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Dogs wag a tail for Kennel Club—on the Isle of Dogs

PUBLISHED: 16:53 15 July 2009 | UPDATED: 14:34 05 October 2010

THE Kennel Club is marking its 150th anniversary of with a dog sow—on the Isle of Dogs, of course. Canines and their owners are being invited to East London on Saturday for contests for the waggiest tail, glossiest coat and best British pedigree

THE Kennel Club is marking its 150th anniversary with a dog sow—on the Isle of Dogs, of course.

Canines and their owners are being invited to East London on Saturday to celebrate a century-and-a-half of dog shows with contests for the waggiest tail, glossiest coat and best British pedigree.

The show is a chance to see rare British breeds on the brink of extinction with fewer than 300 puppies born each year.

Dog handlers are dressing up in historic costumes associated with the breeds—so spectators shouldn’t be surprised if Queen Victoria’s rat catcher puts in an appearance.

The show from 2.30pm (July 18) is part of the month-long Best of British’ Festival at West India Quay, opposite the Museum of London Docklands in Canary Wharf. Dogs can be signed up from 1pm.


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