Kennel Club
Kennel Club #BanShockCollars campaign set to be won in England
The Kennel Club is delighted that, following a meeting with Rt Hon Michael Gove and Ross Thomson MP just last week, it is understood that a ban on both the sale and use of shock collars is to be announced across the UK shortly, following a consultation period on the terms of such a ban, including a total import ban and a possible amnesty.
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Five Hero Dogs
Five Hero Dogs Named as Finalists in hero dog awards
Judges from the Kennel Club, the UK’s largest dog welfare organisation, have selected five inspiring finalists to go forward for the public vote, with the winner being announced in the Genting Arena at the Birmingham NEC on the final day of Crufts, the world’s greatest dog show, on Sunday 11th March. These five dog heroes are just some of the dogs celebrated at the show for the ways that they enrich our lives.
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New partner
The Kennel Club announce Purina PRO Plan as their new partner in pet nutrition
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: “We are delighted to be working with Purina PRO Plan who share many of the same beliefs as the Kennel Club in terms of responsible dog breeding through the Kennel Club’s Assured Breeder Scheme and the important role that our canine companions play in our society.
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Foreign Secretary backs call to ban
Foreign Secretary backs call to ban shock collars
In a video posted on Ross Thomson MP’s twitter account, the Foreign Secretary states: “I am absolutely shocked to discover that electric collars are being used on dogs as utensils of discipline and education. There are far better ways of training your dog. Just as you don’t need to cane children anymore, we’ve moved on from that – let’s move on from electric shock dog collars.”
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Kennel Club welcomes consultation
Kennel Club welcomes consultation on third-party puppy sale ban
The Kennel Club, whose own regulations explicitly ban the sale of puppies to third parties, has long called for an end to the sale of puppies in pet shops and by other third party retailers, as puppy farmers often use such outlets to sell their pups to unsuspecting members of the public who never see the terrible conditions that the pups were raised in.
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Say bonjour
Say bonjour to the UK’s newest pedigree dog – the Barbet
Following the ‘entente chaleureuse’ established between Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron at last week’s summit in London, Anglo-French relations in the world of dogs also look set to become even more cordial after official recognition of an ancient French breed in the UK.
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Iditarod ECGs, Blood Draws, Vet Checks, and Bib Draw!

Over the past couple days, the dogs have been getting a thorough health check!

First, we brought 23 athletes to the ECGs and blood draws. While really only 17-18 dogs are truly in contention for the Iditarod team, we brought along a few extras so they could experience a vet check, receive microchips, and get blood panels. Here is a video of yearling Watson demonstrating the process. He was a model patient! After the ECG, he just wanted to continue lying on the table getting belly rubs! Ha!

The next day, Dr. Joanne McCrea came out to the kennel to do physical health exams on all the dogs. We met Dr. McCrea on the Yukon Quest when she was volunteering her time, for which I am so, so appreciative. Not only does she make house calls to help with any canine issues, but Dr. McCrea has become our go-to person for reindeer veterinary care as well. After finishing her veterinary checks of the Iditarod athletes, Dr. McCrea looked at a couple other dogs in the kennel and drew blood from Kalyn’s reindeer Sappho so that we can see if she’s pregnant!

Now that our health checks are complete, we’re finishing off the final training runs (mostly just fun stretch out runs), packing up the truck,...


Over the past couple days, the dogs have been getting a thorough health check!

First, we brought 23 athletes to the ECGs and blood draws. While really only 17-18 dogs are truly in contention for the Iditarod team, we brought along a few extras so they could experience a vet check, receive microchips, and get blood panels. Here is a video of yearling Watson demonstrating the process. He was a model patient! After the ECG, he just wanted to continue lying on the table getting belly rubs! Ha!

The next day, Dr. Joanne McCrea came out to the kennel to do physical health exams on all the dogs. We met Dr. McCrea on the Yukon Quest when she was volunteering her time, for which I am so, so appreciative. Not only does she make house calls to help with any canine issues, but Dr. McCrea has become our go-to person for reindeer veterinary care as well. After finishing her veterinary checks of the Iditarod athletes, Dr. McCrea looked at a couple other dogs in the kennel and drew blood from Kalyn’s reindeer Sappho so that we can see if she’s pregnant!

Now that our health checks are complete, we’re finishing off the final training runs (mostly just fun stretch out runs), packing up the truck, and getting ready for the IDITAROD!

I (Ryne) will be leaving early Thursday morning with co-pilot Cartel. I have to be in Anchorage for a pre-race Covid test that afternoon. Cartel and I will remain in Anchorage after the Covid test until the race start. Derek and Kalyn will drive the dogs down to Willow on Saturday. Mandy will remain at the kennel and hold down the homestead. There will be no Ceremonial Start or Starting Banquet this year, which I know the public will miss (as will Iditarod’s revenue stream), but as a musher, I’m pretty excited about that! Cartel and I don’t have any obligations while waiting in Anchorage other than setting up Kelsey and Tyler with gear to pick up any dropped dogs during Iditarod. A big THANK YOU to Kesley and Tyler for taking that on. Long time RK follows probably remember Tyler from his two winters as a handler at Ryno Kennel. Tyler and his girlfriend Kelsey now live in Anchorage with retiree, Belle.

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The Iditarod randomly drew bib numbers, and the RK team will be leaving in position #14!

If you take Derek’s favorite number of 7 then add my collegiate soccer number of 4, then subtract my high school soccer number of 11, then add Kalyn’s favorite number of 6, then subtract the number of years I’ve lived in Alaska of 11, then add Mandy’s favorite number of 14, then add the number of brothers I have of 2, then add the number of puppies in my first litter (Supai, Rucu, Kindi) of 3.........
It equals 14!!! Coincidence? I think not. It’s going to be a good race.

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