The Kennel Club has boosted its online academy with four additional breed films for people looking to improve their knowledge of the canine world.
Learning about the different dog breeds continues to be made more accessible than ever, with a wealth of canine resources being expanded all the time.
The most recent of the breed-specific films to be launched is the Siberian Husky, which is now live, with the Norwegian Buhund, Labrador Retriever and Japanese Shiba Inu having also been added in recent weeks.
All presentations and films have been developed by experts in their breeds in collaboration with the Kennel Club and offer users an insight into their knowledge and experience.
The learning resources provide a thorough introduction to the breeds, including their history, breed standard, a ‘nose to nail’ overview and movement in the show ring.
The resources provide pre-course learning ahead of attendance at a breed appreciation day and undertaking an assessment. It also provides Academy users with an opportunity to update their knowledge of breeds from breed experts.
Other breeds available to view include, the Beagle, Border Collie, Border Terrier, Chow Chow, Dachshund, Dalmatian, Golden Retriever, Greyhound and Scottish Terrier.
Among the breeds planned to have films released in the coming months are, the Afghan Hound, Australian Shepherd, Basset hound, Cairn Terrier, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Gordon Setter, NewFoundland, Otterhound and Tibetan Terrier.
Led by the Kennel Club’s Training Board, the Kennel Club Academy is an online learning resource for breeders, judges, Kennel Club Accredited Instructor scheme members and anyone with an active interest in dogs.
A range of learning resources, films and assessments is available, sharing insight and guidance from professionals and experts in their respective fields.
Gerald King, Chairman of the Kennel Club Training Board, said: “We are happy to announce the addition of another four breed films to the Kennel Club Academy, with more to follow in the coming months. These films are a valuable resource for those within the breed, judges and those working towards becoming a judge as well as dog breeders.
“The Training Board is keen to develop this area into an online library of films with multiple films for a breed, so breed clubs are invited to give serious consideration to collaborating with the Kennel Club for the creation of a film on their breed.
“The Kennel Club’s Educational Trust continues to fund the creation of these films and thanks to all those involved in the development processes, aiding in a proactive and full approach to their judges’ education and the future of the breed. The Training Board’s view is that the more information that can be made available and retained about a particular breed, the better to provide a rounded education for generations to come.”
For more information visit www.kcacademy.org.uk.