Crufts 2017

Crufts 2017 9th – 12th March 2017

Crufts is fast approaching and the HPCofGB are excited to announce the details of where you can meet our lovely Hungarian Pulis.

Pulis are being shown on Sunday 12th March. Judge is Mrs M Froome

We will be at Discover Dogs (Located in Hall 3) throughout the show, so please come and visit us and do send in any photos of the Pulis you meet on the stand.

Best of luck to all exhibitors and we hope you all have a wonderful time.

Did you know?

  • Crufts began in 1891
  • Hundreds of crossbreeds take part in Crufts, through agility, flyball, obedience, heelwork to music, Scruffts and Friends for Life competitions.
  • There have been 78 Best in Show champions, with 43 different breeds winning the title over the years.
  • The Cocker Spaniel has won the most Best in Show titles, with seven wins, followed by the Irish Setter, Poodle and Welsh Terrier which have won on four occasions each.
  • The first Best in Show was won by a Greyhound.
  • Vulnerable British and Irish native breeds have won Best in Show at Crufts a total of eight times.
  • Crufts covers more than 25 acres of the NEC in Birmingham. This includes 5 halls, the Pavilion and the Genting Arena.

2017 Puli Best of Breed winner

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Catherine Knight from Rusden with Polly a Hungarian Puli, which was the Best of Breed winner today (Sunday 12.03.17), the final day of Crufts 2017, at the NEC Birmingham.

2016 Puli Best of Breed winner

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Picture shows Kim Sear from Melton Mowbray with Fergie a Hungarian Puli, which was the Best of Breed winner today (Saturday 12.03.16), the third day of Crufts 2016, at the NEC Birmingham.
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Discover Dogs – London 2016

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Don’t miss your opportunity to meet a Hungarian Puli at London’s Biggest Dog Event

Now at ExCeL London, 22 & 23 October 2016

The Hungarian Puli Club of Great Britain are pleased to inform you, we are represented with a breed booth at Discover Dogs in London. This is your opportunity to have a chat to our Hungarian Pulis and meet their humans !

A great day out for the whole family – and under 12s go FREE!

http://www.discoverdogs.org.uk/

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Puppy Awareness Week 12-18 September 2016

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PAW aims to make sure that puppies live healthy, happy lives with suitable owners by spreading the ‘be puppy aware’ message.

Being puppy aware involves making sure you know which dog and breed is right for your lifestyle so that you can care for it for life, and making sure you can separate responsible breeders from puppy farmers. Every year the Kennel Club holds a Puppy Awareness Week (PAW) to spread this message.

STOP puppy farming

The cost of sickly puppies soars when puppies are bought from disreputable sources. Puppies from puppy farms are bred with no regard for their health and well-being and are kept in appalling, unsanitary conditions.

Research carried out by the Kennel Club shows that a shocking:

  • 1 in 10 people bought a ‘mail order pup’ from the internet online or from a newspaper advert, without seeing it first.*
  • Almost half of dog owners are spending more on vets’ fees than they had accounted for – more than one in four people (27 percent) say that they suspect that their puppy came from a cruel puppy farm.*
  • 1 in 5 pups bought online without the pup being seen first end up with gastro-intestinal problems and 15 percent with the potentially deadly parvovirus.*
  • Many people are unknowingly sold pups smuggled into the UK from puppy farms abroad.*

Make sure that you don’t buy from a puppy farmer, or from an ill-informed and unknowledgeable breeder, who has not taken all of the steps to give your puppy the best chance in life. The Kennel Club recommends that ‘ABS is Best’ and always advises people to go to a Kennel Club Assured Breeder. The Kennel Club has United Kingdom Accreditation Services (UKAS) accreditation to certify breeders on the scheme and it is the only one in the UK that sets standards for and inspects dog breeders. You can find out more about Kennel Club Assured Breeders here.

Watch the video below for advice on buying a puppy or read our list of the Do’s and Don’ts of puppy buying. You can also find out more about the cruel puppy farming trade here.

Do’s and don’ts of buying a puppy

Kennel Club research has shown a shocking number of people still buying puppies from disreputable sources: one in three revealed their puppies were sourced on internet sites, through social media, in pet shops and newspapers advertisements – all sources popularly used by puppy farmers.

Finding the right breed

There are 217 breeds of dog, and many crossbreeds, that have very different needs. Pedigree dogs are bred to have predictable traits and characteristics and by doing research people can easily find the dog that is the best fit for them.

Take a look in our Breed Information Centre to find out which breed is best suited to you, or visit the Eukanuba Discover Dogs event held at ExCeL London on 22-23rd October 2016.

Click here to find a puppy, and remember to look out for the purple Assured Breeder logo.

What to expect when buying a puppy

TV Vet Marc Abraham reveals some of the many health and welfare problems that you could be confronted with if buying a puppy from a source often used by puppy farmers. He meets Irish terrier breeder, Candace Bugden, to find out what to expect when buying a puppy from a responsible breeder, and why getting a puppy from a Kennel Club Assured Breeder is always the best option.

HPCofGB DNA Testing For Degenerative Myelopathy

Firstly a big thank you and well done to the first participants in our DNA testing scheme. The first results are back Mike Gilchrist and Neil Croft are working feverishly in the background on preparing the public register.

Just to remind everyone we are offering DM testing using DDC with whom we have negotiated a discount which means you can get your puli tested for the all in sum of £32 per puli for HPC of GB members and £37 per puli for non-members.

Neil and Sue Croft will be at the following shows (more dates to follow) and they have got plenty of test kits available so please come along and see them. If you can’t make a show, contact Neil directly (Neil@kistelek.co.uk).

Windsor 30th June

East of England 8th July

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Leeds 22nd July

Luna’s rescue story

A few weeks that changed my life….

Hello my name is Luna and it’s been a crazy few weeks. My life as a Puli was happy and stable and then my owner was taken ill. Before I knew what was happening I woke up to find myself at the Dogs Trust Hotel in Harefield. The staff there are very nice but it wasn’t like home and I knew I needed to find some humans to adopt as soon as possible. My friend Miranda at Hungarian Puli Club of GB Welfare was on the case and she knew of a lovely couple who they had helped before. They already had a Puli called Ziggy so I thought it was worth meeting them all. They came down to Dogs Trust to see me and we just clicked. I knew it would be worth adopting them, as they already seemed Puli trained. My new friends at Dogs Trust said they could take me home so I packed my lead and off I went.

I have been with them for around six weeks now and am setting in well. I am getting lots of walks and fuss. Their other Puli Ziggy is my new best friend and we are playing in the garden and running around. He is helping me settle in and showing me the things he can do. He has also helped me find my voice again and it seems to be working better than ever. I am eating and sleeping well. All the playing and walks are making me happy as you can see from my photo below when we all went to the beach.

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I have been to my new vets and they gave me a clean bill of health and added me to their computer so now I cannot escape my boosters. I have even been made to go to school where I have already passed my Good Citizen Bronze level.

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I would like to thank my friends at Dogs Trust and I hope all the other dogs are finding new homes like I have. Thanks also to Miranda at Hungarian Puli Club of GB Welfare for alerting my new family and to Melissa at Strictly K9 Dog Training for teaching my humans well.

P.S. My humans Russell and Sandie wanted me to tell you that they couldn’t be happier that I was willing to adopt them! Special thanks to Miranda Turrell at Hungarian Puli Club of GB Welfare and Daniel Thompson at Dogs Trust who alerted them to my situation and facilitated our first meeting possible. They thank you all for your help and look forward to many happy years living with me! They keep telling me I am a fantastic dog and who am I to argue!