Time and time again I hear good, genuine breeders say “I’ve endorsed my puppies to ensure they are safe”, but just how safe is a Kennel Club endorsement?
Take for instance “Progeny not to be registered”, that’s pretty clear isn’t it? It says the owner of the dog or bitch may not register any offspring with the Kennel Club. It won’t stop them using the dog for breeding but there will be no registration, the official tag that makes a dog pedigree in the eyes of the dog showing and breeding world.
Terrific, apart from one thing, apparently if you then sell the endorsed puppy abroad, even to our near neighbours across the channel that dog can be bred from and the offspring registered in that country. What ever happened to entente cordiale ?
Brexit may be new into our day to day language but it seems a united Europe of canines is well ahead and has never really “got it together”.
Returning to this virtual litter. What would happen if a puppy from that litter , complete with his or her ATC number was then exhibited in the UK? Even more embarrassing, what if that dog qualified for the proclaimed “Greatest Dog Show on Earth”, Crufts?
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A quick recap for your aching brain and my clarity of thought is needed. We have a dog that the UK Kennel Club , on behalf of an owner, who had paid a fee to the organisation in the expectancy of the endorsed dog could not be bred from , is bred from.
Not just bred from but progeny registered outside the UK . This is not an FCI breed, this is a native breed to the UK. The progeny, is then recognised by the UK Kennel Club…what? No, that cannot be, because they stamped the pedigree of the parent with “Progeny not to be registered”!
Hmm, this going to take some more thought.
The Kennel Club does communicate with other Kennel Clubs on a global scale, doesn’t it?
Surely the Kennel Club is not admitting to being parochial? Why then is Crufts the greatest dog show in the world, allegedly ?