A first for our region, myself, Nigel and Bev would like to meet with as any many of the competitors as possible the aim is to discuss the minutes of the last Obedience Liaison Council Meeting, but most importantly to hear the areas views which might even include potential proposals or discussion items for the next OLC meeting .
We appreciate that the Midlands region is a large area, so in order to achieve our goal, We have decided to go on tour!
So if you would like us to come to your dog club please get in touch to arrange a meeting.
KENNEL CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT:
Please note this announcement replaces the one issued on January 30, 2019 regarding the same matter. Apologies for any confusion caused.
The Kennel Club would like to issue a clarification on the appropriate content for heelwork tests in obedience.
In the Descriptions and Explanatory Notes for Obedience Classes, Regulation G(c)4 stipulates which turns are permissible at each level. It also states that circles and arcs may be included as appropriate to each level.
Judges should note when designing tests that they should include heelwork in straight lines (except as provided for in the Introductory Class), which then facilitates turns of 90 degrees to the left and to the right. Tests must not consist solely of circles and arcs, although they may be included as part of the test.
More information on obedience can be found at www.thekennelclub.org.uk/activities/obedience. All enquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Kennel Club wishes to advise obedience competitors that Cippenham (Slough) Dog Training Club and Midlands Border Collie Club have relinquished their championship obedience status with effect from 2019.
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 is warning dog owners to be vigilant as the peak season for the Alabama rot disease sets in.
The condition, also known as Cutaneous and Renal Glomerular Vasculopathy, or CRGV, was first detected in the UK in 2012 and is most prevalent between November and May.
Only appearing to affect dogs, the disease damages the lining of blood vessels in the skin and kidney, resulting in ulceration of the skin and kidney damage. The condition can affect any breed or age of dog and a proportion can go on to develop severe, acute kidney failure, which is often fatal.
Continue reading THE KENNEL CLUB ISSUES ALABAMA ROT WARNING TO DOG OWNERS
See the details on the NOCF Page on ObedienceUK website for the event on the 30th November 2019.
Results from the KCGCDS Special Pre-Beginner Obedience Stakes Northern Semi Finals held on 11.11.2018 in Penicuik, Edinburgh. Judge Annette Benoist.
Semi Final A
1st Sharon Bush & Mist Naughty Spots (Working Sheepdog)
2nd Fiona Matheson & Isle of Duira (Miniature Schnauzer)
3rd Janine Grinshill & Great Gifted Sunshine Lad ( Labrador)
4th Robyn Lewis & Pete’s Mischevious Maisy ( West Highland White Terrier)
5th Margaret Graham & Whey Hey Millie ( Working Sheepdog)
Semi Final B
1st Yvonne Mills & Marvels Map of the Mountains ( croccbreed)
2nd Shaun McKitrick & Alberdale Isaac Schafer (GSD)
3rd Daisy Mulcahy & Helter Skelter Belter Ben (Working Sheepdog)
4th Sara Killelay & Pitter Patter Parsnip (Border Collie)
5th Abi Edwards & Bernhard the Great
The above teams have all qualified for the Grand Final due to be held at Crufts 2019 on Saturday 9th March.
Results form the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Special Pre-Beginner Obedience Stakes – Semi Finals (Southern A & B) held at Discover Dogs, Excel London – Judge Kit Clow
Continue reading KCGCDS Special Pre Stakes -Southern S/F Results
It is with regret that Cippenham (Slough) DTC have decided that we will no longer be holding an Obedience Show. We have informed the Kennel Club and relinquished our Ticket. For the last few years the club has struggled to cover the costs of the show. Venues in the South East are difficult to find and very expensive. Then there is the constant struggle to find judges, stewards etc etc. All in all it is time for us to call it a day.