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Volunteers for vulnerable breeds needed


THE NATIVE Dogs Breed Trust which promotes and supports the British and Irish Native Breeds which have approximately less than 300 dogs registered at the Kennel Club in one year are looking for volunteers for several events.

The following breeds are the most vulnerable: Welsh Corgi (Cardigan), Clumber Spaniel, Bull Terrier (Miniature), Dandie Dimont Terrier, English Toy Terrier (Black and Tan), Field Spaniel, Glen of Imaal Terrier, Irish Red & White Setter, Irish Terrier, Irish Water Spaniel, Kerry Blue Terrier, Lakeland Terrier, Lancashire Heeler, Manchester Terrier, Norwich Terrier, Otter Hound, Sealyham Terrier, Skye Terrier, Smooth Collie, Smooth Fox Terrier, Sussex Spaniel and the Welsh Terrier.
The first event where volunteers are required is the Midland Game Fair at Weston in Shropshire on 19th & 20th September 2009. The Trust has a tent at this Fair and has some of the breeds attending.

A spokesperson for the Trust said: ‘We would like to put on an agility demonstration and we would be very pleased to hear from any Vulnerable Breeds that would like to attend. The area is enclosed so would be suitable for beginners as well as more advanced dogs and handlers.’
Secondly, at the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Bronze Award, the Trust has offered to put on a demonstration at Discover Dogs of Vulnerable Breeds taking the Bronze Award. The Trust requires volunteers who have passed the Bronze Award or higher to enable them to put on a demonstration at Discover Dogs or any other event.

If you would like to help please contact Jackie Reid on 07777 695550 or 01428 652174 or email j.m.reid34@btinternet.com.


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