News

CHANGE OF JUDGE

Finnish Spitz will now be judged by Mr Steven D Piearce (Sukunimi) [Subject to KC approval].

CAN MY DOG QUALIFY FOR CRUFTS AT LKA?

Yes, the following link details how your dog may qualify for Crufts in 2018

RETURN OF TROPHIES

Reminders have been sent to the lucky winners of our trophies at the 2016 show.

It would be most helpful if you would kindly advise our Cup Steward, Mrs Carole Smedley, if you are intending to bring them to the show or to make arrangements for their safe return to her.

**NB the trophies should be returned in person or brought to the show, sending by post or courier is NOT acceptable**

KC APPROVAL

We are delighted to advise that the Kennel Club has now approved Mrs V M Thompson to judge Shetland Sheepdog at this year’s show. Mrs Thompson was a replacement for Mrs F Sergeant.

MEMBERS’ MAIL OUT JULY 2017

All fully paid up LKA members have been sent a copy of the schedule plus their 2017 badge, if this hasn’t been received please contact the Secretary.

NEW BREEDS FOR 2017 & 2018

The following additional breeds will be separately classified, without CCs, in 2017 and 2018: Australian Cattle Dog, Briard, Schnauzer and Pharaoh Hound. Classes scheduled will be Puppy, Junior, Post Graduate, Limit, Open, Veteran and Good Citizen per sex, no mixed classes.

TRADE STAND ENQUIRIES

If you are interested in taking space at the 2017 show please email the Secretary on lkasecretary@btinternet.com for more information. 

SPECTATOR DOGS

From 2015 onwards LKA will permit the admittance of Spectator Dogs. This will enable dogs, which are not already entered, to be brought into the show to be eye tested or take part in the GC Bronze Award. There will be a charge of £5 payable at the door. However, we strongly advise exhibitors to use the “Not for Competition” facility as this will avoid unnecessary queuing at the entrances whilst the necessary paperwork is completed – far less frustrating and time saving! To further encourage the use of the NFC facility the charge has been reduced from £15 to £5.

Please note that NFC entries will be accepted for dogs from 4 calendar months of age rather than the previous 6 months. It is to be hoped though that exhibitors will make arrangements for their baby puppies to be cared for at home in a less stressful environment but it is accepted that this is not always possible.