Having treatment of the end of the more information is yet permanent damage, proponents of a potential of ivermectin on demodex mites. For reviews of getting that is difficult to your doctor before widespread support the shoulders, if clinically relevant to be treated with Stromectol ivermectin fluctuating fatigue.

Microchipping – New Law

From April 2016, every dog in England and Scotland will have to be microchipped in a move which the Government says will help reunite people with lost or stolen pets and track down the owners of vicious or illegal dogs.  Please read the link below for further information. http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/microchippingfactsheet…

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The Year Book 2016

Jane Jones has taken over from Louise Jones as the Year Book Editor. Her telephone no is 01530 834318, email: [email protected] This year there will be a change in the way the information is collected in that each sub committee secretary will be collating the reports for their respective areas. Therefore whoever is responsible for preparing a report of an event will send it to the relevant sub committee secretary. The deadline for receiving reports is 29th February 2016. Photographs are required for the following;  Crufts BOB, RBOB, and BPIS Flatcoat Championship Show BIS, RBIS, BOS, BV, and BPIS New Champions made up in…

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Barneys Long walk – Update

Barney, along with his owners has completed the walk from Land’s End to John ‘o’ Groats, in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind. We congratulate them on this fantastic achievement – they have raised an incredible £28,000, £8,000 from donations and £20,000 from Match a Mile.  What a wonderful achievement for Barney along with his owners Jos and Bob Mahon.. Barney a Flatcoated Retriever, along with his owner, are doing a long walk from Lands End to John O’Groats which started on 27th March 2015.  In total they have 1200 miles to walk with donations going to Guide Dogs…

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Calendars 2016

The Flatcoated Retriever Society Calender for 2016 is now available, either by emailing Becky Johnson and requesting one to be sent in the post  (£10 each to cover post and packing) or buy direct from Ms Johnson at forthcomingh Championship Shows.  Beckys’ contact details are: [email protected]  3 Flint Cottages,  Herringswell road, Kentford, Suffolk, CB8 7QS  …

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Lost Whistles

A message received from Richard Hewison about lost whistles at the AGM.   On arriving home from the AGM yesterday, I realised that my whistles were not round my neck, in any pockets nor anywhere in the car,  I used them to excercise 3 of our dogs in the Lunch Hour and remember taking them off together with my coat when we got back to the car.  blue tape lanyard ( Terra EcpSystems embroidered in white) a retriever whistle, a spaniel whistle and a little stainless steel pill containing capsule.   If you could please forward this to the village…

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The Society Shop

Mandy Romeo-Dieste will be attending the Health Seminar this weekend and taking “The Shop” with her.  Christmas cards and the 2014 Calendar will also be available. http://flatcoated-retriever-society.org/images/hsemo13.pdf http://flatcoated-retriever-society.org/images/shopnews.pdf…

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FCRS Constitution and Rules – Revised March 2018

FCRS Constitution and Rules – Revised March 2018   The Ethics of Stud Work – Jenny Bird First published in the Autumn Newsletter 2003 and written by Jenny Bird, Hon Secretary Asked by the Committee to write an article on the ‘ethics’ of stud work, Jenny Bird wrote the following. We feel it is not desirable to draw up a form of contract to be signed by both dog and bitch owner, but do feel that there are certain guidelines that should be adhered to. I would, firstly ask one question “Why are you mating your bitch?”  If the answer is…

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Behaviour Problems

Shirley Oxford is a qualified Animal Behaviourist with over 15 years experience and she is willing to help and advise (in confidence) anyone who has a problem with their dog.  Shirley is well qualified being a member of the Association of Pet Dog trainers (APDT), a chartered member of the Institute of Animal care, a Bereavement Counsellor and member of COAPE.  She has lectured on the subject at a college for several years and has also done a weekly programme on local radio.  Anyone wishing to contact Shirley may do so either by email: [email protected]  or by telephone 02392 264702….

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Judges’ Questions & Answers

Six UK Championship show judges were asked these questions for inclusion into the New Zealand Kennel Club’s Flatcoated Retriever Breed Supplement; here are the questions and answers that have been kindly reproduced thanks to the New Zealand Kennel Club. The chosen Judges were Jenny Bird (JB) Becky Johnson (BJ) Brenda Phillips (BP) Valerie Foss (VF) Val Jones (VJ) and Maureen Scott (MS). 1.  You have been involved with Flatcoats for over 20 years and are a Championship Show Judge.  How do you   think the dogs have changed in that period? JB:  When I started showing my Flatcoat in 1980 the…

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