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
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
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.