Local dog taught how to trust is calendar cover star

A local three-year-old Golden Retriever rescue dog who had to learn to trust people again after being deprived of a loving home, was selected by the Kennel Club as the cover star of the 2018 calendar. Lexi, a Golden Retriever, who came into the Rescue Trust of the North West Retriever Club in 2016, had been to two different homes in as many years, after being bought by a family from an internet advert. They didn’t have the time to care for her and soon sent her to another home, and because… Read More

Local dog is a kennel club rescue calendar star

A local dog who has come a long way since finding himself in rescue at seven months of age, now boasting a large social media following and a local radio slot, has been selected by the Kennel Club as the star of their new Breed Rescue calendar. Ralph, a Bedlington Terrier from Stratford Upon Avon in Warwickshire, who came into Bedlington Terrier Rescue earlier in the year, was gifted by his owners who were struggling with his exuberance.  He was difficult to rehome, despite his young age, because he had no training… Read More

Local dog abandoned after legs gave way is rescue calendar star

A local 4 year-old English Springer Spaniel rescue dog, who was going to be put to sleep after he developed problems with his front legs, has been selected by the Kennel Club as the cover star of a new calendar. Fleck, an English Springer Spaniel, who came into English Springer Spaniel Welfare in February 2017, was given up by his owners of nearly 3 years after his legs developed problems and he was no longer able to work. At just 4 years old he was given an operation funded by English Springer… Read More

Search is on for dog heroes for national award

A nationwide search has begun to find the UK’s top hero dogs for the Kennel Club’s Friends for Life competition, which celebrates dogs that have had an extraordinary impact on people’s lives. The public are being asked to nominate a dog that has changed the life of its owner, or another person, and deserves recognition for it, and the winner will be announced at the world’s greatest dog show, Crufts, at the NEC in Birmingham on Sunday 11th March. From dogs that have helped their owners through physical or mental illness, supported… Read More

International Canine Health Awards 2017

The International Canine Health Awards, run by the Kennel Club Charitable Trust, were held on Wednesday 24th May at the Kennel Club in London. Now in their fifth year the awards recognise researchers and scientists whose work has had a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of dogs. Award winners each receive a substantial cash prize, donated by Vernon and Shirley Hill of Metro Bank, to contribute to new or continued research. We are pleased to announce the 2017 winners: Professor Garden, Chair of Department of Clinical Studies at the University… Read More

Video Of Jack Russell Going Rogue At Crufts Goes Viral

A Facebook video showing a cute Jack Russell going ‘off course’ during an agility competition at the world’s largest dog show, Crufts, has racked up more than a million views in under 24 hours and is approaching 10 million views! Olly the rescue Jack Russell was competing with his owner in the rescue dog agility competition in the main arena at Crufts on Friday 10th March when he decided to tackle the course in his own way. Agility courses involve the dogs running a series of jumps, weaves, seesaws, A-frames and tunnels. … Read More

Bulldog Rescue and Rehoming Trust have a Christmas to remember

Christmas came early to the Bulldog Rescue and Re-homing Trust in the shape of a grant from the Kennel Club Charitable Trust! But it wasn’t just shiny ribbon bound presents that these lucky little Bulldogs received in their fluffy stockings and eager little paws this Yuletide. For some of them, the gift has and will have been of a new forever home via Bulldog Rescue and Re-homing Trust. This is made possible by kind donations from members of the public, who have donated to the Kennel Club Charitable Trust or to the… Read More

Stark Truth Behind Health Charity’s New Family-Friendly “Beat The Bugs” Animation

The Kennel Club Charitable Trust (KCCT) has provided funding to The Bella Moss Foundation to help launch a new animated video to explain the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) to children and families to mark the start of World Antibiotic Awareness Week. World Antibiotic Awareness Week is an annual awareness campaign run by the World Health Organisation, this year running from November 14-20. It also features European Antibiotic Awareness Day, which falls on November 18 every year. Meanwhile, The Bella Moss Foundation deals with the fallout from antibiotic resistance every day. While… Read More

Support rescue dogs by ordering the 2017 Kennel Club Breed Rescue calendar

Dog lovers can support rescue dogs by ordering the 2017 Kennel Club Breed Rescue calendar, which is now available and stars dogs from breeds that have been helped by Kennel Club Breed Rescue (KCBR) organisations. Raising money for the Kennel Club Charitable Trust, the calendar features images of rescue dogs that were submitted by KCBR organisations for a competition run by the Kennel Club to find worthy models to illustrate each month of the year.  The 2017 calendar features the following breeds: West Highland White Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog, Dobermann,… Read More

Labrador study offers vets clues on why dogs’ tails lose their wag…

A painful condition that affects dogs’ tails may be more common than previously thought, a study suggests. The research offers clues to potential causes of the illness – known as limber tail – which mostly affects larger working dog breeds, such as Labrador Retrievers. Researchers say their findings are the first step towards preventing the distressing condition, which causes the tail to become limp and painful. The team at the University of Edinburgh compared 38 cases of limber tail that were identified from owners’ reports about their dogs’ health with 86 dogs… Read More