Request for Historical Photographs of Flatcoats

The Society has received the following message from a lady called Ingemar Borelius requesting historical photos of Flatcoats.

"I have left my active "dog years" behind me now but I keep contacts with my old friends and I do what I can to support the breed. To inform the younger breeders about the breed history I have written an article that will be published in the club papers Christmas edition and the following edition. I have a lot of photos of old dogs but I'm lacking useful photos of historical Flatcoats from the twenties and thirties. Is there anyone in FCRS that has gathered photos of Flatcoats from the early days. I know that Doc. Nancy Laughton had an archive with quite a lot of photos but I don't know who has taken over the guardianship of her archive?"

If anyone can help Ingemar in anyway perhaps they could email photos to her at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Moon Isn't Made Of Green Cheese by Joan Mason

The Society have re-produced an interesting article written by the late Joan Mason and kindly allowed by Rosemary Talbot.  Please click on the link below to read.

The Moon Isn't Made Of Green Cheese 
by Joan Mason (first published in 1997)

Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Training Scheme

The Kennel Club run the Good Citizen Dog Training Scheme providing a good level of training for all dogs and owners. It is a non-competitive scheme with standard courses enabling dogs/owners to achieve a Puppy Foundation, Bronze, Silver and Gold award. For more information please visit the Kennel Clubs Good Citizen Training Scheme page which has lots of useful links on the right hand side providing downloads for the above schemes and lists of training clubs.

Microchipping - New Law

From April 2016, every dog in England and Scotland will have to be microchipped in a move which the Government says will help reunite people with lost or stolen pets and track down the owners of vicious or illegal dogs.  Please read the link below for further information.

New Newsletter Editor

Miss Sarah Egginton is the new Newsletter Editor, her contact details are: email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and mobile phone no. 07920 554677.


Seasonal Canine Illness (SCI)

The Society has recently made a donation to the Animal Health Trust for research into Seasonal Canine Illness (SCI).  To read more about this illness and the Animal Health Trust please click here to download their Autumn 2012 Newsletter. (Page 2 of the Newsletter is about SCI).

Behaviour Problems

Shirley Oxford is a qualified Animal Behaviourist with over 15 years experience and she is willing to help and advise (in confidence) anyone who has a problem with their dog. 

Shirley is well qualified being a member of the Association of Pet Dog trainers (APDT), a chartered member of the Institute of Animal care, a Bereavement Counsellor and member of COAPE.  She has lectured on the subject at a college for several years and has also done a weekly programme on local radio.  Anyone wishing to contact Shirley may do so either by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or by telephone 01243 377182.

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