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Save Our BreedsThe Convention which has not yet been signed by the UK, calls on member states to drastically alter breed standards or to prohibit the breeding of many of our most cherished dogs.

The Implications:

We submit that were the UK to sign and ratify the Convention, this would have very serious implications on those who breed dogs for companionship, show, and the breeding and working of gundogs and terriers for field sports and pest control, including the use of the hunt-point-retrieve breeds used widely in falconry.

Who is Against It?

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Pet Animals (RSPCA) have lobbied for the UK Government to sign and ratify the Convention despite the effect this would have on world famous UK breeds and people who work with, show or wish to own such dogs.

The UK Kennel Clubs Says:

There are only a handful of breeds that have a serious health risk, and if we adopt this far-reaching legislation it will threaten the future of too many breeds.” The Kennel Club already works closely with breed clubs in order to eliminate health risks and further legislation will only be welcomed by lawyers.