MIDLANDS 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.

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.

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South Western Inter Regional Applications for Crufts 2019

Would you like to be considered for the above team? We are now accepting applications.

Application forms are available to anyone from AVON, HEREFORDSHIRE, SOMERSET, WILTSHIRE, DEVON, CORNWALL, DORSET AND GLOUCESTERSHIRE who may wish to be considered.

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WALES Inter-Regional Obedience Competition CRUFTS, 8 MARCH 2019

Application forms for team membership are now available to download from this site. All the information can be found on them.

Please support as no-one is pre-selected. 

The forms will also be available directly from me 01633 411449 or from Alison O’Connor (West Wales) Tel. 01834 891510 and Pat Werner (North Wales) Tel. 01824 780455

Jen Jessop (Team Manager)

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WINNERS OF DOG PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR COMPETITION ANNOUNCED

The Kennel Club has announced the winners of its annual Dog Photographer of the Year competition. Now in its thirteenth year, the international competition received almost 10,000 entries from over 70 different countries around the globe, including China, Israel, Russia, Argentina and South Africa.

Monica van der Maden from the Netherlands has been chosen as the overall winner of the competition with an image of Noa the Great Dane seemingly alone in a forest, which placed first in the ‘Oldies’ category, the first time an image from this particular group has been picked as an overall winner. Monica began taking photos of dogs eighteen years ago, and has been professionally snapping man’s best friend for the best part of a decade.

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IDENTIFICATION REQUIRED FOR RECORDING OF DNA TEST RESULTS

 

Following consultation with the Dog Health Group, the Kennel Club has confirmed that, from 1st August 2018, any DNA health test result submitted for inclusion on its database must have at least two forms of identification on the result certificate.

It will be mandatory to include the dog’s microchip or tattoo number along with either the dog’s registered name or registered number. Any test results that do not carry these identifying features will not be accepted.

This brings the recording of DNA test results in line with those health tests carried out by the British Veterinary Association.

CHANGES TO OBEDIENCE REGULATIONS

The Kennel Club has recently approved changes to the regulations for obedience, agility, working trials, heelwork to music, rally and flyball.

With effect from 1st January 2019, the following regulations have been amended to encourage clubs to give careful consideration to circumstances before withdrawing a judging contract, and to ensure that they had a clear rationale for doing so.

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OBEDIENCE LIAISON COUNCIL MEETING 19th JULY 2018

The next meeting of the Kennel Club Obedience Liaison Council will be held at the Kennel Club in London on Thursday 19th July 2018. Proposals for inclusion on the agenda should reach the Obedience Liaison Council Secretary by Friday 20th April.

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.

All items for inclusion on the agenda should be sent to Working Dog Activities Team, The Kennel Club, Clarges Street, London W1J 8AB or by email to obedience@thekennelclub.org.uk.

A full list of Obedience Liaison Council representatives can be found at www.thekennelclub.org.uk/activities/obedience/obedience-liaison-council.