At this this time of the Year please check here on the day you are thininking of coming
just in case due to bad weather classes are called off
I've decided to stop the Sunday 11.45am GSD Junior Class
but there is a Saturday GSD Class starting at 10.30am you can join instead.
Another win for outstanding BSD Cloud Awarded – Best of Breed. North Lincolnshire Show Easter Saturday
From Richard (with Baxter)
Dogs owners have been warned to keep their pets away from mud as deadly Alabama Rot sweeps the UK. There are fears dogs could contract the devastating disease from mud picked up on their paws
and legs during walks.
Owners should wash any mud off their
dogs when they return home and watch out for signs of the illness known as
The cause of Alabama Rot, or 'dog's
black death', is unknown and it affects all breeds. If it's not spotted early
enough it could lead to potentially fatal kidney failure, with 80 per cent of
all cases leading to death as it's often too late by the time it's diagnosed. A number of deaths have been
reported in the UK and dog owners have been urged to keep a close watch over
their pets. More than 135 cases have been
reported since 2012, but there are fears that 2018 could see a surge in cases
due to recent bad weather. There have been at least 29 deaths this year after a
record 37 were reported in 2017. Alamaba Rot is believed to thrive in
cold, wet soil.The Dogs Trust said: "Where possible,
stick to dry paths and keep dogs out of muddy or wet areas. "Wash off any
mud after your walk so you can check for any lesions or wounds and if you spot
any, go to your vet."
The first sign of Alabama Rot is
usually a skin sore or lesion not caused by any known injury, said Vets4Pets.
It said: "Most commonly, these sores are found below the elbow or knee and
appear as a distinct swelling, a patch of red skin, or are open and ulcer-like. "Within approximately two to
seven days, the affected dogs develop outward signs of sudden kidney failure
which can include vomiting, reduced hunger, and an unusual tiredness.
"Skin sores and sudden kidney
failure are not unique to this disease alone, and are actually more likely to
be caused by some other disease. Your vet will run a number of tests to
determine the underlying cause."
How common is lungworm?
from the Kennel Club
Lungworm is what we call an 'emerging' disease: it's gradually
becoming more common. Until recently it only appeared in select 'hot
spots' in the south of the UK, but over the last few years, it's been
successfully identified in various parts of the country. It's unclear
exactly what's caused this spread (and that of other parasites,
including ticks), but increased movement of pets around the country, and
abroad, as well as greater contact between wildlife and the urban
environment are all thought to be very influential factors.
Not every snail or slug carries the disease and lungworm's
geographical limitations means infection is currently relatively
uncommon, but it does rear its head from time to time; and in extreme
cases, causes death of infected patients, so it is potentially extremely
see other hearth concerns on the Disney Diaries Page....
Roll of Honor
The Ted Saberton CCEG Dog of the Year Award
In Memory of Ted who was a member and helped cceg in all sorts of ways.....
Molly with Sally 2009
Coco with Phoebe 2010
Arthur with Sue 2011
Scamp with Angela 2012
Jackson with Sue 2013
Yarna with Trevor 2014
Winne with Sam and Baxter with Richard & Sheila joint winners 2015
Bella with Barbarba 2016
Taro with Tat 2017
Special Awards For Advance Training
Piya with John 2015
Koda with Elaine 2016
The GSD Zimba CCEG Brave Heart Award
Presented In Memory of my lad GSD Zimba
Zimba with Alan 2013
Kane with Donna & Nessa with Alan joint holders 2014
Hepsi with Joyce 2015
Susue with Julia 2016
Bryn with Jan 2017
The Joan Dutton CCEG Life Time Achievement Award
Presented in Memory of Joan Dutton
Disney with Pat 2010
Lux with Nat 2011
Bracken with Lousie 2012
Kaiser with Tracey 2013
Bryn with Jan 2014
Capt Lego with Lorriane 2015
Freddie with Carol 2016
Lola with Danni 2017
The CCEG Platinum Award
Disney with 2010
Byan with Jan 2010
Sky with Gill 2012
Yogi with Rut 2012
Wisp with Paul 2012
Piya with John 2017
Bambi with Gail 2017
Koda with Elaine 2017
Perry with Tracey 2017
for 20 or more
years of outstanding contribution to CCEG
Pat - Tracey - Jan - Vickie - Carol & Alan
We now have a Microchip Scanner.... testing we discovered one dog that had been chipped didn't register on the scanner...the chip had 'gone' or stopped working. So after a visit to the vet (who also couldn't find it) a new chip was inserted.
So, if you would like your dog's chip checked please ask.
When using it one weekend we found most dogs showed concern having the scanner placed near their neck... So, Pat suggested we do this as a training class exercise.... so we will do this by passing the scanner round to a difference class each week.
“Dogs’ lives are short, too short, but you know that going in. You know the pain is coming, you’re going to lose a dog, and there’s going to be great anguish, so you live fully in the moment with her, never fail to share her joy or delight in her innocence, because you can’t support the
illusion that a dog can be your lifelong companion. There’s such beauty
in the hard honesty of that, in accepting and giving love while always aware it comes with an unbearable price. Maybe loving dogs is a way we do penance for all the other illusions we allow ourselves and for the mistakes we make because of those illusions.”
When seeking out information on diet, and other matters relating to
your dog's well-being, and where advice is offered as the result of research,
than if possible check out who funded the research -research for the most part
will find in favour of the company funding it.
Which compnay owns the food I feed my dog?
Barking Heads - Pet Food UK Ltd.
Hills - Colgate-Palmolive
Burns - Burns Pet Nutritions Ltd.
Oscars - Oscar Pet Foods
Iams/Eukanuba - Proctor & Gamble
Royal Canin - James Wellbeloved - Pedigree - Chappie - The Mars Group
Proplan - Beta - Omega - Bakers - Purina - Nestle
This site is worth a visit
Graphic from www.cybergifs.com/dogs & www.fuzzyfaces.com