members to consider fee increases
of the Kennel Club will gather on tuesday November 20th at their Bi-annual
General meeting to vote on whether a number of Kennel Club fees should
main fee to be affected is that of puppy registration which could mean
an increase from the current £10 to £12. When the puppy reaches twelve
months the fee could be upped by £10 from £50 to £60.
KC will also make the proposal of two new fees; adding another interest
to an affix may cost £25, and a fee which would allow breed clubs to reserve
historically significant affixes for 50 years would cost £50.
Other fees which have proposed increases include: obedience and working
trials register from the current £7 to £12; re-registration up from £6
to £10; transfer from £9 to £10; change of name (addition of affix) £7
to £8; other change of name £25 to £30; export pedigree £30 to £40; authority
to compete, for overseas exhibits £10 to £12.
would also be affected by the changes; with the registration of affix
fee increasing from £45 to £50 with annual maintenance set to rise from
£15 to £20, unless the payment is made by direct debit, in which case
the maintenance fee would up from £12 to £17.
matters due to be covered in the meeting include a proposed change by
the General Committee for A43 disciplinary cases when they follow a court
the ruling stands defendants may ‘submit a written statement regarding
the circumstances of the case’, with no hearing allowed.
If the rule is amended it will give defendants the same opportunity for
an oral hearing as in rule A42 in which the hearing is in the presence
of the General Committee. In this instance the General Committee have
the power to delegate the hearing to the Disciplinary Sub-Committee or
Disciplinary Sub-Committee of Scotland as is appropriate.
Following the hearing the defendant is then able, if they wish to do so,
to appeal against the outcome at a tribunal made up of members of the
is also a small amendment to the nominations of persons to the Judges
and Breed Standards Sub-Committee. If passed, Breed council representatives
for each group would be required to nominate at least two persons (as
opposed to the current three) who shall be members or show associates
with special knowledge of the group.
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