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Register Early for the Petplan Forum at Crufts

Petplan is urging breeders to register early at the Petplan stand for their series of exciting seminars at Crufts.

The Petplan Forum seminars, which are being supported by Our Dogs the leading canine weekly since 1895, have been specially designed to give breeders the opportunity to learn more about the breeding and caring for dogs from a number of experts in the field.

These unique seminars will feature six guest speakers who will be sharing their knowledge about subjects such as travelling overseas with dogs and emergency first aid.
The Petplan Forum topics are:

Selecting a puppy to win
Andrew Brace is a columnist to various specialist titles, judges extensively and is the Petplan Junior Stakes’ Final commentator.
Andrew’s seminar "Selecting a puppy to win" will help breeders to identify the puppy with those special qualities that will appeal to the judges when they appear in the show ring.

Thursday 10th March - 11am
Friday 11th March – 12pm
Saturday 12th March - 4pm
Sunday 13th March – 2pm

Do judges or breeders improve a breed ?
Liz Stannard has over 30 years experience and has bred a number of champions. She is also the Secretary of the well known Leeds Championship dog show.
As breeds develop and evolve, is the responsibility that of the breeders or the judges? Liz will examine the contribution made by both parties in this fascinating seminar.

Thursday 10th March - 2pm
Friday 11th March – 11am
Saturday 12th March – 1pm
Sunday 13th March – 11am

Travelling overseas with dogs
Meg Purnell-Carpenter has 30 years experience in showing, breeding, importing and exporting dogs worldwide. Meg also runs a busy quarantine kennel.
As more and more people are travelling abroad with their animals, be it for dog shows or family holidays, Meg’s expert knowledge will help to make those journeys trouble-free.

Thursday 10th March - 3pm
Friday 11th March – 2pm
Saturday 12th March – 3pm
Sunday 13th March – 12pm

Breeding good dogs
David Cavill is publisher of Our Dogs, Our Cats and Dogs Monthly. David is a well known judge, has written three books and founded the Animal Care College. For many years David, and his wife Angela, have ranked amongst Britain’s top dog breeders – David explains the secrets of their success.

Thursday 10th March - 1pm
Friday 11th March – 3pm
Saturday 12th March – 12pm
Sunday 13th March – 3pm

Emergency First Aid for dogs
Heather Briggs has developed residential courses in veterinary nursing. She now writes and tutors and works as a veterinary consultant. Heather has some invaluable tips for dealing with emergencies when time can be a matter of life or death.

Thursday 10th March - 12pm
Friday 11th March – 1pm
Saturday 12th March – 11am
Sunday 13th March – 4pm

Finding the right breed for you
Margaret Wildman has bred champions in six breeds, is a group judge and awards CCs in twelve breeds. Different breeds have different characteristics and personalities. Margaret helps prospective buyers choose the breed that matches their temperament and lifestyle.

Thursday 10th March - 4pm
Friday 11th March – 4pm
Saturday 12th March – 2pm
Sunday 13th March – 1pm

The Petplan Forums are free to attend and will run every day during Crufts. To book your place please register at the Petplan stand (Stand 2 Hall 2).

Gyles Haverty, PR Executive for Petplan said "Petplan is absolutely delighted to be hosting this series of seminars at Crufts in association with Our Dogs magazine. Petplan has a well-established relationship with the breeder community and by talking to breeders we understand that they are interested in supplementing their knowledge of breeding and caring for dogs.

"We have already received a great deal of interest in the Forum and we would encourage breeders to register as soon as possible at the Petplan stand at Crufts to avoid disappointment."

For further information please contact the Petplan Breeder Line on 0800 072 4411.