OUR DOGS has learned that Mrs Shirley Cowan, 49, executive manager of the Shows, Trials and Awards department of the Kennel Club left on Monday April 23rd.
Shirley had been with the KC for 11 years and was often seen at shows on the KC stand with her assistant Sylvie Lyus.
Several championship show secretaries and KC committee chairmen have received letters from the Chief Executive Rosemary Smart confirming her departure but assuring all of proper continuity and support.
Kelly Prosser will now attend meetings in her place along with KC secretary Mrs Kathryn Symn.
The Kennel Club confirmed Shirley Cowan's departure last week but declined to comment further on the matter.