Kennel Club boosts its online Academy with four new breed films

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Wealth of canine resources being expanded all the time

Learning about the different dog breeds continues to be made more accessible than ever, with the launch of four additional breed films on the Kennel Club Academy so far in 2020, the latest in a growing series of resources to be added to the leading online facility for those looking to improve their knowledge of the canine world.

The most recent of the breed-specific films to be launched is the Siberian Husky, which is now live, with the Norwegian Buhund, Labrador Retriever and Japanese Shiba Inu having also been added in recent weeks.

All the presentations and films have been developed by experts in their breeds in collaboration with the Kennel Club and offer users an insight into their knowledge and experience. The learning resources provide a thorough introduction to the breeds, including their history, breed standard, a ‘nose to nail’ overview and movement in the show ring.

Giving her personal observations of the breed for the Siberian Husky is breed expert, Sally Leich; for the Norwegian Buhund, it is Lorraine Bolton; Labrador Retriever, Penny Carpanini and Carole Coode; and Japanese Shiba Inu, Liz Dunhill. .

The resources provide pre-course learning ahead of attendance at a breed appreciation day and undertaking an assessment. It also provides Academy users with an opportunity to update their knowledge of breeds from breed experts.

Other breeds currently available to view online include: the Beagle, Border Collie, Border Terrier, Boxer, Bull Terrier, Chow Chow, Dachshund, Dalmatian, Dandie Dinmont Terrier, English Setter, Eurasier, Golden Retriever, Griffon Bruxellois, Italian Greyhound, Keeshond, Manchester Terrier, Pomeranian, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Schipperke, Scottish Terrier, Tibetan Spaniel and Whippet.

Among the breeds planned to have films released in the coming months are: the Afghan Hound, Australian Shepherd, Basset Fauve De Bretagne, Basset Hound, Bedlington Terrier, Bloodhound, Cairn Terrier, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Curly Coated Retriever, Finnish Lapphund, Finnish Spitz, German Pinscher, German Shorthaired Pointer, Gordon Setter, Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla, King Charles, Lancashire Heeler, Newfoundland, Otterhound, Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Polish Lowland Sheepdog, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, Tibetan Terrier and Weimaraner.

Led by the Kennel Club’s Training Board, the Kennel Club Academy is an online learning resource for breeders, judges, Kennel Club Accredited Instructor scheme members and anyone with an active interest in dogs. A range of learning resources, films and assessments is available, sharing insight and guidance from professionals and experts in their respective fields.

Gerald King, Chairman of the Kennel Club Training Board, said: "We are happy to announce the addition of another four breed films to the Kennel Club Academy, with more to follow in the coming months. These films are a valuable resource for those within the breed, judges and those working towards becoming a judge as well as dog breeders.

“The Training Board is keen to develop this area into an online library of films with multiple films for a breed, so breed clubs are invited to give serious consideration to collaborating with the Kennel Club for the creation of a film on their breed. The Kennel Club’s Educational Trust continues to fund the creation of these films and thanks all those involved in the development processes, aiding in a proactive and full approach to their judges’ education and the future of the breed. The Training Board’s view is that the more information which can be made available and retained about a particular breed, the better to provide a rounded education for generations to come.”

For more information, please visit The Kennel Club Academy.

All the material is currently available free of charge.

Any enquiries, please email our Academy team.