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Angela Barrah tells us that they have made the really difficult decision to sell DTW. With Nigel and Angela approaching retirement age, and for some time have no longer been able to go around the shows.
KC Looking For the Next England World Cup Team Manager for Crufts
The Crufts committee are looking for candidates for the next England World Cup Team Manager.
GCDS Special Pre-Beginner Obedience Stakes 2014 Update
The KC website has been updated with all the 2014 information. Thanks to Paul Allen. ----->Here
Crufts Spectator Article
Susan & Gemma Henshaw have put their spectator report on the spotlight page - other reports from the Championship days and the World Cup will follow soon.
Crufts is now on Youtube
Including a special section on Obedience.
SPECIAL DOG ZARA ACHIEVES A FAMILY DREAM
Proud owner Kym Pearson Mayston and her Working Sheepdog Zara were over the moon with delight after winning the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Special Pre-Beginner Obedience Stakes competition at Crufts 2014.
OBEDIENCE LIAISON COUNCIL MEETING – 1ST JULY 2014
The next meeting of the Kennel Club Obedience Liaison Council will be held at the Kennel Club on Tuesday 1st July 2014. Proposals for inclusion on the agenda should reach Cheryl Maguire, Field Trials Liaison Council Secretary, at the Kennel Club by Wednesday 2nd April 2014.
Injuries to dogs in Obedience questionnaire
The Kennel Club Activities Health and Welfare Sub Group has recently developed and designed a questionnaire with the aim to investigate the occurrence, frequency and types of injury which occur in dogs that take part in Obedience.
Time For A Ban On Electric Shock Collars, The Public Tells Westminster
Overwhelming public support for a government ban on these cruel dog devices finds Kennel Club research
CRUFTS GETS RECORD COVERAGE ON CHANNEL 4
Crufts is to be televised on Channel 4 across three nights for the first time ever this year. Both the Saturday and Sunday of the show, plus an hour and a half of Friday’s coverage, will broadcast on the channel, with Thursday and the rest of Friday’s show airing on More4.
oBREEDience at Crufts 2014 on YouTube
Minutes Of The Kennel Club Obedience Liaison Council Meeting
Minutes from the meeting on 23rd January, 2014
Nine Breeds Prepare for Crufts at ‘OBREEDIENCE’ Rehearsal Day at KC Building
Nine breed teams were put through their paces at the Kennel Club Building at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire recently, as the Kennel Club held an official rehearsal day for its new Obreedience display competition, to be held at Crufts 2014.
Obedience at Crufts 2014 - Teaser
The KC 'Teaser' for Obedience at Crufts 2014 can be found here --> 'Teaser'
WORCESTER DTC AWARDED CHAMPIONSHIP OBEDIENCE STATUS
The Kennel Club has announced that Worcester Dog Training Club has been awarded Championship Obedience Status from 2014 onwards. This is a result of Southern Alsatian Training Society relinquishing its status, with Worcester DTC making a successful submission to replace them.
New BCOS schedule
The schedule for the BCOS Show is now on the schedules page. The show Preliminary Rounds are on 29th March, with the Grand Prix Final on 30th March, 2014.
RALLY REGULATION CHANGES MADE BY THE KENNEL CLUB
The Kennel Club has made changes to the current rally regulations, which will come into effect immediately.
S & SW Area Obedience Meeting No.2
The second S & SW Area meeting is on SUNDAY 19 JANUARY 2.15pm
North East Area Obedience Meeting
A meeting is to be held at 8pm on Tues 21st Jan at St John Baptist Church Hall, Newland Lane, Off Wakefield Rd, Normanton, W Yorks WF6 1BA, to discuss the agenda of the forthcoming meeting of the K.C. Obedience Liaison Council on 23rd Jan. Please try to attend as your opinion counts.
Crufts 2014 Scottish Inter-Regional Team
Carole Patrick announces the Crufts 2014 Scottish Inter Regional Team.
Crufts 2014 Northern Ireland Teams
Michael McCartney announces the Crufts 2014 Northern Ireland Inter Regional Team & Northern Ireland World Cup Team.
Welsh Crufts Teams Announced
Jen Jessop announces the Crufts 2014 Wales Inter Regional Team & Wales World Cup Team.
Southern Inter Regionals Team announcement
Jenny Lunn announces the Team for South East/East Anglia- Crufts 2014
Midlands Inter-Regionals Team Announcement
Lou Jackson announces the team chosen to represent the Midlands area at Crufts 2014
Western Inter-Regionals Team Announcement
Stephanie Woollam announces the team chosen to represent the Western area at Crufts 2014, selected by Gill Storr, Pauline Hill and herself.
Northern Inter-Regionals Team Announcement
Pat Wilson announces the team selected by herself, Fiona Holdsworth and Kathy Ingham.
SOUTH & SOUTH WEST AREA MEETINGS
Two meeting dates have been planned to offer opportunities to provide feedback on the agenda for the Obedience council meeting on 23 January. Please try to attend one of these meetings to allow discussion and debate of the agenda items.
KC Obedience Liaison Council Meeting Agenda (23rd Jan 2014)
The Kennel Club Obedience Liaison Council meeting scheduled for 23rd January, 2014. The agenda is here.
Obreedience for Crufts 2014
Mixing the best aspects of obedience with the camaraderie found amongst breed enthusiasts, the Kennel Club is launching a new and exciting display competition at Crufts 2014 called Obreedience.
KC ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO RALLY RULES AND REGULATIONS
The Kennel Club has made changes to the current rally regulations, which will come into effect on 1 January 2014.
Class Championships Announcement of Class Sponsors
We now have sponsors for each of the classes and are delighted to announce their details and are very pleased to have such fabulous sponsors.
KC LOOKING FOR ACCREDITED TRAINERS IN RALLY
The Kennel Club is looking for Accredited Trainers in rally following the growth of the discipline over the last 12 months.
PET PASSPORT FOR DOGS TRAVELLING BETWEEN THE UK AND THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
The Kennel Club would like to remind all dog owners that, under UK law, any dog travelling between the UK and the Republic of Ireland must have a pet passport.
First Issue of KC OLC Newsletter
The Kennel Club Obedience Liaison Council are to issue a regular Newsletter. The Autumn Issue is here.
KC Announces change to Obedience Regulations
The Kennel Club would like to highlight a change to the Obedience Regulations that will take effect from 1 January 2015.
There is a misconception that obedience is too technical, too difficult, too serious, too boring and not really a lot of fun. We are going to dispel this image once and for all. They say a picture tells a thousand words, so sit back, fasten your seat belt, hold on to your seat, and prepare for take off. Our on flight entertainment will let you experience Competitive Obedience at its best.
Crufts Team Manager Selection
Crufts Dog Show is both run and managed by The Kennel Club, and specifically by the Crufts Sub Committee. They host the Obedience Championships as per the G Regulations (G16. Obedience Championships). They have no obligation to host any other obedience event.
Team Managers for the 2014 Inter-Regional Competition at Crufts
Team Managers are;
South East & East Anglia Inter-regional Crufts 2014
Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, East and West Sussex, Surrey, Greater London, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Berkshire and Middlesex.
Reminder for Societies Holding Introductory Pre-Beg & Beginner Obedience Classes
The Kennel Club would like to remind societies holding obedience classes that Award of Merit certificates may now be awarded to competitors who have lost ten marks or fewer in an Introductory class.
KENNEL CLUB REMINDER FOR SOCIETIES REQUIRING PERMISSION FOR A SPECIAL EVENT
Press release by the KC about holding a non-scheduled final.
Reminder: Obedience Defibrillator’s
This is the list of Obedience handlers who have a defibrillator with them at Obedience shows, all are fully trained in use of it in an emergency and in CPR, some are also trained in First Aid but you would need to confirm that with the persons themselves.
Minutes Of The Kennel Club Obedience Liaison Council Meeting
Minutes from the meeting on 16th May, 2013
Obedience Class Championships
So this is it ..... today ..... here and now! The final of the obedience class championships and you are next in. You can hardly believe it!
Fees for Rally Licences to be introduced in 2014
The Kennel Club will be introducing a licence fee for rally competitions from 1 January 2014 in line with other Kennel Club disciplines.
KC Welcomes EFRA Committee report on Effective Dog Control Regulations
The Kennel Club has welcomed the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee’s report on the Draft Dangerous Dogs (Amendment) Bill, which was published today (16 May).
Border Collie Becomes First Full Champion For 15 Years
Ch Littlethorn Colt at Tobermoray, handled by Rachel Spencer from Burton on Trent (who won the KCGC Special Pre-Beginner Obedience Stakes at Crufts 2012), has become the first Border Collie to receive Full Champion status, for both his sheep herding and showing abilities, in over 15 years.
INTRODUCTORY CLASS GUIDANCE NOTES TO ASSIST JUDGES
For those judging the Introductory Class, here is some guidance that may be of help.
INTER-REGIONAL OBEDIENCE COMPETITION 2014 GUIDELINES AMENDED
Having read and listened to constructive comments on the new format for the Inter-Regional Obedience Competition for 2014 certain amendments have been made.
MARY RAY RECEIVES 100th OBEDIENCE CHAMPIONSHIP CERTIFICATE AT CRUFTS
Mary Ray from Rugby, Warwickshire won her 100th obedience Championship Certificate at the world’s greatest dog show, Crufts after winning the Obedience Championships with her dog Levi, a seven year old Working Sheepdog.
Launch of New Inter-Regional Obedience Competition for Crufts 2014
After a review undertaken by a small working party, visitors to Crufts in 2014 will see an all new Inter-Regional Obedience Competition.
YKC Issues New Rules and Regulations
The Young Kennel Club has issued a new set of rules and regulations which will affect all disciplines and classes from 1st February 2013 which qualify members for Crufts 2014.
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