Applications for South and Southwest Crufts Obedience team 2022

Hi Everyone,  

It’s great to be back !!.

Whilst we appreciate a lot of people are slowly returning to our fantastic sport why not give yourselves something to aim for !!!

Do you live in these fantastic counties Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Wiltshire, Avon, Devon, Cornwall,Somerset, Dorset, then why not come along and tryout for the Crufts Inter Regional Obedience team.

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WALES INTER-REGIONAL TEAM CRUFTS 2022!!

Hi to all Welsh candidates!

Just to let u all know after such a long break my co managers and I are now on the case starting to bring together our exciting journey to Crufts 2022!!!!

We have booked our Try out days for all South & West Wales candidates at the Dowlais Leisure Centre on Sunday, 14th November 2021 from 10am to 4pm and we have a provisional date for all North & East Wales candidates in Oswestry(details to follow) for 7th November 2021(times to be confirmed).

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Razor makes obedience history – First Kelpie to win Obedience Champion title

He wins two Obedience Certificates in two days 

Cories Ray of Sunshine, known at home as Razor and listed on The Kennel Club’s activity register as an Australian Kelpie, recently made history when he won his Obedience Champion title. He is owned by Nina Whitnell of Colchester, Essex. 

Razor’s achievements are unique, as no other Kelpie in the UK has ever qualified for the championship obedience class nor won an Obedience Certificate, let alone claimed an Obedience Champion crown. 

Although the Kelpie breed is not currently recognised by The Kennel Club, it has been exhibited in its native Australia since 1908 and received recognition by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) in Belgium in 1989. In Australia, Kelpies regularly perform well in various canine activities including obedience and herding tests.

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Crufts 2022 – Northern Team Inter Regional Application

CRUFTS INTER-REGIONAL TEAM COMPETITION  Friday 11th March 2022

NORTHERN TEAM – APPLICATION FORM

The Inter-Regional Competition next year will be held on Friday 11th March 2022.

The format will feature 1 Beginner dog, 2 Novice dogs, 2 ‘A’, 1 ‘B’ and 1 ‘C’ plus a Beginner reserve.  Two Border Collies or Working Sheepdogs only may feature in the team with a maximum of three Crossbreeds, one of which may not be of Collie type and no more than three of any other single breed.

It is of utmost importance that the selectors have a wide and strong choice of other breeds.

The Northern Team will be selected by myself, Alison Gresty and Julie Rowlands.

Dogs must not be Obedience Champions and handlers and dogs competing at the 2022 Crufts Championships are not eligible.  Those eligible to apply for the Northern Team are to reside in Co. Durham, Cleveland, Tyne & Wear, Northumberland, Humberside, Yorkshire, Cheshire, Lincolnshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cumbria and Merseyside.

The closing date for eligibility is 31st October 2021 and all entries must be received by myself by 18th December 2021.

Emma Lavender

The try out dates will be:

Sunday 14th November at Newton Heath

Saturday 18th December at Eggborough Village Hall

I would normally like to do them closer together but I have left it quite late to book venues and try to avoid clashing with things, which proved near impossible so these are the only dates we can do this year. Hope you can attend.

If you would like more info please ask. I will post more updates with times etc as we get closer 😊😊

Crufts 2022 Midlands Inter-Regional Team Application

 CRUFTS 2022 

INTER-REGIONAL OBEDIENCE COMPETITION MIDLANDS AREA TEAM – APPLICATION FORM 

Friday 11th March 2022 

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. 

Applicants must have a postal address in one of the following Counties:- Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Salop, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands or Worcestershire 

Obedience Champions are not eligible. 

Competitors qualified for the 2022 Obedience Championships are not eligible. 

Dogs having won an Obedience Certificate before 2022 who have not qualified for the 2022 Championships ARE eligible. 

Please note: Handlers CANNOT be part of the RALLY AND THE OBEDIENCE TEAM. 

THE QUALIFYING DATE FOR CLASS ELIGIBILITY IS 31st OCTOBER 2021. 

New figures show scale of dog theft and ‘jaw dropping’ failure to tackle the crime

  • New statistics show that a staggering 98 per cent of dog theft criminals are never charged, and in more than half of cases a suspect is never identified
  • Freedom of Information statistics reveal 196 cases of dog theft every month, up 7 per cent on 2019
  • Over 500 dogs estimated stolen across the UK since the Government’s Taskforce set up to tackle the issue in May, as the pandemic puppy surge led to growing dog theft fears
  • The Kennel Club’s new ‘paw and order: dog theft reform’ campaign urges the Government’s Pet Theft Taskforce to improve the reporting and recording of the crime, and to treat dog theft with more proportionate sentences

As concerns about dog theft soar following the surge in pandemic puppy buying, new research shows a shocking failure to tackle a crime that is devastating 196 families every month, with only two per cent of cases in 2020 resulting in a criminal charge.

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PARSON RUSSELL TERRIER MAKES OBEDIENCE HISTORY

First small breed to win Obedience Certificate for 32 years

He wins another Obedience Certificate a week later

The Parson Russell Terrier, Glencymreig Degu OW, owned by Louise Healey of Grantham, Lincolnshire, recently made history in more ways than one when he was awarded the Dog Obedience Certificate at two championship obedience shows held a week apart.

When ‘Stanley’ won the Certificate at Winchester City Dog Training Club championship obedience show, competing in the Championship C Dog class by Peter Lubbi, he became the first of his breed to win such an award in the UK, as well as the first small breed to do so for 32 years.

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OBEDIENCE LIAISON COUNCIL ELECTIONS

The Kennel Club are still seeking nominations for a representative for the Obedience Liaison Council in the following area: Wales – 1 Vacancy

All fully registered (not Listed Status) clubs with an interest in obedience in these areas are eligible to nominate a representative for the council. The nominee must reside in the area for which they are nominated.

Nominations can be submitted here: 

https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/…/liaison-council…/

Any questions can be submitted to elections@thekennelclub.org.uk