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KC Proposes Changes to Membership Structure

SEVERAL new ways of encouraging membership have been proposed by the Kennel Club. One is a general membership category which would be cheaper and open to new members who could apply without being proposed – but only if they show ‘a clear interest in dogs’.   Another is a joint membership at a lower cost… read more

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Basset Hound Removed From ‘High Profile’ List

THE BASSET Hound is to be removed from the category three – high-profile – breeds list.   It is to be transferred to the category two list of the Kennel Club’s Breed Watch system from January 1.   The reclassification, which follows a recommendation from the KC’s Dog Health Group, means that Basset bests of… read more

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Chepstow Plan Approved at KC SGM

Chepstow, FCI judges and crossbreeds discussed at KC SGM A NEW £2.72m canine activity centre at Chepstow Racecourse was approved by Kennel Club members at this week’s special meeting.    A total of 287 votes were cast in favour, 163 against and there were 31 abstentions.    It will be shared by the racecourse’s owner,… read more

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New Contract Being Thrashed Out for Foreign and UK Judges

THE KENNEL Club has served six months’ notice to the FCI that it is terminating the reciprocal judges’ agreement. But a new one is in the pipeline which the KC believes addresses members concerns. It involves proposed FCI judges who have judged at international shows in at least their own and two other countries filling… read more

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Online Entry to Crufts Now Open

ONLINE entries for Crufts are now live, and printed copies of the schedule will be available from mid-November. The terrier and hound groups will be on Thursday March 9, utility and toy on the Friday, gundogs Saturday and working and pastoral on the final day. Exhibitors can get a printed copy of the schedule by sending… read more

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Midland Counties Championship Show

Peter Piper steals the show – WITH A crispy autumn morning over the 70-acre Staffordshire Showground it was time for one of the year’s final shows to take place. Midland Counties was founded in 1968 and has been using the New Bingley Hall as the venue since 1976. Over the years the show and venue society… read more

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Major Breakthrough Made on Mitral Valve Disease

THERE has been a major breakthrough in the management of the most common form of canine heart disease, mitral valve (MVD) which has the potential to extend dogs’ lives. A global study has found that treatment with the drug pimobendan delays the onset of heart failure secondary to MVD, Research results showed that treating dogs… read more

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Double Handling? Double Standards!

I can’t help but think the Kennel Club is taking a hefty sledgehammer to crack a nut in its ‘concern’ for the German Shepherd Dog in the UK. Among the items deserving of special attention by the General Committee is the practice of double handling. I am sure the GSD fraternity is thrilled that the… read more

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Double Handling – Not Just a GSD Problem

DOUBLE handling is prohibited, the Kennel Club is reminding exhibitors following ‘recent incidents at shows’.   Most exhibitors are not guilty of attracting a dog from outside the ring – which can take many forms, including using toys and food to attract attention or calling a dog’s name – but those who do are being… read more

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Terriers Tap into Their Hunting Abilities at First UK Earthdog Workshop

THE FIRST UK Earthdog Workshop took place at the Kennel Club’s building at Stoneleigh on Friday of last week, writes Sheila Atter. Four Border Terriers, three Parson Russell Terriers, two Plummers and a Cesky Terrier along with six handlers were present at what is hoped will become a regular event.   Earthdog is a concept… read more

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