This morning Sandwell Council informed me that the Dog shows are the only event that has not been cancelled during the mourning period. Not only in Sandwell but also the surrounding councils.
They are expecting negative backlash and press coverage due to this decision. I have had to give them my contact number, email address and also Peter’s FB so they can pass onto the press.
I am expecting a tremendous amount of work to be generated by this action. I will need everyone’s support and maybe help during the show. If anyone of the general public makes negative comments please direct them to me DO NOT engage in an aggressive response.
THE SHOW WILL BE GOING ON
I intend to have a minutes silence at 9.00am followed by the playing of the National Anthem on both days. Please let us have a load of applause following this. If the Press or public are there they will see that we are being respectful.
JUDGING WILL BE DELAYED TILL 9.20 to give competitors in the running order time to prepare their dogs.
On Monday 19th September, the day of the funeral, there will be no training of dogs on the event field between the hours of 10am – 2pm. Again showing a mark of respect.
YOUR CO-OPERATION IS REQUIRED AND APPRECIATED ( we do not want any negative response).
To the Press I will be emphasising the fact that the Queen was an animal lover, especially a dog lover, and I do not think she would want events such as ours cancelling. If anyone thinks there is any other positive comments to be made I welcome all suggestions. Other animal sports on private grounds have taken place.
On a lighter note due to the very dry summer the Council have now put in a new regulation – NO BARBEQUES OR OPEN FIRES ON THE SITE. Please adjust your shopping lists to accommodate this new rule.
Hoping we have an enjoyable and trouble free show.
The Kennel Club joins the millions of mourners from around the world in the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. As one of the most dog loving monarchs in history her patronage of The Kennel Club will be greatly missed.
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Further to the statement that Kathryn Mansfield, Kennel Club Secretary will be leaving The Kennel Club in December, it has been announced that, to ensure that The Kennel Club continues to manage business as smoothly as possible, Mark Beazley, Chief Executive will assume the title of Secretary of The Kennel Club, on an interim basis when Kathryn retires.
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The Kennel Club is sad to announce that Vanessa McAlpine, Events and Youth Development Executive, will be retiring from The Kennel Club in June 2023.
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The Kennel Club Board has re-elected Tony Allcock OBE as The Kennel Club Chairman with Paul Eardley newly appointed as Kennel Club Vice-Chairman.
The previous Vice-Chairman, Dr Ian Gabriel, was thanked by the Board for his valuable contribution since 2019. Tony Allcock OBE said: “Ian has been a great asset to the board in his role as vice-chair. However, we appreciate that due to his professional commitments, Ian feels that he is unable to carry on such a leadership role. We are grateful that Ian will still remain on the Board as we benefit greatly from his expertise.”
The Kennel Club has announced that the new Find a Rescue service is now available on The Kennel Club website, and apologises for the delay in relaunching this popular service, which has undergone detailed development.
The new Find a Rescue service includes the contact details of co-ordinators and area representatives for each breed rescue and an ‘about us’ section which will contain further information about each rescue and links to websites as supplied by the individual organisations.
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The Kennel Club held its first AGM in person since 2019 on 14 June 2022 at the Curzon Mayfair Cinema, London.
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