The Kennel Club has appointed a new manager to its Assured
Sarah Bartrip will be responsible for the effective and
efficient running of the Kennel Club's Assured Breeder Scheme, and
brings with her more than 15 years' experience within the animal
care industry. She has extensive knowledge of canine welfare,
behaviour, breeding and assessment protocols, gained through a
number of roles including as an inspector with RSPCA Victoria,
Australia and Animal Control Services in Auckland.
In addition to working in the animal care industry, Sarah has
more than six years' management experience within a range of
industries including property.
Sarah will supervise the Kennel Club Assured Breeder team as
well as overseeing all aspects of the breeder visit process. She
will also be responsible for liaising with Kennel Club committees,
breed clubs, breeders and puppy buyers on any matters relating to
the scheme and will join the team in their role of meeting breeders
at key Kennel Club events.
Sarah commented on her new role: "I am excited to be joining the
Kennel Club and aim to utilise my experience within the canine
welfare sector to help develop and improve the scheme. I believe
this is a great opportunity to see some of the outcomes of positive
breeding practices and I look forward to meeting scheme members and
hearing their views as we move forward."
Bill Lambert, Health and Breeder Services Manager at the Kennel
Club, who oversees the Assured Breeder Scheme, commented: "As the
Assured Breeder Scheme continues to develop and grow, Sarah has
been brought on board to apply her expertise within the canine
sector to drive forward the scheme. This will help ensure that it
continues to provide the public with the best opportunity to source
a healthy and well-adjusted puppy."