Monday, 17 February 2014

An Inspector Calls


I may not look too happy here but I'm just a bit tired as it has been so busy here lately. The other day we had a visit from a Kennel Club inspector who had come to check that everything was being done right by our peeps with the breeding. Judith & Leigh are Kennel Club Assured Breeders which means they want to breed healthy, sociable dogs who are looked after as well as possible. Some bad breeders have got on the Scheme and so the Kennel Club here in the UK said from now on no-one on the Scheme can register their puppies unless they have been assessed to be doing the right thing. So Judith & Leigh had to get the Inspector man to come so they could register Aoife's babies. 


The puppies weren't bothered about him coming. They just like snuggling with me for a snooze :-) But me and Trilby made sure he knew we were happy and woofed our happiness to him when he came in. He was so pleased to meet us all! Anyway he stayed a lo-ong time and asked loads of questions and wanted to know where we slept and what happened when Judith & Leigh went on holiday. He took photos all over the place - pics of us dogs of course and of medication, first aid kits, our beds, our crates, the cars, our food........


Leigh had to lift one of our food chubs out of the freezer as we have special yummy raw meat and veg food from Nutriment.Then he wanted copies of all the information and contract they give to puppy buyers to take back to the Kennel Club. Well 3 hours later and my peeps were nearly worn out but hopefully they will pass the assessment and get a tick next to their name on the Assured Breeder List. 


                                  Me and Trilby relaxing in the conservatory after he left :-)


  1. Well, why didn't they just ask us? W would have told 'em you were OK!!

    -Bart, Ruby and Otto

  2. Grueling, but it's nice that people are interested, and hopefully some backyard breeders will be deterred.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  3. It is good to know they are making such thorough checks.
    Of course he is going to pass you with 100% flying colours !!

    I don't know if you can see this but this concerns me very much.
    thought you might like to see this advert, not my photo by the way,
    but from my part of the country. They've been on rogue traders in the past by the way.[user]=115936442&filters[recent]=1&sort=1&o=0

    1. We do hope these checks will make a difference although they do only apply to Assured Breeders and not to those just registering dogs with the Kennel Club generally sadly. If only people looking for puppies would find out what they need to be looking for and visit before they commit to buy...and never buy from the newspaper or internet sites. Adverts like the one you linked to are frightening when you realise the conditions those poor dogs must be enduring. Very sad.

  4. I will eat my hat if the KC inspector doesn't hold you guys up as examples every breeder should follow. Im pleased the KC assured breeders are being inspected and there's more rigour to the registering of litters. It isn't going to stop the bad ones, but it sure as hell may just make life harder for them if buyers know there are alternatives to go to with assurance. We can all just keep hoping and doing our bit from the angles we take.

  5. We are also confident that your peeps are doing everything very right!! Congrats on the news you told us today. How wonerful!!!!!!!

    Rubie and her mum xxx

  6. Wow, and you passed it with flying colors? That's amazing. I am so proud to know your moms, Magic. They are amazing people and they take real good care for you.

    As for the Kennel Club, KUDOS!