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James Middleton partners with Kennel Club to appreciate unsung canine heroes

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James, Duchess Kate Middleton’s brother, wants to praise dogs for all their goodness and friendliness, so he’s decided to join Kennel Club U.K. and urge his followers and fans in sharing their stories to give dogs the honour they so obviously deserve.

By Memoona Zahid

Published on the 19/09/2019, 20:00, Updated on the 19/12/2019, 15:23

Coping with depression

He speaks often about how his dogs helped him while he was experiencing bouts of depression so that other people who were struggling were able to feel less alone in their mental health journeys. He even takes his dogs to red carpet events.


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Kennel Club hosts a show to appreciate good dogs – called Crufts.

Through an Instagram post, James tells fans he wants them to submit the stories of deserving dog friends to the Kennel Club's "Friends for Life" competition, in one of five categories - "extraordinary life of a working dog," "hero support dog," "best friends," "child's companion," and "rescue dog hero".


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James talks about his depression and how his dogs helped him, saying "I have spoken publicly about the positive impact dogs have had in my life,

"Now, I want to hear your stories... I want to celebrate unsung canine heroes, who deserve to be recognized for the amazing impact they have on their owners’ lives."

He’ll be reading all the stories that are sent in and meeting the finalists of the Crufts 2020 competition!