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The heelwork to music team at Crufts 2013

Jenny Deakin and her heelwork to music team at Crufts - including the Julie Moss with Malamute Memphis, and Sandra Hallam with deaf spaniel Henry.

Nick Jones at Crufts

Trainer Nick Jones was on the Dogs Monthly stand at Crufts, dispensing advice.

Tony Head at Crufts 2013

Actor Tony Head at Crufts 2013 promoting the Kennel Club's Bark and Read Foundation.

Friends for Life 2013

We all know that our dogs make our lives happier and better, and Crufts celebrates this aspect of dogs. Friends for Life highlights dogs who have changed and enhanced their people's lives in various ways. Watch this video to learn more about the dogs and people - from the disabled dog who gives confidence to his disabled young owner, to the police dog who has helped make life safe for us, to dogs who have made life worth living again. Who will you vote for? - and yes you can vote for them all!

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Donate a like and help provide a health check to 2,000 dogs.

Have a bit of fun adopting and looking after your own virtual rescue dog while helping to raise £20,000 for Blue Cross at the same time, courtesy of Samsung.
  

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Support the RSPCA's Born to Suffer campaign

Are you aware of the RSPCA's Born to Suffer campaign (which aims to improve the health and welfare of pedigree dogs)? Since they launched the campaign at the end of December last year, more than 16,000 people have signed the petition calling for pedigree dog breed standards to be reviewed and put health and welfare above looks.

Their plan is to present the final petition numbers to the Kennel Club as a demonstration of the scale of public support for a review of the breed standards. You can find out more about the campaign here:

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Jenny and Sealyham Terrier

Jenny fell in love with the Sealyham puppies.

The Blue Cross stand at Crufts 2012

The Blue Cross relaunched at Crufts, with a new stand and new uniform too.

Harry Parsons

Harry Parsons was at Crufts promoting his beloved Sealyhams.

Susan McKeon

Susan McKeon with her beloved Greyhounds.
Photo by Tim Rose, courtesy of Dogs Today magazine.

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221 - Stop importing puppies and dogs who found romance for their human

Lucy Parkinson and TV vet Marc Abraham discuss the petition Lucy started to stop the exploitative importing of puppies into the UK. Writer Cath Jenkin reveals the spooky way her Border Collie brought brought happiness, romance and a new home into her life. Plus the DogCast Radio News.

189 - The Dog Healers and War Dogs Remembered

In this episode you can hear Mark Winik talk about his debut novel, The Dog Healers, and listen to Julia Robertson explain why she founded the charity War Dogs remembered. Plus there's the DogCast Radio News, and what Mischief the German Spitz puppy has been up to.

188 - Service Dogs UK and Roxie the Doxie Finds Her Forever Home

In this episode you can hear about Service Dogs UK, a fantastic charity which trains assistance dogs to support veterans of any service - military personnel, police, firefighters, paramedics and the coastguard - who develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder due to their job. Also, listen to Dr Jody A Dean, a clinical psychologist talk about how her book, Roxie the Doxie finds her Forever Home, is helping children understand and talk about adoption and other family issues. Plus the DogCast Radio News and some thoughts on the alpha dog myth.

187 - Muffins Halo and Chorley Fun Dog Show

In this episode you can hear about Muffin's Halo for Blind Dogs, and what motivates people to enter their dog in a fun dog show. In the DogCast Radio News, listen to stories about the latest dog related research. Plus there's a new member of the DogCast Radio team!

186 - Maxwell Muir on wolves

In this episode you can hear trainer, behaviourist, writer, broadcaster and wolf expert Maxwell Muir talk about what wolves mean to him personally, their plight in a modern world, and his hopes for their future. Plus we have the DogCast Radio News.