At the request of the majority members, the Kennel Club of India has decided
that all dogs and litters to be registered with the KCI shall from 1st of
January 2007 be compulsorily microchiped. In order to reduce the burden on the
breeder and the end user the KCI will make arrangements to supply the
microchips with a specific KCI code almost at cost price. In order to prevent
misuse of KCI microchips for personal gains, every microchip would have the MRP
and besides this, the KCI will also have the cost of the microchip printed in
every issue of the IKG.
Yet another major decision taken at the AGM is to remove the age limit for
breeding dogs (males only). Henceforth male dogs can be used at stud at any
age. Similarly conduct of a Junior handling competition at every show has now
been made compulsory. Thus clubs would have to have a Junior handling
competition at every show and KCI awards would be given to the winner and the
necessary details would have to be documented in the show returns. There would
also be a trophy for Junior handlers at the National level and our Chairman
Mr.S. Pathy has very kindly consented to institute a trophy for the Best Junior
handler of the year.
At the request of exhibitors, the KCI has decided not to grant more than two
pointed shows during the same weekend. This rule would come into effect during
the next show season.
Arrangements for the KCI's FCI International Dog Show and the Madras Canine
Club's 74th & 75th (Platinum Jubliee) Ch. Dog Show is of to a good start.
Entry forms and show schedules for these shows have been posted. For the
benefit of those who are not on the mailing list the schedules for the above
shows has also been printed else where in this issue which could be photo
copied. I appeal to the exhibitors to send in their entries at the earliest and
not wait for the last date. Your co-operation in this matter will make our task
of doing the catalogue much easier. Exhibitors may kindly note that the last
date for receipt of entries is 15th November and entries received thereafter
will not be accepted under any circumstances irrespective of who the owner may
be. Those who plan to import dogs would have to have them registered before the
close of entries and dogs with provisional numbers will not be entitled for
We seek your co-operation and help to serve you better.