Following the announcement that Crufts 2021 will take place next year on the new dates of 15 – 18 July 2021 at the NEC Birmingham, The Kennel Club has now published some further details on some of the competitions and qualifications for next year’s show.Continue reading CRUFTS CHANGES
From the Crufts FB page:
OBEDIENCE AT CRUFTS 2021
The Kennel Club can confirm that the Inter Regional Rally Competition is expected to go ahead on Thursday 15 July at Crufts 2021 and the Inter Regional Obedience Competition is expected to go ahead on Friday 16 July.
Unfortunately, as there has been no qualifiers the Obedience Championship will not take place at Crufts 2021. Similarly as there has only been one qualifier the Obreedience finals will also not take place at Crufts 2021. Those teams who competed at an obreedience heat in 2020, and gained points will have their points carried over for Crufts 2022.
The Kennel Club has announced today that Crufts 2021 will take place next year on the new dates of 15 -18 July at the NEC Birmingham.
Crufts, which will be celebrating its 130th anniversary in 2021, was due to take place on 11 – 14 March 2021, but with much of the UK in a second lockdown and events and exhibitions still not being able to be held it was looking very unlikely that Crufts in March was a foreseeable option.Continue reading CRUFTS TO GO AHEAD, NEW DATE ANNOUNCED
Due to the ongoing adverse impact of Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) for dogs and owners, The Kennel Club is supporting a call to review and reform the system which restricts and controls public spaces.
The organisation is backing a petition which highlights the often inadequate public consultations held by local authorities, the limited opportunity that local residents have to challenge any Orders and the corresponding negative impact of PSPOs on dogs and their owners – and ultimately is seeking a government review and reform of the process.Continue reading KENNEL CLUB BACKS CALLS FOR REVIEW AND REFORM OF ‘UNFAIR’ PUBLIC SPACES PROTECTION ORDERS SYSTEM
In light of the national four-week lockdown that began in England last week (5 November), the British Veterinary Association (BVA) and The Kennel Club (KC) have announced the following changes to the Canine Health Schemes (CHS) in order to follow the new guidelines and restrictions, and also continue to process submissions.
As of Thursday 5 November, the CHS office is closed and the team are working remotely.
Impact on veterinary practices
England: As part of BVA’s guidance to veterinary practices, how practices are able to operate and which services they will be able to offer in terms of health testing will be dependent on individual practice factors such as staffing levels, building layout, as well as the vets’ professional and clinical judgement, and we would urge all owners to respect their individual vet’s decisions in this matter.Continue reading UPDATE ON CANINE HEALTH SCHEMES AS ENGLAND ENTERS SECOND NATIONAL LOCKDOWN
Societies are advised to hold smaller shows where possible to allow more space for social distancing and space around rings. Classes could be planned for either a morning or afternoon, and be advised in the schedule so that competitors can manage their arrival and departure.All special arrangements put in place in relation to the regulations listed below must be clearly stated in the schedule.Regulations have been amended/altered to facilitate smaller shows as follows:Continue reading OBEDIENCE REGULATIONS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED/AMENDED UNTIL 1 JULY 2021
In light of recent government announcements, The Kennel Club has been discussing the holding of Crufts 2021 which is set to take place from 11 – 14 March at the NEC Birmingham.
The Kennel Club Board would like to reassure competitors, exhibitors and everyone involved in the dog world that it remains actively committed to holding the show next year. In particular, the Crufts team have been looking at different options for how Crufts 2021 might look. However, the most important aspect will be the safety of all those who attend and any possible negative impact that holding the event may have.Continue reading KENNEL CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING CRUFTS 2021
The next meeting of the Kennel Club Obedience Liaison Council is scheduled to be held remotely via Microsoft Teams on Thursday 21 January 2021. Proposals for inclusion on the agenda should reach the Obedience Liaison Council Secretary by 23 October 2020.
Each eligible society or an individual may submit items for the agenda, through a council representative. Proposals must be concise and, if an amendment or an additional regulation is proposed, the regulation number must be given. All submissions must be signed by the society/individual and the representative.
Please note, all items for inclusion on the agenda should be sent by email to email@example.com and not sent in the post to the London office.
A full list of Obedience Liaison Council representatives can be found at bit.ly/2Tx8YVk
The Kennel Club wishes to advise obedience competitors that Surrey Dog Training Society have relinquished their championship obedience status with effect from 2020.
Any society which would be interested in applying for future championship obedience status should submit a presentation for consideration. Please note that it will be necessary to select a date that does not coincide with another championship obedience show. An application from a club which already holds a championship obedience show will also be considered.Continue reading KENNEL CLUB INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR CHAMPIONSHIP OBEDIENCE STATUS
The Kennel Club has welcomed the findings of a recent study carried out by the Animal Behaviour, Cognition and Welfare Research Group at the University of Lincoln, which assessed the efficacy of dog training with and without remote electronic collars compared to training with positive reinforcement.
The findings from the study, Efficacy of Dog Training With and Without Remote Electronic Collars vs. a Focus on Positive Reinforcement, published in Frontiers in Veterinary Science, refute the suggestion that training with an electronic shock collar is either more efficient or results in less disobedience, even in the hands of experienced trainers, than positive reinforcement.Continue reading THE KENNEL CLUB WELCOMES NEW RESEARCH DEMONSTRATING THE INEFFECTIVENESS OF ELECTRONIC COLLARS