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NEWS AND EVENTS

 

2017 Events

1st January......................Dont forget Memberships are due for renewal

25th February...................AGM

9th-12th March.................Discover Dogs (Crufts)

1st APRIL.........................Breed Open Show

23rd April.........................SWEDISH VALLHUND SOCIETY BREED SEMINAR

1st October.......................Breed Championship Show

21st-22nd October.............Discover Dogs (ExCel)

 

2017 News

KC Approve New DNA Test

The Kennel Club has now approved the new DNA test for Retinopathy for Swedish Vallhunds. This means from now on when a dog is tested by an approved lab (such as the AHT) the results will be sent to the KC and recoded on the dog’s registration and can be checked on the KC Health Test Finder. Dogs that have been tested previously may need to send in a copy of their certificate to have their results recorded.

Click Here for the KC Press Release

 

New DNA Test

The Animal Health Trust has now released the new DNA test for the mutation associated with Retinopathy in the Swedish Vallhund.

The Society would like to thanks all the people at the AHT for their hard work and to thank all the owners who's dogs were part of the research.

For more infomation on the mutation found click here.

The test is simple to use, requiring only a cheek swab and can be ordered directly from the AHT.

To order a test kit click here.

 

DISCOVER DOGS

Discover Dogs is held by The Kennel Club twice a year in March and November.
In March it is held at the NEC, Birmingham at Crufts and in October at ExCel, London.
Breed clubs are asked to provide volunteers to bring along their dogs and promote their breed. We have manned the stand since 2007, at both venues and it is a brilliant place to come and meet Swedish Vallhunds “in the flesh”.
The dogs really enjoy being the centre of attention and many people have chosen Vallhunds as their breed after meeting them for the first time at Discover Dogs. The people who man the stand really enjoy talking about our lovely dogs, so please come along and say “Hello”.

Our Discover Dogs coordinator Sharon Sibley is always looking for volunteers, so if you’d like to help out on one of the days please contact her.

 

Please click here to watch this short video releasead by the KC about leaving dogs in cars during hot weather.