The Kennel Club has appointed a new manager to its Assured Breeder Scheme.
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."