As OUR DOGS goes to press we are in receipt of two Kennel Club statements. The first release came soon after the Board meeting on Tuesday June 4th.
The Kennel Club has confirmed its commitment to improving the health and welfare of all dogs and over the last year has given funds totalling £842,000 to organisations and charitable causes including its own charity the Kennel Club Charitable Trust.
In the first quarter of this year to March 31st Kennel Club Registrations numbered 51,358. That was down 4,722 (8.4%) on last year’s figure for the same period - 56,080.
KC confirms Crufts 2021 group and BIS judges THE KC has confirmed its Best in Show and group judges for Crufts 2021. BIS will be judged by Ann Ingram.
Last week’s report on the KC AGM was able only to outline the Board election results, the results of the various votes and a summary of the items discussed at the recent KC AGM.
The Kennel Club Annual General Meeting took place on Tuesday at a new venue - the Park Plaza Victoria Hotel near to Victoria Station.
The Kennel Club has approved two new official DNA testing schemes for the Leonberger, for Leonberger Polyneuropathy (LPN2) and Leukoencephalomyelopath (LEMP), following consultation with the breed’s health coordinator on behalf of the breed clubs.
Mark Cocozza has resigned from his roles as chairman and member of the Finance Committee, the Kennel Club has announced.
The owner of the first winner of the Kennel Club’s new-style Junior Warrant (JW) award has been so encouraged by her dog’s success that she has vowed to try and attain his Open Show Winner (OSW) title too.