The Great Dane Breed Council would like to remind all visitors to it’s site that much of the material especial that on DCM from the University of Liverpool Small Animal Teaching Hospital is Copyright and should not be copied or otherwise used without written permission of the Great Dane Breed Council. The Secretary can be contacted by email .
Anyone not currently on the Breed Councils judging list but wishes to be included please complete the attached form and send to the Secretary.
Please note that it is a Kennel Club ruling that classes with less than 2 dogs cannot be counted in the overall total number of classes.
The Kennel Club has announced that a meeting between the Independent Review Panel and the Kennel Club Board is to take place to discuss the way forward for the JCF.
Full details of the announcement can be found here
After approval by The Kennel Club the Breed Council has updated the Judges Criteria full details can be found here
From the Dane of the Year Committee
Date of Show: Sunday 20th October 2019
Sponsoring Club: Great Dane Club of Wales
Dane of the Year is a significant show in the Great Dane Show calendar and in order to maintain the viability of the show and keep entry fees at their present level, it has been decided by the DOTY Committee that this year’s show would be run using only one ring. This has enabled us to reduce the venue cost by only utilizing half of The Arena (formerly Cricket Hall). We thank the Management at the Connexion for agreeing to this arrangement.
This will be trialled this year by the sponsoring club, the Great Dane Club of Wales, who, as most will know use one ring at their Championship Show.
Schedules should be available by the beginning of August, where details of the new awards on offer for the first time may be seen.
We all look forward to your continued support of the Dane of the Year.
An update on the DCM project has been received from the University of Liverpool a copy of which can be downloaded here. Further details can be obtained from the Breed Health Coordinator. A reminder that this is copyright material and written permission to use this report must be obtained through the Secretary
THE GREAT DANE BREED COUNCIL
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
WILL BE HELD AT THE HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS,
STAFFORD ST18 9AP (Jct 13 of M6)
ON MONDAY 01st April 2019 AT 2.00 PM
Paid up members of the 8 participating breed clubs are invited to attend
Enquiries to Mrs Olivia Bates, Secretary
I am delighted to say that the KC have agreed to our request for DNA testing for Inherited Myopathy in Great Danes this is a great move forward and something that is within our control and with careful breeding can be eradicated from our breed, so please support your breed and test, any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me.
To see full Kennel Club statement click here
The following has recently been received from the Kennel Club.
The Kennel Club’s Health Team would like to make you aware that following consultation with the Dog Health Group, the Kennel Club has confirmed that from 1st August 2018, any DNA health test result submitted for inclusion on its database must have at least two forms of identification on the result certificate.
It will be mandatory to include the dog’s microchip or tattoo number along with either the dog’s registered name or registered number. Any test results that do not carry these identifying features will not be accepted.
This brings the recording of DNA test results in line with those health tests carried out by the British Veterinary Association.
If you would be able to disseminate this information amongst breeders and owners in your breed it would be greatly appreciated.
Should you have any queries regarding the above, please do not hesitate to contact either Hannah James or another member of the Health Team.
Attached is a flyer from the University of Liverpool Small Animal Teaching Hospital seeking Great Danes for DCM screening.
Please contact the hospital through Joan Toohey 0151 795 6129 (08:00 to 14:00 Mon – Fri).