08/12/2009 - New DNA Testing Scheme
At the request of the National Australian Shepherd Association, the Kennel Club has recently approved a new official DNA testing scheme for the breed. This test is for Ivermectin sensitivity MDR1, and is offered by Laboklin.
07/12/2009 - New DNA Testing Scheme
At the request of the Shetland Sheepdog Breed Council, the Kennel Club has recently approved three new official DNA testing schemes for the breed.
28/09/2009 - Kennel Club Breeders’ Symposium 2009 invites all to join Dog Health Debate
The Kennel Club’s Breeders’ Symposium is inviting dog breeders, experts and enthusiasts to come together to discuss topical issues and how advances in science could transform the future for healthy, happy dogs while marking its continued efforts and commitment to improve dog health.
14/09/2009 - The Kennel Club Launches 'Breed Watch' Initiative to Promote Pedigree Dog Health
As part of its work to ensure that pedigree dogs lead happy, healthy lives, the Kennel Club is launching a new initiative called Breed Watch. This is the latest development in the Kennel Club’s ongoing Fit For Function: Fit For Life campaign to ensure that pedigree dogs are free from any exaggerations which might cause them to have difficulty in walking, seeing or breathing freely.
10/09/2009 - The Kennel Club one year on: What has been done?
One year ago a documentary, Pedigree Dogs Exposed, was aired in the UK. The Kennel Club would like to assure dog lovers that it takes the issues raised extremely seriously and that it has acted robustly in order to safeguard pedigree health. Although the Kennel Club believes that the programme gave an very unfair portrait about pedigree health – and the action that the Kennel Club has taken over the past 40+ years - this does not minimise the importance of the issues that it raised or the seriousness with which they need to continue to be addressed.
07/09/2009 - The Kennel Club Judges' Development Programme
Are you a judge and keen to enhance your knowledge about the Skye Terrier, German Shorthaired Pointer, Whippet and other breeds that are part of the Judges Development Programme Schedule for Autumn/Winter 2009.
24/08/2009 - Fit For Function - Challenge Certificate Judges for Gundog Breeds
As part of its ongoing commitment to the Fit For Function: Fit For Life campaign, the Kennel Club has announced a new requirement for Gundog judges prior to their approval to award KC Challenge Certificates (CCs) for the first time.
14/08/2009 - Kennel Club welcomes healthy discussion about dogs at the 2009 Breeders' Symposium
In accordance with its commitment to pedigree health, the Kennel Club is inviting dog breeders, experts and enthusiasts to come together to discuss topical issues and how advances in science could transform the future for healthy, happy dogs.
17/07/2009 - Eradication of inherited diseases in dogs moves a step closer
The Kennel Club Charitable Trust strengthened its campaign to eliminate inherited diseases in dogs last week, as it signed its formal agreement with the Animal Health Trust (AHT), to jointly create the Kennel Club Genetics Centre and revealed some of the exciting findings so far.
06/07/2009 - The Kennel Club Judges Development Programme
Are you a Terrier Group judge and keen to enhance your knowledge of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier? If the answer is yes, then you can attend a Kennel Club seminar dedicated to the breed on Wednesday 19th August 2009, at the Kennel Club Building in Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.