Yesterday I was lucky enough to attend the Karlton Index Breed Health Awards which were supported by the Kennel Club and took place at Discover Dogs in Earls Court. The day was a chance to recognise the incredible work of a number of breed clubs in promoting and improving the health of their dogs. Winning breeds included Dacshunds, Irish Wolfhounds, Lancashire Heelers, French Bulldogs and Bloodhounds. These breeds, and many others that didn’t win an award have been working really hard in the last couple of years to implement health strategies and make health a top priority for them. I presented the award for communication and engagement in breed health, which went to the Lancashire Heeler Community website at www.lancashireheelers.org. Well done to all the winners – a fantastic achievement!