MORE THAN 1000 DOGS REGISTERED
The Breeds On The Left Are Those That Have Registered More Than One Thousand Dogs In 2009.
Clearly, this could not happen overnight. But, what is needed is a working fund collected through a levy at local/breed shows whereby if a show is held without a Kennel Club License and those involved are banned by the KC, there would be funding available to challenge the Kennel club in a proper Court of Law, not in a 'Kangaroo' Court at Clarges Street.
What is needed is contact with other organisations both in Europe and America and become an Affiliate to one of their organisations just to get it off the ground. Why not hold a show with European or American awards?
This is achievable. But, it will take ambition and the wherewithal of some strong willed people to set this up.
We as Exhibitors and Breeders of Pedigree Dogs are continually being squeezed by the English Kennel Club. Are we just treated as cash cows?
In this time of recent recession where it is most difficult to fine a venue for a show, try to keep the costs down for exhibitors pursuing their hobby; what does the Kennel Club do? They send out a so called 'Field Officer' who is full of self importance their apparel adorned with a large Kennel Club Badge, who do their best to find something to bollock the Secretary about. And most of them are Moribund specimens.
Why should you have to pay the Kennel Club a fee for a License to run a dog show?
More and more imposed regulations, rising costs, astronomical fines if you ' Step Out Of Line' and all of the rest of it. This pays for the upkeep of a multi million pound business - that we have no say in the running of.
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Here is a list of the German Shepherd Clubs that have signed the Kennel Club undertakings
These clubs above are from the list below. Even if only the German Shepherd Clubs that have refused to comply with the KC's demands stood together, they would mount a formidable presence for an alternative organisation.