Would you give your dogs human names? I did and boy do I get some funny looks

Would you give your dogs human names? I did and boy do I get some funny looks

Meanwhile with Florence, I just loved the name and always said when I got a dog that’s what I’d call her.While all the other dogs are bouncing around in chaos not knowing who is calling them, you could arguably have the sole attention of your more unusually named hound.

Where’s Cookie? Stars help in Epping Forest hunt for runaway whippet

Where’s Cookie? Stars help in Epping Forest hunt for runaway whippet

Thermal drones, K9 tracker dogs, stake-outs and desperate pleas from Pixie Lott, Jennifer Saunders and Anita Rani: the hunt for Cookie the whippet – lost in Epping Forest since November – is gathering pace.

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.

Best in show: artists' portraits of their pooches – in pictures

Best in show: artists' portraits of their pooches – in pictures

Lucian Freud’s whippet, Pluto, Joan Jonas’s dog, Zina, and William Wegman’s elegant weimaraners are just some of the artists’ pooches that will appear in a new exhibition called Dog Show that marks the 35th anniversary of Southwark Park Galleries (formerly CGP), based in the south London park. Dog Show, Southwark Park Galleries, London SE16, 18 July-8 September.

Crufts 2019: Britain's most pampered pets stun TV viewers - best pictures

Crufts 2019: Britain's most pampered pets stun TV viewers - best pictures

There are six show rings, including the main arena and this year five pets who have gone above and beyond the call of duty are in the running for Crufts' dog hero competition.