Posted tagged ‘Seminars’

The Midland Dachshund Club Mentoring / Breed Seminar 7/1/18

October 30, 2017

Midland DC logoThe Midland Dachshund Club would like to invite you to a Mentoring day. This is an opportunity to go over a number Dachshunds with some of the country’s leading Dachshund Mentors.

Sunday 7th January 2018

To be held at Calf Heath Village Hall, Straight Mile, Calf Heath, Wolverhampton, WV10 7DW at 10 a.m.

AM – Breed Standard and Judging a Dachshund presented by Ruth Lockett-Walters (Ralines) including open-floor Questions/Answers throughout the presentation.

Buffet Lunch (included in cost)

PM – Mentoring/Hands-on Session on varieties of Dachshunds. Opportunity to go over a variety of Dachshunds with a leading Dachshund Mentor, giving lots of opportunity to ask breed-specific questions.

The Dachshund Breed Council Breed Standard Exam can also be taken at an extra cost of £5. This must be pre-booked in advance with your payment.

MEMBERS £5.00

NON-MEMBERS £10.00

MEMBERSHIP £3.50 Single / £4.50 Joint

All enquiries to Daniel Roberts 01785 664461

Email. daniel@swansford.co.uk

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DBRG Health Symposium 22nd October 2017 – Surrey

June 24, 2017

Two of our favourite veterinary specialists are speaking at the DBRG Symposium to be held in Surrey on 22nd October 2017.

Dr Clare Rusbridge has worked closely with us on Lafora Disease and Professor Sheila Crispin has supported our research into Distichiasis in Mini Long Dachshunds.

Date of Event
22nd October 2017
Description
When bad becomes normal – Welfare problems related to conformation

With an emphasis on neurological problems such as Chiari-like malformation, brachycephaly, syringomyelia, vertebral malformations in screw tailed breeds, and Wobbler’s syndrome, Clare discusses how selection for certain conformation may increase risk of disease and opens discussion on how they could be addressed.

 

Ocular problems related to poor head conformation: the wrong kind o f skin and excessive amounts of skin

With the exception of known inherited diseases such as hereditary cutaneous hyaluronosis (HCH), the reasons for poor head conformation are complex and do not follow patterns of Mendelian inheritance.  Sheila will argue that breed-specific standards are fine, provided that those standards are not causing, or perpetuating, conformational abnormalities that have health and welfare implications.

 

Ocular problems related to poor head conformation: skull shape, does it matter?

What happens when we select for characteristics that change the shape of the dog’s skull? There are more than 400 documented breeds worldwide and their craniofacial morphological diversity is astounding, but not necessarily synonymous with good health. Sheila discusses the adverse impact that skull shape can have on a dog’s quality of life, with particular emphasis on the ocular problems associated with brachycephaly.

 

When bad becomes normal:  Inherited disease

With an emphasis on neurological problems such as Lafora’s disease, degenerative myelopathy, epilepsy, and inherited susceptibility to immune-mediated disease and cancer, Clare Rusbridge discusses how challenging it can be to avoid genetic disease or disease susceptibility and opens discussion on how to tackle inherited disorders in a breed.

DBRG Symposium 2017

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Dachshund IVDD Screening and Coat/Colour Genetics presentations

April 2, 2017

The links below are to Ian Seath’s presentation on the UK IVDD Screening programme and Helen Geeson’s presentation on the genetics of Dachshund coat and colour.

Both presentations were made at the 2nd April 2017 seminar run by ECDA and the Miniature DC.

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Dachshund Coat Colours and their inheritance

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ECDA Breed Specific Seminar & Written Examination 17th April 2016

December 12, 2015

The Eastern Counties Dachshund Association will be holding a Breed Seminar on Sunday 17th April 2016.

The Seminar aims to provide an opportunity to learn about Dachshunds, whatever your current knowledge and experience. The speaker will be Mrs Mandy Dance who will talk about the Breed Standard.

For those who wish to take a written exam and informal Hands on Assessment there will be an opportunity to do so. The assessments will take place in the afternoon and those people attending just the seminar may stay to watch, if they wish.

All participants can choose to sit the Breed Council’s Written Assessment Paper which forms part of the A2 approval criteria. The Written Paper will be available during the afternoon and there is a Pass Mark of 70%.

The venue is Moggerhanger Village Hall, Blunham Road, Moggerhanger, Bedford MK44 3RB. This is easy to find, just off the A1 and is a venue already used for dog club events.

Lunches, plus morning and afternoon refreshments, are included in the ticket price of £20 for those who wish to take the exam or £15 for those who do not.

The Seminar starts at 10:00, with coffee being served from 09:30.

Send a cheque, payable to ECDA. (Confirmation will be e-mailed to you, with full information about the day sent nearer the time).

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I wish to book a place for the:

Seminar/Written Paper/Informal Assessment (delete those that do not apply)

cheque/postal order enclosed payable to ECDA for £15/£20.

Special dietary requirements Y/N

 

 

Name:________________________________________

 

Address:________________________________________________________________

 

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Post Code:_______________ Phone:______________________________

 

 

E-mail:_______________________________________________________

Return to: Minna Hagan, 4 The Rookery, Lutton, Spalding, PE12 9LN

Tel: 01406 821 005 e-mail: minnah@live.co.uk

 

Dachshund Club of Wales A2 Assessment Day 5th June 2016

December 12, 2015

DCW A2 2016

Clare Rusbridge’s presentations on Epilepsy, Lafora and IVDD from our recent seminar are now available

February 16, 2014

You can download pdf copies of Clare Rusbridge’s two presentations (IVDD  and Epilepsy/Lafora) by clicking on the images below.  You can also download some notes from the Epilepsy presentation, taken on the day, which include questions and discussion points: Dachshund Breed Council Neurology and IVDD Seminar – lafora and epilepsy

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Dachshund Club Breed Seminar and A2 Assessment – Saturday 19th July 2014

February 1, 2014

The Dachshund Club will be holding a Breed Seminar and A2 Assessment on Saturday 19th July 2014.

Discover_Dogs_Nov_2012The Seminar aims to provide an opportunity to learn about Dachshunds, whatever your current knowledge and experience. The speakers will be Jeff Crawford (Voryn) and Jeff Horswell (Drakesleat) who will talk about the Breed Standard and act as assessors.

For those who meet the UK Dachshund Clubs’ criteria (*), there will be an opportunity to be assessed and, if successful, have your name put forward for the Kennel Club/ UK Dachshund Breed Council A2 Judging List when all the other relevant criteria have been met. The assessments will take place in the afternoon and those people attending just the seminar may stay to watch, if they wish.

All participants can choose to sit the Breed Council’s Written Assessment Paper which forms part of the A2 approval criteria. The Written Paper will be available during the afternoon and there is a Pass Mark of 70%.

The venue is Overseal Village Hall, Overseal, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 6NF. This is easy to find, just off the M42/A42 and is a venue already used for dog club events.

Lunch, plus morning and afternoon refreshments, are included in the ticket price of £25 for those who wish to be assessed, or £20 for those who do not wish to be assessed.

The Seminar starts at 10:00, with coffee being served from 09:30.

Numbers for the assessment are limited, so if you would like to attend, please complete the Booking Form below. Places will be given on a first come basis initially to those who meet the Breed Council criteria * Send a cheque, payable to The Dachshund Club. (Confirmation will be e-mailed to you, with full information about the day sent nearer the time).

 

* In order to be assessed, you must already have judged a minimum of 150 Dachshunds.

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I wish to book a place for the:

 

Seminar/Written Paper/A2 Assessment (delete those that no not apply)

and enclose a cheque/postal order (payable to The Dachshund Club for £25/£20.

 

I have judged approx. _______ Dachshunds

 

I award CCs in another breed yes/no Special dietary requirements y/n

 

 

Name:________________________________________

 

Address:________________________________________________________________

 

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Post Code:_______________ Phone:______________________________

 

 

E-mail:_______________________________________________________

Return to: Jeff Horswell, 25 Whatton Road, Kegworth, Derbyshire DE74 2EZ

Tel: 01509 674059 e-mail: jeff.horswell@virginmedia.com