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Jack Bennett retires

OUR DOGS was sorry to learn earlier this week that Mr Jack Bennett (Benivar) has retired from judging and has asked all secretaries to remove his name from judging lists.

The announcement coincides with his withdrawal from the appointment of best in show at the Driffield championship show in October. This will now be judged by Mr Robin Searle, subject to Kennel Club confirmation.

This, said Mr Bennett in a statement issued earlier this week, is purely for health reasons and he apologised to everyone for any inconvenience caused. He also thanked everyone for their good wishes and flowers sent after his recent stay in hospital and for those who kindly supported his wife, Irene, at this difficult time.