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THE PETPLAN Junior Stakes are scheduled at this weekend’s Bath ch show, and are open to dogs and bitches aged between six and 18 months old on the day of the show.
HIGH-profile breed veterinary checks were the subject of a presentation at the Kennel Club annual meeting, during which it was proposed that in future, if exhibitor and vet agree, the judge involved can be present.
ANOTHER matter aired at last year's annual meeting appeared again at this one – Judith Robin-Smith's suggestion that there should be different tiers of registration, one for dogs to be shown and bred from and one for the others.
A PROPOSAL that no member of the Kennel Club against whom a complaint has been upheld should be allowed to serve for ten years was defeated, but nevertheless obtained the support of almost half of those who voted.
THERE is a new member of the Kennel Club's General Committee. He is Dr Ian Gabriel, who is chief medical officer at Crufts.
A PROPOSAL to increase Kennel Club membership fees from £160 a year to £175 – £165 if paid by direct debit – failed.
THE AUTHORITY to compete fee for overseas competitors is to increase from £15 to £20, it was agreed at the Kennel Club’s annual meeting.
Number of KC members THE KENNEL Club has 1,302 members, of whom 1,234 are ‘ordinary’ members and 68 are overseas members, those present at the annual meeting heard.
THE BELGIAN Government is considering extending the liability for aggressive behavior in dogs to breeders.
COAT-testing is to resume, following a two-year suspension. The Kennel Club announced at its annual meeting that not only was it to start again but it will now also take place at breed shows, and no longer be confined to dog CC and RCC winners.
CHANGES to the law governing dangerous dogs are to be part of anti-social behaviour legislation, the Queen has revealed during her tradition speech to Parliament.
The UK’s first Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever show champion was crowned at the National when Trevargh The Entertainer at Brizewood won his third CC under Valerie Foss.