Royal Canin and the Kennel Club have announced a partnership which will help support education of dog owners and breeders. The programme includes support of the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Training Scheme and a series of Breeder Seminars to be held throughout the year.
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary said: “The Good Citizen Dog Scheme has been growing steadily over the last 20 years and it has now become one of the Kennel Club’s major success stories with ‘grass roots’ responsible dog ownership at its heart. Breeders have been taking more and more interest in the area of health and we are delighted to be working with Royal Canin to establish a platform for education on a broad range of health issues for breeders.”
The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Training Scheme has been funded solely by the Kennel Club for the benefit of dog owners for over 20 years. Royal Canin’s involvement will help the scheme to broaden its audience and promote its educational messages to dog owners.
Gary Gray from Royal Canin said: “We are delighted to be involved in this programme of education. It fits with our long established programme of activities to support dog owners and breeders.”
The Kennel Club established the Breeder Symposium a number of years ago, but it has only been able to educate a limited number of breeders on the topics of health, science and dog breeding issues. This partnership will allow many more breeders to receive expert support in this area across a number of regions in the UK.
A full list of Breeder Seminars will be announced in May.
7th March 2013
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The Kennel Club is the largest organisation in the UK devoted to dog health, welfare and training. Its objective is to ensure that dogs live healthy, happy lives with responsible owners.
It runs the country’s largest registration database for both pedigree and crossbreed dogs and the Petlog database, which is the UK’s biggest reunification service for microchipped animals. The Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme is the only scheme in the UK that monitors breeders, in order to protect the welfare of puppies and breeding bitches. It also runs the UK’s largest dog training programme, the Good Citizen Dog Training Scheme and licenses shows and clubs across a wide range of activities, which help dog owners to bond and enjoy life with their dogs. The Kennel Club runs the world’s greatest dog show, Crufts, and the Discover Dogs event at Earls Court, London, which is a fun family day out that educates people about how to buy responsibly and care for their dog.
The Kennel Club invests in welfare campaigns, dog training and education programmes and the Kennel Club Charitable Trust, which supports research into dog diseases and dog welfare charities, including Kennel Club Breed Rescue organisations that re-home dogs throughout the UK. The Kennel Club jointly runs health screening schemes with the British Veterinary Association and through the Charitable Trust, funds the Kennel Club Genetics Centre at the Animal Health Trust, which is at the forefront of pioneering research into dog health. The new Kennel Club Cancer Centre at the Animal Health Trust will contribute to the AHT’s well-established cancer research programme, helping to further improve dog health.