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Assured Breeder Scheme Testimonials


To find out more about the Assured Breeder scheme then read these interviews from existing members who have received their UKAS accreditation and experienced first-hand a visit from an assessor. The Assured Breeder Scheme welcomes all new members, novice and experienced breeders.

Best In Show Winner 2016

Marie Burns, 46, from County Durham, first became an Assured Breeder in 2013. Since joining, she has bred six litters of Westie puppies and became a certified breeder under the UKAS accredited scheme after receiving an assessment visit in March 2016. Here she explains why she joined the Assured Breeder Scheme (ABS) and her experiences so far. Read more.

Reserve Best In Show Winner 2016

Charley Donaldson, 19, from Lockerbie, first became an Assured Breeder in 2014. Since joining, together with her two membership partners, she has bred 5 litters of whippet puppies and became a certified breeder under the UKAS accredited scheme after receiving an assessment visit in May 2016. Here she explains why she joined the Assured Breeder Scheme (ABS) and her experiences so far. Read more.

Novice Breeder

Ali Shelton, 47 from Ramsden Heath in Essex, has been an Assured Breeder for almost three years. She has bred four litters of Labrador puppies and became part of the only dog breeders to be certified by a United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) accredited body after receiving an inspection visit in January 2014... Read more.

Ali Shelton, 47 from Ramsden Heath in Essex, has been an Assured Breeder for almost three years. She has bred four litters of Labrador puppies and became part of the only dog breeders to be certified by a UKAS accredited body after receiving an inspection visit in January 2014. Here she explains why she joined the Assured Breeder Scheme (ABS) and her experiences so far. - See more at: /breeding/case-studies/novice-breeder-case-study/#sthash.iiCrDz3q.dpuf

Experienced Breeders

Diane Stewart-Ritchie, of world acclaimed Gwendariff Irish Setters is a breeder from Co. Down, in Northern Ireland. She has been breeding dogs for more than 25 years and has bred 14 UK Champions and over 20 Champions in other countries. She became an Assured Breeder after receiving an inspection visit in September 2013. She also holds the Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme Accolade of Excellence award. Here she explains why she joined the Assured Breeder Scheme (ABS), her experience of a visit and why she thinks the scheme is important. Read more.

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is a national charity that breeds and trains dogs to change the lives of deaf people. Each hearing dog is trained to alert their owner to important sounds, as well as offering them more independence. The charity joined the Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme (ABS) in 2008 and has placed more than 1830 hearing dogs with applicants since then. Read more.

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is a national charity that breeds and trains dogs to change the lives of deaf people. Each hearing dog is trained to alert their owner to important sounds, as well as offering them more independence. The charity joined the Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme (ABS) in 2008 and has placed more than 1830 hearing dogs with applicants since then. - See more at: /breeding/case-studies/hearing-dogs-for-deaf-people/#sthash.mU14PKpB.dpuf