The objective of the Kennel Club is to promote, in every way,
the general improvement of dogs. We believe that every dog should
have the opportunity to lead a healthy, happy life and our "Fit For
Function: Fit For Life" campaign aims to encourage breeders, judges
and all dog lovers to take the necessary steps to ensure that this
happens, and to act as a reminder that a dog's health and welfare
should be the most important consideration in any decisions
Breed Watch serves as an 'early warning system' to identify
points of concern for individual breeds. Its primary purpose is to
enable anyone involved in the world of dogs, but in particular dog
show Judges, to find out about any breed specific conformational
issues which may lead to health problems. These conditions are
known as a 'point(s) of concern'
From 2014 the way in which the Kennel Club monitors the health
of pedigree dogs will be enhanced through the expansion of the role
of Breed Watch (Flow diagram refers). As part of this work, all
Judges at Championship Shows will have the opportunity to report on
any visible conditions or exaggerations that they consider to be
detrimental to the health and welfare of dogs.
The Kennel Club considers that Judges, Exhibitors and Breeders
all need to support breed health improvements with the aim of
creating a happy healthy future for dogs.
To visit the main Breed Watch page, please click
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