ANNUAL 2013 IS OUT NOW - MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR COPY!
Our Club stand at CRUFTS 2014
The launch of the HEALTH CHECKS at our Club Open Show was a huge success!!
The Northern Club was pleased to launch the new DDB Health Check scheme that complies with KC guidance for ‘high profile’ breeds. At our Open Show no less than 37 Dogues took part. This was a great demonstration of commitment by the DDB community. The vet’s results were encouraging and will form part of our breed’s feedback to the KC. So thank you everyone who took part.
Dear Dogue de Bordeaux Enthusiast, The following link takes you to an important health survey for our breed. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ddbsurvey
The Northern Dogue De Bordeaux Club
HIGH PROFILE BREED HEALTH CHECK UPS
Launched at The Northern Dogue De Bordeaux Club’s Open Show 16th February 2014
The Northern Dogue De Bordeaux Club is taking an active role in the future health of the Dogue De Bordeaux. We are asking all enthusiasts if they would support us by taking part.
THIS IS TOTALLY VOLUNTARY!
A little about the scheme......
In line with KC guidance for breeds on the ‘High Profile’ list, there will be a new initiative in 2014 to provide a health scheme for the Dogue de Bordeaux.
The DDB Health Check will be a visual assessment by a vet. The examination will be carried out in privacy with only the Dogue’s owner present. It will not be a case of pass or fail but a grading of 1-5. The results will provide feedback for the owner and will be used to compile health statistics for the breed.
The vet writes his or her findings on a KC approved form. The top copy is given to the dogue’s owner. The first carbon copy is retained by the vet. The second carbon copy is passed to the DDB Breed Health Co-ordinator. The copies are kept completely confidential. They are not sent to the KC. They are not shared with committees.
The Breed Health Co-ordinator will use the information to build a health database for the breed. This in turn will be used to provide statistics for the KC. Crucially it will not be possible to determine the identity of any individual dogue from the statistics.
Everyone who takes part in this scheme is making a key contribution to the future well-being of the Dogue de Bordeaux.
Your check up will be paid for by The Northern Dogue De Bordeaux club however this costs the club around £15 per Dogue, so any donations towards these costs would be gratefully received.
Other News September 2013
Health Questionnaire - We are asking all our members if they can take the time to complete the following questionnaire so we can find out as a club what you would like us to provide in regards to to education and if you can get it back to us before the end of October its gives us the time to act upon the feedback for next year. Download HERE
Please also see HERE for changes to our events as of our October limit show 2014
Calling all Dogue de Bordeaux enthusiasts/owners!!
3rd - 4th August 2013
Well we all did it! - We got them to Disneyland!
Thanks to all of you who helped, the bike ride weekend was a huge success!
We would like to say a huge congratulations to all the riders who worked so hard this weekend despite the heat! You are all wonderful people and we would like to thank you all for your support and commitment to this cause. We would also like to let everyone know who has supported us that it was decided unanimously at the bikeride that because once sponsor money is in we will have well exceeded the £9000 trip to Get Them To Disneyland that aside from a few hundred pound that we will donate to Macmillan from the funds, that any over will go direct to the Dix family to use to spend on having quality time with each other. We would just like to thank everyone once again for their support but especially those that made the long journey to the bike ride and of course the massive 25 riders we had both days.
We want to now hand everything over to the Dix family, the paypal account, the email account, the facebook page and then once all sponsor money is in we will give them all the clubs bank statements too so they can see everyone who has helped and sent messages. The weekend was a bigger success than we ever could imagined with thanks to everyone of you that supported this event and the Dix family! Click Here to see details of their special holiday!
A very special lady and member of our committee "Stacy" has been taken seriously ill and we are asking for your support. 3 of our committee have got together to organise a sponsored bike ride and since we announced it we have been overwhelmed that now we have 26 riders taking part!! and so many donations and help from so many people, so thank you everyone who has helped so far you are all wonderful people who care a lot about Stacy and her family.
More information and updates can be found on our Facebook Page "Get Them To Disney" or click the image below for info on how you can help. The Club will be sponsoring pink t-shirts and high viz vests for the ride so now we need someone to sponsor the spandex shorts??? :0)
6th July from 6pm, The Northern Dogue De Bordeaux Club are sponsoring and supporting The Great North East Dogue Walk and Auction. Some fabulous items to bid on, collars, cushions, dog tags, meals out, toys, treats, photo sessions, caricature sketch. Please follow the link on the clubs Facebook page for more info.
Sponsored Charity walk with proceeds going to Dogue de Bordeaux Welfare. What a great way to raise some much needed funds, meet up with old friends, make some new friends and raise some money!! The walk will be taking place at Wylam Country Park, Wylam, Northumberland on Saturday 6th July at 2pm. If you'd like to take part, please express your interest and request a sponsorship form, at NicolaScott19@gmail.com
To take part all you need to do is secure a minimum of £20 sponsorship. On the day there will be a Dogue Fancy Dress competition (£2 entry), a raffle with some fantastic prizes. A very talented caricaturist will be on hand to draw up a funny sketch of you and your dog (payment must be made through paypal before the event).
We have realised the demand for these beautiful life sized head statues and would like to offer them for sale, we hope to also raise funds for charity at the same time! There are so many worthy causes so we would like it that the buyers can choose their own and we will be sure they get it! If you are interested please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to purchase and donate.
In June Gavin Robertson, Jilly (Crufts Best in Show winner - CH Soletrader Peek a Boo) and friends will be walking approx 130 miles from the NEC in Birmingham to Great Ormond Street Hospital in London to raise money for both GOSH,DogLost charities and The KC Charitable Trust.
They are trying to incorporate some of the high profile breeds to walk part of the way and they are looking for a DDB and owner who could walk 5 miles. COULD YOU DO IT? please get in touch and let us know! For more details see the website at www.jillysjaunt.co.uk
We would like to thank our members for their continued support to raise funds at our club events. Our last event made it possible for us to donate £75 to Dogue De Bordeaux Welfare and present another £75 to the Dogue De Bordeaux Club of Irelands Welfare fund for Summer at their club match this year (See photos below)
All monies we have raised in the past have all gone to help the Dogue De Bordeaux through the different welfares too and with your support we can continue to do this. The club dont favour any particular welfare as we support them all and if the club can help in anyway we will do all we can. All welfare groups are welcome to come along to raise awareness and funds at all our club events or if they have any appeals please let us know and we will do what we can to help you.
We have some fantastic news! The Northern DDB club won Best Club Stand In Working Group at Crufts 2013!
The Kennel Club judged the stands not just on how they looked, we provided visitors with information regarding health issues raised with in the breed, lots of educational information on the breed standard with a in depth look into the history of the breed leading us to why the breed looks how it does this day in age. Education was the key! We would like to thank the Kennel Club for recognizing all the hard work and dedication we put in to the club and we would also like to say a huge thank you all our wonderful committee members for all the hard work they put into representing our breed and making the club the best it can possibly be!
16th February 2013
The Club held a Breed Judging Seminar with world expert speaker Rafael Malo Alcrudo from Spain - For more photos etc Click Here
7th February 2013
HIGH PROFILE BREEDS EDUCATION DAY WITH THE KENNEL CLUB
Together with the Dogue De Bordeaux Club of Great Britain we attended the high profile breeds education day at Stoneleigh and overall it was a very productive day. The club were there to give their side to the reasons why our breed is on the high profile list and to give a presentation on the breed. If anyone requires further information it will be on display at our club show on 17th February 2013 also please come and see one of our committee who will be happy to explain the feedback from the event.
AGM - February 16th at Newark Showground - Stanley Sheldon Inner Hall - NottinghamShire - 6pm
For more information please contact Becky on 0191 5126447
17th September 2012
From the Kennel Club
Following on from ourrecent press release the Kennel Club is pleased to remind you that its dedication to education and training sees a series of exciting seminars being hosted atthe Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park,at the end of November. If anyone is interested in attending then they can contact the KC directly or complete and return the delegate attendance form
4th July 2012
Please remember renewals were due in June 2012, membership forms can be downloaded from the club website, please use a new form for your renewal and write at the top of the form “renewal” Payments for membership and renewals can now be made through paypal on the Membership page.
If you let your membership lapse you will need to re-apply to us for a new membership!
Also Please see events page for Updates on our 2 Show event in October
KENNEL CLUB WARNS PEOPLE NOT TO COOK THEIR DOGS
With today’s welcome sunshine, and summer fast approaching, the Kennel Club is warning people that they risk cooking their dogs alive if they leave them unattended in a car.
Dogs are extremely sensitive to the heat and should never be left in a car alone, even on a fairly warm or cloudy day. Surprisingly, leaving a car window open or supplying water makes little difference and the dog will suffer, as a car can quickly heat up to around 50°C.
Each year the Kennel Club receives reports of dogs being left in cars, and many incidents where dogs die from heatstroke as a result. The Kennel Club is calling for urgent action to prevent irresponsible dog ownership this summer.
To promote the seriousness of the issue the Kennel Club has produced a three minute video called ‘Don’t Cook your Dog’, which is supported by Dogs Today magazine’s Don’t Cook Your Dog campaign. The video is available through Youtube from today (25th June) and demonstrates how easily dogs can suffer from brain damage, organ failure and death, if left in a hot car.
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary said: “We might not be experiencing a scorching summer but today’s sunshine reminds us that even on fairly warm and cloudy days cars can heat up at an alarming speed that can be fatal to dogs. Every year dogs die traumatic deaths after being left in cars so we urge people to take care when out about with their dogs. Whether in the sun or the shade, cars heat up quickly and it can be unbearable even for us before the air-conditioning comes into effect, never mind for dogs.
“Dogs can only cool down by panting and sweating through their paws, so they will find the heat far worse than humans. Owners must realise that dogs cannot handle heat like we can and that it is never safe to leave the dog in the car alone, whether the windows are open or not.”
The Kennel Club has issued the following advice regarding travelling with your dog during warm weather.
· Consider the weather and your journey in advance, especially if you don’t have air conditioning in your car. Think about whether the journey is absolutely necessary for your dog.
· Plan your journey and check out the Kennel Club’s Open for Dogs site and use the Dog Friendly app to find places that will allow dogs in with you
· Make sure your dog has plenty of space in the car and isn’t squashed or forced to sit in direct sunlight.
· Always make sure there is shade provided: even in an air conditioned car a dog can become too hot if in full sun.
· Make sure plenty of stops are taken with lots of water available to drink.
· Take cold water in a thermos rather than a plastic bottle so it stays cold rather than being lukewarm. Ice cubes are helpful in a thermos for cooling too.
· Leave a dog unattended in a car, even with the window open and water available. Take them out of the car and leave them in a secure, cool place with access to shade and water or take them with you, there are plenty of places that are part of the Kennel Club’s Open for Dogs scheme and will allow dogs in.
· Let your dog take part in unnecessary exertion in hot weather, or stand in exposed sunlight for extended lengths of time.
· Pass by a dog if you see one suffering in a car. Whether it be in a supermarket car park or at a show, make sure you let someone in authority know and if in doubt call the police or the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.
To help avoid the need to leave dogs unattended in cars, the Kennel Club ‘Open for Dogs’ campaign encourages more businesses and services to welcome dogs. Thousands of dog-friendly attractions are listed on the website www.openfordogs.org.uk, making it the ideal way to plan for trips for the whole family including your dog over the forthcoming holiday season. To view the Youtube video ‘Don’t cook your Dog’ visit http://youtu.be/SK0zxTtHsaQ
22nd May 2012
OUT NOW - "The 2012 DDB Annual"
8th May 2012
2012 ANNUAL - Will be available at THE WORLD SHOW IN AUSTRIA
Members and Advertisers can collect their annual at the show if attending. All remaining annuals will be sent out in the post shortly after.
11th April 2012
Coming Out Soon - "The 2012 DDB Annual"
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