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Row over selling puppies in pet shops rages on
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Pooch & Mutt selected to work with The Times and Not On The High Street founder Sophie Cornish
London Pet Show featured on The Apprentice last night
Beco Pets makes prime-time TV debut on The Apprentice
PATS Telford action can now be seen on video
Dates and venue fixed for AQUA 2017
New Pets at Home store opens in Lancashire
Hancock the superhero cat survives horror fall
Pet owners could see their insurance costs rise
Wheelchair tennis star agrees sponsorship deal with Pets Corner
Pet food brand IAMS issue fireworks advice
Bonfire Night Warning: Garden hedgehogs at risk
New small animal housing range launched by the makers of Rotastak
Radio Systems Corporation strengthens customer relations
Staff dress up as pet shop celebrates 40th birthday
Bethan gets a ‘Cani’ Gold in the Europeans
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Bethan gets a ‘Cani’ Gold in the Europeans
Bethan Fitzgerald took home gold in the scooter event at the 2015 European Canicross Federation Championships held at Bowland Trails, Perthshire.

Bethan and husband Daniel race Scandinavian sled dogs(a precise combination of Norwegian Pointer, Greyhound and Alaskan Husky), an impressive athletic breed developed over many years for its speed as well as its pulling power. 

She says: “The trail was hilly and thanks to a few days of rain, had some good muddy areas, this was a test of strength and fitness for both dog and athlete.

"Looking around in the start shoot, I couldn't help but look at how athletic the other dogs were and how long legged the human athletes were. But not to worry, our dogs were looking just as good - lean, shiny coated and full of muscle. 

"The trail was hard with steep hills but our superstar, Charlie pulled like a train. He is known as the mud monster so I had to just let go of the brakes and go for it.

Charlie and I managed to storm way ahead of the competition and brought home gold.”

Not to be outdone Daniel and his bike dog Harry achieved 7th place in the men's bike class.

The National Sled Dog Sports Centre hosted the event on behalf of the British Sleddog Sports Federation, with the major financial and dog food product sponsor for the event being CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds.

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