Triangle News)According to statistics gathered by the Kennel Club, the UK’s largest dog welfare organisation, a staggering 98 percent of dog theft criminals are never charged.

Labs still No. 1 dog breed in U.S., but poodles spring in popularity

Labs still No. 1 dog breed in U.S., but poodles spring in popularity

Labrador retrievers are still tugging hardest on U.S. dog lovers’ heartstrings, but poodles just strutted back into the American Kennel Club’s top five most popular dog breeds for the first time in nearly a quarter-century.

WATCH Crufts 2022 LIVE here: All the action from Day 3 at Crufts - watch Fly Ball NOW

WATCH Crufts 2022 LIVE here: All the action from Day 3 at Crufts - watch Fly Ball NOW

Scroll down to watch the action live from the Birmingham NEC.Day three at Crufts will bring the final of Scruffts - a competition for mixed breeds - The Young Kennel Club agility dog of the year finals and more.

American Kennel Club adds 2 dog breeds — and boy, are they cute

American Kennel Club adds 2 dog breeds — and boy, are they cute

An athletic Hungarian farm dog and a tiny pet of bygone Russian aristocrats are the latest breeds in the American Kennel Club's purebred lineup.That means they're eligible to compete for best in show at many U.S. dog shows, including the AKC's big annual championship and the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club show.

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show postponed as COVID-19 surges in New York

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show postponed as COVID-19 surges in New York

The event will be held later “due to the surge of the omicron variant in New York City,” it said.

Westminster dog of year title goes to David Amess’s French bulldog

Westminster dog of year title goes to David Amess’s French bulldog

The Dogs Trust, which runs the annual award celebrating the bond between parliamentarians and their pets with the Kennel Club, said Vivienne was a fitting winner “in memory of Sir David Amess, a devoted animal lover”.The three-year-old French bulldog had won the backing of both the judges and tens of thousands of members of the public after appeals on social media to pay tribute to the murdered MP by casting online votes.

Lilac dogs: the cruel new craze that commodifies our faithful friends

Lilac dogs: the cruel new craze that commodifies our faithful friends

Go anywhere where people have more money than sense and you’ll be inundated with lilac dogs.Why are rich people spray-painting their dogs lilac?These people aren’t painting their dogs lilac.And the Kennel Club knows a thing or two about canine health issues.

Prime Peke! Wasabi the Pekingese wins Westminster dog show

Prime Peke! Wasabi the Pekingese wins Westminster dog show

Wasabi with the trophy after winning best in show at the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show on Sunday.Jade the German shorthaired pointer wins the sporting group at the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Sunday.

Death by chocolate: Kennel Club in Easter warning to dog owners

Death by chocolate: Kennel Club in Easter warning to dog owners

According to data from the the Kennel Club, incidents of canine chocolate poisoning more than double over the Easter period when compared with other months.“Obviously there is chocolate around at Christmas, but let’s be honest, Easter is the time for chocolate, and where everybody seems to have chocolate Easter eggs,” said Bill Lambert, the head of health and welfare at the Kennel Club.

One in four dogs bought during lockdown could be from puppy farms

One in four dogs bought during lockdown could be from puppy farms

In response to the findings, the Kennel Club has launched a #BePuppyWise campaign urging people to take time and do proper research before purchasing their dog.

Meet the people who look just like their pets

Meet the people who look just like their pets

Donia Youssef (right) with Cookie (left) who is three quarters Boston Terrier with a bit of French bulldog and Chihuahua, from Grays, Essex (Picture: ITCHPet).Archer (left), the Chow Chow, and Andy (right), from Sheffield (Picture: The Kennel Club) Do you have a doppleganger pet?

Most popular dog breed in the US has been revealed

Most popular dog breed in the US has been revealed

This week, the American Kennel Club (AKC) released its 2019 registry list, which marked a record-breaking popularity streak for the dog breed.The list also revealed the least-popular dog breed of 2019 - the English foxhound - which placed 193rd.

People in lockdown told not to make impulsive pet decision

People in lockdown told not to make impulsive pet decision

Holly Conway, the head of public affairs at the Kennel Club, said: “While we would underline that now isn’t the right time to bring home a puppy, or make an impulsive decision to get a pet, these [search] figures could be a sign of more people looking to find a breeder directly in the future, which is extremely positive and what Lucy’s law aims to impose.

Crufts 2020: How do dogs get their pedigree names?

Crufts 2020: How do dogs get their pedigree names?

Annually the prestigious dog show is organised by The Kennel Club, which is also the major body responsible for the naming and registering of pedigree dogs.But for a purebred dog to be considered pedigree, the dog must be registered by an organisation such as The Kennel Club.

Crufts organisers blame Brexit for fewer overseas dog entries

Crufts organisers blame Brexit for fewer overseas dog entries

Photograph: Jacob King/PA The Kennel Club, which organises Crufts, said notification from Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs that travel regulations for pets would remain the same during the Brexit transition period was only received after entries had closed on 20 January.

Is Crufts 2020 still on or is it cancelled because of coronavirus?

Is Crufts 2020 still on or is it cancelled because of coronavirus?

Our hearts… (Picture: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)In a statement on their website, organisers The Kennel Club wrote: ‘Further to the government COBRA meeting held on Monday 2 March, and following further discussion, the Kennel Club can confirm Crufts 2020 is currently going ahead as planned.

Dog gives birth to 10 new puppies of Britain’s rarest breed

Dog gives birth to 10 new puppies of Britain’s rarest breed

Red and white setters have been on the decline since Victorian times (Picture: BNPS) The red and white setter has fallen to the bottom of the Kennel Club’s vulnerable breeds list after only 39 were born last year (Picture: BNPS)Jim Cuddy, chairman of the Red and White Setter Club of Great Britain, said: ‘Having 10 new puppies does help the breed, given as there were only 39 last year.

Jack Russells surge in popularity ‘thanks to Boris and Brexit patriotism’

Jack Russells surge in popularity ‘thanks to Boris and Brexit patriotism’

The Queen is a famous fan of corgis (Picture: Rex) The Queen is devoted to her pets and travels with them (Picture: PA)The Kennel Club said the Irish red and white setter had become the most vulnerable of all Britain’s native breeds, with 39 puppy registrations in 2019 – the breed’s lowest figures in 30 years.

Standard poodle named Siba wins Westminster best in show

Standard poodle named Siba wins Westminster best in show

Daniel the golden retriever put up a good fight in the Westminster Dog Show, finishing in the top seven.A Whippet named Bourbon won best reserve in show during the annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show.

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