At Three Counties our Judge Mr Andrew Brace took a particular interest in finding
out a little more about the breed. It was also rewarding that the Commentator in
the Best in Show Ring for the Lap of honour actually gave time for us and recited
some facts and a little detail about the breed to the audience waiting for the Hound
Group to start.
I believe that the breed is starting to find some support and followers around the
main shows which then brings me on to the whole topic about the Import Register.
Donna Cawley from the (IMA) Mexican Hairless has set up 'The Import Register Support
Group' (IRSG) which has been created to support and assist people and their dogs
who are currently on the "Import Register" in the UK. The IRSC can be found on facebook,
where you will also find a petition which if you are in agreement with the content
and are prepared to sign, will help show the Kennel Club the level of support that
the breeds on the Import Register have.
The aims of the group are to get the Kennel Club to allow Import Register breeds
to enter AVNSC and Stakes Classes at shows. The increased choice of classes will
also allow any Junior Handlers to compete in Junior Handling classes if there are
no IR classes scheduled at the show, which they are currently unable to do.
Allow the "Best Import Register" to compete in the Group competition. Schedule Import
Register classes at Crufts. Publish clear Criteria for progression off the Import
Register. At present the only guidance we have is "When the Kennel Club feel the
breed is ready". Give full consideration to Import Register Support Group's proposals
and give transparent feedback on each of the above proposals if it feels our requests
cannot be granted.
The Cirneco dell’Etna Club has also opened a facebook page, details on the website.
The Anharbn pup’s are all growing and starting to leave for their new homes. It is
exhausting just trying to keep up with them, endless newspaper and mopping but well
worth it when you start to see the characters appearing especially little Kevin (the
fruit bat). He may be the smallest little man around but he sure makes up for it
with character and being the first in to the food.