The Kennel Club has confirmed the amalgamation of the following
Pekingese breed clubs:
The Red Rose Pekingese Club and British Pekingese Club have
amalgamated to form the Imperial Pekingese Association.
The Pekingese Reform Association and London & Provincial
Pekingese Club have amalgamated to form the London Reform Pekingese
The allocation of Challenge Certificates (CCs) to the Pekingese
breed clubs is affected by a complex rotation, which for many of
the Pekingese clubs has resulted in them only holding a
Championship show every few years. However, as a result of
the amalgamations - and several more which are in process - the
newly recognised clubs will be allocated a set of CCs on an annual
It is an unfortunate fact that the number of people currently
exhibiting the breed is in decline. As the number of exhibitors
decreases, and the number of shows remain the same, the cost to
maintain the shows, along with the societies, is on the rise.
Similarly, the number of volunteers willing to be officers and
committee members of dog clubs is also diminishing.
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: "Over the course of
the year, the Pekingese clubs have worked hard to help to secure
their future by reducing the overall number of breed clubs. The
Pekingese community should be commended for its initiative and
forward thinking in these difficult times.
"Going forward, other clubs with similar complex rotations may
benefit from amalgamation and wish to apply. We are keen to work
together with clubs which are considering amalgamation and we lend
our full support to those that do. This is an important development
for the future of dog showing and we hope that this will have a
positive impact on dog showing, exhibitors and show
For further information regarding the amalgamation process, please
contact the Registered Societies department at the Kennel Club on
01296 318540 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.