The Dobermann was bred to protect us, now we must protect the Dobermann.
The United Kingdom Dobermann Association (UKDA) is an independent club in the UK for the promotion and protection of the Dobermann and member country of the (IDC) The International Dobermann Club along with about 36 other member countries, giving the UK a voice on the world stage!
The club was formed to unite breeders, owners, enthusiasts and all those with the breed’s best interest at heart and to promote a form of ‘fit for breeding test’ in the UK.
We have a love and a passion for our breed and we will work alongside other organisations, enthusiasts, breeders, professionals and the general public, to reduce rescue, irresponsible breeders, educate owners and the number of dogs that are being needlessly destroyed in order to protect and promote the Dobermann in the UK!
The UKDA was started on the 27th June 2008 at the inaugral meeting held at Chancepixies with 24 founder members:
- Keith Allison- Newcastle
- Irene Allison - Newcastle
- David Anderson - Dover
- Heidi Anderson - Dover
- Harry Blackman - Middlesex
- Brian and Christine Crittall - Lincolnshire
- Tina Chapman - Folkestone
- Sandra Clam - Folkestone
- Christian Dufresnoy - Stoke-on-Trent
- Des Connolly - Dover
- Phillipa Engels - Deal
- Georgina Engels - Deal
- Lucy Evernden - Dover
- Jean Frost - Stoke-on-Trent
- Bassem Fayez - Folkestone
- Marc Harvey - Middelsex
- Dean Hill - Dover
- Kirsty Hillen-Clarke - Hythe
- Darren Joy - Surrey
- Michelle & Steven Talbot - Isle of Man
- Michael Thomsett - Deal
- Margaret Welsh - North-East
- Anthony Wilson - Folkestone
MINUTES OF THE INAUGURAL MEETING OF THE
United Kingdom Dobermann Association
Held on Friday 27th June 2008
The Inaugural Meeting of the above Assocation was held on the 27th June 2008 at The Pines, Gravel Lane, West Hougham, Dover.
Those present were: David Anderson, Margaret Welsh, Michelle Talbot, Steven Talbot, Bassem Fayez, Dean Hill. Anthony Wilson, Georgina Engels, Kirsty Hillen-Clarke, Michael Thomsett, Des Connolly, Sandra Clam, Tina Chapman, Lucy Evernden, Darren Joy, Phillipa Engels, Heidi Anderson, Harry Blackman, Brian and Christine Crittall:
Apologies were received and noted from: Keith and Irene Allison, Marc Harvey, Nigel Morgan, Sue Leake, Jean Frost and Christian Dufresnoy. Mr & Mrs Allison and Mr Harvey had indicated their willingness to stand for committee.
Mr Anderson opened the meeting at 7pm and welcomed everyone. He then gave a brief account of the purpose of the meeting – the Welfare and future of the Dobermann - A statement was handed around the meeting indicating the aims and objects and vision for the future.
Copy attached to these minutes.
Mr Anderson then introduced Mrs Welsh who had agreed to take the mintues and offer advice and assistance where and when necessary. Mrs Welsh informed the meeting of her involvement with the Dobermann over the years and her experience as a Secretary, of a member Club of the Dobermann Breed Council.
Mrs Welsh then went through her proposals of how the first meeting should be conducted.
First item discussed was a name for the club. Several suggestions were made from the floor and after much discussion and a reminder that the name should not be similar in anyway to already formed Dobermann Clubs in the UK. A shortlist was made of (a0 U.K. Association of Dobermanns (b) U.K. Dobermann Association The UK Dobermann Assocation. It was proposed by Mr D Connolly and seconded by Kirsty Hillen-Clarke that UKDA should be adopted. A vote was taken which was unanimous.
The Consititution and Rules of the Association were discussed and voted upon. Separate list attached.
The Secretary asked the floor to nominate founder members who would wish to serve on the committee in the future. It was agreed that a small committee would be formed at the present time and the following were accepted by all present: President, Mr D Anderson, Chairman Mr M. Harvey, Secretary Mrs M.R. Welsh, Treasurer Ms. Sandra Clam and Membership Secretary Mrs H Anderson. With committee members of Keith and Irene Allison. The above would remain in office until the first AGM .
It was proposed by Mrs Welsh and agreed that Mr Anderson should continue with the assistance of everyone to work towards working alongside the Dobermann Breed Council to ensure the strength and purpose of the Association..
Mr Anderson gave a vote of thanks to everyone and closed the meeting by inviting everyone to join him and his wife for refreshments before making their journey home.
Date, time and venue of next meeting – to be arranged by Chairman and Secretary.
The meeting closed at 8.30pm.
The UKDA was unanimously accepted into the IDC at the Congress in Sweden on the 29th June 2008, represented by President David Anderson.