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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Dennis Corash <dcorash@gmail.com>

Subject: attention Bedlington Breeders

You can help us save the Bedlington terrier breed in this country, and around the world. The Bedlington Terrier Club of Greater Denver and the Bedlington Terrier Club of America’s Breeder Education Committee have designed a brief survey to learn as much as we can about how today’s breeders make their breeding decisions. You have the knowledge and experience to help us help the breed!

The survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. Insights we gain from this information can help future breeders make knowledge-based decisions that will keep our breed alive for many generations. Our ultimate goal is to develop a mentoring program that will help not only future Bedlington terriers and breeders, but other rare breeds as well. 
Please click on the link below, and when you’re finished, share this link with other Bedlington breeders.

*Bedlington Breeder**’**s Survey* <https://forms.gle/9tD3Xj9HZFfELWHy5>

We’ll be glad to share our results with you when we are finished compiling the data!   Thank you!

Dennis Corash

President, Bedlington Terrier Club of Greater Denver
Chairman, Breeder's Education, Bedlington Terrier Club of Greater Denver

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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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The Animal Health Trust and the Kennel Club have begun a joint initiative to "Give a Dog a Genome".  Only 50 breeds, on a first come, first served basis, can be researched in 2016 and the Kennel Club Charitable Trust has given a grant of £50,000 towards the cost (equivalent to £1000 per participating breed).  Since the cost of this initiative will be £2000 per breed each participating breed will be asked to donate £1000.
An application from the Bedlington Terrier Health Group to participate in the scheme has been accepted.
 
Dr Cathryn Mellersh, who is overseeing the research has worked closely with Dr Susan Haywood researching the 2nd gene which causes CT in Bedlingtons.
 
More information go to the AHT website http://www.aht.org.uk.
 
This is a brand new initiative from the AHT to improve dog health by using the latest technology available in genetics research.
The Kennel Club Genetics Centre at the AHT, under Dr Cathryn Mellersh, is world-renowned for its pioneering genetic research to better understand, and eradicate, inherited diseases in purebred dogs. Give a Dog a Genome seeks to take this expertise to the next level by using the latest technology to sequence the entire genomes of 50 dogs, from 50 different breeds, by the end of 2016 to radically enhance understanding of the canine genome with the help of high-tech computers, to better understand which changes in the DNA are neutral and which cause disease.

Dr Cathryn Mellersh, Head of the Kennel Club Genetics Centre at the AHT, said: “The AHT has been making significant improvements to dog health through genetics for over 20 years, but the knowledge we have the potential to gain from this project could very quickly accelerate us forward another 20 years.
“The DNA tests we develop from our research are incredibly powerful in helping breeders to better control, and in time, eradicate, inherited diseases from their lines. Give a Dog a Genome is the start of something really new and exciting in terms of better understanding the canine genome and optimising how this knowledge can be used to improve dog health, but we need support from individual breeds to do so.”"
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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
www.bedlingtonterrierhealthgroup.org
                               or email thebedlingtonterrierhealthgroup@talktalk.net                                 
 
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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.