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Breed News 2021


February 2021 Kennel Club Journal online now!

The latest edition of The Kennel Club Journal is available to view online now.

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Announcement by The Kennel Club regarding
Registered Society Annual General Meetings

In view of the prospect of ongoing restrictions on social gatherings for some months to come, The Kennel Club has considered how best to help registered societies to proceed with their routine AGM business, especially as many were unable to hold their 2020 AGM.

The rules and established practice of registered societies in most cases require that AGMs are physical meetings and give no provision for postal/online voting.

In order to circumvent the need to hold physical AGMs, The Kennel Club Board has enacted KC Regulation C5.e., which is a new provision, so that irrespective of what a club’s constitution may provide, the Board may direct that registered societies may relax / suspend constitutional provisions. In this way, societies may legitimately process routine business by adopting interim arrangements such as postal / online voting or remote meetings, as appropriate.

Kennel Club Regulation C5.e. has been introduced to provide as follows:

C5.e. The Kennel Club Board may direct that provisions within a registered society constitution may be relaxed or suspended for a fixed period, to allow society business to proceed when circumstances beyond the control of the society so require.


The Kennel Club Board has agreed that this new Regulation is to be invoked with effect from 5 February 2021 for a 6-month period relating to the processing of routine business usually dealt with at AGMs. A guidance note for registered societies is available on the following link:


This outlines how a registered society may process routine AGM business in a procedurally compliant way, notwithstanding the content of its constitution. The Kennel Club is confident that this route will assist the many societies that have been unable to hold AGMs since March 2020.

Bob Heron (Caskeys)

It is with immense sadness we report the passing of Bob last night,

22nd January. After all the health problems he had beaten in the past,

Bob got Covid whilst in hospital after a fall and very quickly deteriorated.

Fiona was able to visit him in hospital before he died,

when he was still conscious.


We send our love & deepest sympathy to Fiona, Neil & family, at this sad time.


We have so many treasured memories of happy times, spent at Bob,
Christine & Fiona's home, over the years. They were the perfect hosts
and always made us feel so welcome.

Colin & Pamela - See our photo tribute



Bob's funeral will be held on 10th February only for close family,
due to Covid restrictions

Kennel Club statement:
Travel arrangements between Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Those travelling from Great Britain with dogs need to follow new rules in order to travel to the EU and Northern Ireland. It is important to note that British pet passports are not valid for travel to these destinations and a new animal health certificate is instead required for each journey. For dog owners in Northern Ireland new rules apply to travel from Great Britain to Northern Ireland, while rules regarding travel between Northern Ireland and the EU remained unchanged and existing pet passports will need to be updated prior to travel.

Furthermore, it should be noted that dogs now need a rabies vaccination, tapeworm treatment and the correct documentation to travel with their owners to Northern Ireland from mainland Britain, for the first ever time. This is disappointing and will make travelling with dogs to Northern Ireland – or returning to Northern Ireland after coming to Great Britain – much more difficult for pet owners and those involved in canine activities. We are also concerned over the impact of these new rules on the ability for Northern Ireland residents to responsibly source puppies, as the new travel rules will make it illegal to transport a puppy from Great Britain to Northern Ireland until they’re at least 15 weeks old.

This is despite Government stating that there would be ‘no significant changes to travel between Great Britain and Northern Ireland’ up until a few weeks ago. We will certainly be in contact with Government over the coming weeks to see what can be done to make the impact of these changes as minimal as possible for dog owners travelling throughout these islands.

Dog owners are advised to familiarise themselves with the new rules long before travel and there is further advice and clarification on The Kennel Club website at


Yvonne Horrocks (Carek)

(Photo taken in 1990)

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Yvonne Horrocks.
Yvonne had been resident in a nursing home for a while, where she
passed away peacefully on Sunday 13th December 2020. She was 96 years old.


Many may not know that Derek (Yvonne’s son) died in January 2020.
Yvonne was very well known for her Irish & Gordon Setters
as a very successful breeder,

exhibitor and judge at Championship level.


Our lasting memory was Yvonne awarding us a CC at Crufts 1988 with
Eng & Ir Ch Reddins Fintan of Riqitta (see photo below).


We send our deepest sympathy to her family and friends at this sad time.

Colin & Pamela Waddell


Funeral Arrangements are as follows;

Yvonne's funeral will be held on Wednesday, 6 January, at 3:15pm at Chilterns Crematorium,

Amersham (Milton Chapel). Family flowers only but donations may be made to the Dogs Trust.


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