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The Kennel Club: New Study Reveals Deafness In Dalmatians Declines Thanks to Careful Breeding Decisions

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A new study has revealed a marked improvement in the number of deaf dogs born in one of the world’s most recognisable breeds. The research, carried out as part of a collaboration between the Kennel Club and the Animal Health Trust, examined the number of cases of deafness in Dalmatian puppies, how common it is [...]

June 17th, 2020 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Crufts is Back – And It’s Only June!

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Following the success of the Crufts television programmes in March, Sunset and Vine together with Channel 4 are releasing five extra Crufts programmes, the first one being shown on the 20th June. These five, one-hour archive Crufts specials hosted by Clare Balding will be celebrating the amazing human and canine relationship that Crufts demonstrates each year, [...]

June 11th, 2020 | Posted in World News | Read More »

New DNA Test Reporting Scheme to Combat Inherited Disease in the Barbet

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In a move designed to combat inherited disease in the Barbet, the Kennel Club has approved a new official DNA test reporting scheme for progressive rod-cone degeneration, progressive retinal atrophy (prcd-PRA) in the breed, following consultation with the health committee of the breed club. The Barbet is an ancient French breed and among the newest additions [...]

June 9th, 2020 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Brachycephalic Breeds’ Health: Agreement Between The Kennel Club (UK) and The FCI

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Dear FCI Members and Contract Partners The Kennel Club is delighted that the FCI supports the Kennel Club/University of Cambridge Respiratory Function Grading Scheme and, following discussions between Tony Allcock, OBE Kennel Club Executive Chairman, and Dr. Tamás Jakkel, FCI President, there is agreement for a united approach in promoting the Scheme for Bulldogs, French Bulldogs and Pugs. Following [...]

June 2nd, 2020 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Split Summer Night Shows Are A Go!

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The Split Summer Night Shows are moving forward with their show with entries opening on June 10th. The four Split Summer Night Shows will take place on July 23rd – 27th. For more information, visit www.4summershows.com.

June 2nd, 2020 | Posted in Featured,World News | Read More »

Dutch Kennel Club: The Current Position of the Short-Muzzled Dog Breeds in the Netherlands and What Preceded It

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In the Netherlands and (Northern) Europe, there has been increasing attention for decades for the health and well-being of dogs in relation to their appearance. The general opinion, also of the Raad van Beheer (Dutch Kennel Club), is that there should be no excessive breed characteristics which can harm the health and well-being of dogs. [...]

May 26th, 2020 | Posted in Featured,World News | Read More »

Open Letter From The FCI President Regarding Registration of Brachycephalic Breeds in The Netherlands

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Our priority is the preservation of these endangered brachycephalic breeds which all are National Heritages, and the protection of the interests of responsible breeders (vs individual puppy-producers, who are not falling under any regulations in the country).

May 20th, 2020 | Posted in World News | Read More »

New DNA Testing Scheme to Combat Inherited Disease in The Papillon

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In a move designed to combat inherited disease in the Papillon, the Kennel Club has approved a new official DNA testing scheme for von Willebrand’s disease type 1 (vWD1) in the breed, following consultation with the Breed Health Coordinator. Von Willebrand’s disease is characterised by a reduced level of an important protein involved in blood clotting. [...]

May 7th, 2020 | Posted in World News | Read More »

The Kennel Club: New Decade Sees Iconic ‘Scottie Dog’ Revival

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The Scottish Terrier, more famously known as the ‘Scottie dog’ and the face of renowned brands such as Radley, has experienced a surge of popularity in the first three months of this year and is no longer at risk of dying out, according the Kennel Club. The historic native breed, which even has a monopoly [...]

May 6th, 2020 | Posted in World News | Read More »

New DNA Testing Scheme to Combat Inherited Disease in the ‘Vulnerable’ Otterhound

Photo credit: Marc Henrie / The Kennel Club

In a move designed to combat inherited disease in the Otterhound, the Kennel Club has approved a new official DNA testing scheme for Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia in the breed, following consultation with the Breed Health Coordinator. The Otterhound is a Kennel Club Vulnerable British Breed, a category for breeds which generate 300 or fewer registrations in a [...]

April 30th, 2020 | Posted in World News | Read More »

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