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Well-mannered pooches honoured at KC event

Canines with outstanding etiquette were honoured earlier this month at the Kennel Club’s (KC’s) Good Citizen Dog Training Scheme (GCDTS) event.

Held at the County Showground in Stafford between May 5th and 8th, the gathering saw 295 canines and their owners show up, dog insurance customers may be interested to learn.

The GCDTS was established in 1992 to encourage those with pooches to train them to be well-mannered and “socially acceptable”, but in 2004 it started to be used at Crufts as well.

Since it was set up, more than 350,000 animals have received GCDTS awards after successfully completing obedience exercises with their owners.

This year many of top award winners turned up to complete the course, including Bareve Blaauboskom JW – the best of breed German Wirehaired Pointer – and the Irish Water Spaniel Bitch CC champion Malanis Cara.

Following the 2011 best in show competition at Crufts, the breeder of the winning dog – who may havepet insurance for such a valuable animal – lost the chance to retain his title in 2012 after he reportedly threatened one of the judges.

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