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Field Trials 2020/21

Field Trial Secretary Club Events, Events, Field Events, Field Trials, News and Events, Recent News 21st September 2020

The BCGB are pleased to announce this seasons field trials. The Field Trial Schedule can be found here (weblink).

All entries to be made via Fosse Data (weblink).

The BCGB Covid-19 Risk Assessment & Guidelines (weblink) must be read in conjunction with the Schedule and Standing Instructions (weblink). Where there is a conflict, the Covid-19 Risk Assessment & Guidelines takes precedence.

Track & Trace information must be submitted via an online form (weblink) or e-mailed (weblink to Word document) to ftsec.bcgb@gmail.com by the closing date for entries to the trial. Entries will only be accepted if the Track and Trace information has been received.

Please be aware, should there be a change in government guidelines resulting in cancellation at short notice, it will be out of our control.

We will respond immediately to any changes in Government advice or local lockdowns.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT – SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER 2020 SHOWS

Jenna Cocking Club Events, Events, News and Events 5th August 2020

Dear Members,

We would like to thank you for your patience and understanding whilst a decision has been made regarding the 2 remaining shows for 2020.

After careful consideration and looking at both venues in great detail unfortunately, we have to notify you that the Open Show to be held on 27th September will not be going ahead for a number of reasons.

The Championship Show to be held on 4th October will proceed but this will be dependant on the Government Guidelines issued at that time and with a number of safety measures in place.

Further information on how the Championship Show will proceed will be available in due course.

Jenna Cocking

Club Secretary

PDF version ‘Announcement Show 2020 Accouncement – AUG 2020’

Covid 19 – Why now is a bad time to get a puppy

Jenna Cocking puppies for sale, Recent News, Rescue Dogs 19th June 2020

Here is a pertinent post which has been adapted (with permission) as it raises some important points,
some of which very fortunately don’t apply to our breed.

In recent weeks the Club has had many new members join the Facebook group, many who already own
the breed but many more are looking to get one ‘now or in the near future’. With this in mind, please
read the following.

If you are thinking of getting a puppy please take a few moments to read the attached article (see below) “Why now is a bad time to get a puppy”.

Why now is a bad time to get a puppy

Your Club Needs You! Regional Organiser and Rescue/Re-homing Co-ordinator

Jenna Cocking News and Events, Regional Events, Rescue Dogs 11th June 2020

The Brittany Club of Great Britain is looking for volunteers to fill two positions; Eastern Region Area Co-ordinator and also Rescue/Re-homing Co-ordinator.

For more information please refer to the attached advert and job descriptions.

Link to: Regional Co-ordinator (click to open)

Link to: Rescue/Re-homing Co-ordinator (click to open)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FUN ON-LINE DOG SHOW ~ MAY 2020 RESULTS

Thank you to everyone who entered the Fun On-line Dog Show in aid of Brittany Rescue & Re-homing, which has raised over £280!  Also huge thank you to the judge Annie Massie, who had the difficult task of choosing between the 281 entries.  We hope you all enjoyed looking through the photographs as much as we have.

Jenna Cocking – Club Secretary

CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 2020

Jenna Cocking Recent News 5th May 2020

We hope you and your dogs are all keeping well and active during these strange and difficult times, and on behalf of the Committee we would like to say a huge thank you to all our Members who are Key Workers in various roles.

 

In light of the current on-going uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, and the guidelines issued by the Government, the Officers and Committee have taken the decision to postpone this years Championship Show, which was due to be held on Saturday 11th July.

 

The new date will be Sunday 4th October to be held at Tomlinsons Boarding Kennels & Canine Centre, Upper Grange Farm, Ratby Lane, Markfield, Leicestershire, LE67 9RJ.

 

Currently the Open Show will still go ahead on Sunday 27th September, to be held at Yelvertoft Village Hall, but we will continue to monitor the situation closely in the coming weeks, and notify our Members of any further changes.

 

We look forward to welcoming you all back to Club events in the near future.

 

Jenna Cocking – Club Secretary

HPR Team Challenge 2020

Field Trial Secretary Events, Field Events, News and Events 12th February 2020

BRITTANY OWNERS

If anyone is interested in being selected please e-mail Loren at ftsec.bcgb@gmail.com  as soon as possible.

 

HPR Team Challenge 2020

18th April 2020

Location: Tythe Barn, Harvington, Evesham, WR11 8NT

Chief Steward Lloyd Birch

Hosted by the Worcestershire Gundog Society

The HPR Team Challenge is a working test where a team of four dogs from each of the HPR breeds will compete against all the other HPR breed teams.

The representatives for each breed will be selected by their breed clubs. Four dogs and a reserve will be chosen and one of the runners nominated as team captain.

Hopefully there will be a team from every KC HPR breed (GWP, GSP, GLP, LM, HV, HWV, KG, BI, IS, B, SRHP, WEI and an FCI mixed team, 13 in total.

On arrival at the event the dogs will be sorted into groups (1,2,3 &4).

The breed teams will be split up so one of each breed will be in each of the four groups.

Each group will have 2 judges. At least 1 will be a panel judge and they will be from different breed backgrounds.

The tests will be of open standard and will consist of hunting, 2 retrieves from land and 1 from water and will be scored 40/20/20/20.

The judges will judge all 13 dogs in their group for all 4 tests.

When all tests are completed the scores for each breed will be added up and the team with the highest score will win. In the event of a draw the teams’ total hunting scores will be calculated and the highest will win. If it is still level, the team Captains will compete in a run off (details on the day).

The prize will be bragging rights over all of the other breeds for 12 whole months (and some other bits, depends on the sponsors). The losers will get the wooden spoon and will have to train harder for next year as they really don’t want to get it twice.

The tests will be run mostly in accordance with the J regs although it’s not a KC recognised event.

This event is intended to be FUN, but serious. After all, who wants to lose to a team of Weimaraners!!! You will need to bring a sense of humour, plenty of banter, whilst still respecting the judges decisions and playing nice with your fellow competitors.

WGDS will host this event and if it’s successful I’d like to think another club, hopefully a regional club, would take it on for next year.

There will be a charge of £60 per team. Personally, I think this should be paid by the breed clubs as the dogs will be chosen by them and representing their breed.

Once the costs of the day have been covered all profits, including the raffle and so on will go to a charity yet to be chosen (feel free to suggest one). This is not a money-making exercise for WGDS.

I appreciate for some breeds there are multiple breed clubs. I am not interested in the politics so I will contact them all and they will have to work together to choose a team. If they can’t get along maybe they can nominate 2 each.

I will need to know ASAP that the clubs will support this event and submit a team.

I would like to know by 31st March who will be in the teams, team captains and contact details.

Lloyd Birch

FT Sec

WGDS

07545 573898

Passing of Mrs Dolly Leach

Field Trial Secretary News and Events, Recent News 10th February 2020

The BCGB are saddened to share the news that Mrs Dolly Leach (prefix “Presthill“) passed away on the 1st February 2020.

The funeral will be held on Tuesday 25th February 2020, at 2.30pm, Aylesbury Vale Crematorium, Watermead, HP19 0FY.  There will be a wake after the service to be held at the Horse & Jockey in Aylesbury.

The family have said that all are welcome to attend the service, and the wake afterwards.

 

Kind regards,

Jenna Cocking

Club Secretary

Brittany Club of Great Britain