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                                                              SEMINAR INFORMATION.

ARE YOU AN ASPIRING BLOODHOUND JUDGE?
READ THIS!!
The Association of Bloodhound Breeders and The Bloodhound Club are jointly organising a show judges seminar to take place on the 17th September 2017 at The Kennel Club venue in Stoneleigh.
There are three options for you to choose from if you want to attend.

option 1.
For only £10 you can come along to the morning's talks about bloodhounds, as a taster, if you wish.

option 2
You can pay the £10 and do the morning session, but if you feel you want to do the exam you can pay an additional £15 and stay for the afternoon session and complete the exam, if there are places.

option 3
For £25  you can do the full day course with exam to qualify you to judge bloodhounds as prescribed by the KC

The exam is limited to 10 places on a first come first serve basis.

The costs will include refreshments and a lunch (lunch if you are staying for the afternoon session.)

To book a place or for further enquiries, please contact Lorraine Priestley (lozp71@btinternet.com) or Susan Harrison (susan.harrison35@btinternet.com)

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                                                                 GIVE A DOG A GENOME!!!!
 Before the commencement of our show at Baginton on  November 6th, Sally Ricketts a Researcher from the Animal Health Trust spoke to a number of Members re the above. `it proved to be interesting, enlightening and promising.
The broad objective is to identify genetic variants underlying inherited disorders in dogs to
1 Enable DNA tests that
a) allow breeders to reduce disease prevalence i specific breeds, and
b) aid differential diagnosis.
2 Improve the understanding of pathophysiology of disease that could lead to improved treatment/therapies in dogs and other species. 
This project will enable the AHT to identify disease mutations more quickly and cost effectively.
A GENOME is where you read the entire genetic code of a dog (etc.) This is going on simultaneously in the field of human medicine.
The DNA in a dog would stretch from John o Groats to Land's End.
The more breeds that are represented, the more variation across the genome will be captured.
75 breeds have now signed up to Give A  Dog A Genome. and there are around 80 health concerns listed by 66 breeds.
There is a website at The Animal Health Trust devoted to Give A Dog A Genome. It is regularly updated and you can access it for further information..
The Bloodhound Club has exclusively supported our breed in this very important ground breaking project by investing the required £1000.
Thank you, The Membership, for enabling The Club to support this initiative.

Sally Ricketts from the Animal Health Trust talking to Members

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