Jeder weiss, wie sehr wir gegen das
Rumgefuchtel beim Vorstellen des Hundes bei der Standmusterung sind. Seit
Jahren fordern wir eine natürliche Vorstellung der Hunde an einer lockeren Leine
ohne Rumgeschreie (Doublehandling) und Getöse. Wir haben auch bei diesem Thema international
viel Lobbyarbeit geleistet und das trägt heute seine Früchte. Lesen Sie was der
Kennel Club in England unter grossem öffentlichem Zwang (hatten wir das Wort
heute schon?) angestachelt (grins) hat.
Crufts judge thinks twice after KC’s GSD
KC imposes tough measures on GSD:
Standard to change
THE GERMAN Shepherd judge at Crufts
2018 is having second thoughts about the appointment following the Kennel
Club’s shake-up of the breed.
Nikki Farley – who is WUSV/GSD
League British Regional Group chairman – said she was not sure that the KC
could ‘break its contract’ with her that way.
“I have a contract and letters from
them and nowhere there does it say anything about having to re-sit an
examination,” she said.
“So I need to look at more detailed
information and think very seriously about it.
“What the KC has done is horrible,
but it hasn’t really surprised me.”
The KC has clamped down hard on
exhibitors and judges, and announced yesterday that the breed Standard is to
change on August 1; judges are to be scrutinised and all 2018 contracts
suspended until the judges involved have attended an education seminar; and KC
representatives are to be sent to shows to put a stop to double handling.
In addition, the GSD’s category
three veterinary check is to be reviewed.
The KC said it had been working
closely with the GSD clubs over 'a significant number of years' in an attempt
to address issues surrounding the breed.
"However, it appears that the
various initiatives designed to improve matters have had very little effect and
this in turn is serving to damage the reputation of dog breeders, not just in
this breed but across all breeds,” a spokesman said.
"Matters came to a head at
Crufts this year where the exhibition of GSDs once again came under intense
scrutiny, which merely served to reinforce the KC’s concerns for the breed’s
future. As a result of this, a review group was established to examine the
issues surrounding the GSD."
The KC believes the culture of
double handling, 'widely practised and condoned at breed club shows’, has a
particularly detrimental effect on the temperament of dogs, who often show
symptoms of enormous stress while being exhibited and at other times, the KC said.
Erratic movement and apparently exaggerated conformation were other concerns
which the review group looked at.
"In attempting to address the
worsening in the breed’s reputation the General Committee, guided by the review
group, initially considered deregistering the breed and/or removing its CC
status,” a KC spokesman said. "Both these measures would have had the
effect of driving breeders outside the influence of the KC, doubtless causing a
further decline in the breed, and eventually implementation was decided
"Another measure, making it
compulsory for breed club championship shows to be held in conjunction with
group and general championship shows, was also discussed but has not been
implemented at this stage due to the huge changes in infrastructure which would
In June, the General Committee
expressed concern about the situation which, it said, it would not allow to
deteriorate further. Included in this announcement was a list of stringent
measures it was considering in relation to the breed. Today the General Committee made the following directives:
- * The GSD Breed Standard is to
be changed from August 1 to include additional wording to emphasise the
importance of the dogs being capable of standing comfortably and calmly,
freely and unsupported in any way. The Standard will read,
'Characteristics: Versatile working dog, balanced and free from
exaggeration. Must be capable of standing comfortably and calmly, freely
and unsupported in any way, in structural balance, whilst both rear
pasterns are vertical. Attentive,
alert, resilient and tireless with keen scenting ability’.
- * Each judge of GSDs 'must
understand their role, which includes proper control of the ring and
adherence to KC regulations at all times'. Judges who ignore the breed
Standard and/or allow double-handling will risk having future CC
- * All championship show judging
contracts for 2018 and beyond are suspended with immediate effect until
such time as each judge has attended a KC judges’ education seminar. The
KC is to establish a programme of these seminars throughout the UK for
championship show judges and expects all judges of the breed to adhere to
the points made, which will emphasise that the breed is to be exhibited in
the same manner as all other large pastoral breeds.
- * KC representatives will be
appointed as soon as possible to attend all championship shows where CCs
are on offer for the breed. They will work with the show societies and
judges to curtail double-handling and will have executive authority to put
into effect the previously agreed escalation procedure for double handling
if the show societies and/or judges do not do so. Shows which allow double
handling will risk having their future CC status rejected.
- * There is to be a review of
the category three breed veterinary check guidelines for the GSD breed to
ensure that health and welfare concerns continue to be addressed.
KC secretary Caroline Kisko said the
KC had been given no option but to address the issues.
“The breed itself seemed to be
taking far too long to address them, and this came to a head at Crufts this
year,” she said. “The health and welfare of dogs is the primary objective
of the KC and, where a breed experiences any issues in this respect, we have an
obligation to take action where it can. The time for that action is now.
“This situation simply cannot
continue as not only is the health and welfare of the breed at risk but this is
having a detrimental effect on the reputation of all breeders, pedigree dogs,
dog showing and the KC. The implementation of these measures involves a
considerable financial commitment on behalf of the KC, which demonstrates the
level of investment that has been made to protect the future of this breed.”
Der VDH könnte sich davon eine dicke Scheibe abschneiden! NIEMALS hat dieser Verband auch nur mit einem Wort reagiert auf unsere vielen Schreiben über Manipulationen, Vetternwirtschaft, Tierquälerei und Missbrauch im SV. Es ist ein Armutszeugnis für den Verband für das Deutsche Hundewesen, dass heute ein ausländischer Verband die Weichen stellen muss, für eine absolut Deutsche Rasse!
Wir erinnern an dieser Stelle noch kurz daran, dass auch bei der Siegerschau
in Nürnberg NICHT an den Hunden herumgefuchtelt werden darf, da berichtete der
neue Vorstand bereits eindeutig.
Sie die Hände weg! Don’t touch the dog!!“ soll der Spruch dieser BSZS
Ja! Wir schaffen das!
30-07-2016 om 00:00
geschreven door Jantie