CCEG - Often helping dogs with people problems
If at anytime class times need to be changed or training is cancelled because of the weather or training field conditions than a message will be posted here by 9.30am on the day,
Sorry to the muddy condition of the parking area and forecast of more rain over night there are
NO CLASSES SUNDAY 23RD FEB
After having to push around 8 cars out of the mud we thought it best
Sadly Allison & James lost their 'girl' on Tuesday due to a sudden illness.
Only a few weeks off her 6th birthday a life far too short
Sadly we had to say goodbye to some of our 'best freinds' again in 2019 made more sad by the passing of two patriarchs of CCEG
16 year old Byn
All Kennel Clubs Awards, CCEG Platinum Award
CCEG Brave Heart Award and CCEG Life Time Achievement
14 year old Disney
CCEG Dog of The Year Award, CCEG Brave Heart Award
CCEG Life Time Achievement Award, All Kennel Club Awards
CCEG Platinum Award
FOR GAINING THE
KENNEL CLUB BRONZE AWARD
Held on the 21st Dec 2019
Piya with John
Cochise with John
Perry with Tracey
Maureeen with Julie
Hawan with Allison
The Award winners for 2019
Dog of The Year Award - Humphrey with Melanie
Brave Heart Award - Chase with Ruth
Life Time Achievement Award - Koda with Elaine
Outstanding Progress Award - Winnie with Claire
Check My Diet!
Worried your dog isn't getting
everything he needs?
Feeding a fresh diet is great for
your dog, but balancing it correctly can be complicated....
Many homemade (raw or cooked) diets suffer from deficiencies
which may affect your dog over time. Some deficiencies can take a year or more
to be apparent, others may never be outwardly noticeable but may shorten
your dog's life.
Common deficiencies include zinc causing dry, flakey or
itchy skin and antioxidant vitamin E resulting in cell damage and increased
risk of cancer. Manganese deficiencies may be almost invisible but can
lead to weakened ligaments and conditions like ruptured cruciates. This
means that the fact your dog 'looks fine' may not be enough.
The 'Check my Diet' service can assess your dog's whole diet
One Training Treat that most dogs love is Liver Cake
This is how I make it
Using a standard pack of Liver from a Supermarket
Lambs or pigs liver is best (ox liver contains higher
level of vitamin A)
Place the Liver in
a liquidizer and then blend in
3 eggs in one in it's
shell (the shells are a good source of Calcium)
Optional is to add a little fresh raw garlic (not from a
Place the mixture in a bowl and mix in porridge oats the
mixture should be a reasonably firm consistency.
Place in a baking tin and cook at 180 degrees for around
45 mins when cold cut into small pieces and bag what you don't want to use straight away can be put in the freezer
How old we don't know but we helped them and I love them
Alabama rot, also known as CRGV (Cutaneous and Renal
Glomerular Vasculopathy), is a very rare potentially life-threatening diseasethat blocks and damages theblood vessels in a dog’s skin and kidneys. Affecteddogs will often develop ulcers or sores on the bottom part of their legs and
will go on to develop kidney failure, which is often fatal. At the moment the
only way to confirm Alabama rot is by analysing tissue from the dog’s kidney
after it has died.
What causes Alabama rot?
The cause of Alabama rot is not known and so unfortunately
diagnosing and treating an affected dog can be very difficult. Many of the dogs
that died from Alabama rot had been walking in muddy woodland areas during
winter and spring months, so it’s thought that wet muddy conditions may somehow
be linked to the cause.
How common is Alabama rot?
Alabama rot is a well-publicised, but very rare disease that
is known to have affected around 150 dogs in the UK between November 2012 and
March 2018. Reports of Alabama rot seem to be on the increase, which may be
because more dogs are becoming affected, or that vets and owners are more aware
of the condition.
Where is Alabama rot found in the
When Alabama rot was first noticed, most of the cases
appeared to be around the New Forest area. Since then, affected dogs have been
found throughout the UK. There are no reported cases in East Anglia to date the
nearest being Stanstead
What are the signs of Alabama
sores or ulcers on the skin
ulcers usually appear on the legs or paws, but could appear anywhere on
the body, including the head, tummy, around the mouth and nose, or on the
tongue. These marks may appear as an area of redness or could look like a
cut, bruise, sting or open sore. These signs could be caused by a large
number of different things, but in a small number of cases this could be
the first signs of Alabama rot. Always speak to your vet if your dog
unexpectedly develops any of these signs.
off their food.
change in drinking.
weeing as much.
of kidney failure usually appears around three days after the marks on the
skin, but can appear more quickly, or may sometimes take up to ten days.
Signs that there are problems with the kidneys include:
If you’re concerned that your dog might have Alabama Rot
it’s very important that you speak to your vet as soon as possible.
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
Tilly with Sheila 2018
Humphrey with Melanie 2019
Special Awards For Advance Training
Piya with John 2015
Koda with Elaine 2016
Ruby with Lynne 2019
Hawan with Allison 2019
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
Kylie with Selwyn 2018
Chase with Ruth 2019
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
Bambi with Gail 2018
Koda with Elaine 2019
The CCEG Platinum Award
Disney with Pat 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
CCEG Special Awards
for 20 or more
years of outstanding contribution to CCEG
Pat - Tracey - Jan - Vickie - Carol & Alan
For her outstanding work with GSD's in need of love, help and homes
Anjela with Boo
Outstanding Progress Award
Winnie with Claire
Testing our Scanner 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.
“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