News

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. 

ALL BREED STATUS

The Committee of LKA are delighted to have been allocated “All Breed” status for the period 2019-2021. This will involve an increase of 12 breeds over and above those scheduled in 2015 (announced 10th February 2016).

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.