CRUFTS CHANGES

Following the announcement that Crufts 2021 will take place next year on the new dates of 15 – 18 July 2021 at the NEC Birmingham, The Kennel Club has now published some further details on some of the competitions and qualifications for next year’s show. 

The Kennel Club will be reviewing many aspects of the show in line with government advice and the evolving health situation, however, some decisions have needed to be made in advance to ensure it would be able to go ahead in a Covid secure way.  The qualification is open to those who qualified for Crufts 2020 apart from the 3rd placing in class. It should be also noted no puppy classes will be scheduled at the 2021 show due to lack of opportunity to qualify. 

Further to a review of the floor space and the number of exhibitors and attendees, the decision has had to be made that entries will be capped for all breeds.  Entries are due to open at the end of March and will be online only. Entries will close on 31 May 2021 or when numbers have been reached. 

It is with great disappointment that The Kennel Club must also announce that, due to the lack of opportunity to qualify, the following competitions will not be taking place at Crufts 2021: Breeders’ competition, International Junior Handling competition, Junior Warrant competition, Vulnerable Breeds competition and Pets as Therapy Stakes.  Further information on other competitions and canine disciplines will be announced as soon as possible. 

For further information on qualifications, and to keep up to date on how the Crufts 2021 show will look, please go to crufts.org.uk.  

Please note that it is hoped that Crufts 2022 will take place on 10 – 13 March. Any shows that take place between 25 January and 31 May 2021 will qualify for Crufts 2022, further details of which will be advised in due course. 

NTUAS Webinar November 9th

For up to date information about upper airways syndrome register to the webinar. The link to the event can be found on the Norwich Terrier Club of America’s website. A lot of other interesting resources may be found too.

The live event will be at 1 AM UK time on Tuesday the 10th of November but the recording will be on demand from 2-3 days after the event and those who have registered on VetVine will receive a notification.

Redeeming prizes sponsored by Royal Canin

Please note the following message from our show sponsor

We at Royal Canin are reaching out to you as we sponsored your show in the last twelve months.

With the ongoing Covid-19 crisis we are trying to help your winners redeem their prizes. Normally this would be done on our stand at the championship shows. As most shows are now cancelled until the end of October, we have altered the system to allow winners to claim their prizes via our Area Business managers.

To this end, we would be grateful if you could share the wording below on your club’s social media page or through your club website to try and make sure everyone who has a prize has a good chance of redeeming it in a timely fashion.

“Don’t forget that you can still redeem your gift certificates won at shows sponsored by Royal Canin by contacting their Area Business Manager. To find out who the Business Manager is for your area, click here: https://bit.ly/3b6yjOr

We hope this goes some way to showing our support of shows and events and look forward to supporting you in the future.

In the meantime please stay safe.

Sally Brown

It is with great sadness that we have to report that the President of the Norwich Terrier Club, Sally Brown, passed away in hospital on 10th April 2020. Our thoughts at this sad time are with her family, especially her husband John and their daughter Jeanette, son Stuart, and daughter-in-law Jane.

We will all miss Sally, she was a loyal friend and great supporter of Norfolk and Norwich Terriers having owned, loved, bred and shown them over very many years. Sally you will be truly missed, you were an excellent committee member and President of the Norwich Terrier Club. This position was an honour of which she was very proud to hold.

Sally loved her dogs and enjoyed showing, winning or not, the best dogs always went home with her! She was very proud of her Ch Ragus The Devil Can Wait For Lastarean, ‘Konner’ to his friends, who won BIS at the NTC Open show in 2012, then qualified for his title at SKC 2014.   She also loved Cesky terriers, breeding a top winning dog and successful sire.

Sally especially loved the annual Norwich and Norfolk Funday, and had been discussing it with friends only recently, making plans and sincerely hoping that it is possible to hold it this year. I hope we can make it an extra special event this year to honour and remember her.

Due to present pandemic circumstances her funeral will be for family only. Sally has stipulated no flowers please, but if you would like to honour her memory you could donate to the Norwich Terrier Club Health fund. (Contact the secretary Beverley Watkins by phone 01708 473897 for bank details, (not by email), or post her a cheque made out to the Norwich Terrier Club Health Fund, postal address is on the entry form)

Statement from the Animal health Trust – AHT

On Sunday 22 March 2020, the Animal Health Trust (AHT) announced that following a period of dire financial constraints, and with the economic implications of the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK the charity was facing imminent closure.

The Trustees and Executive Committee are continuing to seek out emergency funding and a final decision regarding the long-term future of the Trust will now be made towards the end of April 2020.

Following recent guidance from the UK Government on tackling the Covid-19 pandemic and in order to make use of the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, the AHT has closed its offices until further notice.

No further comment will be made at this time.

Please do not send any further DNA samples to the Animal Health Trust until further notice. Sadly they are going into liquidation.

More information about the situation: click here.