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The Kennel Club expands its online academy

The Kennel Club has announced the expansion of the Kennel Club Academy with the addition of four new breed films on its online education facility. 

The films are the latest addition in a “growing series of resources” to help the public improve their knowledge on different dog breeds.

The most recent of the breed-specific films to be launched is the Siberian Husky, which is now live on the Kennel Club website. 

The Norwegian Buhund, Labrador Retriever and Japanese Shiba Inu have also been added in recent weeks.

All presentations and films have been developed by breed experts in collaboration with the Kennel Club, and provide a thorough introduction to the breeds, including their history, breed standard, a ‘nose to nail’ overview and movement in the show ring.

Led by the Kennel Club’s Training Board, the Kennel Club Academy is an online learning resource for breeders, judges, Kennel Club Accredited Instructor scheme members and those with an active interest in dogs. 

A range of learning resources, films and assessments is available, which can also provide pre-course learning ahead of a breed appreciation day where academy users can undertake an assessment. 

Other breeds currently available to view online include: the Beagle, Border Collie, Boxer, Dachshund, Dalmatian, Golden Retriever, Rhodesian Ridgeback and more. 

Gerald King, chairman of the Kennel Club Training Board, said: “We are happy to announce the addition of another four breed films to the Kennel Club Academy, with more to follow in the coming months. 

“These films are a valuable resource for those within the breed, judges and those working towards becoming a judge as well as dog breeders.”

He added: “The Training Board is keen to develop this area into an online library of films with multiple films for a breed, so breed clubs are invited to give serious consideration to collaborating with the Kennel Club for the creation of a film on their breed. 

The Kennel Club’s Educational Trust continues to fund the creation of these films and thanks all those involved in the development processes, aiding in a proactive and full approach to their judges’ education and the future of the breed.” 

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