By Caroline Coile

Yulin is by far the better known, but South Korea has its own dog festival: BokNal. To be precise Sambok / Boknal, and it is back to "three-day dog-eat feast."

The heavy rains of the past weeks has everywhere created a real snail infestation. Snails with house as without house are in large numbers  present in gardens, fields and so on. The voracity of these snails also focuses on dog poo, and thus the snails are very dangerous.

No longer do family dogs have to stay at home whilst you enjoy your holiday in the sun. Instead your four-legged friend can reserve an oceanfront lounger at the exclusive dog-friendly beach in Crikvenica, Croatia.

"Mr. Santiago, do your duty and protect the Great Dane. " That's in brief the message in the petition byMaria Gkinala (judge and breeder of Great Danes in Ireland kennel Fainomenon .

In the Netherlands the cloning of a pet dog created quite a rumour, in Russia they take things a step further. Police and army will on a much  larger scale use cloned dogs from the South Korean company Sooam Biotech for sniffing dog use.. 

For a moment the dog world was relieved.

Can the Kennel Club of Hong Kong remain a member of the FCI or not, and is the China Kennel Union legitimately admitted as a member of the FCI?  

For the third time, Rafael de Santiago has been elected unanimously as President of the Federation Cynologique International, the FCI. The Puerto Rico Kennel club made that public a few hours ago.

The Hong Kong Kennel club is furious at the FCI, after the international kynological association made public that it has removed Hong Kong with immediate effect not only from the list of member-kennelclubs, but also immediately blocked the access to the private section for members on the website

Coughing, sneezing, red eyes, running noses until total asthma attacks. Because of the presence of a dog.
One in ten people has an allergy to dogs to a greater or lesser extent. Some of them still want a dog to be part of the family. For fun, for sports or as a buddy in difficult times.

In many EU countries the law provides rules for so-called “high risk dogs”, aka powerbreeds. Anyone thinking his or her country has strict rules may want to look abroad to realize it may not be so bad after all. For example Spain is taking care of these dogs with fairly harsh rules.

This morning another wolf was spotted in the Netherlands, to be exact in Twente (in the east of the country). The animal was photographed from a truck so that experts could take a look at the apparition. Wolf connoisseurs from Germany and the Netherlands have stated that it is indeed a wolf.

Following the film "Lost in Paradise, the dogs of Curaçao", it was high time to arrange a personal interview with someone who participated in this on location.

"Representatives will be telling if they are asked to indicate that we are dealing differently with these pets in the Netherlands than the practice in Korea turns out to be." The NOC / NSF said this last December in a statement to Dogzine when we asked how it NOC / NSF deals with eating dogs in K

It is a "modern-day-Haatchi story", the story of the German shepherd Capitano. For twelve years the faithful dog lay on the grave of his boss. A few days ago Capitano died while he was still lying on the grave, the shepherd was 15 years old and died of kidney failure.

The General Secretary of the Kennel Club of Montenegro is heavily under fire on Facebook because the man would have shot a puppy.

 

Today is April 1st. Sisters will already have looked at their laces, which were "loose" (known to the older generation in any case, but many April 1 jokes are clearly more thought out.) Also the dog world can not escape "April Fools Day".

Again a dog died during a show, this time the international show of Mulhouse. And again it was the hired handler who seems to have this on his conscience by having the dogs locked up for a long time in a van in the parking lot.

In Morocco, especially in the northern part of the tourist town of Agadir, massive amounts of stray dogs have been shot in recent weeks.

In Belgium, indignation arose after two illegally imported "Pomerians"  were put to sleep by order of the government. The two animals were taken from the Ukraine by a female resident of Mouscron. A local veterinarian has euthanised the dogs under police surveillance.

If you have a dog from a national breed that is officially recognized in another country, you can now register it in the NHSB. To be precise in the Provisional Register.

Some people are incorrigible. Because a few days ago the 51-year-old Abdelkrim S. was sentenced by the court in Ypres to a fine of more than 18,000 euros for exploiting illegal dog breeding in the Belgian village Beselare, where last March 91 (some messages say 77) dogs were confiscated.

The conviction of the Dutch breeder and judge (in France) Cornelia Keizer is final. Last October, the French judge sentenced the breeder to a four-month conditional prison sentence for breeding without the proper papers and poor treatment of the dogs.

Heatstroke,  a phenomenon that means one gets ill because of exposure to heat. It has been known for centuries, but how does it works fysically was by no means clear. This problem does not only apply to humans, it is also something happening to animals.

The Dutch Kennelclub does not participate in the FCI General member’s meeting in Shanghai, China. This was announced by the Vice-President of the Board, mr. Albert Hensema, during the New Year's meeting of the Kennelclub in Woudenberg today.

In the United States the annual freak festival has been held again, the election of the ugliest dog in the world. No naked dogs or blind chihuahua's this time, a three-year-old Mastino Napoletano female went ironing with the - somewhat questionable - honor and went home with 1500 dollars.