I have been trying to work my way around the Kennel club academy and I have done now 5 online seminars, watched videos, then took exam at the end. I have passed 4 and I now have to do the final one, but I shall leave it a day or two now before I complete the final one. It Kinda makes my brain work and remember all the rules and regulations. I have printed the certificates of passing. Going through now the judging framework, and all I need to do is accept a judging appointment with a good entry with Vizsla and ask for an k c assessor to come and watch my judging. They're are various stages and to be honest this new system is a bit of a puzzle. Thankfully Ive got good friends who are telling me how it's done now. But it will take a while to sink in I think.
I have already passed the breed assessment day for Vizsla and Bracco Italiano. I guess I just need to sort out now the next stages and progress to judge aiming towards championship shows. I have been told I am able to judge breed open shows now. I have so far judged breeds at a general open show, which means all breeds shown. Now I am able to do a breed club. Its very confusing lol.
It does us good when we breed dogs to have understanding of the breed standard. To learn from mentors. Anyone can breed a dog, but it doesn't mean they should. On the Academy now there are breeding seminars people can look at. Also they. now feature breeds where breed specialists give a talk on their breed and what we should be looking at. I. just watched the German Short Haired Pointer seminar. There is also Weimaraner on there which I will watch another evening. Breeding dogs we also study dogs, study other breeds.
I thrive on continued learning with animals as I love the whole aspect of it all.
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BONES AND TEETH
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Delilah and Mortimer featured in Our Dogs newspaper in June. We are indeed proud breeders. I have had one litter in 2016 which produced Delilah and one litter in 2020 which produced Mortimer. We own Frooti who is Mortimers sister. We are planning to breed Frooti in 2023. Beverly who owns. both Mortimer and Delilah absolutely loves doing something with her dogs. When D got bored with showing she thought what can I do. D had already won a RCC and CC. Beverly decided to try scent work and has not looked back. Both dogs have excelled and won such a lot. Delilah is reserve champion. This has surprised so many dog owners that these dogs are fit and healthy dogs which have exceptional noses and they are winning breeds which are the best at this. Training goes a long way but both dogs are brilliant. I have noticed myself how a French bulldog sniffs more intently at scent that other dogs. We are just proud! Proving the French bulldog is an exceptional dog.
We had a successful show today.
Maverick the Vizsla puppy, won minor puppy class, and then best dog puppy. He is Crufts qualified.
Our thanks to Helen who showed him for us.
Goose the Vizsla won 3rd place in junior class which qualified him for Crufts 2023.
Vespa our Bracco puppy. was 1st in puppy class and best puppy bitch. Qualified for Crufts 2023 on her first show.
Luca the Bracco Italiano who is brother to Vespa was 3rd in puppy dog class.
Dogs which were shown not bred by us, but our dog was the stud dogs.
Logan 1st limit dog class and reserve best of breed. Bred by Angie porter manning and graham porter.
Logan 2nd open dog class bred by Carnlochan Vizsla.
Jack Was 3rd place in open class.
Well done to all the winners on the day.
Well done Lucca the Bracco Italiano who qualified for Crufts 2023 today. He was one of Yennefer's puppy's born December 2021. We are indeed proud of him. Thank you to Emma Longman who owns hank the sire who handled him for Sandra today. We are very pleased that Lucca will be at Crufts 2023 and we can go and support him on the day.
Well done Logan also who is a Tango son, he was 4th in limit dog today.
What you as a pet owner needs to know about hip and elbow dysplasia?
I attended a seminar once on hip and elbow dysplasia and the specialist gave a good talk on the subject. You see their is a lot of things that circulate the internet about how a dog gets it, but the truth is its probably not quite what you think.
I have spoken to endless veterinarians in my time also on the subject.
Although there is a genetic element it's more to do with what we do with our dogs. Generally from what we understand is that hip/elbow dysplasia could not be down to a gene from mum and a gene from dad. It could in fact be polygenic which means multiple genes come together to create it. Im not saying it is poly genetic but it could be. So far research has been inconclusive as to the one hundred percent reason why its happened. If for example its poly genetic, it will be impossible to understand how suddenly it has appeared, hard to pin point down. More often than not the bigger picture shows it can be what the owner has done to their dog. So what do you need to know to help limit the chances of it.
The advice is this!
Do nothing outside the realms of normal with your puppy. A dog is a puppy then junior and not considered an Adult until 18 months of age. Therefore if you are doing things in the extreme with your dog as a puppy then you are going to damage the joints. So what do the experts consider outside the realms of normal?
Sadly yes it is correct. A puppy may seem fully grown on the outside but on the inside the bones have not fused, the joints maybe soft and wide apart and the pure stress can then cause cartilage problems, and bone growth issues. You need to stop and take things more steady. Under no circumstances should any puppy / dog be over exercised before 18 months and you are asking for problems if you do let your dog do the things above when it is young.
Their is no point getting back to the breeder of your dog and complain when your puppy has been over exercised, over run, over jumped, and has had a poor diet. Yes common sense is required.
So remember your puppy should be allowed to play, to be trained, to have small walks, but defiantly not run beside you whilst you're jogging or biking. You are asking for problems. Please use common sense.
Mrs Rachel Savage