Chow Chow Breed Council


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The Chow Chow Breed Council is an association of all of the 9 UK Breed Clubs. It was registered with the Kennel Club in December 1993. The aims and objectives of the Breed Council are :
- To urge Breeders, Judges and Show Committees to accept the Breed Standard as the only standard of excellence for the breeding and judging of Chow Chows.
- The Council will encourage activities with the clubs, helping to create facilities for those seeking information to further their knowledge of the breed, and to maintain and promote the standard of excellence in the breed.
- To enable all member Chow Chow Clubs in the U.K. to speak with a united voice on all matters affecting the breed.
- To maintain judges lists and support the training and education of judges.
- To make recommendations to the Committee of the Kennel Club.

Two representatives from each Club meet three times a year to discuss Chow related topics

Mr Thomas Oakley (Sukura)
23 Byron Avenue, Long Eaton, Nottingham NG10 4EY
Tel. 01159 733199

Mrs Claire Merrion (Melclare)
57 Russet Avenue, Needingworth, St. Ives, Cambs. PE27 4UE
Tel. 01480 466352 - email

Vice Chairman
Mr David Robbins (Chenting)
8 Ross, Ouston, Chester-Le-Street, Co, Durham, DH2 1LB
Tel. 0191 4105290 - email

Mrs Andrea Douse (Shasadee)
28 High Street, Lymington, Northants, NN10 9LS
Tel. 01933 418939

C.O.T.Y.S. Cup Steward
Mrs Andrea Douse (Shasadee)
28 High Street, Lymington, Northants, NN10 9LS
Tel. 01933 418939

Health Co-ordinator & C.J.T.S. Administrator
Mrs Pauline Lock
Patrice, The Green, Dauntsey, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 4HY
Tel. 01666 510859 - email

Chow Chow Breed Council

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic and the Government restrictions, Societies have been unable to hold their AGMs. In view of this the Kennel Club have announced that they have enacted Regulation C5e to allow AGM business which is generally held publicly to be carried out by Post, Email, or Virtual.

The Breed Clubs have been consulted on whether to conduct the AGM business through email or virtual the majority vote has gone in favour of email. The reason being is that some have expressed their concerns with regards to their broadband reception which is not very reliable and drops out quite frequently. In consideration of this it was felt that it would not be acceptable to restrict some from participating as advised by the Kennel Club.

There are restrictions imposed by the Kennel Club of what we cannot include on the Agenda but are allowed to have : Election of Officers. To approve the Certified Accounts for the year ending 2019 and 2020 and to receive Annual Health Report and the Chairman’s Address. To also approve the AGM minutes for 2019 providing they are not likely to be contentious or provoke discussion BUT no matters arising from these minutes. I can though request beforehand any other items that do not require voting upon.

This meeting will not allow for specific proposals on any other matters, or for matters on which debate may be required.

Our next Breed Council meeting is scheduled for the 21st November 2021 and hopefully this will be able to go ahead in the traditional style. In the meantime, any other items to be considered for discussion can be forwarded to me. I can then consult with the Breed Clubs if urgent or alternatively place any items on the 21st November 2021 Agenda.

Notice hereof : To hold this AGM by Email on the 11th April 2021 and I request any Nominations for the Election of Officers to be received by the 14th March 2021.

Donations : The Breed Council's aim is to achieve the highest possible standards relating to the Chow Chow. We are a non profit organisation and we regularly hold Health Seminars and Health Testing Assessments. Should anybody wish to make a donation to help cover some of our costs we would be very grateful and payments can be made to the Chow Chow Breed Council Health Fund.

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