Dog-eat-dog rivalry between two pet magazines gets nasty

A row between two Surrey-based dog magazines has escalated into a bitter dispute involving legal threats and the police, according to the Daily Mail.

The dispute began when the editor of long-established monthly Dogs Today found out that a rival had set up a quarterly publication with the tagline ‘the first and only dog magazine”.

Beverley Cuddy, 48, told the Mail she wrote a ‘very polite’email to the new magazine called Surrey Dog’s Life, asking it to remove the tagline. When this was ignored, she issued a formal warning to drop the claim within two weeks.

Editor of Surrey Dog’s Life, Lizette Roux, said she felt intimidated and made a complaint to the police about harassment – the Mail reports.

In Ms Cuddy’s blog, she called it an ‘unbelievably harrowing experience’and denied she ever made any threats to the rival editor.

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