From the archive: the mouse breeders of Shipley, 1983

From the archive: the mouse breeders of Shipley, 1983

According to the National Mouse Club, ‘the mouse should be long in body, with long clean head, not too fine or pointed at the nose; the eyes should be large, bold and prominent; the ears large and tulip-shaped, free from creases, carried erect with plenty of width between them …’ There were fashions in mouse colours, too.

Jenna Bush Hager selects 'fresh new novel' for March 2021 book club pick

Jenna Bush Hager selects 'fresh new novel' for March 2021 book club pick

After 18 New York Times bestselling picks such as "Dear Edward" by Ann Napolitano, "Leave The World Behind" by Rumaan Alam and "White Ivy" by Susie Yang, Read With Jenna is poised to introduce readers to even more new and exciting stories this year.

UK suffering ‘absolutely disgusting’ dog poo plague amid coronavirus pandemic

UK suffering ‘absolutely disgusting’ dog poo plague amid coronavirus pandemic

The Gloucestershire Gazette on Friday said dozens of its readers had complained about local “poo hotspots” getting worse during the national lockdown, possibly due to the dramatic rise in UK dog ownership over the past year.“Never understood why someone would go to the trouble of bagging their dog mess and then not just dispose of it properly and hang it off a tree or something ...

Prince William and Kate Middleton's beloved dog Lupo dies: 'We will miss him so much'

Prince William and Kate Middleton's beloved dog Lupo dies: 'We will miss him so much'

Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge made a heartbreaking announcement on Sunday: Their dog Lupo has died.In 2016, the royal pup was famously photographed playing with Prince George, getting a taste of his ice cream, in the photos Kensington Palace shared for the prince's third birthday.

French bulldog named Wilbur elected mayor of Kentucky hamlet

French bulldog named Wilbur elected mayor of Kentucky hamlet

The Kentucky hamlet of Rabbit Hash has a new mayor — Wilbur, a 6-month old French bulldog ."Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, has never had an actual person or human as a mayor," Amy Noland, Wilbur's human, told NBC News.

Brits purchasing 'pandemic puppies' cost £400m in vet bills

Brits purchasing 'pandemic puppies' cost £400m in vet bills

Pet care brand Bob Martin has identified a tenfold spike in demand for people looking to purchase a companion animal whilst in lockdown, with the cost of not rehoming or buying from responsible breeders reaching £400 million across the country.

Sheetal deshmukh: Here’s how you can become environmentally-conscious pet parents

Sheetal deshmukh: Here’s how you can become environmentally-conscious pet parents

And while we ensure that we switch off the lights when not needed, turn off the tap after use, buy local, say no to plastic and plant more trees, for lower carbon footprint, many don’t really pay attention to becoming ecologically responsible pet parents.

New dog walking rules in Germany unleashes debate

New dog walking rules in Germany unleashes debate

A new rule forcing Germans to take their dog for a walk twice a day has unleashed a debate on whether the state can decide what is best for the country’s 9.4 million pet canines.

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.

Dogs are for life, not just coronavirus lockdown, says charity

Dogs are for life, not just coronavirus lockdown, says charity

A dog is for life and not just for the Covid-19 lockdown, a charity has warned after online searches about getting a puppy surged by 120%.We’re encouraging potential dog owners to carry out our new test to see if you’re dog ready.

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 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.

Crufts 2020 cancelled: Will Crufts be cancelled over coronavirus fears?

Crufts 2020 cancelled: Will Crufts be cancelled over coronavirus fears?

But now people are asking if Crufts has been cancelled, or should be cancelled, amid continued fears about the spread of coronavirus across the UK.

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.

Jenna Bush Hager announces January book club pick

Jenna Bush Hager announces January book club pick

After 10 months of fun in 2019 , we are excited to continue recommending our favorite books to the Read With Jenna community in 2020.To kick things off in January, Jenna Bush Hager has selected "Dear Edward," by Ann Napolitano.

These are the UK’s most popular breeds of dogs in 2019

These are the UK’s most popular breeds of dogs in 2019

Bill Lambert, spokesperson for the Kennel Club, said: ‘People simply forget there are so many different dog breeds, with different personalities and characteristics, and it’s not just the popular, well-known ones that make a great match for our varying lifestyles.

Man who created labradoodle describes it as his 'life’s regret'

Man who created labradoodle describes it as his 'life’s regret'

The man who created the world’s first labradoodle has spoken of his regret in creating the popular mixed-breed dog , describing them as “crazy Frankenstein’s monsters” prone to hereditary problems.

Shock tactics: can electric dog collars ever be ethical?

Shock tactics: can electric dog collars ever be ethical?

This seemed to work, and Andrews has since asked Coffey to help to overturn the government’s plans for a ban on remote-control collars.Aversive training methods, and electric collars in particular, are opposed by the RSPCA, the Kennel Club, the Animal Behaviour and Training Council and the British Veterinary Association (BVA).

You can now win a rooftop wedding for your dog

You can now win a rooftop wedding for your dog

The bride doesn’t look thrilled about the wedding, but maybe it’s just because her veil is crumpled (Picture: Rooftop Film Club)If you’ve been dreaming of the day your pooch can marry his or her sweetheart, we’re happy to announce that the wait is finally over.

'Cuddle Club' unites senior people and senior dogs in the sweetest way

'Cuddle Club' unites senior people and senior dogs in the sweetest way

The first time Vince Louie went with his local senior group to participate in an animal rescue organization’s “Cuddle Club,” he didn’t plan on adopting a dog. He’s grateful to Muttville for rescuing Monte and offering programs for seniors like the Cuddle Club.