Future Kennel Club strategy and direction discussed at special general meeting

At the Special General Meeting of the Kennel Club, held on 6 November, more than 300 members gathered to discuss the future direction of the Kennel Club and to hear about the KC strategy in relation to health, education and communications.

A special agenda item took up the majority of the discussion on the day, which enabled members to discuss issues raised by some members in recent months in relation to three Board members.

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KCGCDS Special Pre Stakes -Northern S/F Results

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.

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
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


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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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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.



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.