Welcome to C-fidos

    Welcome to the website of the Coalition For Improved Dog Ownership Standards.

    You might be wondering what this organisation is all about and why it was felt there is a need for it in the United Kingdom.

    About C-fidos

    The Coalition for Improved Dog Ownership Standards (C-fidos) is a non profit organisation established as an affiliate partner of the Pet Owners Parliament.

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Featured Articles

Caring for Puppies at Christmas

Puppies are so much fun! They are also hard work, as anyone who has ever owned one will tell ...

Heel Work to Heal Canine Misbehaviour

Your dog should be a treasured companion and part of the family - offering unconditional affection and loyalty that can ...

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News & Updates

Friday in Westminster

Today in Parliament reports on a bid in the Lords to repeal the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.


Early Day Motion on Puppy Farming – You Can Help

MP John McDonnell has put forward an Early Day Motion in Parliament encouraging the Government to review the effectiveness of welfare laws with specific regard to puppy farms.
Please contact your MP and encourage them to sign this motion, your voice can make a difference.
That this House notes the continuing reports of allegations of cruelty and animal [...]

Dog Advice

Charity in Urgent Appeal to Owners to Keep Pets Warm This Winter

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home renews urgent appeal to keep animals warm over winter months
Due to the current freezing temperatures, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is renewing an appeal made last year for funds to buy specialist Vetbed material to keep the animals in the Home warm over winter months. The world famous Home is [...]

Dog Training Advice

The Importance of Play in Your Dog’s Life

Kindly supplied by Julie Davies (Puddle Paws)
Play is an extremely important part of your dogs’ development.
Playing provides physical exercise, mental stimulation which benefits may aspects of your dogs’ life and helps strengthen the bond between dog and owner.
Puppies begin to play with each other and their mother at about four weeks old. These games help [...]

Animal Welfare Case Reports (UK)

Deaf and blind dog stolen, tied to railroad tracks : Leedstown, EN (UK)

A family’s pet poodle was stolen from their garden before being taken to a railway line ñ where it was tied to the track.
Luckily, a …

Dog Laws

Dog Control Orders and Byelaws: What You Need to Know

Dog Control Orders replaced Dog Byelaws in April 2006. Existing byelaws remain in effect until such time as a dog control order for the same issue is made on the same land.
The Dogs Fouling of Land Act 1996 has been repealed but existing designations remain in force until any dog control order is [...]