02/03/2010 - Fit For Function: Fit For Life - the Working Gundog continues to thrive
The Kennel Club is pleased to announce an increase in the number of dog handlers undertaking and passing the Working Gundog Certificate on dummies in 2009.
22/01/2010 - Kennel Club DETAILED Response to the Independent Inquiry into Dog Breeding
The Independent Inquiry into dog breeding has been broadly welcomed by the Kennel Club which commissioned and funded the report, in conjunction with Dogs Trust.
14/01/2010 - Kennel Club Response to the Independent Inquiry into Dog Breeding
The Kennel Club has broadly welcomed Professor Sir Patrick Bateson’s ‘Independent Inquiry into Dog Breeding’, which has recommended that steps be taken to tackle irresponsible breeders and to change the way the public think about buying dogs.
14/01/2010 - Bateson Enquiry Joint Statement
The Kennel Club and Dogs Trust have broadly welcomed Professor Sir Patrick Bateson’s ‘Independent Inquiry into Dog Breeding’, which has recommended that steps be taken to tackle irresponsible breeders and to change the way the public think about buying dogs.
12/01/2010 - Registration of a Low Uric Acid Dalmatian Import from the USA
At its meeting on 5th January 2010, the Kennel Club General Committee accepted an application to register an imported Dalmatian produced from a breeding programme which was originated with an intentional Pointer/Dalmatian cross. This cross-breeding was carried out in the USA as part of a programme aimed at introducing the low (or normal) uric acid gene into the Dalmatian breed.
08/01/2010 - German Shepherd Dogs (Alsatian)
At its meeting on 5th January 2010, the Kennel Club General Committee again looked at the issues surrounding GSDs.
05/01/2010 - New Dog Health Group to Expand Kennel Club's Health Work
The Kennel Club is expanding the scope of the work undertaken by the group responsible for dog health and welfare, as part of its ongoing commitment in this area. It is appointing additional experts in dog health and genetics to ensure that scientific advances are harnessed for the benefit of pedigree health.
11/12/2009 - Breed Clubs encouraged to require B List Judges to have undertaken and passed KC seminars
All new breed judges at Challenge Certificate level are currently required by the Kennel Club to have undertaken and passed various seminars conducted by Kennel Club Accredited Trainers. This is designed to ensure that judges at senior level are fully trained and prepared to award the Kennel Club’s highest award.
10/12/2009 - New DNA Testing Scheme
At the request of the Sealyham Terrier Club, the Kennel Club has recently approved an official DNA testing scheme for PLL in this breed. This test is offered by the Animal Health Trust - further details can be obtained from www.aht.org.uk.
10/12/2009 - Canine Health Schemes
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has provided the following information regarding fee increases starting January 2010