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Crufts 2014 – See you there!

Oh boy, it’s been one busy month from my end. This year has seemed to start off with a bang and there seems to be no way of slowing down. We are slowly creeping into March and for dog lovers and enthusiasts that only means one thing – Crufts is around the corner!

It wasn’t that long before Crufts 2013 when I decided to start my own blog so it’s a very interesting insight to see how far I’ve come along. For last years Crufts 2013 blog and review click here

However, this year I’m glad to say that this year I’ll be with the YKC team (Young Kennel Club) so it should be a very interesting experience. I’ve always been keen to reach out to the younger generation and I can’t think of a better way to educate and raise awareness among the next generation of dog owners!

Here is a short preview of what to expect:

Finally for those who will be attending, I’ll see you all there!

Free Microchipping at Richmond Ch. Show

mzm.hjvchrry.175x175-75To those who show dogs, there’s a great opportunity to have your dogs microchipped for free.

In a Kennel Club press release they have announced that Dogs Trust will attend at Richmond Championship Show for all three days to offer this service. Dogs Trust offer this service to events and communities all over the country as a part of their microchipping campaign.

I hope that as well as providing this service they will also explain WHY it is so important to microchip your dog as well as making others aware of the compulsory microchipping legislation that’s arriving on April 6th 2016. I do take my hat off to Dogs Trust as they have a big task ahead of them to raise awareness, this above all else, a welfare issue. I fear that without raising awareness, the legislation will have minimal effect to the dog community.

The show will be on the 6th-8th September at Loseley Park near Guildford, Surrey.

What do you think, will this be effective? Will you be there? Is this a good opportunity to chip your dog? Leave a comment below!


Looks like another busy month ahead!

When I was 17 years old, I remember walking down Bournemouth beach on a summer morning with my dad while watching dogs and their walkers dashing on the sand and throwing themselves into the beach. He turned to me and said, “In order to be happy in life, Mark, you must always have something to look forward to.” And from looking ahead in my diary for July, he certainly wasn’t wrong.

Lets see what’s happening…

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