Dog Breed Village Pet Expo, RDS Dublin 2014

Dog Breeds IrelandSo that’s it for another year.

The Dog Breed Village as part of Pet Expo held at the week end in the RDS Dublin, was, even if I say so myself, a great success.

Now obviously I am not taking the credit for this, I’m just the puppet master, not that the breed village representatives are puppets…No, start again, I’m just the organ grinder not the monkey..

Maybe I should stop digging myself a hole !

What I’m trying to say is, that without the dedication that the breed village representatives display towards their breed, & as a result, responsible dog ownership in general, there would be no dog breed village. Then there would be no success when it comes to getting our message across to the vast amount of visitors that came to the 2 day event, about the right way to go about researching a breed & then a responsible, reputable breeder.

Somebody once said to me that we are just custodians of our breed, and hopefully we hand it on to the next generations in the same shape or maybe better than when we got involved.

Another way of looking at it is that it’s all about the dog, and our job whether it be an individual or breed club is to make sure that we do all that we can to make their lives the best we can. So as long as we all follow our own code of ethics & ensure that we health test for all the breed specific ailments in our breeds and continue to use events like Pet Expo & the dog breed village to get this information out to the general public, your breed is in good hands.

So once again I’d like to thank the many individuals & the breed clubs, some that are now considered part of the furniture when it comes to this event & all that gave so generously of their own time over the 2 long days at your own expense.

Last & by no means least, I’d like to thank Marie & Lesley, the event organisers, for giving us this FANTASTIC opportunity to promote our Pedigree Dogs.

Now as the puppet master / organ grinder, I’d like to invite you all to take a bow.

Well done.