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JBLC Proposed Breed Strategy

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Summary Report on the Breeders Regional Workshops

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JBLC Update

JBLC UPDATE


Important Diary Date After the success of the Breeders Workshops the JBLC is planning a follow up day on Saturday 13th May 2017 at The Canine Academy Tollerton (not Saturday 8th April as previously advertised) The JBLC are delighted to announce that Dr Tom Lewis (KC Geneticist) and Dr Katy Evans (involved in the KC Breed Health and Conservation project) will be attending. This will be an opportunity to discuss proposals and plan for the future of our breed with the experts.

For those of you that were unable to attend any of the workshops you can still have your say! Feedback forms will be available on the BCC Yearbook stand at Crufts, so that you can state your concerns and suggest any proposals for action.

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Save this Date!

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The follow up to the Breeders Workshops will now be on Saturday 13th May at Tollerton Canine Academy and not April 8th as previously advertised. The JBLC are delighted to announce that Dr Tom Lewis (KC Geneticist) and Dr Katy Evans (involved in the KC Breed Health and Conservation project) will be attending. This will be an opportunity to discuss proposals and plan for the future of our breed with the experts. More information to follow.



The JBLC would like to say a big thank you to all those who have Beardies with Addisons and have contributed samples to the Addisons research project being carried out the RVC. Research is now underway but the RVC would be grateful for even more samples to ensure they have sufficient for their work. Blood and serum from newly diagnosed Beardies with Addisons is most valuable but blood from any Beardie with Addisons can be used. They can also use more than one sample from the same dog. So if you haven't donated yet or you have and are willing to submit another sample please do so! More information, the owner Information sheet and sample submission form can be downloaded at http://www.rvc.ac.uk/about/our-people/brian-catchpole#tab-research

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BLOOD SAMPLES FROM ADDISONIAN BEARDIES REQUIRED

"We need blood samples for the Addisons research being undertaken by Prof Brian Catchpole at the RVC. We need samples from ANY BEARDIES that have been diagnosed with Addisons disease. Samples from those that are newly or recently diagnosed are most valuable but samples from ALL BEARDIES with Addisons can be used. Extra blood can be taken during routine monitoring and most vets will do this free of charge. Sample forms and more information can be downloaded at


http://www.rvc.ac.uk/about/our-people/brian-catchpole#tab-research


or contact Yvonne Fox for further information.


Standard Poodles, Pointers and Finnish Lapphunds are also taking part in this research so if you know of any owners of these breeds please mention the research to them."

I have heard from Vicky Fox (research graduate doing our Addisonian research) and she needs blood samples from 6 more Beardies to start the work so can we have a big push on this. If we get more all well and good. Remember any Addisonian Beardie samples are welcome.


Also:

Reminder at the BCC Ch show the JBLC are hosting a CEA clinic with a 40% discount on testing. If you haven't had your dog tested then now is the time to do it!


For further information please contact Liz Gault on: Tel 01505 842462 or email lochbarra@btinternet.com

Don't forget to order your DNA databank swabs with your BCC ch show entry. The DNA databank held at the Animal Health Trust (AHT) is a vital resource for current and future research, so please take part! The swabs are available at the subsidized cost of £2.50 and can be ordered with your show entry. If you bring copies of any health certificates your dog has, we will swab your dog, help you fill in the forms & print off your dogs pedigree so all you have to do is send it all off! If you aren't coming to show then contact Yvonne Fox - Tel:01207 290036 email Y.Fox@bushbladesbeardies.co.uk for details on how to take part.

If you have already submitted DNA to the AHT Databank then don't forget to update them if the health status of your dog has changed.

Finally we are planning a follow up day to the Breeders Symposiums on 8th April 2017 in the Midlands. We will be discussing feedback from the Breeders days and a proposed action plan to take the breed forward into the future, so keep this date in your diary free!



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