Secretary Update: Meet & Greet Fun Day

Having had a sunny day last year for this event, we were a little apprehensive to have a forecast of rain and gales this year.
….and  that is exactly what we got! However, we are British and Cesky lovers, so the show had to go on.
 Steve, Simon and David stoically set up the 2 marquees and lit the wood burner getting thoroughly soaked for their efforts.
 However, when the first people began to arrive, the weather was soon forgotten.
 Activities included Cesky related quizzes, a raffabola with prizes for all, Sue’s famous ‘Find the flea on the Cesky’ game, a
wine auction, grooming demonstrations from David, a great talk and discussions on ‘Vaccinations and Titre’  from Jo -Ann Parsons
and the most fabulous buffet lunch.

 We had a total of 29 people who braved the weather and this included 7 children. There were 27 dogs present, 21 of whom were
Cesky Terriers. All were wonderfully well behaved.
 
Many thanks to Sue and Steve for hosting this special event and having all these people and dogs in their kitchen…it is rather
large. We were able to spill over into the huge greenhouse and lounge. Thanks also to all the lovely people and their dogs who
attended and to Platinum Dog Foods who provided sponsorship for the day. They provided 2 bags of food for the Raffabola and sample
food bags for all participants to take home.

 It was a shame we couldn’t do all the outdoor games like last year but we still had a great time and it was so fabulous to see so
many gorgeous Ceskys. And getting down the marquees took less the brave threesome far less time.
 I will let you have the date for next year’s event very soon so it can go in all your diaries.

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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The booklet for the seminar held in October 2017 and put together by Colin Richardson can be downloaded HERE.

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