May 092019

1.Health survey
Last year it was proposed to do a new health survey this year, a proposed survey is available and hopefully I can put it online with survey monkey too, suggestions welcome!
2.Breed Health and Conservation Plan
This is an initiative from the KC, we are not among the first breeds selected to do this however i am looking at this and have looked at one that had been completed and am starting to collate the info required.
3.I attended the BHC symposium last September the 19th, a very interesting day with talks on canine cancers by Dr Mike Starkey Head of Molecular Oncology Animal Health Trust and common skin problems in the dog by dermatology specialist Dr Rosario Cerundolo. If anyone wants to know more please ask me.
4. Number of puppies born
There were only 19 registered in 2018 compared to 36 in 2017 average of 30 over the last 10 years, do we have a problem? Several bitches have missed and a few litters of single pups. we need to preserve the diversity we have.
5. COI, The figures for 2018 aren’t available from the KC yet.
6. Annual Health Report to the KC for 2018 has been completed online and received by the KC.
7. Breed Watch figures
Only 8 judges report were received by the KC. The cases of incorrect dentition has sadly risen to 5.1% in 2018 from 3.9% in 2017.

Wendy Tobijanski
Breed Health Coordinator

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