English Setter

Breed Appreciation Day

 

Organised by: Joint English Setter Breed Clubs

Date:               Saturday 21st March 2020

Venue:            Corley Village Hall, Church Lane, Corley, CV7 8AY

Speakers:        Penny Williams, Jane Dennis, Glenis Williams, Linda Taylor & Val Isherwood

 

The Breed Appreciation Day (BAD) is mandatory for all judges wishing to judge English Setters from the new Level 2, or judges wishing to progress from Level 1 (equivalent to C List) to Level 2 (equivalent to B List).

The morning session will consist of an introduction to the English Setter and the Kennel Club Breed Standard which is an essential part of the criteria in awarding CC’s in the breed, followed by the opportunity for individuals to examine exhibits assisted by experienced CC judges.

The afternoon will consist of the Multiple Choice Exam (MCE) based on the Kennel Club Breed Standard of the English Setter.

Anyone can attend the BAD, but only judges that have undertaken the following Kennel Club education seminars are eligible to take the Multiple Choice Breed Standard Exam (MCE).

  • To have passed the Rules & Regulations of a Dog Show Judge
  • To have Passed the Points of the Dog Assessment
  • To have attended a Conformation & Movement Seminar

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Please return the completed slip with the relevant fee by Monday 9th March 2020

¨ I would like to attend the English Setter Club’s Breed Appreciation Day and take the Multiple Choice Exam

I confirm that I have attended / passed the relevant Kennel Club education listed above Yes / No

Price for the day including buffet lunch is £25.00 for non-members and £20.00 for members

Please note any special dietary requirements? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

¨ I would like to attend the English Setter Club’s Breed Appreciation Day Seminar (Morning only)

Price £15.00 for non-members and £10.00 for members

 

Name:             . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Please return the completed slip to the Breed Appreciation Day Coordinator;

Mr Steve Collier, Whittle Bridge Farm, Preston Road, Coppull, Chorley, PR7 5HS.

Tel: 01257 793426          E-Mail: steve.roszarke@btopenworld.com

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New cases of deadly Alabama Rot which eats flesh of dogs found in UK

 

 

A new outbreak of a dreaded skin disease which kills dogs by eating their flesh has been reported in the UK. Two new cases of the lethal Alabama Rot disease have been reported in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire and Westbury in Wiltshire. Hundreds of canines have been killed by the vicious skin condition since it spread to the UK from the US seven years ago. One of the key symptoms is lesions which can affect the lower limbs, mouth and tongue.

With an estimated nine million dogs in the UK, vets are urging pet owners to watch out for signs of the disease.

 

The latest cases were confirmed by Anderson Moores, a specialist veterinary referral centre in Winchester.  David Walker, from Anderson Moores, said: ‘These further confirmed cases mean it is understandably very worrying for dog owners. ‘However, this disease is still very rare, so we’re advising owners to remain calm but vigilant, and seek advice from their local vet if their dog develops unexplained skin lesions.’ The highest number of confirmed cases have been in Greater Manchester, Dorset, Devon and Hampshire’s New Forest. Vets4Pets said that treatment is only successful in 20% of cases.

 

Dr Ian Hopkins, a vet, said: ‘The best advice is to continue enjoying exercising your dog but always be mindful of certain symptoms which may indicate a nasty disease such as Alabama Rot. ‘These can include lethargy, vomiting and maybe your dog is drinking more than usual. ‘With Alabama Rot, the dog will often have skin lesions or ulcers – in the mouth, on the tongue and lower limbs including feet are common place. ‘However, the lesions are not always present and in the case we have just dealt with, there were no sign of any lesions at all. ‘It affects all types of dogs of all ages which therefore makes it a matter of concern for all dog owners.’

Pet owners have also been warned about an invasion of slugs and snails carrying lungworm. Hundreds of dogs have caught the bug in Somerset along with a small number in Cornwall.  The symptoms can include weight loss, difficulty breathing and a reduced appetite. Dr Huw Stacey, vet and director of clinical services at Vets4Pets, said: ‘If a dog accidentally eats an infected slug or snail, or comes into contact with their slime, they can contract the disease. ‘And the risk of dogs coming into contact with these infected molluscs is high, as it is believed that the average British garden contains over 20,000 slugs and snails, and the larvae which are released in the slime can survive for at least 15 days.’

 

 

 

” The Welsh Government is proposing to introduce a licencing and inspection system for exhibitors of animals in Wales (and residents of Wales who exhibit animals outside Wales). If you have enjoyed showing your dog in Wales and would like to continue to do so without the totally over the top bureaucracy of the proposed licencing system then please look at the Kennel Club website where you will find a prepared response to the Welsh Government prepared by the Club which you can email or post.

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Details of the English Setter health seminar is here–  Health seminars – English setter2019[7677]

 

The committee would like to thank all  judges, exhibitors and visitors for their support at our recent Championship Show. We hope you all had a good time and congratulations to all our winners.

Abigail enjoying the stakes class