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Please check your details on Obedience Judges list

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - Posted by Kennel Club, in General

The Kennel Club have recently updated their list of those who have passed the Obedience Judges Seminars. Upon doing so, it has been brought to our attention that some people are down as only having passed one of the seminars when they have passed both or are missing from the list altogether.

We are therefore asking that all those who have attended and passed the seminars check their information on the list and let us know if it is incorrect.

 

Please email obedience@thekennelclub.org.uk with the date of the seminar you attended, the names of the Accredited Trainers who delivered the seminar and a copy of the certificate issued on passing the assessments. Your record will then be updated.

 

In addition, we are attempting to update everyone’s contact details and are asking for email addresses in order to remove addresses from the website. Therefore, if you wish to have your email address added to the list and your address removed, please let us know at the above email address.

Please check the list on:

http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/386938/obedience_judges_seminars_taken.pdf


Rachel Mansfield

WDA Officer

01296 318540 Ext: 331

Fax: 020 7518 1046 

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KCOLC Agenda on Survey Monkey for 20th July 2017

Friday, May 26, 2017 - Posted by Carole Patrick, in Obedience Liaison Council

This is the link to survey monkey concerning the next Obedience Liaison Council Meeting agenda items for the 20th July 2017.  It is for anyone to complete, it doesn't matter which region you live in because the first question asks which region do you live in.


The results will be fed back to your Obedience Reps 


https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MD3TND3

If there is anyone that has problems with the webmoney site then the following document can be used to record your answers. These should be emailed to Carole Patrick at

cpatrick1984@outlook.com


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AGENDA FOR OBEDIENCE LIAISON COUNCIL MEETING ON 20TH JULY 2017

Monday, May 22, 2017 - Posted by KC Press Release

The agenda for the Kennel Club Obedience Liaison Council meeting, due to be held on 20th July 2017, has been released and can be found on the Kennel Club website at the following link:

www.thekennelclub.org.uk/activities/obedience/obedience-liaison-council/

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CHANGES TO OBEDIENCE REGULATIONS

Friday, May 19, 2017 - Posted by KC Press Release

The Kennel Club has recently approved a change to the regulations for obedience.

With effect from 1st January 2018, the following amendment to the regulations has been made to ensure consistency of marking in the stay exercises:

Amendment to Regulation G(C)4.h

Regulation G(C)4.h

TO:

(1)  Sit Stay: Dogs should remain in the sit position throughout the test. Barking, whining or minor movement such as sniffing the ground, shuffling or turning, without moving from the place where the dog was originally left, should not be considered to be a broken stay but may only be marked a nominal amount for minor movement or noise. Marks must be graduated in accordance with the Kennel Club’s specimen stay chart.

 (2) Down Stay: Dogs should remain in the down position throughout the test. Barking, whining or minor movement such as sniffing the ground, shuffling, hip rolling or turning, without moving from the place where the dog was originally left, should not be considered to be a broken stay but may only be marked a nominal amount for minor movement or noise. Marks must be graduated in accordance with the Kennel Club’s specimen stay chart.  

(Insertions underlined.)

The specimen stay chart can be found on the Kennel Club website at: http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/1132818/obedience_standardised_stay_marking_sheet.pdf.

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2017 Heats for the KCGCDS Special Pre Beginner Obedience Stakes

Monday, April 3, 2017 - Posted by KC, in General

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NORTHAMPTONSHIRE DOG AND OWNER BECOME CRUFTS OBEDIENCE CHAMPIONS

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - Posted by KC Press Release, in Crufts

Vito, a Working Sheepdog, and his owner Ria McGovern from Newton Bromswold, Northamptonshire took home one of the top obedience prizes at Crufts on Saturday 11th March after winning the Obedience Championships dog final.

 

Ria, who is a retired nurse and now runs and owns a boarding kennel, has been involved in obedience for over 35 years. The pair came first in the final held at the world’s greatest dog show, Crufts, after competing against some of Britain’s best dogs for the coveted title.

 

All competitors at the championships had made it through to the final from one of the 46 championship shows that hosted qualifying classes for the Crufts Obedience Championships. 

 

Proud owner Ria said: “It feels indescribable, unbelievable, fantastic to have won. I can’t stop smiling - it’s dream come 1.”

 

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary said: “Congratulations to Vito and Ria for their fantastic success. They clearly worked together as a team and it was wonderful to see how obedient and well trained Vito was.

 

“Top obedience competitors from all over the world come to showcase their abilities at the world’s biggest and best dog show. You can really see how much the dogs taking part enjoy the activity.”

 

Crufts took place from 9th-12th March 2017 at the NEC, Birmingham. For more information, please visit www.crufts.org.uk.

 

The results for Crufts 2017 can be found online at www.press.fossedata.co.uk. For free downloadable images from Crufts 2017, please go to www.w-w-i.com/crufts_2017/.

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Obedience Liaison Council Meeting 20th July 2017

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - Posted by KC Press Release, in Obedience Liaison Council

The next meeting of the Kennel Club Obedience Liaison Council will be held at the Kennel Club in London on Thursday 20th July 2017. Proposals for inclusion on the agenda should reach the Obedience Liaison Council Secretary by Friday 21st April 2017.

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 here.

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TOP DOGS IN OBEDIENCE ARE FROM THE MIDLANDS

Friday, March 17, 2017 - Posted by KC Press Release, in Crufts

A team of dog owners representing the Midlands won the Inter-Regional Obedience Team event on Friday 10th March at the world’s greatest dog show, Crufts.

The Midlands team beat the six other regions from across the UK: Northern Ireland, Scotland, Northern, Wales, South & South West, South East & East Anglia.

Five levels of obedience competition were on show, and showcased a range of breeds and competition levels in obedience. Each team had seven handlers and dogs competing to win for their region.

The following competitors were part of the winning Midlands team:

  • Emily Crookes and her four year-old Border Collie, Lexie from Newark, Nottinghamshire
  • Sue Lang and her four year-old Shetland Sheepdog, Kete from Gnosall, Staffordshire
  • Katie Bloor and her four year-old crossbreed, Squid from Ilkeston, Derbyshire
  • Lynn Griffin and her five year-old German Shepherd Dog, Ace from Worcester
  • Alison Bowkett and her seven year-old German Shepherd Dog, Sam from Biddulph, Staffordshire
  • Dawn Cox and her ten year-old Working Sheepdog, Dorothy from Birmingham
  • Pip Colledge and her five and a half year-old Golden Retriever, Tully
  • Reserve: Lydia May Harrison and her one year-old Malinois Belgian Shepherd Dog, Diva from Birmingham

The team manager was Lou Jackson from Staffordshire, and the assistant team managers were Lyn Tozer and Steve Frazer.

Team manager Lou Jackson said: “We were absolutely over the moon to win the Inter Regional Obedience Competition this year. The whole team including the assistants and our supporters have worked so hard and I feel that this was their just reward.

“The team members have shown great team spirit and their dogs were of a superb standard, but you just never know what will happen in the unique atmosphere that is Crufts so we were all elated to come out on top and will be grinning for quite a while.”

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary said: “Congratulations to the Midlands team – they are excellent representatives of the area’s top dogs.

“It’s fantastic to see the dedication of both the dogs and the handlers to compete in such a brilliant team event. The competition has been around for many years and it’s always such a closely fought event as everyone works so hard. Well done to all teams who took part in the competition.”

Crufts took place from 9th-12th March 2017 at the NEC, Birmingham. For more information, please visit www.crufts.org.uk.

The results for Crufts 2017 can be found online at www.press.fossedata.co.uk. For free downloadable images from Crufts 2017, please go to www.w-w-i.com/crufts_2017/.

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NORTH YORKSHIRE DOG AND OWNER BECOME CRUFTS OBEDIENCE CHAMPIONS

Friday, March 17, 2017 - Posted by KC Press Release, in Crufts

Lolly, an eight year-old Border Collie and her owner Karen Davies from Redcar, North Yorkshire took home one of the top obedience prizes at Crufts on Sunday 12th March after winning the Obedience Championships (Bitches) final.

Karen, who has been involved in obedience for over twenty five years, and eight year-old Lolly came first in the final held at the world’s greatest dog show, Crufts, after competing against some of Britain’s best dogs for the coveted title.

All competitors at the championships had made it through to the final from one of the 46 championship shows that hosted qualifying classes for the Crufts Obedience Championships. 

Proud owner Karen, who owns and run Target Dog Training Club in Skelton-in-Cleveland, North Yorkshire said: “It’s just amazing to win. I got second place two years ago and I got to the point of thinking that this was just going to elude me, so this is just amazing.

“Lolly is gorgeous, everybody loves her and she’s just so lovely.”

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary said: “Congratulations to Lolly and Karen for their fantastic success. They clearly worked together as a team and it was wonderful to see how obedient and well trained Lolly was.

“Top obedience competitors from all over the world come to showcase their abilities at the world’s biggest and best dog show. You can really see how much the dogs taking part enjoy the activity.”

Crufts took place from 9th-12th March 2017 at the NEC, Birmingham. For more information, please visit www.crufts.org.uk.

The results for Crufts 2017 can be found online at www.press.fossedata.co.uk For free downloadable images from Crufts 2017, please go to www.w-w-i.com/crufts_2017/.

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GSD's HAILED NATION’S MOST OBEDIENT BREED AFTER WINNING OBREEDIENCE

Friday, March 17, 2017 - Posted by KC Press Release, in Crufts

A team of German Shepherd Dogs (GSD) have won the Obreedience competition at the world’s biggest dog event, Crufts on Thursday 9th March.

The GSD team proved themselves more obedient than the 10 other breed teams that made it to the final at Crufts in Birmingham. The other finalists were Cairn Terriers, Border Collies, Manchester Terriers Giant Schnauzers, Jack Russell Terriers, Miniature Long Haired Dachshunds, Pyrenean Sheepdogs, Cirneco Dell'Etnas, and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.

Obreedience, an exciting team obedience competition, was introduced at Crufts 2014 as a special display event. Now in its second year as an official competition, obreedience continues to grow and entertain the crowds that come along to support their favourite breeds.

The winning team members were:

  • Paula Davis and eight year-old Dylan, from Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
  • Kath Gorick and eight year-old Jed from Basingstoke, Hampshire
  • Naomi Baggaley and seven year-old Kara from Eastleigh, Hampshire
  • Gemma Pinkard and her dog Zephyr from Dursley, Gloucestershire

Paula Davis said: “It’s thrilling. We’ve worked very hard to get here and we were thrilled when we won – the team are great.

“The dogs are wonderful. It will be Dylan’s last Crufts as he’s retiring now. We’ve trained hard over the last eight years. It’s lovely to bring your dog to Crufts and to actually get a rosette is thrilling.” 

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: “Congratulations to the GSD team these dogs are fantastic examples of happy, well trained dogs that have a great relationship with their owners.

“The obreedience competition is a brilliant way to show off the fact that any breed, given the right training and socialisation, and of course patience from their human counterparts, can do well in competitive obedience. We look forward to seeing which breeds excel in obreedience at the heats being held throughout 2017.”

Each obreedience team comprised four handlers and dogs, who took part in two rounds.  The first was a heelwork round completed as a group, with the dogs being assessed on their ability to complete different moves whilst remaining synchronised with their team mates. The second round featured four set exercises and each member needed to successfully complete one of the four different exercises. Points were deducted for any faults and the team with the most points won. The exercises were a retrieve (handler’s own article), a send to bed, stop the dog, and scent over articles.

For further details about obreedience, please visit the Kennel Club website www.thekennelclub.org.uk/obreedience.   

Crufts takes place from 9th-12th March 2017 at the NEC, Birmingham. For more information, please visit www.crufts.org.uk.

The results for Crufts 2017 can be found online at www.press.fossedata.co.uk For free downloadable images from Crufts 2017, please go to www.w-w-i.com/crufts_2017/

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