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Issue: 20/04/2018

April 21: Dog Day Afternoon 11am-5pm W1U 5BA. Competitions 2.30pm onwards. Free Admission. Competition Judges: Chamois Rose-Wood of the Independent. Rob Alleyne of Dog Owners club and seen on BBC3 "Dog Borstal". One of the highlights of the day will be the Good Boy Dog School headed by Dima and his doggy dance partners George and Teddy. Previously Dima and George have been seen on Britain's Got Talent. Cabbages & Frocks is open every Saturday 11-5pm - 0207 794 1636 / 07956 282 532. St Marylebone Parish Church grounds, Marylebone High Street W1U 5BA.
April 21:  The Southern Border Terrier Club Breed Specific Seminar 10:00am - 4pm. Coffee & Registration from 10:00. Jubilee Hall, High Street, Lewknor, OX49 5TL. Morning Session 10:30am. Breed Standard and History of the Breed, Speaker: Mr Ronnie Irving. Afternoon Session, Judging Competence Assessment - Limited availability (10 places). Full Participation (incl hands on assessment) - 25 per person. Seminar only - 15 per person. To include refreshments & lunch. Breed experts on hand throughout the day. Please contact Helen Axford for an application form: 65 Basingfield Close, Old Basing, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 7BG Tel: 01256 353738 email
April 22: West of England Labrador Retriever Club Breed Specific Seminar at Mark Village Hall, Vole Road, Mark, Somerset TA9 4NY. From 9.30am welcome refreshments. Presentation and seminar by breed specialist Mrs Carole Coode (Warringah) starting at 10am. Hands on opportunity. Assessment session in the afternoon with limited places for current B list judges. Cost - morning incl lunch and refreshments 15 per person or 25 per person for the whole day. For further details or to book your place please contact Lucy Kent, Tel: 01823 421321 or E-mail:
May 2: Humberside Hound Association Teach-In. Starting at 7.15pm. The Hounds featured are: The Borzoi, The Dachshunds and The Greyhound. The Speakers are: Margaret Masterman - Borzoi, Ros Rawson - Dachshunds, Elaine & Bob Newsham - Greyhound. Each breed to be discussed and demonstrated. There will be no formal 'hands on' session. (The KC recognise attendance at the Seminar as 'showing an interest in the breeds' and Certificates of attendance will be  given.) Venue - The Ferrybridge Community Centre, Ferrybridge, WF11 8PQ. Cost - inclusive of light supper - 5.00 All welcome, no need to pre-book. Further details, from the Secretary Clair Pearce Tel: 01405 860864  Mob: 07973 176368
May 6: Thame & Oxfordshire County Canine Society Points of the Dog Seminar & Exam KC Certificate when completed. KC Accredited Speaker Dr Ruth Barbour. Bledlow Village Hall, Chinnor Road, Bledlow, Bucks. HP27 9QF (just off jct 6, M40). Contact Secretary Gretel Osborn - for more details.
May 13: East Midlands Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club Conformation & Movement Seminar At Stanton Under Bardon Village Hall , LE67 9AE 9.30 AM - 4.00 PM. Registration will be at 9.30 am - programme starts at 10.00 am prompt. KC Accredited Trainer: Dr Brian Hall. A two course lunch will be included in the cost of the event at 25 per head. For more information contact:   Mrs Janet Higgins (Secretary) 20 Smedley Close, Ashby de la Zouch, Leics LE65 2PN (01530 563898) or email
May 27: Rules And Regulations Of The Dog Show Judge (Rules and Regs) followed by exam with KC Accredited Trainer Christina Chapman at Alconbury Memorial Hall, PE284EQ 25 including Lunch/ refreshments, to book,
June 17: Chow Chow Breed Council "Requirements of a Dog Show Judge" to be held at the Nether Whitacre Village Hall, Station Road, Nr. Coleshill, Warks., B46 2EH. Speaker: Dr. Ruth Barbour commencing at 10 am.   Cost 20.00 p.p. to include lunch. For further details please contact Mrs Claire Merrion - 01480 466352 or Email:
July 12: Cardiff CS Judges Competency Framework (JCF) Session to be held at the Holiday Inn Junction 32 M4 commencing at 6.00pm. Guest speaker Mr Jeff Horswell. This session is highly recommended by the Kennel Club for those who wish to find out more about the new judging system. Those who wish to attend please contact: Mr Martin Sanders, 9 Maes Y Draenog, Tongwynlais, Cardiff CF15 7JL  Tel: 02920 813402  Mobile: 07980 021392  Email:
September 8: Burnley & District Canine Society Seminar on Conformation & Movement and Judges' Critiques by Christina Chapman, KC Accredited Trainer. To be held at St Luke's Church Hall, St James Street, Brierfield, Nelson, Lancashire, BB9 5JW. Morning Session 9am to 1pm - Conformation & Movement. Lunch 1pm to 2pm. Afternoon Session 2pm to 4pm - Judges' Critiques. Cost is: 25 for the first session (Conformation & Movement) 20 for the second session (Judges' Critiques). Lunch included in the price if both sessions are attended.To book or for more information please contact the Secretary: Mrs Margaret Stephens, Holme Nook Farm, Stacksteads, Bacup OL13 0ES Tel. 01706 874384 Or Steve Provost (Chairman) on 01282 420244 / 07934 741941
September 30: 50 Points of a Dog Seminar with KC Accredited Trainer Mrs Wendy Hines. AM and PM sessions but places very limited, at Parkside Hall, Ampthill, MK45 2HX 20  including light refreshments, to book,
October 14: Conformation and Movement  with KC Accredited Trainer Mrs Wendy Hines at Alconbury Memorial Hall, PE28 4EQ. 25 Including lunch/refreshments to book

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