The Kennel Club Activities Health and Welfare Sub Group has
recently developed and designed a questionnaire with the aim to
investigate the occurrence, frequency and types of injury which
occur in dogs that take part in HTM/Freestyle. This study takes a
proactive approach into investigating HTM/Freestyle as part of a
larger study investigating several of the Working Dog Activity
disciplines regulated by the Kennel Club.
We are interested in hearing from dog owners who take part in
HTM/Freestyle events, at any level, to fill out a questionnaire for
all dogs owned or handled by them. The questionnaire is not
restricted to dogs that may have suffered injury taking part in
canine events, it is important that owners / handlers of healthy
dogs also complete questionnaires.
The questionnaire is not restricted to dogs taking part in
Kennel Club licensed events; owners / handlers who participate in
"unaffiliated" events or events run under regulations set by other
bodies running HTM/Freestyle competitions are also encouraged to
participate in the survey.
If you wish to fill in a survey or know anyone who would be
interested in this please go to the following link
This questionnaire is also available in a paper copy. Please
note that all questionnaires need to be returned no later than the
14thof March 2014.
If you have any further questions or wish to discuss this
further please contact: James Oxley (James.Oxley@thekennelclub.org.uk)
(0844 463 3980 ext. 326)