Cippenham relinquish Ticket

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.

Sandra Phillips

Rally Rules & Regulations ‘Changes’ Seminar

The Rally Working Party
and
The KC Accredited Rally Trainers
Are presenting a ‘Changes’ seminar
The seminar will cover the confirmed changes to the Rally Rules & Regulations
which will be coming into effect on 1st January 2019

The day is open to everyone, judges, handlers or trainers – anyone who has an interest in KC Rally. Come and find out how the changes might affect you, and meet the new KC Accredited Rally Judges Trainers

Venue:- Saturday 10th November 2018, Wood End Village Hall, Tamworth Road, Wood End CV9 2QH
5mins from jcn 10 M42

Leaflet:

Changes Seminar click to download

Scottish Inter Regional Applications for Crufts 2019

Inter-Regional Obedience

Team Competition

To be held on Friday 8th March 2019

“Under Kennel Club ‘G’ Regulations”

If you would like to be considered for the SCOTTISH TEAM,

PLEASE complete an application form and either ……….

–       return it to me, Ellen Herries or Anne Marie Parker at shows

–       email it to me at cpatrick1984@outlook.com

–       or post it to my home address:
10 Glencaple Ave, Dumfries, DG1 4SJ

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NEW DNA TESTING PROGRAMME FOR BORDER COLLIES

The Kennel Club has approved a new official DNA testing programme for severe sensory neuropathy (SN) in Border Collies, following consultation with the breed’s health co-ordinator on behalf of the breed clubs.

SN is a severe neurological disease caused by the degeneration, primarily of sensory, but also of motor nerve cells.  Affected Border Collies usually show an onset of disease from two to seven months of age; signs include knuckling of the feet, self-mutilation wounds (caused by excessive chewing or licking as a result of the lack of sensation in the limbs) and progressive ataxia (incoordination of gait).  The loss of sensation progresses in all four limbs.  Regurgitation and urinary incontinence can occur in the later stages of the disease.  The prognosis is poor, quality of life is severely affected and there are no effective treatments; Border Collies with SN are euthanased on welfare grounds before they reach two years of age.

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OBEDIENCE LIAISON COUNCIL MEETING 10th JANUARY 2019

The next meeting of the Kennel Club Obedience Liaison Council will be held at the Kennel Club in London on Thursday 10th January 2019. Proposals for inclusion on the agenda should reach the Obedience Liaison Council Secretary by Friday 12th October 2018.

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.

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Announcement: Kennel Club approves rally regulation amendments as result of large scale review

The Rally working party undertook a full review of the Rally regulations to identify changes that would help build on the success Kennel Club Rally has had in its first six years and continue this success in the future.

The Kennel Club Board has now approved the amendments proposed as a result of this review.

Throughout the review, the working party was committed to ensuring the discipline’s future as an activity for all dogs and handlers, which is reflected in the changes.

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Scottish Rally Team for Inter Regional at Crufts 2019

Team members wanted in all levels to compete at Crufts 2019!

Selection Events for the Scottish Team will be held on the following dates:-

29th September in Ballachulish
6th October in Edinburgh
27th October in Glasgow

For more information or to apply for the Team, send a PM or email: corryisledogtraining@gmail.com

Lainey Miller

Northern Ireland Team for Inter Regional Obedience Competition on Friday 8th March 2019

I have been appointed by Crufts Dog Show committee to manage the Northern Ireland Inter Regional Team for Crufts 2019.

The 2018 Inter Regional team will consist of:

1 Beginner Dog
2 Novice Dogs
2 Class A Dogs
1 Class B Dog
1 Class C Dog
1 Beginner Reserve Dog

The following breed restrictions apply to the Inter Regional Team. The team may consist of:-

  • a maximum of two BC/WSDs,
  • 3 Crossbreeds (one of which must not be a Collie/Working Sheepdog type)
  • and up to three any other single breed.

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NORTHERN AREA TEAM INTER-REGIONAL OBEDIENCE COMPETITION – Friday 8th March 2019

The TEAM will consist of 1 Beginner, 2 Novice, 2 A, 1 B and 1 C plus a Beginner reserve. A maximum of two Border Collies or Working Sheepdogs are eligible for this competition. Dogs selected may include three Crossbreeds (one of which must not be of border collie, w/s type) and 3 of any other specific breeds.

Competitors qualified for the 2019 Obedience Championships are not eligible.
Dogs having won an Obedience Certificate before 2019 who have not qualified for the 2019 Championships ARE eligible.
If you would like to be considered to be part of the Northern Team, at The Inter Regional event at Crufts 2019 then please don’t hesitate to complete an application form which is available to download below.
Thank you,
Emma Lavender
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