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The Midland Border Terrier Club 40th Anniversary Championship Show

The Midland Border Terrier Club 40th Anniversary Championship Show will held on Sunday, 4th August 2024 at Asfordby Acres, Hoby Road, Asfordby, Melton Mowbray, Leics, LE14 3TL

The judge will be Mrs Jill Stevens (Cobstoneway)

Click the following link for schedule, entry form and online entry 

Entry Details

There is a commemorative badge for every exhibitor, commemorative keepsake for key winners and special events ring.
In addition to the main show there will be:-
In the main ring:-
9.00 am prompt a Puppy Walk in the main ring. Entry on the day and free. This is for puppies 4-6 months only.
In the lunch break: A Parade of Champions
In the second ring:
10.00 am a free talk and demonstration of Mantrailing by Rhiannon Bevan. Come and see the techniques used in search and rescue that are also lots of fun.
11.00 am a handling masterclass by Bev & Becci Barber. Come along and have all your questions answered.
2.00 pm a fun Fancy Dress competition for both handler and exhibit. Enter on the day for free.
Agility equipment will be set up and free for you to have a go but times may be quite restricted so as not to interfere with the main show.
All the events are subject to weather conditions and times may be flexible so as to avoid any disruption to the main show.
Birthday cake
The club will be having a celebratory cake, fizz and party food table in the lunch break, any contributions welcome.
and Finally
2 raffles will be held on the day, a MBTC members raffle which is free of charge, the prize is a hamper.
The general raffle will be similar to previous years, lots of prizes with tickets sold during the show All raffle donations will be gratefully accepted by the club for prizes.

The Midland Border Terrier Club Partnership Championship Show

The Midland Border Terrier Club Championship Show was held on Sunday, 12th May 2024 at The Margaret Everton Pavilion, Staffordshire County Showground, Weston Road, Stafford, ST18 0BD

The judge was Laura Illingworth (Thorneyhurst)

Click the following link for results and critique 

Results and critique

The Midland Border Terrier Club February Open Show

The Midland Border Terrier Club Open Show was held on Sunday 4th February 2024 at Asfordby Acres, Hoby Road, Asfordby, Melton Mowbray, Leics, LE14 3TL

The Judge was Lesley Armstrong-Rodgers (Atron/Scottsway)

To view results and critique please click the link below. 

RESULTS & CRITIQUE

Kennel Club Judges Education Programme (JEP) 2023

Jayne Gillam, Breed Education Co-ordinator for Border Terriers in the UK has produced an update relating to the Judges Education Programme, it’s an interesting article, to download it please click the link below.

Kennel Club Judges Education Programme (JEP) 2023

Re-start of DNA Testing for SLEM in the UK

Further to the previous announcement from the Breed Health Group, it would seem that there is some confusion as to why applications for SLEM tests to be carried out by the Kennel Club Genetics Centre (KCGC) are being routed via the Health Group and the Border Terrier Club, and not directly to the KCGC at Cambridge.

To clarify once more – the Border Terrier Club and the Border Terrier Breed Health Group are dealing with the detailed order taking, charging for and distribution of DNA testing kits at the request of the Kennel Club Genetics Centre (KCGC). This is because the Cambridge Team, though ready to carry out the tests, has not yet been able to set up the appropriate administration, ordering, charging and distribution systems necessary before opening its DNA testing service for general business. The involvement of the Border Terrier Health Group and the Border Terrier Club was agreed as a way of speeding up by several months, the re-introduction of DNA SLEM Testing in the UK.

Dr Cathryn Mellersh at the KCGC has said that if anyone has any questions as to the methods being used in this interim period, she is happy to answer them.

Meantime it is confirmed that in the first week following the announcement of the system, a total of 22 testing kits have been requested and despatched to Border Terrier owners.

Please click for the update:
BHG Website