NEWS & EVENTS
The Club Championship Show photo's & critique can be found on the club show results page
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The National Bedlington Terrier Club
Now have a Puppy register anyone looking for a Puppy or  any member expecting a litter soon please contact Mr Paul Pocklington - paulp.cas418@gmail.com - 07599798920 - 01977794164

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anyone wishing to have their dogs eye tested for Total Retina Displacia or any eye problems follow the link below for a list of eye specialists registered with the British Veterinary Association

https://www.bva.co.uk/canine-health-schemes/eye-scheme/find-an-eye-panellist/

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Both dogs have now been rehomed together both seem to be settling in with their new family 

                                                *    A reliable forever home required for two older Bedlingtons *


                   Anyone looking to give a forever home to an older Bedlington please contact Sheila Baldwin sbaldwin@postmaster.co.uk 

                    She has taken in a blue dog of 9years very over weight and a blue Bitch of 11 years just slightly over weight both doing well with Sheila 

                    Neither can go with cats or similar pets but have been OK with other dogs.

        

                                                                    If you think you could be that forever home please contact Sheila by email  

                                                                                           sbaldwin@postmaster.co.uk 


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HYPERKERATOSIS

The skin on the pads of a dog’s foot is thicker than the rest of its body and the cells are (reinforced) by a protein called Keratin. In some dogs this process is exaggerated, and they produce large amounts of excess skin which is rich in Keratin. This results in corny and cracked pads. The corns are very painful, and the cracks can go right down to the living basal layer of the skin. The condition is present for life. The cracks are very different from the small superficial cracks found in most dogs that are walked on the road.

 

Fortunately, a genetic abnormality related to this condition has been identified. The best method of avoiding it is to check that both parents have been tested for the abnormal gene. The cost of the test will probably be reflected in the price of the puppy, but animal welfare should come first.

 

The test can be carried out in this country by a cheek swab available from Animal DNA Diagnostics. They have their own website and an email address of info@animaldiagnostics.co.uk or speak to June on 01223 395577. It is possible that soon other firms may also offer this test.

 

There are a few other conditions that can look a little like hyperkeratosis, such as some forms of dermatitis, especially one associated with low levels of zinc in the body. If you have any doubts, visit your vet or check out the numerous photos available on the internet


for more information on all health matters concerning the Bedlington Terrier visit the health group website 

http://www.bedlingtonterrierhealthgroup.org/home/4594375737

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Champion classes to be introduced for breed club championship shows

The Kennel Club has agreed to introduce champion classes at breed club championship shows, with effect from 1st January 2018.

These classes, which are not compulsory, have been brought in by the Show Executive Committee (SEC) following a recommendation from the Dog Show Promotion Working Party which recently announced a number of measures designed to improve the dog show scene in Britain.

The winner of the champion class, provided it is unbeaten, will join all other unbeaten dogs or bitches to compete for the relevant Challenge Certificate.   

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: “The Kennel Club has received feedback from a number of exhibitors that this concept would be a welcome addition to the show scene. The working party was of the view that the introduction of these classes at breed club championship shows would be a positive step as there would be a number of advantages in allowing exhibitors an opportunity to show a champion dog in this new class as well as another dog in the open class, for example.

“There would also be benefits to newer exhibitors and to judges in being able to see more champion dogs which would assist them in the development of their knowledge and expertise in the breed.”

This initiative will be reviewed by the SEC after a three-year trial period (1st January 2021).

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KC BREEDS LIAISON COUNCIL

Mark can be  contacted direct by the following means……

Mark Walshaw (KC Breed liaison Representative).

07780 950843 or 01287 652860

mwalshaw.janmark@gmail.com

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    membership secretary
Julie Oxbury - julieoxbury@btinternet.com 
You can now see us on face book why not join us on the link below
 
https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1541988199357670
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The committee wish to make people aware that the internet is not the place
to find a suitable Bedlington Terrier.
Reputable breeders are listed on the clubs breeders page or at
the Kennel Clubs web site Assured Breeders   
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 FOR ALL BEDLINGTON TERRIER RELATED HEALTH PROBLEMS  
CONTACT THE HEALTH GROUP at
                   http://www.bedlingtonterrierhealthgroup.org/home/4594375737                                
 
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The clubs new banner welcoming everyone to our shows
 
                       
 The NBTC Show venue
   THORPE WILLOUGHBY VILLAGE HALL,
        THORPE WILLOUGHBY, Nr SELBY. NORTH YORKS. YO8 9PA
Directions: Leave the A1, (south of Wetherby), on to the A63 SELBY. You pass through Monk Fryston and Hambleton to the large roundabout take the first left to Thorpe Willoughby. The Village Hall is the first large building you come to on the right as you drive through the village.
"There is an overflow car park to the rear of the building.
 From the A1 - drive past the venue, take the first turning on the right, then the first opening on the right".
                                                   
                                              

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Breeders who do not show may not be aware of a colour restriction when registering a litter. 
Effective from 1st April 2003 the following applies-

                                     COLOUR – Blue, Liver, Sandy, Blue and Tan, Liver and Tan, Sandy and Tan.

                                                           Colours other than the above will be registered as Non Standard.