|We would like to invite you to our interactive webinar being held on Thursday 9 February 2023 at 6:30pm – 7:30pm. |
This will give you an opportunity to refresh your knowledge of the Breed Watch.
You can subscribe to this event for free. We would like to make those within the dog showing community aware of the work we are undertaking to ensure that Breed Watch is the best possible system it can be for monitoring and highlighting the importance of the health and welfare of show dogs. Further, we want to enhance and evolve Breed Watch to enable us to all work together as judges, exhibitors, show organisers and vets to ensure we protect the future of pedigree dogs and dog showing.
During 2023 we will be working with members of the Dog Health Group’s Breed Standards and Conformation sub-group, which includes experienced judges, vets and exhibitors, to consider new measures to enhance and evolve Breed Watch.
Consideration will be given to the following areas:
What veterinary checks are required before and during shows and what Kennel Club guidance and training is required for the vets involved
What educational materials are needed to better support judges and exhibitors
What training would better support judges when recognising breed-specific health problems
How we receive health information from judges to improve upon our existing reporting and monitoring process
How we can better support breed clubs and exhibitors with access to health data from shows
How we highlight dog showing as a positive lever for change when considering health and welfare
We wish to ensure all views within our community are fully considered and look forward to welcoming you to our webinar.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact The Kennel Club’s health team.
Yours sincerely,The Kennel Club health team