(Kennel Club Press Release) The Kennel Club is supporting a recently launched breed health survey for German Wirehaired Pointers, designed to give a stronger picture of the health of the breed.
The survey, compiled by the German Wirehaired Pointer Health Sub-Committee, will help the breed to put any problems in context by asking owners to submit [...]
(Kennel Club Press Release) The Kennel Club has approved a new DNA testing scheme for Ichthyosis (ICT-A) in Golden Retrievers following consultation with the breed’s breed council.
In the UK, this test is offered by Laboklin and further details can be obtained directly from them.
Copies of all future test certificate results issued by Laboklin will be sent [...]
I was honoured to be invited to speak about Pup Aid and the petition at the annual APGAW Meeting on Dog Welfare in the Houses of Parliament.
Chaired by Conservative MP Neil Parish, this meeting is always well-attended by all leading welfare organisations including Kennel Club, Dogs Trust, British Veterinary Association (BVA), RSPCA, Blue Cross, as [...]
(Kennel Club Press Release) Improved dog health and responsible breeding will continue to be at the fore of the Kennel Club’s work in 2014, with the latest breed specific changes to the Assured Breeder Scheme (ABS) now announced.
These changes have been introduced following consultations with breed clubs and councils, in a collaborative effort to ensure [...]
(Kennel Club Press Release) After the busiest year in K9 Crusaders’ history, the dog welfare charity based in Bissoe, Truro has welcomed a much needed grant from the Kennel Club Charitable Trust which has helped aid rescue dog Amber in her unconventional recovery.
With more than 50 dogs on its waiting list and daily calls requesting [...]
(Kennel Club Press Release) The Kennel Club is supporting a recently launched breed health survey for Australian Cattle Dogs, designed to give a stronger picture of the health of the breed.
The survey, compiled by the Australian Cattle Dog Society, will help the breed to put any problems in context by asking owners to submit reports [...]
Following the huge success of the Vet Charity Challenge 2013, the event raised a record amount of £50,000, which has been donated to the three nominated animal-based charities, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, SPANA and Animals Asia.
The VCC event took place on Saturday 28th September, when 53 teams of four spent the day walking, [...]
(Kennel club Press Release) Breeders who grade the elbows of their dogs for elbow dysplasia (ED) are now advised to breed only from those that have elbow scores of zero, in new advice issued by the Kennel Club and the British Veterinary Association.
When the ED scheme was set up in 1998 the breeding advice, following [...]