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kc online information leaflets

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by davehyde, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. davehyde

    davehyde Banned

    Jul 13, 2009
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    here is a very handy link for new dog owners and the more experienced
    it contains a lot of info about different things from the kennel club.

    if the mods find this useful maybe make it a sticky

    Information Guides - The Kennel Club
  2. haeveymolly

    haeveymolly PetForums VIP

    Mar 7, 2009
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    That would make a great sticky, sure lots would find that really helpfull
  3. rona

    rona Guest

    I must admit, I find the KC website quite difficult to navigate. Who ever designed it didn't consider new or potential dog owners trying to find information :(
  4. Burrowzig

    Burrowzig PetForums VIP

    Feb 18, 2009
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    The first one I opened has information in it that's not accurate. It says

    " Your dog does not have to be a pedigree or pure-bred dog to compete in Agility, but it must be registered with the Kennel Club on the Breed Register, or the Activity Register."

    It should have said " Your dog does not have to be a pedigree or pure-bred dog to compete in Agility under KC rules at KC licensed events, but it must be registered with the Kennel Club on the Breed Register, or the Activity Register."

    You can compete under BAA or EMDAC rules, or other independent bodies that run their own events. The KC don't own agility.
  5. dexter

    dexter PetForums VIP

    Nov 29, 2008
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    i have to agree............. how do you or where do you find a list oif accredited breeders of any breed anyone know?
  6. Natik

    Natik PetForums VIP

    Mar 9, 2008
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    u just go to find a puppy and the accredited ones are flagged with a flower icon....not that it really matters as they are often not much better than any other breeders lol
  7. dimkaz

    dimkaz PetForums VIP

    Jul 27, 2009
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    that's a great link! thank you
    i have been frequenting the KC website for a while but couldn't find stats on morbidity and the like...and had as only sources to the BVA
    BVA - Publications and resources
    and DEFRA
    Defra, UK - Animal health and welfare - my institute has collaborated with DEFRA in many occasions..

    both these i consider "The Official Sources" even if some specialistic knowledge is usually required to fully grasp the whole extent of their studies, they provide a great service even for those of us who don't have PhDs in zoology, veterinary and such.

    i would however consider KC guidelines very carefully as their "fit for purpose, fit for life scheme" is quite new (and probably the result of the controversy initiated by the BBC's documentary "the truth about pedigree dogs" even if it has been launched before broadcasting the documentary, it certainly has been re-invigorated because of it! ) so at the moment seems that the KC initiative is still "reactive" to that.

    having said that i think the effort is admirable and in the right direction and find the explanations provided useful although still partial, not complete, and not totally up to date.
    hope this helps the debate
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