Monthly Archives: March 2013

MyKC – Preview

Visiting Crufts a few weeks ago I was interested to see what The Kennel Club has planned for the future. There was one thing that particularly that got my attention; thier preview of the MyKC website they are hoping to launch later this year.

Before I get into details, ever since I went to dog shows, I’ve always wanted to get involved in The Kennel Club. However, it felt difficult at times especially  with their current online website; accessing certain features and services can be very awkward to get into. Considering that roughly 85%-90% of the UK population use the internet. You now have a tool that can potentially reach millions of people in only a few clicks.

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Next Interview: David Hibbert – Chair of the Retired WM Police Dog Benevolent Fund

I’m really excited about this one, I met West Midlands Police at Crufts and had a great conversation with them at their stand. West Midlands Police officers and dogs give terrific demonstrations of their work in the special events ring and the main arena which I briefly mentioned in my Crufts blog where you can see a video of the display. Their show was one of my highlights of Crufts.

So watch this space!

Crufts 2013


It’s that time of year again! 25,000 dogs, 210 breeds, 7 groups and 1 Best in Show. As the most renowned and certainly the biggest in the world, Crufts is truly the world cup of Dog Showing.

Crufts is simply four days of celebration of man’s best friend. As well as Best in Show, there are a huge number of activities besides; the Scruffts final, flyball, heelwork to music and agility action in the main ring, Discover Dogs, a reading corner where children can read to special reading dogs, educational areas, a breed health zone, hundreds of trade stands to shop from and much more. The dog showing world is a multi million pound industry and there is no better place to see that than Crufts and many businesses such as dog food and equipment heavily depend on it as a source of income.

The atmosphere is always exhilarating but for once I wasn’t exhibiting any dogs, so this gave me a great chance to network and blog. One of the things I did get a chance to do was to interview Dog Law Specialist Trevor Cooper from Dogs Trust and Cooper & Co Solicitors here.

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