The Kennel Club has launched a new campaign in a bid to clamp down on puppy farms.
Puppy farming is where high volumes of dogs are bred from overused breeding bitches, without any regard for their health or wellbeing. Sadly the numbers of puppies brought from these farms is on the rise, which some believe has been fuelled by the demand for designer crossbreeds.
Britain’s racecourses are celebrating the Queen’s 60th year on the throne by planting trees, coppices and even entire woods within their grounds.
“In view of the Queen’s passion for horse racing, it seems very appropriate that each of Britain’s 60 racecourses should be celebrating Her Majesty’s Jubilee in such a meaningful way,” said Rod Street, chief executive of Racing for Change.
Puppies are to be given a better start in life, thanks to a new initiative for dog breeders and owners.
It is a step-by-step socialisation plan that starts at the puppy's birth with the breeder, who will then pass on the progress to the new owner in the form of diary entries, photos or videos.
New figures released by the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) reveal that over one million dogs in the UK are showing signs of aggression, including growling, snarling, and biting, towards humans and pets on a weekly basis.
The Kennel Club has again expressed concerns that certain irresponsible dog owners, combined with highly flawed dangerous dog legislation, are putting public safety at risk.
The Kennel Club has released a film that looks at the issues affecting dog health and wellbeing in this country, and what is being done in 2012 to help ensure that dog welfare stays at the top of the agenda.
Former head of the UK Field Army, Lieutenant General Sir Barney White-Spunner, has been appointed Executive Chairman of the Countryside Alliance and Director of the Countryside Alliance Foundation.
His role comes into effect from 9 February, and he takes on overall responsibility for the organisation.
Barney will be based in the Alliance’s London Headquarters. Kate Hoey MP, will remain Chairman of the Board of the Countryside Alliance.
The team at Horse & Country is celebrating after hearing the news that we've been nominated for two Equestrian Social Media Awards - Best Twitter and Best Broadcaster.
While it's great to make the shortlist, it would be even better if we could win! We'd love to retain our 'Best Twitter' crown, following our win in 2011, and we'd really like to be awarded 'Best Broadcaster' as well.
If you can take a second to vote for us in category 3 and 19, we'd be really grateful.
A recent report from the RSPCA says that the way that some dogs are bred today is having a huge impact on their health and welfare
The RSPC have launched their ‘Born to suffer campaign’, which seeks an end to the breeding of dogs based on looks.
It's not just show dogs that may be suffering. Plenty of pedigree dogs never appear in shows, but many are bred by breeders who want to produce show-winning animals, and who sell their surplus dogs as pets.