Kennel Club enhances Breed Watch to improve dog health and welfare
2:04pm on Thursday 23rd January 2020
To continue to improve the health and welfare of pedigree dogs, the Kennel Club has announced it is expanding its Breed Watch system, which serves as an 'early warning system' to identify points of concern for the health of individual breeds. The changes will ensure more extensive monitoring of any new and emerging health and welfare concerns that are detrimental to a dog’s wellbeing and to prevent the introduction of these concerns within a breed.
Two new DNA schemes to combat inherited disease in the Norwegian Elkhound
1:49pm on Monday 20th January 2020
In a move designed to combat inherited disease in the Norwegian Elkhound, the Kennel Club has approved two new official DNA testing schemes for primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) and chondrodysplasia (CDSL) in the breed following consultation with the breed clubs.
Study reveals hip and elbow screening improves long-term dog health
2:52pm on Friday 17th January 2020
A new study has revealed a marked general improvement in hip and elbow scores for some of the UK’s most commonly health-screened dog breeds.
Last chance to nominate for prestigious International Canine Health Awards 2020
12:27pm on Thursday 16th January 2020
Nominations are still open for the International Canine Health Awards, which are run by the Kennel Club Charitable Trust and include substantial cash prizes donated by Vernon and Shirley Hill, founders of Metro Bank, to go towards new or continued research. The deadline for all submissions in 31st January 2020 so those wishing to nominate themselves or a peer have just two weeks left to submit details
Dyfed dog and handler from Worcestershire win 90th Kennel Club Cocker Spaniel Championship
1:01pm on Monday 13th January 2020
FT Ch Trochry Eau Rouge of Poolgreen, a two-year-old bitch known as Tink, owned by Philip Lewis from Llanelli, Dyfed and handled by William Clulee from Kidderminster, Worcestershire, has won the prestigious Kennel Club Cocker Spaniel Championship for 2020.
Vulnerable British and Irish Breeds Competition returns with new format
2:04pm on Tuesday 14th January 2020
Following the popularity of the Vulnerable British and Irish Breeds Competition in 2019, the Kennel Club has announced that it will take place again this year with a new format, culminating in a grand final at Crufts 2021.
Registration of dogs of merle colouring
11:28am on Thursday 9th January 2020
The Kennel Club has announced that it will no longer accept registration applications for merle-coloured dogs in breeds where there is no documented evidence of the colour having been well established over a sustained period.
Each group to have AVNSC and imported register classes at open and championship shows
2:12pm on Wednesday 8th January 2020
General and group show societies must schedule at least one AV Imported Breed Register class for each group at open and championship shows with immediate effect, the Kennel Club has announced. This mirrors the requirement that at least one AVNSC class, where relevant, must also be scheduled for each group at these types of show.
Another successful UKAS audit for Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme
12:20pm on Friday 3rd January 2020
The Kennel Club has once again received a successful UKAS audit, its sixth since being granted accreditation by the UK’s foremost accreditation body in 2013.
‘Have A Go’ dog show, offering advice to newcomers, to be held in Stafford
12:41pm on Monday 30th December 2019
Have you ever watched Crufts on television and dreamed of showing your dog but didn’t know how to go about it? Maybe you recently bought a dog and are curious about dog showing? Or perhaps you don’t even own a dog at present but are interested in seeing what dog shows are all about?