Animal lovers should head to Earls Court Two this weekend (12-13 May) as The London Pet Show is coming to town, where you can meet all kinds of furry (and not-so-furry) friends.
There are four zones to explore; Discover Cats, Discover Small Furries, Discover Dogs and Discover Animals, which features aquatics and exotic pets. Each area will have a number of animals for you to meet, as well as displays, demonstrations and informative talks from experts on animal behaviour and how to care for them.
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The Kennel Club has criticised the government for not doing enough – or investing enough – to prevent dog attacks, despite a new initiative which could see microchipping become compulsory.
While the organisation welcomes the introduction of microchips for all dogs, it claims that it is not enough to protect the public from dogs biting in the first place.
H&C met planning expert Judith Norris and Lucinda Green at the launch at Hyde Park Stables in London to find out more about 'Clearing Hurdles' and what it means for equine business owners.
Former Olympic eventer Lucinda Green launched a new policy report last week aimed at improving the equine business sector. The Country, Land & Business Assocation (CLA) report 'Clearing Hurdles' outlines the ways in which the equine industry is being held back by restrictions on planning, insurance and tax.
In this episode of 'The Obsessed Angler', Russ Evans is fishing in the River Rother in East Sussex.
He explains how fishing has changed over the years, and talks about rivers bringing back many memories for him.
Russ also gives tips on fishing in clear waters.
Jennifer Saunders may have been handing out the award, but there was only one real celebrity at Crufts when a very special springer spaniel was announced as the winner of the Friends for Life competition.
Five heroic dogs were shortlisted for the class, with the British public casting the final vote. It was ex-RAF dog Buster, along with his handler Michael Barrow, who were announced as the overall winners.
The Kennel Club has revealed that eye related problems were mainly to blame after six breeds failed their vet checks at Crufts.
The winners of the Bulldog, Pekingese, Clumber Spaniel, Mastiff, Neapolitan Mastiff and Basset Hound classes were not allowed to progress to the Group stages of judging, and were not given their Best of Breed awards.
The Countryside Alliance held its yearly ‘Rural Oscars’, in recognition of the people that ensure the success and continuation of local businesses and communities.
This was the award’s seventh year, and it attracted over 2,500 nominations from ten regions around Britain and Ireland. The regional winners qualified for the final, held on 7 March at a Parliamentary reception, where Countryside Alliance Chairman Kate Hoey MP announced the overall champions in each of the four categories.
Lhasa Apso bitch Elizabeth was named as the 2012 Crufts champion.
Elizabeth and her owner, Margaret Anderson from Coventry, were awarded the prestigious Crufts Best in Show Trophy in front of thousands who turned up to the NEC Arena.