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DOG WELFARE EXPERTS ISSUE WARNING AS DEMAND FOR ‘FLAT-FACED’ PUPPIES INCREASES SHARPLY DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Animal welfare organisations, vets and breeders urge public not to buy a ‘pandemic puppy’ and warn of worsening health crisis for in-demand flat-faced breeds Dog health and welfare experts including vets, rescue organisations, scientists and breeders are urging the public to ‘stop and think before buying a flat-faced dog’, as online searches for ‘getting a…

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Crufts 2020 Championship show – Dachshund (Min Wire-Haired)- Judge MISS L McNAUGHTON

Many thanks to exhibitors for the wonderful entry I appreciate the effort made by everyone to attend the show in such trying circumstances.A Crufts appointment is an honour and the overall quality of this entry was the icing on the cake.I certainly had my work cut out especially in Post Graduate dog and limit bitch…

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KENNEL CLUB CREATES LIST OF ‘LOST’ FIRST-TIME CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW APPOINTMENTS TO ASSIST SHOW SOCIETIES

The Kennel Club has created a list of the first-time championship show judging appointments cancelled so far this year, in order to assist societies when planning to issue future judging invitations. It is also hoped that the list will help such judges receive a ‘replacement’ appointment. The list comprises more than 650 appointments, approved by…

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CLARIFICATION OF ‘GRANDFATHER RIGHTS’ FOR ESTABLISHED JUDGES

Recognition of judging and assessments already undertaken A2 and established approval routes available for whole of transition period Grandfathering available as of 2021 Judges may self-submit questionnaires for CC, Group and BIS status Judges of non-CC breeds included Further to the announcement made on 1 May 2020 regarding ‘grandfather rights’ for established judges during the…

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TWO NEW DNA TEST REPORTING SCHEMES TO COMBAT INHERITED DISEASE IN THE SHETLAND SHEEPDOG

In a move designed to combat inherited disease in the Shetland Sheepdog, the Kennel Club has approved two new official DNA test reporting schemes for two forms of progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) in the breed following consultation with the Breed Health Coordinator. These schemes are for PRA (BBS2-PRA) and PRA (CNGA1-PRA). PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy)…

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FOURTEEN ORGANISATIONS RECEIVE SUPPORT FROM THE KENNEL CLUB EDUCATIONAL TRUST DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The Kennel Club Educational Trust emergency relief fund was established to help   the future of education in dogs In April, the Kennel Club, the Kennel Club Educational Trust (KCET) and the Kennel Club Charitable Trust announced their intention to support canine organisations in their communities which may be suffering financial hardship as a result…