Kennel Club Breeder Assessors

Kennel Club Breeder Assessors © Stanley Wilson

The Kennel Club has a number of Breeder Assessors who play a central role in maintaining the high standards of the Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme as it continues to grow in size and stature.

Each Breeder Assessor is chosen following a rigorous selection process that takes account of their breeding experience, knowledge of the scheme and general commitment to the dog world.

Between them the Assessors have amassed years of breeding experience and include Show Champion breeders, Crufts judges, a veterinary surgeon, a veterinary nurse and behaviourist and a former Breed Club Secretary.

The Assessors are responsible for inspecting the premises of the Scheme's members and ensuring that its principles and standards are upheld.

Contacting the Breeder Assessors

If you would like to contact any of the Breeder Assessors please email the Assured Breeder Scheme Team.

List of Kennel Club Breeder Assessors



Mrs L Clark (Laura)

Prior to joining the Kennel Club as a full time employee, Laura has managed to combine a career in the Veterinary Sector with a successful hobby breeding and showing Boxers since 1997. One of the Kennel Club's most experienced assessors, Laura is fully trained BSI Institute of Environmental Management Assessment Approved Lead Auditor and has held a long term interest in Animal welfare issues. She has is currently a member of the Boxer Breed Council health committee, and has taught Animal Care at Higher level.

Mr T Foulston (Tony)

Previously owned and managed a breeding and boarding kennel and has been a Kennel Club Field Officer for Breed, Agility, Obedience and Heelwork to Music, for six years. Anthony has shown dogs, has bred champions and has been judging since 1986.

Mrs P Hutchinson (Pat)

Pat has been breeding and exhibiting Rough Collies since 1978 and began judging in 1982. She awards CCs in Rough Collies and judges internationally. Pat was Secretary of the East Anglian Collie Association for eleven years, between 1986 and 1997, and is currently the breed club's Health Coordinator and web master. She has also co-published two breed books.

Mrs M Kay (Margaret)

Margaret has bred Yorkshire Terriers for almost 30 years and undertook veterinary nurse training at Glasgow University School of Veterinary Medicine. She owns Labrador Retrievers, an English Springer Spaniel and Yorkshire Terriers and runs puppy socialisation classes, obedience classes and an Agility Summer School. She is a strong advocate for dogs being 'fit for life' and has Yorkies which regularly swim in the sea and do agility. Margaret is a member of the Yorkshire Terrier Club of Scotland and promotes the participation of 'pet owners' within the Club. Margaret is also on the committee for Labrador Rescue in North Wales, a small charity rescuing and re-homing Labradors from all over, but the majority seem to be coming in from Eire owing to the puppy farming industry over there.

Mr W Lambert (Bill)

Kennel Club Health & Breeder Services Manager, Bill has been involved with dogs all his life and bred his first litter in 1982. Although not a prolific breeder, he has owned and bred a number of champions including Best of Breed at Crufts on no less than three occasions. He is a Championship Show Judge of Bull Terriers and Miniature Bull Terriers and has officiated in a number of countries around the world. He is a former Vice Chairman of the Bull Terrier Club, and was a Committee Member from 1984 to 2007. He wrote the Bull Terrier Breed notes for Dog World Newspaper for many years and in addition to his role with the Health and Breeder Services Team he works closely with the Kennel Club's External Affairs department and is an official Kennel Club Spokesman.

Mr R Morland (Ray)

Ray is a Health and Safety Consultant and has many years' experience in assessing and maintaining UKAS Quality Assurance systems. He started breeding and showing Afghan Hounds nearly 40 years ago, and for the last 20 years Whippets have become his main breed. He organises Young Kennel Club weekends and training days and is a KC Accredited Trainer for Conformation and Movement 'Hands On' Assessments and Managing a Dog Show Society. He awards CCs in Chinese Crested dogs and is Treasurer of Boston DSC.

Mr S Nield MBE (Shaun)

Shaun has more than 20 years' experience in the world of pedigree dogs. He has owned and worked professionally with German Shepherd Dogs and English Springer Spaniels in the police service and the military and is used to maintaining standards through inspections, which he routinely does within the military. He now owns Bernese Mountain Dogs and Large Munsterlanders which he shows and English Springer Spaniels which he breeds and works. Shaun has two Pets As Therapy assessed dogs which he hopes to use for the rehabilitation of injured servicemen. He is a member of three breed societies and is engaged with improving breeding standards through local and national government liaison.

Mrs H Reaney (Helen)

Helen has owned Staffordshire Bull Terriers for over 25 years but grew up with poodles and border collies. Helen has bred and shown since 1994.  She now awards CC's in the breed and was Secretary of a ringcraft club for 13 years and has worked on numerous Societies since 1996 but is currently the Notts & Derby District Staffordshire Bull Terrier Secretary, The SBT Breed Council Secretary for GB & NI and is the Secretary of the Kennel Club Terrier Group Judges Development Programme.  Also two of Helen's Staffies are Pets as Therapy Dogs visiting the elderly and the disabled.

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