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October To March

Between these months please check here on the day you are coming as training  classes may need to be called off because of the weather



7th Dec Jan sadly had to say goodbye to lovely Bryn of 16 years.

She rehomed this 'bit of a lad' at round 18 months in Jan's guiding hands he went on to earn all his

Kennel Clubs Awards, 

CCEG Platinum Award ,

CCEG Brave Heart Award and

CCEG Life Time Achievement

more than this he was very special  to Jan and the instructors of CCEG

Loss leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”




I  led a Carol Service for the Ladies Circle in our village this afternoon, and it meant leaving Cheekah in the car for just over an hour. I'd given her a 5 then a couple of 10 minute waits in the car to get her a bit used to it

Anyway the ladies wanted her to come into the Hall and meet them, and when I went back for her I was greeted with a lovely wag. But when I took her into the Hall she saw Chris, and the photo is the result!

She also met 7 or 8 dogs in the park this morning, there's usually a gathering of them if you go at the right time... lots of little yapping and barking characters, but it was good for her to meet them as well, and she behaved fine

Cheers - Eric

After 9 years in kennels Cheekah went home with Chris and Eric last Friday (30th Nov) and is loving her new life


CCEG Golden Oldies

Rosie we will say is 10 plus as being with Pat is her 4th home and Dis 13 years

Maddie 13 years

How old we don't know but we helped them and I love them


How common is Lungworm & Alabama rot?

from the Kennel Club


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 serious.


Alabama Rot

Alabama rot, also known as CRGV (Cutaneous and Renal Glomerular Vasculopathy), is a very rare potentially life-threatening diseasethat blocks and damages the blood 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 UK?

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 Abbotts

 What are the signs of Alabama rot?

  • Marks, sores or ulcers on the skin 
  • 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.
  • Kidney failure
    • Being off their food.
    • A change in drinking.
    • Being sick.
    • Not weeing as much.
    • Being tired.
  • Signs 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

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

Kylie with Selwyn 2018

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

 The CCEG Platinum Award Holders

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

In  2017 for  20 or more years of outstanding contribution to CCEG

Pat - Tracey - Jan - Vickie - Carol & Alan

In 2018  Anjela for her outstanding work with GSD's in need of love, help and homes

Microchip Scanner

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.”
Dean Koontz,

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


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